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Legends of the Doc Watson Clan

Milestones: Legends of the Doc Watson Clan

Legends of the Doc Watson ClanCreated and compiled by Doc Watson’s daughter, Nancy Watson, this book set includes stories by Doc and other family members, collages of more than 500 Watson family photos, plus 94 recordings spanning 1954-2007 on four CDs. “This set is a broad and personal offering from within the Watson family itself and is presented with such care,” says producer Roy Adrade of East Tennessee State University. “It is both eclectic and traditional, and presents Doc Watson as he has never been heard before, but also features other members of the Watson Family.”

Milestones: Legends of the Doc Watson Clan, by Nancy Watson,
Open Records, www.docwatsonmilestones.com.

Modalogy: Scales, Modes & Chords

Modalogy: Scales, Modes & Chords: The Primordial Building Blocks of Music

Modalogy-Scales-Modes-&-ChordsThis music theory reference book presents a unique perspective on the origins, interlocking aspects, and usage of the most common scales and modes in occidental music. Any musician wishing to seriously review and explore the realms of scales, modes, and their real-world functions will find the most important issues dealt with in meticulous detail within these pages. Logical illustrations accompany in-depth examinations of chordal harmonies, cadential motions, and progressions.

Modalogy: Scales, Modes & Chords: The Primordial Building Blocks of Music, by Jeff Brent with Schell Barkley, Hal Leonard Corporation, www.halleonard.com.

Double Bass Drumming and Power Fills Workout

Double Bass Drumming and Power Fills Workout

Double-Bass-Drumming-Power-Fills-copyThis book was designed to help drummers at every level strengthen their playing and sharpen their skills, while developing strong double bass rock grooves and power hand/foot fills for use in playing situations. It presents progressively challenging, yet straightforward hand/foot patterns in quarter, 8th, 16th, 32nd, and triplet variations. Double Bass Drumming and Power Fills Workout contains more than 300 exercises to help drummers build speed, endurance, precision, and improved independence.

Double Bass Drumming and Power Fills Workout, by Matt Sorum of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) and Sam Aliano, Cherry Lane Music Company, sheetmusicplus.com.

DVD Funk and R&B Bass

At a Glance: DVD Funk and R&B Bass

At-a-Glance-DVD-Funk-and-R&B-BassThe At a Glance series pairs an instructional DVD lesson taught by a professional bassist with a supplemental book for comprehensive learning. The Funk and R&B Bass DVD and lesson book explores the key elements of the style, including equipment, scales, arpeggios, and more. It also covers funk and R&B slap and pop techniques, as well as common rhythms and timing concepts. Other At a Glance DVD/book combinations are: Bass Fretboard Theory, Beginning Bass, Rock Bass, and Scales & Modes for the Bass.

At a Glace: DVD Funk and R&B Bass, by Chad Johnson, with video performers Steven Hoffman and Angeline Saris, Hal Leonard Corporation, www.halleonard.com.

Carino-10 and Carino-12 Amps

Carino-10 and Carino-12 Amps

benedetto-carino“I think of our amps as an appendage of the guitar. No unnecessary frills or gimmicks, just straight ahead, honest perfection,” says luthier Robert Benedetto on the launch of the Benedetto Carino Series combo amps. Both Carino-10 and Carino-12 are voiced for jazz guitar and feature 120 watts at eight ohms of analog solid state power; two independent channels with volume, bass, treble, and mid; Eminence ASD1001 on/off tweeter; and Eminence-Beta speaker.


Favorite Festival Solos

Favorite Festival Solos: 10 Great NFMC Selections

Favorite Festival SolosFavorite Festival Solos: 10 Great National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Selections contains early to late elementary solos from federation festival lists. These recital and studio favorites are: “Autumn Is Here,” “Cossack Dance,” “Stately Procession,” and “Wind in the Bamboo Tree” (William Gillock); “Fiesta Fun” and “Indian Dance” (Carolyn Miller); “A New Day” (Carolyn C. Setliff); “Punch and Judy” (Eric Baumgartner); “The Python” (Randall Hartsell); and “The Whiskey Walrus” (Glenda Austin).

Favorite Festival Solos: 10 Great NFMC Selections, The Willis Music Company through Hal Leonard Corporation, www.halleonard.com.

The Ultimate Guitar Bass Bonanza

The Ultimate Guitar Bass Bonanza: 50 Great Rock Bass Transcriptions in Notes and Tab

The Ultimate Guitar Bass BonanzaThe Ultimate Guitar Bass Bonanza contains 50 note-for-note accurate transcriptions for top songs including: “Another One Bites the Dust” (Queen), “The Boys Are Back in Town” (Thin Lizzy),  “Brick House” (Commodores), “Carry on Wayward Son” (Kansas), “Come Together,” (The Beatles), “Creep” (Radiohead), “Livin’ on a Prayer” (Bon Jovi), “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Nirvana), “Smoke on the Water,” (Deep Purple), “Stand by Me” (Ben E. King), “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (Guns N’ Roses), “Walk This Way” (Aerosmith), Wonderwall (Oasis), and more.

The Ultimate Guitar Bass Bonanza: 50 Great Rock Bass Transcriptions in Notes and Tab, Hal Leonard Corporation, www.halleonard.com.

Worship Drum Book

The Worship Drum Book: Concepts to Empower Excellence

drum-bookThis guide is for drummers in contemporary churches or for drummers in traditional churches that are transitioning from organ or piano to worship supported by a full rhythm section. Author Carl Albrecht of Local 257 (Nashville, TN) shares his more than 30 years of experience in the modern worship movement. The book addresses important traditional drumming techniques and concepts, but also clarifies the unique role that drummers—or musicians of any sort—have as minstrels in the worship service. He also gives tips to help touring music groups and worship artists called outside the church walls.

The Worship Drum Book: Concepts to Empower Excellence, by Carl Albrecht, Hal Leonard Corporation, www.halleonard.com.

Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine

Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine

With nine finely-tuned presets emulating the legendary organs of the ’60s and beyond, the Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine delivers definitive tonewheel and combo organ sounds directly from your guitar or keyboard. The B9’s layout is straightforward and intuitive. Simple knobs and a switch allow the player to select among different popular organ types and control their characteristics. It’s an affordable, rugged, and easy-to-use pedal that puts undeniable organ sounds at a musician’s fingertips.


Korg LP-380 Digital Piano

Korg LP-380 Digital Piano

Korg LP-380 Digital PianoThe stylish Korg LP-380 digital piano is now available in a compact 73-key model. It combines weighted keys and a brilliant piano sound with a low profile, slim, space-saving, and stylish design. It features 120-voice polyphony and 30 sounds, 30 demo songs, and built-in features like brilliance, reverb, and chorus effects. It’s available in traditional black, or two-tone orange-black, silver-black, or cream-black.