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Swing & Jazz Mandolin: Chords, Rhythm, and Songs DVD
by Dix Bruce $19.95

Dix Bruce’s “Swing & Jazz Mandolin: Chords, Rhythm, and Songs DVD” Teaches everything you need to know to get up and swinging on the mandolin! The main focus is on chord forms and songs so you'll build a repertoire of moveable chords, which you can use on ANY song in the style, while learning eight great songs played by swing/jazz musicians all over the world. Learn at your own pace as Dix takes you through all the basics including the swing/jazz rhythm comp, turnarounds, info on music theory, diminished chords, transposing, basic chord substitutions, common swing/jazz chord progressions, and more. Play along with the DVD and learn each chord progression at both slow and regular speed. Over 100 minutes of video instruction! You’ll learn:

• Closed position/moveable Swing & Jazz Chords
• The Swing Rhythm Comp (how to play with a swing/jazz feel)
• Chord Numbering (I vi ii V etc.) • Transposing Chords & Songs
• Basic Chord Substitutions & Alternate Chord Forms
• All about Diminished Chords
• Turnarounds
• Blues, Cycles of Fifths, ii V I Progressions
• 8 great Swing & Jazz Songs in several different keys!
“Corrine, Corrina”
“Avalon”
“Swing in Minor”
“Blues in Bb”
“The Sheik of Araby”
“After You’ve Gone”
and chord progressions like:
“Sweet Georgia Brown”
and “Honeysuckle Rose”

Produced by Dix Bruce

Dix Bruce’s “Swing & Jazz Mandolin: Chords, Rhythm, and Songs DVD” by $19.95 ($24.95 list) plus $1.51 First Class, $6.65 Priority Mail

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“The Art of Rhythm Guitar: Strums” DVD
by Jim Nunally

Jim Nunally’s "The Art of Rhythm Guitar" includes a variety of rhythm guitar techniques that ANY guitarist can use to improve their playing. Taught by world-renowned guitarist Jim Nunally, this DVD will help improve your bluegrass, folk, or country rhythm.
Each strum is demonstrated slowly and precisely. Completely accessible for all levels, with video production that enhances the experience. For all levels of Folk, Rock, Country, and Bluegrass
guitarists seeking to expand their strumming repertoire

You will learn:
8 useful strum patterns PLUS
6 strum patterns with bass runs
Strum dynamics and technique
How to use strum patterns in songs
Capoing tips
Fretting economy
How and when to use strums as accents
Includes on-screen tablature and standard notation

The Art of Rhythm Guitar DVD $19.95 plus $1.34 for First Class postage, $6.65 for Priority Mail.

Basic Swing Guitar

DVD by Dix Bruce
(Guitar Workshop DVD GW 309)

Just released on DVD!
Swing and Jump Swing music has enjoyed a phenomenal popular resurgence in the last few years. Both modern and classic bands build their sound on swinging guitar rhythm.
Dix Bruce will teach you all the basics that you need to play this fun and energetic music:

  • Moveable closed position chords in many keys
  • How to get that "swing feel"
  • How to back up a soloist
  • Seven classic swing tunes in several keys
  • Right and left hand technique, and much more
Learn eight carefully chosen and well-known songs that every swing musician plays. Dix starts you off with easy-to-learn two and three chord songs and gradually works through some of the greatest hits of the era with more advanced chord changes in the keys of G, A minor, F, Bb, and Ab. By the end of the session you'll know moveable swing & jazz chord forms and be able transpose thousands of songs to any key! You'll have the confidence and basic tools to play with any swing or jazz band. Dix Bruce is a well-known musician and music educator who has authored over thirty books and recordings. For the past ten years he has toured and recorded with San Francisco's Royal Society Jazz Orchestra. He is joined on this video by the exceptional jazz violinist Jeremy Cohen for a hot, swinging, full performance of each song. Great music, great instruction! Titles: Take Me Back to Tulsa, Minor Swing, Careless Love, Sweet Georgia Brown, Honeysuckle Rose, Blues in Bb #1, Blues in Bb #2, Rose Room, I Got Rhythm. "…one of the best introductory pieces for guitarists anxious to move beyond open chords. Highly recommended…" Flatpicking Guitar mag.

Basic Swing Guitar DVD by Dix Bruce $24.95.

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Customer comment on "Basic Swing Guitar" DVD:

Dix, I just got your new(er) Basic Swing Guitar DVD from Mel Bay.  Great video, so thanks for doing it.  I’ve been fooling around with that stuff for years, without really getting too far.  You illustrate a lot in those 10 tunes on the video, and it makes sense.  I’ve known the chords for 20 years, but just hadn’t seen anyone explain and show how they fit together until now.

Thanks for your help.

DV, Anoka, MN

Dix,

I just bought your Basic Swing Guitar DVD and some play-along books and I wanted to say thanks man! You are great, and I have been searching for learning material that covers the hot jazz genre. I am actually a swing dancer and tour the world teaching people how to dance to this kind of music. It has always been a dream of mine to leran to start playing it and I finally started about a month ago.

