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Learn Two Christmas Guitar Classics in Time for the Holidays

Learn Two Christmas Guitar Classics in Time for the Holidays

I love Christmas Music. I love listening to it, I love singing it, and I especially love playing it. When I hear Christmas Music I’m reminded of very happy holiday times, especially times from my childhood with family and friends. The soundtrack of my holidays...

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The Moveable Blues

The Moveable Blues

This video teaches where the "blue" notes are located in the key of G on the mandolin relative to the "G chop chord" and how to locate these notes in different keys and positions on the mandolin. Dix Bruce teaches The Moveable Blues from his book/audio set "Getting...

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The Goose Island Ramblers, Jim Nunally’s “New” Guitar

The Goose Island Ramblers, Jim Nunally’s “New” Guitar

I don’t think I can begin to describe how much The Goose Island Ramblers and their music have meant to me over the years. Nor can I say how strongly they influenced me as a musican and a performer or how much incredible music they taught me. I still learn things every...

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Swing in Minor Guitar Solo #2 (Octaves)

Swing in Minor Guitar Solo #2 (Octaves)

Here’s the second of two solos for the song “Swing in Minor,” from my Gypsy Swing and Hot Club Rhythm Complete book/audio sets. This solo uses octaves, a essential guitar technique, throughout. (See below left.) Download the .pdf of the solo below. Links to the posted...

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Swing in Minor Guitar Solo #1

Swing in Minor Guitar Solo #1

I just finished recording several new videos. The first is a solo improvisation for the song “Swing in Minor,” from my Gypsy Swing and Hot Club Rhythm Complete book/audio sets. (See below left.) It’s the first of two solos for “Swing in Minor” which is based on the...

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Tiny Moore Live! Recorded at Larry Blake’s — 12/20/80

Tiny Moore Live! Recorded at Larry Blake’s — 12/20/80

New Release: Tiny Moore Live! Recorded at Larry Blake’s — 12/20/80 I am excited to tell you about a new release of some old music that has inspired and excited me for over forty years. I recorded a live show of the great Tiny Moore playing electric mandolin and fiddle...

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Three More Short Instructional Videos

Three More Short Instructional Videos

I just posted three more short instructional videos, one each on guitar, bass, and mandolin. You can use the links below to view them. I’ll also add these links to the appropriate pages on the Musixnow website. I hope you find them useful. Best, DixThree More Short...

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New Videos

New Videos

I've been planning to make some new videos for quite some time and finally got around to recording them last month. Most are short product profiles with me detailing what the items we feature are all about. Book profiles discuss what you'll learn from a particular...

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New Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm Complete books

New Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm Complete books

I’m tickled pink to announce the publication of my two new Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm Complete book/recording sets: Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm Complete -  Mandolin edition Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm Complete -  Guitar edition  Special price:...

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A Bit of Christmas Cheer

A Bit of Christmas Cheer

Each year during the holiday season I like to post some appropriate holiday music. It's usually an ancient carol or traditional melody played on guitar or mandolin. This year, in these special and unusual times, I decided to do something a little different. I hope you...

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Musix Newsletter Archives


Musix Newsletter 10 (December 2006)

Musix Newsletter #10! Free .pdfs and MP3s of acoustic guitar and mandolin music. Mandolin Duet: "Angels We Have Heard on ...
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Musix Newsletter 9 (April 2006)

Musix Newsletter #9. Learn to transpose a simple melody to any key ...
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Musix Newsletter 8 (December 2005)

Musix Newsletter #8! Free .pdfs and MP3s of acoustic guitar and mandolin music. Mandolin: "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear." ...
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Musix Newsletter 7 (April 2005)

Musix Newsletter #7! Free .pdfs and MP3s of acoustic guitar and mandolin music. Four tunes for guitar & mandolin, with ...
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Musix Newsletter 6 (December 2004)

Musix Newsletter #6! Free .pdfs and MP3s of acoustic guitar and mandolin music. Five tunes for guitar & mandolin, with ...
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Musix Newsletter 5 (August 2004)

Musix Newsletter #5! Free .pdfs and MP3s of acoustic guitar and mandolin music. Five tunes for guitar & mandolin, with ...
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Musix Newsletter 4 (December 2003)

Musix Newsletter #4! Free .pdfs and MP3s of acoustic guitar and mandolin music. Five tunes for guitar & mandolin, with ...
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Musix Newsletter 3 (Summer 2003)

Musix Newsletter #3. Free .pdfs and MP3s of acoustic guitar and mandolin music). Hello and welcome to our Musix Newsletter ...
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Musix Newsletter 2 (Winter/Spring 2003)

Musix Newsletter #2. Free .pdfs and MP3s of acoustic guitar and mandolin music; "Memphis Minnie Blues," "Banks of the Ohio" ...
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Musix Newsletter 1 (December 2002)

Musix Newsletter #10! Free .pdfs and MP3s of acoustic guitar and mandolin music. Mandolin Duet: "Angels We Have Heard on ...
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