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Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Stacy Phillips is an internationally acclaimed soloist and author on Resonator Guitar. This comprehensive book took years to produce and is the culmination of Stacy's many years of playing the instrument, studying new Resonator techniques and interviewing other Resonator greats. This book achieves the following objectives: 1. To present an in-depth survey of the styles in which well-rounded lap guitarist should be competent. 2. To examine the playing styles and techniques of some of the world's greatest Resonator guitarists. 3. To catalog many of the licks that are lingua franca in the world of Resonator guitarists. 4. To indicate some of the underlying relationships between notes, keys, and chords by introducing some basic music theory as it relates specifically to the six-string guitar in G tuning. 5. To gain insights into the world of Resophonic guitar stylings and performance through interviews with some of the top players. 6. To demonstrate unconventional concepts in order to stimulate fresh approaches to playing the instrument. Tablature included.
The audio available online presents more than 90 minutes of stereo recording featuring Stacy Phillips on Dobro and Paul Howard on guitar. Play-along tracks are included for several of the tunes.
Reading the Tablature
A Survey of Technique for Resonator Guitarists
Pulling the Strings
Some Bar Control Exercises
Elements of Variation and Improvisations for Resonator Guitarists
Playing in First Position
Nuances of Sliding and Approaching a Note
A Sampling of Three-Note Chords
The Problem of Major
Second Intervals and Chromatic Licks in G Tuning
Some General Thoughts about Improvising
The Sweet and Simple (Scalar Manipulations and the Melodic Line)
"Go Tell Aunt Rhodie"
"I Never Will Marry"
Mike Auldridge-Style "House of the Rising Sun"
Blues, Boogie and Acoustic Rock
"Franking and Johnnie"
Blues Pentatonics Solos
Albert King_style Solos
Backing Up a Vocalist
Eric Clapton-Style Blues Solo
Bluegrass and Open String Licks
"Go Tell Aunt Rhodie"(Bluegrass Style)
"Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms"
"Over the Waterfall"
Buck Graves-Styles Solos
A Resonator Guitar Approaches Jazz (Gingerly)
"Go Tell Aunt Rhodie" (Swing Style)
"Dorrine, Corrina" Swing Blues
"Bring It on Down to My House"
II-V-I Jazz Licks
Modern Jazz Blues
Leon McAuliffe-Style Swing Blues
Bob Dunn-Style Solos
"Shine on Harvest Moon"
"Deep Elm Swing"
Hawaiian Roots, Retunings and the Pedal Prodigal Grandchild
A Primer of Hawaiian-Style Licks
B Minor Tuning
G and 2 (G9) Tuning
Mike Auldridge's "Eight String Swing"
Pedal-Steel Licks Transferred to Resonator Guitar
Playing In Minor Keys
The Dorian, Aeolian and Harmonic Minor Scales
"Saint James Infirmary"
G Minor Tuning
David Grisman's "Opus 57" in G Minor and G Modal Tunings
A Garland of Tunes and Resonator Guitarists
Shot Jackson-Style "Fort Worth Drag"
Gene Wooten-Style "Rainbow"
Rob Ickes-Style "Deep Elm Blues"
Stacy Phillips-Style "Leather Britches"
Stacy Phillips-Style "Panhandle Rag"
Jerry Douglas-Style "Panhandle Rag"
Jerry Douglas-Style "John Henry"
Jerry Douglas-Style "Sally Ann"
Jerry Douglas-Style "Saint Anne's Reel"
Jerry Douglas-Style Swing Blues
Genial Hawaiians-Style "Saint Louis Blues"
Archduck of the Dobro
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