Complete Dobro Player (eBook + Online Audio)
95271BCDEB
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 Res...more
Product Number:
95271BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Multiple Levels
Pages:
246
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5876-0
ISBN13:
978-16106-5876-8
Series:
Complete
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
1/8/2016
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
 String Damping
 Hammering On
 Pulling Off
 Forward Slants
 Reverse Slants
 Harmonies
 Pulling the Strings
 Some Bar Control Exercises
 Vibrato
 Fingering
Elements of Variation and Improvisations for Resonator Guitarists
 Position Playing
 Playing in First Position
 Nuances of Sliding and Approaching a Note
 Thinnking Chordally
 "Moonglow"
 A Sampling of Three-Note Chords
 The Problem of Major
 Second Intervals and Chromatic Licks in G Tuning
 Rhythmic Phrasing
 Some General Thoughts about Improvising
The Sweet and Simple (Scalar Manipulations and the Melodic Line)
 "Go Tell Aunt Rhodie" 
 "I Never Will Marry"
 "Tennessee Waltz"
 Mike Auldridge-Style "House of the Rising Sun"
Blues, Boogie and Acoustic Rock 
 "Franking and Johnnie"
 Blues Pentatonics Solos
 Albert King_style Solos
 Bottlneck Guitar
 Style Solo
 Backing Up a Vocalist
 Rhythm Grooves
 Eric Clapton-Style Blues Solo
Bluegrass and Open String Licks
 "Go Tell Aunt Rhodie"(Bluegrass Style)
 "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms"
 "Dark Hollow"
 "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" 
 Comping
Hawaiian Roots, Retunings and the Pedal Prodigal Grandchild
 A Primer of Hawaiian-Style Licks
 B Minor Tuning
 Modal Tuning
 G and 2 (G9) Tuning
 G6 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"
The Interviews
 Mike Auldridge
 Bob Brozman
 Cindy Cashdollar
 Gene Wooten
 Buck Graves
 Archduck of the Dobro
 Jim Bennett
 Jerry Douglas


 
 
Audio Sample 1
Audio Sample 2
Series: Complete
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