24 February 2016

For mandolinists (and a dobro titbit)

Thanks to Nick DiSebastian in Nashville for news of his new Built To Last Music Notes (BTL) publication, The mandolin style of Jesse Brock. Jesse, who has twice been IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year, has played in Ireland several times with Dale Ann Bradley and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and is now with the Gibson Brothers, so he has admirers here already.

The mandolin style of Jesse Brock takes an in-depth look at Jesse's playing, with fifteen transcriptions of recordings from different eras of his career, together with short anecdotes from Jesse and musical descriptions of each piece. The transcriptions include standard notation, tablature, chords, and form indications, providing a medium from which players of all levels can effectively learn. The work is available as a soft-cover book ($30) or digital download ($25); both can be bought through the BTL catalogue, and the book is also available from Jesse at live shows. A brief promotional video can be seen here.

BTL also publishes a similar body of transcriptions from Adam Steffey's New Primitive album. The contents lists of both works can be seen on the BTL catalogue.
Dobroists, don't feel neglected: Ivan Rosenberg is preparing a new album, The littlest dobro, which will appear with ten original tunes and a tab book. A neat little video about it can be seen on his website and in this Bluegrass Today article.

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At 5:02 pm, Blogger Unknown said...

Richard, thanks so much for helping to spread the word! I appreciate it!

At 5:54 pm, Blogger Richard Hawkins said...

You're welcome!


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