BLUES DOBRO Doug Cox LIBRO CD TABLATURE lap-style Resophonic guitar Bluegrass Rock and Roll

BLUES DOBRO, D. Cox. Comodamente seduti con la chitarra distesa sulle gambe, a suonare in Lap-style, musica Blues, bluegrass, jazz, country. CD TAB.

Series: Guitar
Medium: Softcover with CD
Author: Doug Cox
Blues Dobro gives you proven jamming techniques for lap-style Resophonic guitar in Blues, Bluegrass, Rock and Roll, Country, and Jazz. Companion CD allows you to hear how exercises should sound.

Price: €21,99



Series: Guitar
Publisher: Centerstream Publications
Artist: Allan Holdsworth

Influential fusion player Allan Holdsworth provides guitarists with a simplified method of learning chords, in diagram form, for playing accompaniments and for playing popular melodies in "chord-solo" style. Covers: major, minor, altered, dominant and diminished scale notes in chord form, with lots of helpful reference tables and and diagrams. 112 pages

Price: €32,99


MONSTER SCALE AND MODES, A COMPLETE. Diagrammi di scale e modi raccolti da tutto il mondo. TAB.

By Dave Celentano
Series: Instructional
Publisher: Centerstream Publications TAB
Composer: Dave Celentano

This book is a complete compilation of scales, modes, exotic scales, and theory. It covers the most common and exotic scales, theory on how they're constructed and practical applications. No prior music theory is necessary since every section is broken down and explained very clearly. 48 pages.

Price: €11,50


Based on commercial recordings of the 1920's & early 1930's. TABLATURE 

Old Time Country Guitar Backup Basics
Series: Guitar
Publisher: Centerstream Publications
Author: Joseph Weidlich

This instructional book uses commercial recordings from 70 different “sides” from the 1920s and early 1930s as its basis to learn the principal guitar backup techniques commonly used in old-time country music. Topics covered include: boom-chick patterns • bass runs • uses of the pentatonic scale • rhythmic variations • minor chromatic nuances • the use of chromatic passing tones • licks based on chords or chord progressions • and more.

Inventory #HL 00000389
ISBN: 9781574241488
UPC: 073999501247
Width: 9.0"
Length: 12.0"
84 pages

In the rural setting of the South the singing of old songs was often unaccompanied. When music was played away from the home it tended to be for dancing or some kind of contest. The" core" instruments used were usually the fiddle and banjo, where the banjo "seconded" the fiddle. This style goes back to the early 19th century minstrel show [ca. 1843] whose standard instrumentation were the fiddle, banjo, bones and tambourine.

Fiddle. The principal instrument of the old-time music genre was the fiddle, seemingly always the lead instrument. The fiddle served several functions: to provide dance music, to provide accompaniment to the voice, or solo fiddle music without a particular social function, e.g., for their own enjoyment. The fiddle was particularly important in accompanying vocal music as it could be used to imitate, i.e., "double" the vocal line, thereby reinforcing the primary contours of the melody or to provide ornamentation, based on the melodic line. As the melodies of the songs became simpler, in the sense of using less vocal ornamentation, the fiddle style likewise became simpler. This transition was aided by the addition of the banjo and guitar, which provided additional decorative elements, thus freeing the fiddle to focus primarily on lead melodic functions.

Banjo. Besides the fiddle, the mountain banjo was the most important ensemble instrument, as it was used to reinforce the main notes of the melodies played by the fiddle. The banjo introduced a steady, strong rhythm to maintain the beat, so important when playing for dances. In fact, the clawhammer banjo style, in particular, was, and still is, highly regarded for this role. While the 19th century minstrel banjoists traditionally used two basic tunings (what today would be equivalent to the natural C tuning and open G tuning) an interesting feature of the Southern mountain banjo was the development of several additional tunings to suit the modal character of the traditional melodies being sung and played. Scholars seem to think that these systems of altered tunings HLP 8005 may have been worked out by the turn of the 19th century, perhaps influenced by open guitar tunings needed for playing certain parlor guitar songs (e.g., the Spanish fandango) and the beginning of the African-American blues guitar styles. These modal melodies would then be accompanied on the banjo so that the principal melodic notes could be played without the need to play harmonic chords or shift up and down the fingerboard, whose chord voicings would not be practical most of the time playing in these altered tunings (the newly introduced guitar would now supply this harmonic accompaniment). Occasionally, the banjo was used as a solo instrument on early commercial recordings (e.g., by Charlie Poole using fingerstyle techniques); however, its usual role was to support the fiddler. Guitar. While guitars had been available in the United States for most of the 19th century, principally in urban industrialized areas, e.g., by c.P. Martin, Ashborn, 55. Stewart, and Washburn, by the end of that century guitars were beginning to become available in even greater numbers, aided in part by a much improved mass transportation system, the advent of the industrial revolution, and mail-order houses like Sears Roebuck. In the last decade of that century the guitar was gaining rapidly in mass popularity due to its usage in mandolin bands, glee clubs, and university banjo bands, thus not just for use in its traditional 19th century environment, the parlor.

