Books, Compact Discs, Videos, Music Supplies, Downloads

Welcome to the Musix web site! We’re a mail order source of books, compact discs, videos, DVDs, music supplies, and free downloads for musicians and music lovers.

The buttons below will take you to several of the different instrument categories of our site. Our Musicians’ Gift Guide has gift suggestions for the musicians you love sorted by instrument!

Bumper Stickers: 3 must-have and high-class stickers popularly priced: our best-selling classic: “Real Musicians Have Day Jobs!’ plus two new stickers:“Bluegrass: Jazz for Rednecks!” and “Banjo: God’s Gift to a Lonely Planet.” Click here.

Our newest publications: Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Mandolin, Mandolin Licks-ercise DVD, Bluegrass Breaks: Mandolin, Bluegrass Breaks: Guitar, Parking Lot Picker’s Play-Along Guitar, All Time Favorite Parking Lot Picker’s Guitar Solos by Dix Bruce, All Time Favorite Parking Lot Picker’s Mandolin Solos by Dix Bruce and Old-Time Gospel Crosspicking Guitar Solos
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book/CD set.

We also have books and CDs for trumpet, clarinet, sax, trombone, etc.

We have lots of new products covering, swing, jazz, gypsy swing/jazz.

If you’re interested in a specific style of music, try the buttons below.

If you’re interested in listening to CDs and watching DVDs and videos, click here.

In addition to the projects listed above, our latest releases are Christmas Crosspicking Solos for Guitar and The Parking Lot Picker's Songbook Bass Edition. Don't forget Jim Nunally’s The Art of Rhythm Guitar Vol. 2 : Walks and Runs DVD. A great companion to Vol. 1, the new DVD delves further into rhythm guitar. Not new releases but great books: Elvo D'Amante's Ear Training Series and All About Chords.

We have videoed some sessions of me discussing and playing examples from a few of our books and posted them on YouTube. Look for the TV icon (shown below) on individual pages. We hope to eventually profile every book, CD, and DVD in this way to give you more information on our projects. So far we've posted videos from BackUP TRAX: Basic Blues for Guitar, The Parking Lot Picker’s Songbooks, Swing Jazz Violin with Hot Club Rhythm, Elvo D’Amante’s Ear Training series and his All About Chords, Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm, one from Christmas Favorites for Solo Guitar, one from Mandolin Uff Da! Let's Dance, and one from Mel Bay's Rhythm Guitar Chord System.

We also have a Close Outs and Odds & Ends page. Here you’ll find one-of-a-kind books, CDs and videos plus, occasionally, shopworn products at reduced prices, and used electronic and audio products. We add new items whenever we get them in.

A note on the CDs that accompany books: Our main publisher, Mel Bay Publications, has decided to stop including CDs with their instructional books. As long as our supplies last we'll continue to sell books with CDs. We also hope to be able to provide CDs in the future to those of you who prefer them to downloads. This will not affect the book/CD sets that Musix publishes, like "Gypsy Swing and Hot Club Rhythm," which will continue to be sold with a CD included.

The best shipping deal within USA is Priority Mail. It’ll get to you within about three days and most of our items (excluding The Parking Lot Pickers Songbooks which weigh over two pounds each) can be shipped in a Flat Rate mailer for $6.65. In fact, in most cases we can fit TWO items in a Flat Rate mailer for one low $6.65 rate. If you’re ordering a ton of things, we can usually fit them all into one large Flat Rate box that’ll go anywhere in the USA for $13.60.

Media Mail is also a great value, it's just slower to arrive than Priority. With Media Mail we can send the 3 lb. The Parking Lot Pickers Songbooks for $3.61. Unfortunately, we can only send media, that is, books, CDs, DVDs, etc. via Media Mail. We can’t send general merchandise in the same box as Media Mail or they may waterboard us. (Hey, in some countries they’d torture you for that!) So, we have to send Media Mail and merchandise in separate packages. For more information on shipping within the USA, click here.

Shipping outside the USA: For info on shipping items outside the USA, click here.

We hope you’ll enjoy browsing through our selection. I’ve had a hand in producing most everything you'll find listed here from books, CDs and videos to bumper stickers and T-shirts.

We have a secure order page so you can place orders for Musix books, CDs, videos, etc., safely with Visa or MasterCard and PayPal. Just click the “add to cart” button by any product.

Be sure to check out our Musix Newsletter page with tons of downloadable and free music, tablature, and MP3s. The button below will take you to other free downloads.

We’re gradually adding MP3 audio samples of our products.We’ve posted samples from all the Musix CDs and you can also preview our BackUP TRAX and other books that come with recordings.
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Check back with us regularly as we’ll add new products and downloads as they become available.

You can e-mail me or Musix at: .

Dix Bruce

PO Box 231005, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
TOLL FREE: 1-877-219-0441
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Customer comment:

Dear Dix,

I'm just a mandolin beginner but you have opened up the world of music for me and I would like to say thank you so much! The way you teach in your books and (your) explanations are so simple, intuitive and brilliant! ... your skill and clarity and building up understanding about music from the rhythm up to the melody is insightful and gives a fantastic base for everything else. So thank you so much for your continued work and genuine love of music that is so inspiring... you're a truly wonderful teacher.

Best wishes,

Newest Releases:

Bumper Stickers!
Our best-selling classic: “Real Musicians Have Day Jobs!’ plus two new stickers:

“Bluegrass: Jazz for Rednecks!” and “Banjo: God’s Gift to a Lonely Planet.”

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!

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, Aimed at beginning and intermediate mandolinists, this book contains a collection of various mandolin solos, back up parts, and kickoffs 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.

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!

All Time Favorite Parking Lot Picker’s Guitar Solos
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
40 mandolin solos of All-Time Favorites Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Gospel Songs. Single string & double stop solos, tremolo and cross picking solos, back up mandolin parts. Great for beginning and intermediate mandolinists!

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