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E9 BY REQUEST: Vol. 2

With this newest course, I again answer the requests of many steel players who’ve asked for arrangements of some of their favorite songs. As with my previous courses, the package includes a CD of me playing the solo to a rhythm track, followed by the rhythm track without steel so that the player can use the same backup I did. Of course, it also includes a book containing the tab for all the solos

The songs included, and the keys, are (click links for MP3 song samples):

1. A Thing Called Sadness… key of E, entire song

2. Canadian Sunset… key of F, entire song

3. Under The Double Eagle… keys of C and F, entire song

4. From A Jack To A King… key of Bb, intro, entire song, turnaround

5. In The Chapel In The Moonlight… key of A, intro, entire song, turnaround

6. Leavin’ On Your Mind… key of G, intro, entire song, turnaround

7. Lonesome 7-7203… key of C, intro, entire song, turnaround

8. Release Me… key of G, intro, 2 choruses, turnaround

9. Waltz You Saved For Me… key of D, two entire choruses

Price for this course is $29, postage paid in the continental USA. Please contact me for shipping charges outside the USA.

 

  

E9 BY REQUEST


My new course is entitled "E9 By Request," because in it I've tabbed out arrangements for some tunes I've had requests for, by both bandstand players and home pickers. There's a couple traditional Ray Price/Ernest Tubb shuffles, a couple swing-style tunes, a couple bandstand instrumentals that steel players get requests for, and some intro/solo/turnaround arrangements for country standards, like George Strait/Merle Haggard material. The copedent used is standard E9th, 3 pedals and 2 levers (E-F and E-D#). I stress MELODY playing in this course, as I do in all my material.

Like my previous material, there's a CD and a book. The CD contains a track of the solo with me playing it, followed by the rhythm track I used without me playing, and the book includes tab for all the solos I play

The songs on the course are (click links for MP3 song samples):
Last Date... key of C, entire song
That's The Way Love Goes... key of E, 2 choruses
Statue Of A Fool... key of A, entire song
Half A Mind... key of A, intro, solo, turnaround
Amarillo By Morning... key of D, intro, solo, outro
Steelin' The Blues... key of C, 3 verses, 2 choruses
Blue Spanish Eyes... key of G, entire song
Blue Velvet... key of Bb, entire song, 2 choruses
Invitation To The Blues... key of D, intro, entire song, outro.

Price for this course is $29, postage paid in the continental USA. Please contact me for shipping charges outside the USA.

 

  

ESSENTIAL BANDSTAND SOLOS
Rides you need to play in Texas
15 Arrangements for E9th Tuning


When I was teaching privately, many players would come to me and ask for an appropriate lead for a particular song, since they played in bands... formal and informal... that required them to come up with a intro, turnaround, or 16 bar solo.
To address these requests, this new course is the first in a series called Essential Bandstand Solos.

This initial book/CD set contains 15 solos/turnarounds to some of the most popular traditional country tunes played here in Texas. Rather than presenting the entire song with verse, chorus, etc., these arrangements are for the most part 16-bar solos as would be played onstage in a band situation, some with intros and tags.
Like my other courses, the CD contains me playing the solo to a rhythm track, followed by the rhythm track itself for the player to practice with.

All recordings and tabs are for E9, and geared for the experienced beginner to intermediate player.

Some of the solos are my own melodic interpretations, while others are very close to those found on the original hit recordings. There's shuffles, ballads, swing-style songs, etc. I think y'all will find it useful.

The songs included are (click links for MP3 song samples):
All My Exes Live In Texas - A
The Bottle Let Me Down intro - D
Anybody Going To San Antone - G
Drinking Champagne - A
Fraulein - F
Heart Over Mind - G
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - E
I Love You Because - C
It's Such A Pretty World Today - D
Mansion On The Hill - C
Pick Me Up On Your Way Down - F
Silver Wings - E
Truck Driving Man - G
Swinging Doors intro/solo - G
Walking After Midnight - Bb

Price for this course is $29, postage paid in the continental USA. Please contact me for shipping charges outside the USA.

 

  Volume 2

SHUFFLES, BALLADS, and WALTZES, VOLUME 2
10 Solo Arrangement for E9th Tuning
Standard 3 pedal / 3 knee lever setup


New for January 2006 is the follow-up to last year's very popular Shuffles, Ballads, and Waltzes course. Again I designed it for the experienced beginner through intermediate level player, and included is 10 arrangements of popular country standards heard every night on thousands of bandstands.  

Once more, I stress PLAYING THE MELODY, which I feel is the best way to break the mindset of non-melodic "licks" playing, understand scales played in harmony, and to learn the fretboard of the steel guitar with alternate positions for minor chords, dominant (b7) chords, and major-seventh chords as well.  

