Complete Dobro® Player by Stacy Phillips (Book and Online Audio)

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  • Complete Dobro® Player by Stacy Phillips (Book and Online Audio)
  • Complete Dobro® Player by Stacy Phillips (Book and Online Audio)
  • Complete Dobro® Player by Stacy Phillips (Book and Online Audio)
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Mel Bay's Complete Dobro® Player by Stacy Phillips (Book and Online Audio)

Stacy Phillips is an internationally acclaimed soloist and author on Resonator Guitar. This comprehensive book took years to produce and is the culmination of Stacy's many years of playing the instrument, studying new Resonator techniques and interviewing other Resonator greats. This book achieves the following objectives:

  • To present an in-depth survey of the styles in which well-rounded lap guitarist should be competent.
  • To examine the playing styles and techniques of some of the world's greatest Resonator guitarists.
  • To catalog many of the licks that are lingua franca in the world of Resonator guitarists.
  • To indicate some of the underlying relationships between notes, keys, and chords by introducing some basic music theory as it relates specifically to the six-string guitar in G tuning.
  • To gain insights into the world of Resophonic guitar stylings and performance through interviews with some of the top players.
  • To demonstrate unconventional concepts in order to stimulate fresh approaches to playing the instrument. Tablature included.

Includes access to online audio presenting more than 90 minutes of stereo recording featuring Stacy Phillips on Dobro and Paul Howard on guitar. Play-along tracks are included for several of the tunes.

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  • Reading the Tablature
  • A Survey of Technique for Resonator Guitarists
  •  String Damping
  •  Hammering On
  •  Pulling Off
  •  Forward Slants
  •  Reverse Slants
  •  Harmonies
  •  Pulling the Strings
  •  Some Bar Control Exercises
  •  Vibrato
  •  Fingering
  •  Elements of Variation and Improvisations for Resonator Guitarists
  •  Position Playing
  •  Playing in First Position
  •  Nuances of Sliding and Approaching a Note
  •  Thinnking Chordally
  •  "Moonglow"
  •  A Sampling of Three-Note Chords
  •  The Problem of Major
  •  Second Intervals and Chromatic Licks in G Tuning
  •  Rhythmic Phrasing
  •  Some General Thoughts about Improvising
  • The Sweet and Simple (Scalar Manipulations and the Melodic Line)
  •  "Go Tell Aunt Rhodie" 
  •  "I Never Will Marry"
  •  "Tennessee Waltz"
  •  Mike Auldridge-Style "House of the Rising Sun"
  •  Blues, Boogie and Acoustic Rock 
  •  "Franking and Johnnie"
  •  Blues Pentatonics Solos
  •  Albert King_style Solos
  •  Bottlneck Guitar
  •  Style Solo
  •  Backing Up a Vocalist
  •  Rhythm Grooves
  •  Eric Clapton-Style Blues Solo
  •  Bluegrass and Open String Licks
  •  "Go Tell Aunt Rhodie"(Bluegrass Style)
  •  "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms"
  •  "Dark Hollow"
  •  "Over the Waterfall"
  •  Buck Graves-Styles Solos
  •  A Resonator Guitar Approaches Jazz (Gingerly)
  •  "Go Tell Aunt Rhodie" (Swing Style)
  •  "Dorrine, Corrina" Swing Blues
  •  "Bring It on Down to My House" 
  •  II-V-I Jazz Licks
  •  Modern Jazz Blues
  •  Leon McAuliffe-Style Swing Blues
  •  Bob Dunn-Style Solos
  •  "Shine on Harvest Moon"
  •  "Deep Elm Swing" 
  •  Comping
  •  Hawaiian Roots, Retunings and the Pedal Prodigal Grandchild
  •  A Primer of Hawaiian-Style Licks
  •  B Minor Tuning
  •  Modal Tuning
  •  G and 2 (G9) Tuning
  •  G6 Tuning
  •  Mike Auldridge's "Eight String Swing"
  •  Pedal-Steel Licks Transferred to Resonator Guitar
  •  Playing In Minor Keys
  •  The Dorian, Aeolian and Harmonic Minor Scales
  •  "Saint James Infirmary"
  •  G Minor Tuning
  •  David Grisman's "Opus 57" in G Minor and G Modal Tunings
  •  A Garland of Tunes and Resonator Guitarists 
  •  Shot Jackson-Style "Fort Worth Drag"
  •  Gene Wooten-Style "Rainbow"
  •  Rob Ickes-Style "Deep Elm Blues" 
  •  Stacy Phillips-Style "Leather Britches"
  •  Stacy Phillips-Style "Panhandle Rag"
  •  Jerry Douglas-Style "Panhandle Rag"
  •  Jerry Douglas-Style "John Henry"
  •  Jerry Douglas-Style "Sally Ann"
  •  Jerry Douglas-Style "Saint Anne's Reel"
  •  Jerry Douglas-Style Swing Blues
  •  Genial Hawaiians-Style "Saint Louis Blues"
  • The Interviews
  •  Mike Auldridge
  •  Bob Brozman
  •  Cindy Cashdollar
  •  Gene Wooten
  •  Buck Graves
  •  Archduck of the Dobro
  •  Jim Bennett
  •  Jerry Douglas
Product Number: 95271M
Format: Book + Online Audio
Difficulty: Multiple Levels
Pages: 246
Binding: Perfect Binding
Size: 8.75 x 11.75
ISBN: 0-7866-9202-2
ISBN13: 978-07866-9202-6
Series: Complete
Publisher:  Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published: 2/15/2016


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