String Bands. From the 1920s, with the introduction of the guitar into the string band ensemble, the emphasis, at least in terms of recording, shifted from providing music for dances to the accompaniment of vocal songs and fiddle tunes. That necessarily changed the function of the string band instruments, freeing up the ensemble for various duties. The guitar was now used to mark out the...

Joseph Weidlich [b. 1945] began his formal musical studies on the classic guitar. He moved to Washington, D.C. in 1972, from his native St. Louis, to teach classic guitar. He performed in several classic guitar master classes conducted by notable students of Andres Segovia (i.e., Sr. Jose Tomas [Spain], Oscar Ghiglia [Italy] and Michael Lorimer [U.s.]). He has also played renaissance guitar, renaissance lute, and baroque guitar.
In 1978,he completed research on and writing of an article on Battuto Performance Practice in Early
Italian Guitar Music (1606-1637), for the Journal of the Lute Society of America, 1978 (Volume XI). This
article outlines the various strumming practices, with numerous examples, found in early guitar
methods published in Italy and Spain in the early 17th century. In the late 1970she published a series
of renaissance lute transcriptions for classic guitar, published by DeCamera Publishing Company,
Washington, D.C., which were distributed by G. Schirmer, New York/London. The American Banjo
Fraternity published an article Joe wrote on James Buckley's New Banjo Book [1860]in their newsletter,
the Five-Stringer, #185, Double Issue, Fall-Winter 2000-01.
The banjo has also been no stranger in Joe's musical life. He began learning folk styles in the early
1960s during the folk music boom, later playing plectrum and classic banjo styles as well. His extensive
research in the history of minstrel banjo demonstrates how that style formed the foundation of
clawhammer banjo. Alan Jabbour, noted old-time fiddler, musicologist and former long-time director
of the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center, has said of Joe's book, The Early Minstrel Banjo:
Its Technique and Repertoire, that "our understanding of the minstrel banjo in the 19th century is greatly enhanced by the long labors you have devoted to the subject and the fine understanding you have brought to it."
Joe has collaborated with banjo builder Mike Ramsey (Chanterelle Workshop, Appomattox,
Virginia) in designing two prototype minstrel banjos based on the dimensions described in Phil Rice's
Correct Method [1858], as well as similar instruments made by William Boucher in Baltimore in the 1840s.
Also published by Centerstream Publishing are Joe's editions of a flatpicking guitar edition of
George Knauff's Virginia Reels [1839],believed to be the only substantial extant compilation of nineteenth-
century Southern fiddle tunes published prior to the Civil War (which includes songs later featured
in the early minstrel shows), Minstrel Banjo-Brigg's Banjo Instructor [1855],More Minstrel Banjo-
Frank Converse's Banjo Instructor, Without A Master [1865], Guitar Backup Styles of Southern String
Bands from the Golden Age of Phonograph Recordings, which features the guitar backup styles of Ernest
Stoneman's Dixie Mountaineers, the Carter Family, Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers,
Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers, and Jimmie Rodgers, often acknowledged as lithe father of country
music" and Painless Arranging for Old-Time Country Guitar.


Biography .
A Brief Introduction To "Old-Time Music" .
Introduction to Old-Time Country Guitar Backup Basics .
Lesson 1 Boom-Chick Patterns .
Lesson 2 Alternating Between Root and Fifth of a Chord .
Lesson 3 6-7-8 Bass Run Connectors .
Lesson 4 Golden Age Lick ,
Lesson 5 Third of the Chord in Back-Ups .
Lesson 6 3-2-1 Bass Run Connector .
Lesson 7 Pentatonic Scale .
Lesson 8 Ascending and Descending Triad Usage .
Lesson 9 Reinforce Melodic Line .
Lesson 10 Scales .
Lesson 11 Chord Progression Lick .
Lesson 12 5-6-7-8Bass Run Connector .
Lesson 13 Varied Golden Age Lick .
Lesson 14 Leading Tone Usage .
Lesson 15 Concluding Thoughts .
Variations On Backup Basics
Transcribed from Commercial Recordings of the 1920s and Early 1930s
Song Reference List 
Price: €16,99



Series: Harmonica
Publisher: Centerstream Publications
Medium: Softcover with CD
Artist: Glenn Weiser

By Glenn Weiser Book/CD package for beginners to learn blues and rock improvisation. Includes explanations of scales, modes, chords & other essential elements of music. The 60-minute CD features riffs & solos plus demonstrations and a blues jam to play along with. Goin' Down The Road. 96 pages.

