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Bluegrass Shack Productions carries a number of different publications, and also the full line of Mel Bay and Hal Leonard publications, including books, CDs, videos, posters, cards, Home Spun, and other miscellaneous items. Listed on our website are the items that we normally have in stock -- which is quite a lot! We can special order any Mel Bay or Hal Leonard item you would like. The main Books & CDs page lists songbooks. Click on the links below for other books on particular instruments. Miscellaneous also contains some subject matter (luthier, biography, etc.) materials.

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Banjo

Guitar

Dobro

Mandolin

Bass

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Fiddle/Violin Books, CDs & DVDs

Fiddle Primer - $14.95 + $3.50 S/H (US only)

Fiddle Primer (book & CD). Softcover 74 pgs. This book and CD set is for the person who wants to learn to play fiddle by reading musical notation. Complete with pictures showing you how to hold the fiddle and the bow. Songs and exercises on CD in standard musical notation.Page 1 - Table of Contents. Page 2 - Table of Contents. Click on image for larger view.

The Murphy Method - Beginning Fiddle Vol. 1 DVD - $29.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

This is my most recommended DVD for learning to play fiddle by ear. Jim Wood is the teacher on this DVD, and he also has a number of follow-up DVDs so that you can stay with the same teacher! This teaches a beginner everything they need to know, including how to hold the fiddle. He also has tapes on his fiddle so it is easy to follow what he is showing you. Songs include Cripple Creek, Cotton Eyed Joe, Salley Goodwin, Old Joe Clark, Shuffle Bowing, Boil Them Cabbage and Amazing Grace. Running time is 2 hours.

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The Murphy Method - Beginning Fiddle Vol. 2 DVD - $29.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

This is the 2nd volume of my most recommended DVD for learning to play fiddle by ear. Jim Wood continues his excellent instruction! Songs include Bury Me Beneath the Willow, John Hardy, Lonesome Road Blues, Two Dollar Bill, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Salty Dog Blues, and Backup Techniques. Running time is 2 hours.

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Easiest Fiddle Tunes for Children - $14.99 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Easiest Fiddle Tunes for Children (book & CD). Softcover 32 pgs. I love this book! It is definitely for adults as well as children! Every song is written in both musical notation AND tab form. The included CD allows you to hear what every song should sound like and also play along. This is a great beginner's book.

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Mel Bay Presents Ashokan Farewell, by Jay Ungar - $9.99 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book. Softcover 8 pgs. Theme song from the soundtrack of the PBS series The Civil War. This is a complete arrangement for violin and piano, with optional guitar and bass. It also includes a copy of the Sullivan Ballou Letter and the Gettysburg Address as optional readings. Performance notes and a short history of the song is included.

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American Fiddle Method Vol. 1, by Brian Wicklund - $34.99 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Includes Book, CD & DVD!!!

Book with CD & DVD. 64 Pages. If you are wanting to learn how to play fiddle by reading music, this is probably the best book available. The accompanying CD includes both the fiddle part and backup accompaniment together. It starts out with all the basics, and then goes on to more challenging pieces. The arrangements of songs are very nice and true to the melodies, without being overly simplistic or too hard. Highly recommended.

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American Fiddle Method Vol. 2, by Brian Wicklund - $24.95 + $2.75 S/H (US only)

Book with CD or online audio. 64 Pages. This is a continuation of American Fiddle Method Volume 1. Some students who have studied violin or fiddle music before may be able to skip Volume 1 and start with Volume 2, assuming they are proficient at skills such as proper violin and bow placement and can play a small repertoire of fiddle tunes with good tone and intonation. Highly recommended.

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Songbooks

Banjo

Guitar

Dobro

Mandolin

Bass

Miscellaneous

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