Country and Folk Music
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Songs of the Western Frontier
Songs of the Western Frontier
Paperback      ISBN: 1562223100
It Was a Trip: On Wings of Music
It Was a Trip
On Wings of Music
Paperback      ISBN: 1574241311
In its listing of the "20 That Mattered," Guitar Player magazine stated that "Jerry Byrd is the standard by which all steel guitarists must be measured." A fixture on the country scene, Byrd was a session player in Nashville in the mid-1940s and was influential in the development of the "Nashville Sound." He played on the hits of a who's who of legends, including Hank Williams ("Lovesick Blues" and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"), Pasty Cline, Ernest Tubb, Red Foley, Marty Robbins, Chet Atkins, Guy Mitchell, Burl Ives and countless others; he now has the distinction of being the artist with the world's largest steel guitar discography. Later, as the head of Combine Music Publishing, Byrd was the first to sign Dolly Parton. Drawn to the music of Hawaiian steel guitarists, he went on to develop a style and invent tunings that would become synonymous with the instrument, becoming the first inductee into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame. In 1972, Byrd headed for Hawaii, only to discover that the islands had turned their back on the instrument that gave them their signature sound. Thus, Byrd's mission became to reacquaint Hawaii with its own creation. His inspiration not only bridged country and Hawaiian music, but also secured the steel guitar's place in the 21st century. Featuring dozens of rare photos, It Was a Trip, On Wings of Music brings to light Byrd's life and times, opening up an important chapter in American musical history.
by Andrews
Paperback      ISBN: 0786678429
Cash: The Autobiography
The Autobiography
Paperback      ISBN: 0060727535
The country singer looks back over his life from his childhood on an Arkansas cotton farm, to his battle with drugs, to his myriad musical successes.
First Jams: Fiddle
First Jams: Fiddle
Paperback      ISBN: 078668240x
Mel Bay's First Lessons Tenor Banjo
Mel Bay's First Lessons Tenor Banjo
Paperback      ISBN: 0786675209
Basic Fiddlers Philharmonic Old-Time Fiddle Tunes: Cello & Bass
Basic Fiddlers Philharmonic Old-Time Fiddle Tunes
Cello & Bass
Paperback      ISBN: 0739048619
Basic Fiddlers Philharmonic: Old-Time Fiddle Tunes is absolutely perfect for introducing fiddling to your youngest string players. Eleven tunes from the old-time American fiddling tradition are presented first in a simplified, "basic" version of the tune printed with note names in the note heads. Following the Philharmonic format, the tune is then presented in an "advanced," but still accessible version of the tune. Several options for simple back-ups and very basic improvisation tips are provided for each instrument. Basic Fiddlers Philharmonic keeps each version on its own staff to avoid confusing young readers and lyrics are included where applicable. The accompaniment CD features recordings of both versions as well as a back-up track for play-along at home or in class.
Folk Melodies for Recorder
Folk Melodies for Recorder
Paperback      ISBN: 0786678178
The Fiddle Club: Collection 1
The Fiddle Club
Collection 1
Paperback      ISBN: 0786660376
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
Paperback      ISBN: 0385028962
Maria Trapp recalls the events that brought her talented family, from Austria, to the hills of New England