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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 20 (July 2013)

Welcome to Musix Newsletter #20! It’ll bring you up-to-date on what’s happening with Musix: new releases, sales, special offers, and ...
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Musix Newsletter 19 (April 2012)

Musix Newsletter #19: Levon Helm Interview, from Winter 1983 with Dix Bruce. Photos of Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Wavy Gravy, ...
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Musix Newsletter 18 (December 2011)

Musix Newsletter #18: Welcome to Musix Newsletter #18! We've got a few pieces of music, TAB, and MP3s for you ...
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Musix Newsletter 17 (Fall 2011)

Welcome to Musix Newsletter #17! We've got several pieces of music, TAB, and MP3s for you to download and learn ...
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Musix Newsletter 16 (Spring 2011)

Musix Newsletter #16: Swing & Jazz Guitar: Solo for (Back Home Again in) Indiana, Guitar lead: The Wayfaring Stranger, Jazz/Swing/Bluegrass ...
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Musix Newsletter 15 (Fall 2010)

Musix Newsletter #15 For this Musix Newsletter #15 I picked out several songs and solos that I especially like, some ...
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Musix Newsletter 14 (December 2009)

Musix Newsletter #14! Musix Newsletter #14 Video postings: Guitar solos: Christmas Favorites for Solo Guitar: 30 Best Loved Traditional Songs ...
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Musix Newsletter 13 (Fall 2009)

Musix Newsletter #13! Free .pdfs and MP3s of acoustic guitar and mandolin music. Guitar solo: We Three Kings of Orient ...
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Musix Newsletter 12 (April 2008)

Musix Newsletter #12! Free .pdfs and MP3s of acoustic guitar and mandolin music. Mandolin Solo: “The Ash Grove”Accordion Solo: “Meet ...
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Musix Newsletter 11 (November 2007)

Musix Newsletter #11! Free .pdfs and MP3s of acoustic guitar and mandolin music. Mandolin solo: “Bury Me Beneath the Willow,” ...
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