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Mandolin Licks-ercise DVD

Improving your mandolin technique does not have to employ mind-numbing drills and exercises. Dix Bruce shows you licks, solos, kick-offs, endings, and complete tunes that will hone your skills. Even near beginners can use these exercises in real life playing situations.

Bluegrass Breaks: Mandolin by Dix Bruce

Aimed at beginning and intermediate mandolinist, this book contains a collection of various mandolin solos in a range of styles and levels of difficulty.

Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar

The Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar book/recording set is a varied collection of 23 solos in a range of styles and levels of difficulty. It's aimed at advanced beginners and intermediates.

The Book of Dawg: Dawg Roots, Dawg Grass, Dawg Jazz

Each book in this three volume set has 20 of David's most important compositions and solos, each from a different facet of his varied and productive musical life.

Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Guitar

Book/CD set with 15 all time great bluegrass, old time, and gospel hits recorded in play-along style. Play-along, practice and learn back up rhythm, leads, solos, vocals. We’ll jam all night long!

Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Mandolin

Book/downloadable audio set with 15 all time great bluegrass, old time, and gospel hits recorded in play-along style. Play-along, practice and learn back up rhythm, leads, solos, vocals. We’ll jam all night long!

All Time Favorite Parking Lot Picker’s Guitar Solos
Book/CD set by Dix Bruce


43 guitar solos of All-Time Favorite Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Gospel Songs! Aimed at beginning and intermediate guitarists, this book is packed with songs, solos, and techniques that every guitar player should know. Carter style solos, back up guitar parts, crosspicking solos, harmony parts, fiddle tunes for guitar, & much more!

All-Time Favorite Parking Lot Picker’s Mandolin Solos
Book/CD set by Dix Bruce

An essential compilation of songs, solos, and techniques that every mandolin player should know. The book is aimed at beginning and intermediate mandolinists, and contains 40 mandolin solos of all-time favorite Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Gospel songs from the best selling Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook Mandolin Edition.

Old-Time Gospel Crosspicking Guitar Solos
by Dix Bruce

30 of the most popular and best loved traditional Gospel Songs arranged as Crosspicking Guitar Solos! Book plus play-along CD. Complete downloadable, illustrated, full-color lyrics booklet!

Christmas Crosspicking
Solo for Guitar

31 arrangements of the most popular and best-loved traditional Christmas songs for
crosspicking guitar. Book plus play-along CD. Additional downloads are included for free!
Christmas Favorites for
Solo Guitar
by Dix Bruce.
Learn great flatpicking solos on 30 wonderful Christmas and Holiday tunes!
The Parking Lot Picker's Songbooks plus 2 CDs
"Must have" collection of over 215 great Bluegrass, Old Time, Country, and Gospel standards includes two CDs with recordings of EVERY song from the 300 page plus book. Special editions, including TABLATURE for each individual instrument, available for banjo, guitar, mandolin, and dobro. Fiddle edition due Summer 2009!
The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Banjo

The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Guitar

The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Mandolin

The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Dobro

The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Fiddle
Getting into Bluegrass Mandolin. Book/CD set specifically designed to get you up and playing bluegrass mandolin! Starts out with general mandolin topics and then dives directly into all the things you’ll need to know to play Bluegrass mandolin: chords, rhythm, single note playing, double stops, fiddle tunes, playing in all keys, playing backup, transposing from one key to another, introductions or kickoffs, and tremolo.
String Band Classics: Mandolin by Dix Bruce
Transcriptions of 23 great old time classic vocals and fiddle tunes as played and recorded by the Highwoods String Band, one of the pre-eminent old time revival bands of the 1970s. Transcriptions include melodies, lyrics, chords, and solos with standard musical notation and mandolin tablature.
String Band Classics: Guitar by Dix Bruce
Transcriptions of 23 great old time classic vocals and fiddle tunes as played and recorded by the Highwoods String Band, one of the pre-eminent old time revival bands of the 1970s. Transcriptions include melodies, lyrics, chords, and solos with standard musical notation and guitar tablature.
Monroe Instrumentals for Mandolin From the Father and inventor of Bluegrass Music — 25 important transcriptions including Bill Monroe classics Bluegrass Stomp, Bluegrass Breakdown, Raw Hide, Big Mon, Jerusalem Ridge, Cheyenne, Monroe's Hornpipe, Lonesome Moonlight Waltz, more
The Beginning Country Guitar Handbook by Dix Bruce teaches the basics of flatpicking country guitar: chording, backup, bass runs, leads, bluegrass picking, lead flatpicking, introductory music theory, soloing and improvisation, backing up singers, how to use a capo, how to transpose and much more.
You Can Teach Yourself Country Guitar

96 page book and recording set by Dix Bruce aimed at beginners and intermediate players it teaches everything you need to get started playing Country Guitar.

Compact Discs

Brothers at Heart
by Dix Bruce & Jim Nunally

In My Beautiful Dream
by Dix Bruce &
Jim Nunally
The Way Things Are
by Dix Bruce & Jim Nunally
From Fathers to Sons
by Dix Bruce & Jim Nunally
My Folk Heart
by Dix Bruce
Tuxedo Blues
by Dix Bruce
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