Price: €24,99

MORE DOBRO, A Lesson in Lap-Style Dobro Playing. Doug Cox. TABLATURE DVD

MORE DOBRO, A Lesson in Lap-Style Dobro Playing. Doug Cox. TAB. DVD

Series: Fretted
Publisher: Centerstream Publications
Medium: DVD
Author: Doug Cox

Take a private lesson with Doug Cox! There's no better way to start from scratch on this expressive instrument than with this master instructor. Teaches notes and major chords; common I, IV, V chord progressions in all keys; chucking (back-up playing); tone and damping tips; and easy versions of the songs: The Water Is Wide -Worried Man Blues -St. Anne's Reel. Includes a transcription booklet. 60 min.

Price: €23,00

ADVANCED ROCK RHYTHM GUITAR, For Electric and Acoustic Guitar. Dave Celentano. TABLATURE DVD

ADVANCED ROCK RHYTHM GUITAR, For Electric and Acoustic Guitar. D. Celentano. Blues/rock, Malaguena, Funk/rock, Blues/Rock in A, Blues/Rock in B minor, Jazz/rock, Funk/Rock, Heavy metal. TAB. DVD

Series: Guitar
Medium: DVD
Author: Dave Celentano
In this DVD, Dave Celentano concludes his three level rock rhythm guitar course with challenging rhythm work in the styles of funk/rock, fast boogie blues, slow blues/rock, jazz/rock, and heavy metal. Techniques and topics covered are fast electric and acoustic strums, palm muting, string muting, scratch strumming, riff rhythms, seventh and ninth chords, power chords, and bar chords. Dave demonstrates each example, then breaks them down into smaller sections for learning. Transcription booklet included. 60 minutes.

Price: €23,99

GIBSON 'BURST 1958, '59, '60. Jay Scott, Vic DaPra. forewords by Jimmy Page & Robby Kreiger

THE GIBSON 'BURST 1958-1960. Jay Scott, Vic DaPra.

The Gibson 'Burst 1958, '59, '60

Series: Guitar
Publisher: Centerstream Publications
Format: Softcover
Author: Jay Scott
Author: Vic DaPra

A musical instrument or a cultural icon? Certainly, the Gibson Les Paul “Sunburst” Standard has become the single most desirable and collectable electric guitar ever made. The late '50s middle-of-the-road guitar emerges as the turn-of-the-century Holy Grail. With over 300 'Bursts shown and 16 pages of full color photos, this is the book for all collectors. Also includes a 1958, '59, and '60 Sunburst Les Paul serial number list.

“Since the first publication of this book til today, the Sunburst has continued to inspire me and new generations of musicians. Thank you, Les.” – Jimmy Page

Inventory #HL 00000423
ISBN: 9781574242034
UPC: 884088069261
Width: 9.0"
Length: 12.0"
128 pages