Each solo track is between 1 1/2 minutes to 2 1/2 minutes in length and plays the song in its entirety, frequently with several choruses. Generally, each song has a 4 bar intro and a 4 bar tag or "outro."

Following each track with my recorded solo is the rhythm track I used for backup. The student then has a rhythm track to play to himself.  The CD is over 40 minutes in length. The 24-page book contains the note-for-note tablature of the music I played on the CD, with an explanation included of my tablature system. I've tried to assemble the songs in increasing order of proficiency, but of course your mileage may vary.  

The songs included in this course are (click links for MP3 song samples):
Together Again - D (includes the Tom Brumley solo, more)
Four Walls - C (JIm Reeves waltz hit)
The End Of The World - Eb (Skeeter Davis classic)
Funny How Time Slips Away - E (Ray Price, Willie Nelson Jimmy Day style)
You Took Her Off My Hands - F (Ray Price classic shuffle, with Emmons-style solo)
Don't You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me - G (Ray Price shuffle, more)
Hold It - C (steel classic usually on C6)
My Special Angel - C (Bobby Helms hit)
Lonely Street - Bb (Ray Price shuffle style)
That's All That Matters - D (Hank Cochran classic, Price, Bush, Gilley)

The tab book is 24 pages in length, the CD about 40 minutes long.

The price for this course is $29.00, postage paid in the continental USA. Please contact me for shipping charges outside the USA. 

 

  

Shuffles, Ballads, and Waltzes
10 solo arrangements for E9th tuning
Basic 3 pedal / 3 knee lever setup


It seems that folks like my E9 stuff so here's a collection of ten tabbed out arrangements of some classic country standards, with a CD of me playing the solo to a rhythm track, followed by the track without steel. So the student can play the solo himself, of course!

The pedal setup required is a regular E9th tuning with 3 pedals and 3 knee levers (E lowers, E raises, and D# lower), that are the basic levers in any E9th tuning

There are 3 "Texas shuffles" in the Ray Price/Johnny Bush style, 5 ballads in slower tempos, and 2 waltzes that everyone in country music has had to play dozens of times in their bandstand work.

I've tried to stay pretty traditional to the melodies of these tunes, what I call the "Jimmy Day" approach. Some of the ballads are reminiscent of Jimmy's Steel And Strings album. The shuffles are played like you'd have to play them on a Texas dancehall bandstand. The arrangements contain lots of licks, intros, turnarounds, etc. that can be applied to any number of country songs.

The songs included are (click links for MP3 song samples):
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - E
Crazy Arms - F
Heartaches By The Numbers - Bb
She Thinks I Still Care - C
Making Believe - F
I've Got A New Heartache - A
I Love You So Much It Hurts Me - F
Waltz Across Texas - A
We Could - E
Westphalia Waltz - G

The tab book is 24 pages in length, the CD about 40 minutes long.

The price for this course is $29.00 postage included.

FOR SHIPPING RATES TO COUNTRIES OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES, PLEASE CONTACT HERB BEFORE SUBMITTING PAYMENT.

 

  

SWINGING ON E9th - Tab Book & CD Volume 2
12 Western Swing Steel Guitar Solo Arrangements for E9th Tuning.


Since offering my first "Swinging On E9th" steel guitar course, I've been continually asked to come up with more arrangements of western and swing songs using the E9th tuning, so here it is, pickers! Using a basic 3 pedal / 2 knee lever setup to achieve a "retro" swing sound, this course is again designed for the experienced beginner through intermediate level player and teaches twelve more arrangements of both traditional western swing instrumentals and popular standards of yesteryear played by swing bands. As in my first "Swinging On E9" volume, you'll learn to swing with alternative chord positions and progressions to eight traditional Bob Wills songs and four "Tin Pan Alley" standards.

As before, the CD contains a dozen solos recorded to a rhythm track, followed by the rhythm track without the steel guitar solo. The 26-page book contains the tablature for all the songs. As an aid to learning, the solos are recorded at slower tempos than normally would be played onstage.

The songs included are (click links for MP3 song samples):
Bubbles In My Beer - C
Deep Water - F
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - C
Faded Love - D
Harbor Lights - C
The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget - G
Milk Cow Blues - A
San Antonio Rose - D
Sentimental Journey - E
Time Changes Everything - F
Undecided - G
Wild Side Of Life - G


The price for the SWINGING ON E9th Volume 2 course is $29.00 postage included.

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SWINGING ON E9th - Tab Book & CD
12 Western Swing Steel Guitar Solo Arrangements for E9th Tuning.


