A Dobro Player's Guide to Jamming (eBook+Online Audio)
21757EB
You're a beginner or intermediate Dobro player; you know a few tunes such as "Cripple Creek", "Old Joe Clark", and "Fireball Mail". You might have learned the basics of playing, but you may not have played with other people much or at all. You're at your favorite festival, and you've just come up on a HOT jam session. You'd love to join in, BUT you're afraid that (a) you won't know the tunes, (b) you won't know what to do or how to do it, (c) you'll be embarrassed or choke, (d) they'll ignore you and preten ...more
Product Number:
21757EB
Format:
eBook+Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
40
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6191-1105-5
ISBN13:
978-16191-1105-9
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
3/1/2012
You're a beginner or intermediate Dobro player; you know a few tunes such as "Cripple Creek", "Old Joe Clark", and "Fireball Mail". You might have learned the basics of playing, but you may not have played with other people much or at all. You're at your favorite festival, and you've just come up on a HOT jam session. You'd love to join in, BUT you're afraid that (a) you won't know the tunes, (b) you won't know what to do or how to do it, (c) you'll be embarrassed or choke, (d) they'll ignore you and pretend you're not there, (e) someone will take your Dobro out of your hands and fling it into the woods, (f) they'll all get up and leave, (g) they'll laugh, (h) something even more horrible might happen. It doesn't have to be like that! Our task is to give you some tools and tricks so you can sit in on most any jam session and come out alive and grinning. It's easier than you think. This book will teach you how to do it! Written in notation and tablature. Free audio tracks available online.
A Dobro Player's Guide to Jamming

Preface 3
Acknowledgements 4
Anatomy of a Jam Session 5
Chords and Keys for Jamming 6
Bluegrass Rhythm 8
What Can I Bring to the Jam? 9
Laying Back 10
Non Chordal Vamping 10
Chordal Vamping 11
Melodic Fills 14
Taking a Solo 15
Practice the Scales 16
Dressing Up the Melody 18
Participating in a Jam Session 19
Jamming Etiquette 22
About the CD 23
Appendix 1 - Some Typical Guitar Chords 24
Appendix 2 – Resources 25
Appendix 3 - Some Rules for Jamming 26
Appendix 4 - CD Tunes 28
About the Authors 37
 
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