Certainly, the Gibson Les Paul "sunburst" Standard has become the singularly most desirable and collectable electric guitar ever made. Its repute and value are virtually common knowledge and its marque has almost become a household name. Its devotees invest mortgage-size sums into individual examples and kings' ransoms into life-long collections of the blue-chip, investable guitar, and lovingly lavish nicknames on the objects of their affection in a kind of dementia author Richard Smith has referred to a sunburst psychosis. But it wasn't always so. despite contemporary sunburst enthusiasts' need to elevate the instrument to the sanctum sanctorum, sound historical perspective and an insight into corporate reasoning insinuates that the company viewed the new 1958model askance, as a bit of a pariah, a second-rate guitar, a marketing and design compromise. contemporary hysteria and emotion aside, the sunburst Standard followed a Les Paul goldtop sales slide that had decreased Les Paul model production 200%by the mid-fifties. Obviously, Gibson reasoned correctly, it was time for a change. But how to shore up slumping sales of the company's second-best solidbody? The answer was reasonable - and typical - for a traditional firm like Gibson: put a flamed maple top with a sunburst finish on the model. In every sense this was a retrogression for the Les Paul model, and Gibson knew it. the gold-finished Les Paul had been a stretch for the company, a bold stroke of color and daring for the stodgy, sunburst-and-natural-finish-oriented manufacturer. So, when the corporate decision was made to return to the sunburst finish, it was, in a very real sense, a de-evolution, a step backwards. One even gets the impression of boardroom exasperation and resignation, of not knowing what to do next with the damn model. combined with the fact that the standard was relatively cheap -- the Super 400, L-5, Byrdland, ES-350,the higher line thinlines and other were the company's heavy hitters; even the Les Paul Custom cost almost twice as much as the Standard -- a feeling of near-indifference emerges: "Well,the goldtop was good for us for a few years but sales are in the toilet now. So let's go back to the look that got us where we are; we'll make the thing look like a baby L-5 or Super 400, put a sunburst finish on it since Fender seems to be doing okay with their Stratocaster, price it cheap and pitch it as a second instrument for the pro who doesn't want to take his L-5 to the gig or to the guy who wants to sit home and play and won't feel bad about laying out 250 bucks for a guitar that sort of looks like our good stuff.... and see if it flies."
No, it didn't. And for one reason or another (primarily poor sales) the guitar was removed from the line at the end of 1960after an unremarkable 2 1/2 years in Gibson's – another Gibson solidbody debacle, certainly not of the magnitude of Gibson's BIG faux pas, the Korina series, but surely nothing to write home to Kalamazoo about. With such inauspicious beginnings, even the most devout 'burst worshippers must admit, the Standard was not a glowing success.... and it seems Gibson knew it wasn't going to be. Or else how does one explain the almost casual disregard the company showed in matching curly maple tops on many of the Standards? Or the fact that 75% of all Standards do not have dramatic figure in their maple caps ... or little or no figure at all? Or the reason such a light-fugitive (light sensitive) red aniline dye was used for the cherry sunburst when Gibson knew it was going to fade and was well aware of the availability of better, more durable, more light-fast, more costly dyes? (Michael Dresdner, "Restoration Clinic," Vintage Guitar Bulletin, Vol 3 No.1, Jan., 1984). The answer to all these rhetorical questions is obvious. But as all of us have so often learned in the dominion of the classic American guitar yesterday's debacle sometimes turns into today's treasure; the past's pariah reappears as the present's avatar. In the case of the 1958-'60Les Paul Standard, a late-'50's middle-of-the-road yawner emerges as the turn-of-the-century Holy Grail. The prodigal son has returned home a saint.

In preparing the revisions and additions for this resuscitated edition of our Sunburst book, my co-author, Vic DaPra and I had numerous conversations about content, of course, but eventually virtually all our talks edged into a more - how shall I say this – philosophical realm. More precisely, we invariably came to discuss, somewhat sadly, somewhat bemusedly, the astronomical prices that particular examples of the guitar had achieved over the past few years. 'Bursts have skyrocketed in value from low-five-figure collectibles to six-figure untouchables, sometimes commanding prices in excess of $200,000.affordable only by millionaires. 'Burst ownership has become the province of high-profile authors and their publishers, prominent actors, doctors and lawyers ...entrepreneurial titans, not musicians. Vicwould chuckle that many of the original proponents of the model couldn't begin to afford one now.
This begs the obvious question, then: what precisely are we dealing with here ...precisely? Is this a musical instrument or a cultural icon? Apparently, its very nature has changed along with its raison d'etre. The days when dirty white boys blared jungle music on these hammers of the gods and in so doing busted down all kinds of walls have clearly past; a 'burst is as much a guitar nowadays as a Louis Quatorze table is an eating platform. Sure, occasionally still, some atavistic giant like Slash, Joe Perry, Joe Walsh or Billy Gibbons has the balls to step center-stage and burn on an original sunburst Les Paul like the old days unafraid he might fracture a headstock and so ruin his investment. But what has become painfully evident is that the nature of the beast, the 'burst's essence, has changed. Indisputably, the epoch of 'burst-as-bauble is upon us. The sunburst-finished 1958-1960Les Paul Model/Les Paul Standard is now the domain of the super-rich; Peter Green need not apply. What New York City-based, sunburst maven Doug Myer of Dan Courtenay's Chelsea Guitars so aptly wrote about Slash, the last-ever, 'burst welding, guitar god, several years ago now seems equally apropos to the instrument he proffered: after he bashed his way through the temple doors with his flametops, the closed behind him forever. Jay Scott (I can't believe I'm still in) Rochester, New York, 2005
1959 Standard/E Clark. Photo W. Draffen

Vic DaPra has always been an intergral part of the music scene in the Pittsburgh, PA area. A lifelong devotee of the guitar about which he would eventually co-author two books, Vic receied his first 'burst as a gift in the early 1970s; it cost a then-outrageous $1600. Since that time he has owned many examples of what has become a pre-eminent American collectible. Along with partner Tim Matyas, he opened the Guitar Gallery in Canonsburg, PA in 1985,preferring Gibson Historic Les Paul reissues and other high quality six-strings.

