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Books, book/CD, book/CD/DVD sets:

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!

Customer comments:
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, DN
Hello Dix,
I used your "You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin" several years back when I first started to learn the instrument...I wanted to take a minte to thank you. What a great learning tool that was. I am taking private lessons now, and my instructor was quite pleased with where I was when I first went to see him. Thanks again for a great introductory textbook and CD set.
P.M. - Columbia, MO
I’m a long time customer of MusixNow and I would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” for providing such wonderful educational products. I own just about every mandolin book/cd set that you publish and I have just ordered the “Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook” in the mando and guitar package.
 
While I like all of your books and cd’s, my favorites are “Great Mandolin Pickin’ Tunes” and “Getting into Bluegrass Mandolin”. The little “Pickin’ Tunes” book is truly a gem of eclectic songs played at tempos that are easy to work up to and fun to play along with. I hope you are working on a sequel. One of the things I truly love about the mandolin is its universality in cultures throughout the world. Include some Brazilian and Greek tunes in the next book…Thanks again and looking forward to receiving the “Parking Lot” books, I’m giving the guitar version to my nephew.
 All the best, Tom O. - FL

Dear Dix Bruce,
I have been playing the guitar for about 3 years and have taken up the mandolin too for about 6 months. I have two of your books on the mandolin and simply think they are the best books I have gotten on instrument playing. I like your selection of songs and you have inspired me to learn to read standard notation as well as tabs. You have a real gift for teaching and encouragement. Keep the good work up. I recently bought the Parking Lot Pickers Songbook and have really enjoyed it. Great job!  You inspired me in to learn to read standard notation earlier and I plan to get the ear training books next. I have no real talent, just a desire to be in Gods angel band one day...
Joe C. – NC
Dear Dix--
I wanted to send you a note of thanks. In January, I turned 44, and I bought myself a mandolin, as well as your book First Lessons: Mandolin. The thing is, I'm a huge fan of heavy metal and hard rock, but I have always had a special place in my heart for old folk/country/bluegrass. Grisman, Sam Bush, and (of course) Bill Monroe are gods to me.

So, now that I'm playing mandolin, I've sold the electric guitar. And, thanks to you, I'm actually making sounds that aren't offensive to friends and neighbors!

Thanks for starting me on this musical pathway.
Peace--
Tim E. – MA
Dear Dix:
I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your beginners mandolin with the cd. I am 51 years old and have played several instruments in the past, but I always wanted to learn the mandolin. After struggling for about a year with it, I picked up your book and then the Parking Lot Pickers Book. This has been a tremendous help and I have advanced pretty quickly using these tools. Just listening to the music has helped tremendously. I would highly recommend your books to anyone wanting to learn the mandolin. Thanks for your great music.
Sincerely
J. M., WV
Mandolin Licks-ercises by Dix Bruce

Licks, Tunes, and Exercises for Beginning and Intermediate Players.

Dix shows you licks, solos, kick-offs, endings, and complete tunes that will hone your skills so that even near beginners can use them in real life playing situations.

Bluegrass Breaks: Mandolin by Dix Bruce

Aimed at beginning and intermediate mandolinist, this book contains a collection of various mandolin solos in a range of styles and levels of difficulty.

The Book of Dawg: Dawg Roots, Dawg Grass, Dawg Jazz

Each book in this three volume set has 20 of David's most important compositions and solos, each from a different facet of his varied and productive musical life.

All-Time Favorite Parking Lot Picker’s Mandolin Solos
Book/CD set by Dix Bruce

An essential compilation of songs, solos, and techniques that every mandolin player should know. The book is aimed at beginning and intermediate mandolinists, and contains 40 mandolin solos of all-time favorite Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Gospel songs from the best selling Parking Lot Picker’s Songbook Mandolin Edition.

"Mandolin Uff Da! Let's Dance: Scandinavian Fiddle Tunes & House Party Music" by Dix Bruce.

Fun collection of old-time Scandinavian dance tunes arranged for the mandolin.

Dix Bruce's Swing & Jazz Mandolin: Chords, Rhythm, and Songs. Teaches everything you need to know to get up and swinging on the mandolin!
Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm II for Mandolin. Learn 12 MORE great Gypsy Swing/Hot Club standards in the style of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and The Quintette of the Hot Club of France.
Favorite Mandolin Picking Tunes book/CD set by Dix Bruce includes over thirty great eclectic tunes teaching a wide range of material, from bluegrass and jazz standards to classics, waltzes, polkas, and other ethnic music.
Mandolin Magazine Winter 2010 MP3 downloads

Hey Ho, Nobody Home round slow speed MP3

Hey Ho, Nobody Home round up to speed MP3

Parking Lot Picker's Songbook for Mandolin book/2CD set
“Must have" collection of over 215 great Bluegrass, Old Time, Country, and Gospel standards includes two CDs with recordings of EVERY song from the 300 page plus book. Learn to play songs written and recorded by the giants of traditional American music: Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, The Osborne Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Doc Watson, and many more.
Strings, string winders, electric instrument cords, bottleneck slides, leather instrument straps
Gypsy Swing & Hot Club Rhythm for Mandolin
book/CD set by Dix Bruce. Learn chords, melodies, lyrics, how to play rhythm and more on 12 great standards recorded by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Learn while jamming with the recorded band!
Dawg Picks
Plastic plectrums that look, feel, play and sound like fine tortoise shell!
First Lessons: Mandolin
For absolute beginners. It doesn't get any easier than this. DVD available!
Getting into
Bluegrass Mandolin

Designed to get you up and
playing Bluegrass.
String Band Classics: Mandolin
23 Great Old Time Classics with TAB
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Mandolin Strings
Mandolin Straps
Instrument cords
Dawg Picks
Shady Grove:
David Grisman solos
Complete Jethro Burns
Takes the mandolin places you never thought possible. Fiddle tunes, Bluegrass and Jazz mandolin
Bill Monroe Instrumentals
Actual transcriptions from classic Monroe recordings
You Can Teach
Yourself Mandolin

Simple chords, strums variety of leads, basic note reading
BackUP Trax:
Old Time & Fiddle Tunes

Learn to pick fiddle tunes while jamming with a great band! With mando TAB
Manuscript Book
Write down your musical thoughts, ideas and solos & keep them in one safe place.
Anthology of Mandolin Solos
Huge collection from the world's best mandolinists.
Available by Special Order.
Mandolin World News Back Issues
You can still get issues of the legendary mag published by David Grisman from 1976-1984.
Mandolin Strings
J-74s and J75s
the best strings you can buy.
BackUP Trax:
Swing & Jazz

Learn leads, rhythm, & solos on Jazz from the 1930s & 40s while jamming with a great band! Mando TAB
BackUP Trax: Early Jazz& Hot Tunes
Learn leads, rhythm, & solos on Jazz from the 1920s & 30s while jamming with a great band!
Ear Training, Vol 1-3
Train your ears to hear, scales, intervals, melodies, & chords
BackUP Trax:
Trad. Jazz & Dixieland

Learn leads, rhythm, & solos on tunes from traditional jazz & Dixieland while jamming with a great band!
Mandolin Harmonics
Tunes arranged for two and three mandolins

Videos & DVDs:

You Can Teach
Yourself Mandolin DVD
Simple chords, strums variety of leads, basic note reading
All About Chords
Learn how chords are made, changed and named.
(No CD with this book.)

Compact Discs:

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