Ever want to get a more "swing sound" in your playing, but only have a single neck guitar with a Nashville E9th tuning? It can be done and you can do it. Using a basic 3 pedal / 2 knee lever setup to achieve a "C6th tuning" sound, this course is designed for the experienced beginner through intermediate level player and teaches progressively more challenging arrangements of both traditional western swing instrumentals and popular standards of yesteryear played by swing bands. You'll learn alternative string grips to create more interesting chords, intros and endings, and several traditional jazz chord progressions only occasionally found in more "country-type" songs.

The CD contains Herb playing the solo with a rhythm track, followed by the rhythm track without the steel guitar solo. The 30-page book contains the tablature for all the songs and licks. As an aid to learning, the solos are recorded at slower tempos than normally would be played onstage. In addition to the songs, there are single-note scale licks, Hawaiian-style phrases, and a short lesson in chord construction.

The songs included are (click links for MP3 song samples):
Texas Playboy Rag - D
Steelin' Home - D
Panhandle Rag - E
Steel Guitar Rag - E
Roadside Rag - E and C
Night Life intro and solo - D
Caravan - F minor
All Of Me - C
I Can't Give You Anything But Love - F
On The Sunny Side Of the Street - C
Moon Glow - E
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone - C

The price for the SWINGING ON E9th course is $29.00 postage included.

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Extended Tracks for Vol 1 & 2: SWINGING ON E9th.

Also available is a 2-CD set of EXTENDED LENGTH tracks for BOTH Swinging On E9 and Swinging on E9 Vol. 2 courses. Now you can jam to full length tracks, each one over 4 minutes in length. No charts book included, just the CD's. The songs are in the same order as those on the instructional CDs you already have.

The price for both CDs is $13.00 U.S. postage included.

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Country Songs for Dobro - Tab Book & CD


I started out in 1962 on dobro, and really my first professional gig was as a dobroist for Linda Ronstadt in 1968, who then pushed me in playing steel guitar. I never quit playing resonator guitar, and my playing style is rooted in Josh Graves, Shot Jackson, and Pete Kirby.

It dawned on me through teaching that steel players frequently are asked to play reso guitar occasionally, but don't really get familiar with the G tuning. So I assembled a course based on the series of lessons I've given to students the last couple of years.

The material is a 30-page book and a CD. The book has tabbed arrangements of 13 popular country songs of the past, and essays on scales, slant bar playing, and harmonized scales. I discuss the role of dominant, diminished/augmented, and minor chords and where to find them. I list the major slant bar positions and all harmonized scales I play with them. I also cover three-finger banjo style and an introduction to bluegrass.

The CD has me playing the scales, then playing the tunes with a BIAB rhythm track that is suitable for practice. The tunes are (click links for MP3 song samples): Wildwood Flower, Great Speckled Bird, Wabash Cannonball, What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Blue Moon of Kentucky, You Win Again, Cold Cold Heart, Your Cheating Heart, Wabash Blues, I Still Miss Someone, Born To Lose, and Foggy Mountain Breakdown.

The book assumes the player knows how to hold the bar, wear picks, read simple tablature, and has a little experience with music. The tab and the material is for the beginner with a little experience, or the intermediate player. A totally rank beginner in music might find the material a little over his head without private instruction.

The price for the complete package (tab book and CD) is $29.00. postage paid.
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20 Intros, Turnarounds, and Solos for E9 Tuning from Classic Johnny Bush Recordings


Here's some steel guitar licks and tricks that can be used in a wide variety of classic country songs as well as the famous Johnny Bush tunes. These are solos played originally by Buddy Emmons, Jimmy Day, Dicky Overbey, and Weldon Myrick.

Having been Johnny Bush's steel guitarist for over 12 years now, I always get asked about how to play some of the famous solos on his recordings. In this course, the CD contains the recorded steel guitar parts, followed by me playing the part with solo steel only at slow speed. The book that accompanies the CD has all the steel solos tabbed out and easy to follow.

The songs all use the standard E9th tuning with 3 pedals and 2 knee levers.

The songs included are (click links for MP3 song samples):
1. Sound Of A Heartache intro
2. Sound Of A Heartache turnaround
3. Farewell Party intro
4. Farewell Party solo
5. City Lights turnaround
6. I’ll Go To A Stranger intro/turnaround
7. Danny Boy intro
8. Danny Boy turnaround
9. An Eye For An Eye intro
10. You Ought To Hear Me Cry intro
11. What A Way To Live solo
12. Apartment #9 turnaround
13. I’ll Be There solo
14. A Way To Survive turnaround
15. Rain Makin’ Baby of Mine intro/turnaround
16. There Stands The Glass intro/tag
17. There Stands The Glass solo
18. Whiskey River solo
19. Here Comes The World Again intro/turnaround
20. Green Snakes intro/turnaround


This course will give you a good vocabulary of licks and ideas to use every night.
The price of this course is $29.00, postage paid.
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