Jay Scott is a Jesuit-educated throwback whose publications include The Guitars of the Fred Gretsch Company, '50s Cool: Kay Guitars, Sunburst Alley and the first edition of this book as well as dozens of articles for such periodicals as Guitar World and 20th Century Guitar magazines. His life has been notably unremarkable and unproductive, save for the generation of his glorious, albeit autistic, son Gianni Lux Amlfi-Scognetti Scott, himself a published author and illustrator of two books, Playing Games and From Pumpkin Seed To Pumpkin Pie (Parker Publishing), and the few aforementioned sporadic insights.

This revitalized version of our paradigmatic Sunburst book is lovingly dedicated to my co-author Vic DaFra whose implaceable goading and cajoling inevitably led to my revising this edition. If I had a nickel for every time Vic would, you'll excuse the expression, fan the flames of my interest in it's revision using Gerard Manley Hopkins' famous finishing couplet from "The Windhover" "... And blue bleak embers, ah my dear, fall, gall themselves and gash gold vermillion" , I'd have enough money to buy an original 'burst. Here's to the once-and-future Pharoah of Flame!! To Steve DiVenuta, the office tiger, who coalesced all our efforts to bring this project to - I use the word loosely – fruition. To Ron Middlebrook, Centerstream Publishing Finally and most gratefully to Larry and Jim Acunto of 20th Century Guitar magazine/ Seventh string Press - for 20 years of friendship and association and for graciously and generously releasing on this book thereby allowing yet another guitar book to be foisted on the already – over· helmed, guitar-related public.

Scott Frielich, Top Shelf Music
Chelsea Second Hand Guitars
Art Atwood
Au th0rs
Jimmy Page
Robby Kriger
Introduction .
Prologue .
Tradition to 1959 .
Color Section
Tabacco Sunburst Finish.
Burst with Bigsbys.
The Patent Applied for (PAF) Humbucker .
Cherry Sunburst.
7000 Series
Sunburst Les Paul Serial Number List .

The authors wish to thank the following businesses and individuals without those participation this book would have been less complete:
Tom Wittrock, Third Eye Music Gary Winterflood
Richie Frieman, We Buy Guitars Mark Quinton
Kosta Kovachev Scott Chinery
Albert Molinaro Rudy Pensa
Revised Layout: Dave Collins

Price: €37,00

GIBSON 175 Its History and Its Players Adrian Ingram STEVE HOWE-JOE PASS-ELVIS-PAT MARTINO-U2-

THE GIBSON 175, Its History and Its Players, Adrian Ingram. 272 pages.

Series: Guitar
Publisher: Centerstream Publications
Medium: Softcover
Author: Adrian Ingram

Debuting in 1949 and in continuous production ever since, the ES-175 is one of the most versatile and famous guitars in music history. The first Gibson electric to feature a Florentine cutaway, the ES-175 was also one of the first Electric Spanish guitars to be fitted with P.A.F. humbuckers and is prized for its playability, craftsmanship, and full rich tone. The list of players who have utilized the ES-175's distinctive sound reads like a who's who of historic and contemporary jazz, rock, blues and fusion, players such as: Joe Pass, Kenny Burrell, Joe Diorio, Toots Thielmans, Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino, Herb Ellis, Howard Roberts, Jimmy Raney, blues great B.B. King, progressive rock musician Steve Howe and fusion pioneer Pat Metheny. Scotty Moore played an ES-295, essentially a dual P90 equipped, all gold ES-175 on the Sun Sessions with Elvis Presley. Written by noted author/guitarist Adrian Ingram, contents include: the complete history of the 175, The Players, a beautiful ES-175 Color Gallery, Chronology, Shipping Totals, and more. This book is a must for every guitar player and enthusiast or collector. 272 pages.

Price: €31,99

SECRETS OF SHRED GUITAR Dave Celentano TABLATURE DVD-string skipping-multi-finger tapping-


Series: Guitar
Publisher: Centerstream Publications
Author: Dave Celentano

Beginning to advanced guitarists can learn all the secrets of shred, including sweep picking, alternate picking, string skipping, multi-finger tapping, legato, trills, tremolo picking and more! The techniques are broken down, and helpful exercises and melodic etudes are arranged from easiest to most challenging. Booklet included.

Price: €24,99
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