Cheers,
D.H.

Basic Country Flatpicking Guitar

(Guitar Workshop DVD GW 308)
DVD by Dix Bruce

Now available on DVD!

Hot guitar licks abound these days but simple melodies played along with chord strums on the low strings of the guitar have never lost their appeal. Pioneered in the 1920s by the great Mother Maybelle Carter, this combination of lead and rhythm guitar playing is the foundation upon which all traditional country, folk, bluegrass, and hot flatpicking guitar is based.

Dix Bruce, noted acoustic guitarist and teacher, carefully teaches lead and backup guitar to nine classic country, bluegrass, and folk standards, ballads and hot breakdowns played by musicians the world over. Dix demonstrates the basic 'bass note/strum' technique and shows how melodies can be easily integrated into known chord patterns. Master leads on "Worried Man Blues" "Lonesome Valley," "Bury Me Beneath the Willow," "Storms are on the Ocean," and "Handsome Molly" in a variety of different keys. You'll also learn the all-time guitar hit "Wildwood Flower" and how to transpose it from the key of G to the key of C. Dix demonstrates more complex leads on "Redwing," "John Hardy," "Jimmie Brown the Newsboy" and more on the invaluable skill of transposing a song from one key to another. The instruction in this video will prepare you to play flatpicked leads in virtually any country, folk, and bluegrass ensemble.

Click here to go to "Downloads" & download a sample page of music from this DVD: "John Hardy."

Basic Country Flatpicking Guitar DVD by Dix Bruce $24.95. Add $2.92 for Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or more); $6.65 for Priority Mail (two to three business days).

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Basic Country Flatpicking Guitar VHS video by Dix Bruce $24.95. Add $2.92 for Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or more); $6.65 for Priority Mail (two to three business days).

First Lessons: Mandolin DVD

It doesn't get any easier than this!

If you've never had a mandolin in your hands before but want to learn to play it, this is the book/CD/DVD set for you. "First Lessons Mandolin" teaches the absolute basics of learning to play mandolin. Covers everything from holding the pick to performing easy mandolin tunes. You'll learn basic picking technique, how to tune the mandolin, all the important major, minor, seventh, and "bluegrass" mandolin chords, how to play easy melodies in several musical styles, and much more. The main goal is to get you up and playing the mandolin as quickly as possible and to have fun doing it. Jazz Review.com calls "First Lessons Mandolin" an "...excellent instruction book...a quick and entertaining way to learn how to play... invaluable!"

Choice of book and CD set OR book, CD, and DVD in one package!

You Can Teach Yourself Country Guitar
120 minute DVD or Video by Dix Bruce

All the songs and exercises from the book demonstrated on video by Dix Bruce. Play along, pick along & learn!

• 27 Easy Country Songs
• Guitar Accompaniment Strums from Current Country Hits
• The Nashville Number System of Chords
• How to Tune the Guitar
• All Basic Major, Minor, and Seventh Guitar Chords
• Complete “Split-track” Stereo Play-along Cassette Tape with All Songs & Examples from Book, Most Recorded with a Country Band
(Jam with the Band!)
• Basic Flatpick Technique
• Basic Fingerpick Technique
• How to Use a Capo
• Handy Scale, Chord, and Transposition Chart
• Beginning Music Theory
• How to Transpose
• Chord Dictionary and much more!

You Can Teach Yourself Country Guitar DVD - $14.95
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You Can Teach Yourself Country Guitar Video - NEW LOW PRICE! $19.95
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You Can Teach Yourself Country Guitar Book

You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin
DVD or Video by Dix Bruce

All the songs and exercises from the book demonstrated on video by Dix Bruce. Play along, pick along & learn!

• Tuning the Mandolin
• Nineteen Easy Songs (see listing below)
• Nineteen Mandolin Solos
• All Common Mandolin Chords
• Elementary Note & Music Reading
• Beginning Music Theory
• Scales, Keys, & Transposition
• Mandolin Accompaniment Strums
• Complete “Split-track” Stereo Play-along CD
• Basic Pick Technique
• Tremolo • Double Stops
• Handy Scale, Chord, and Transposition Chart
• “Sources” section for further study
• Chord Appendix & More!

Gets you started playing the world's most fascinating, yet small, stringed instrument.

You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin DVD - $14.95
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You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin Video - NEW LOW PRICE! $19.95
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You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin Book
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Dix Bruce’s Guide to the Capo DVD teaches you everything you need to know about using a capo. Dix teaches basic music theory that explains how the capo works and why. You’ll learn all the fundamentals of placing several different styles of capos on both acoustic and electric guitars. You’ll learn how the fret position of the capo affects what key you’re playing in and how to use the capo as an artistic tool. Dix demonstrates several songs with special capoing techniques including how to use a “partial capo” to simulate an alternate tuning, how to use two capos on one guitar, and how to use capos on two different guitars at different positions when you play in a duo or band. Great for guitarists of all levels.

Guide to the Capo $14.95 plus $2.15 for First Class postage, $6.65 for Priority Mail.