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TAX ADVICE FOR MUSICIANS~
I've watched my musician friends struggle with taxes and the IRS for many years, and seen many not taking all the deductions they can, or keeping the records they need. Although not an accountant, I've been doing my own taxes for years, and keeping up with the changes and rules that affect musicians, artists, and other self-employed people.

I've put together a talk type course on 2 CDs- "Taxes for Musicians and the Self-employed" loaded with tips, tricks, list of the records you'll need to keep, and a step-by-step trip through all of the forms we need to fill out to get the proper deductions and set ourselves up for next year.
I really think this will be a big help to anyone struggling with their own taxes, or give ideas for you to take to your accountant to make sure you get all your proper deductions. Over 1 1/2 hours of instruction on two CDs. The talk CD format allows you to follow along with the tax forms in your hand or online, and for the visually challenged to avoid reading pages of small print. And of course, it's tax deductable!

$18 Includes Shipping
BUDDY EMMONS STYLE COURSE ~ "BROKEN DOWN IN TINY PIECES" for E9 Pedal Steel
I'm really excited about this BRAND new course I've just finished, after many student requests for something like this. We take a great live track from 1977, with Buddy at the top of his game playing the beautiful ballad "Broken Down In Tiny Pieces", and tear it apart phrase by phrase in the "talk tape" format explaining every lick in great detail, along with alternate approaches, other ways and places to use the licks, explanation of the scale tones against chord changes, etc. All the tasty wonderful aspects of his style explored!

This is a great tune for beginner to intermediate players as it's fairly easy to play, but still loaded with nuances and ideas that will challenge and interest even more advanced players. Loads of great ideas here to put into all the other songs you're playing, and some real insights into Buddy's wonderful style.

No tablature needed, every note and phrase completely explained in a full hour of instruction. Nice clean recording you can actually hear! Original track included USED BY PERMISSION from the great CD "Buddy Emmons Live in Boston July 1977".
Fantastic way to explode your ballad playing overnight!
COURSE # 011    $22 shipped
BUDDY EMMONS LICKS COURSE ~ VOLUME ONE for E9 Pedal Steel
After the fantastic response to the song course, we've answered student demand for a "LICKS ONLY" course studying many of Buddy's famous licks phrase by phrase in the "talk tape" format- explaining every lick in great detail.  Intros, fills, counterpoint, harmony lines, chord substitution, and many variations on a fully loaded 72 minute CD- more than 25 licks completely dissected!

We start off slow and detailed for beginners and quickly progress to more advanced and difficult licks that will challenge and interest even the most advanced players. Explains the scales and positions used so you can play these anywhere, anytime!  What better way to explode your own playing over night than to learn from the master?

No tablature needed, every note and phrase completely explained in a full 72 minutes of clearly recorded instruction. 
COURSE # 012 $24 shipped
~ Stay tuned for more volumes! ~
PEDAL STEEL GUITAR by WINNIE WINSTON and BILL KEITH~
This is it~ THE Pedal Steel Guitar Bible!  So many steelers (myself included) got their start with this book, when it was so hard to find qualified instructors.  Just as comprehensive as when it was first published in 1975, this brand new version has been re-vamped with a play-a-long CD with all of the tunes, scales, exercises, and music examples.  I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH about the quality of the instruction and information in this great book.  Not only shows you how to navigate the E9 tuning, but almost more importantly, shows you how to adjust, maintain and set up the various types of mechanisms on the major brands of steels.  Also has an intro to C6 tuning and many great vintage photos of the leading lights of professional steel guitar. If you play, listen to, or even like Pedal steel Guitar, this is a MUST HAVE! Sale Price~ OUT OF STOCK
BUDDY EMMONS LICKS COURSE ~ VOLUME TWO for E9 Pedal Steel
We're getting truly wonderful response to the first "Licks Only" course- this one continues on, exploring Buddy's famous licks phrase by phrase in the "talk tape" format- explaining every lick in great detail.  Intros, fills, counterpoint, harmony lines, chord substitution, and many variations on a fully loaded 71 minute CD- more than 27 licks completely dissected!

This one has some more advanced and difficult licks including Buddy's famous chromatic string moves, chord subs, G#  to F# lever licks, and more.  Explains the scales and positions used so you can play these anywhere, anytime!  What better way to explode your own playing over night than to learn from the master?

No tablature needed, every note and phrase completely explained in a full 71 minutes of clearly recorded instruction. 
COURSE # 013 $24 shipped
~ Stay tuned for more volumes! ~
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MUSIC THEORY AND THE NUMBER SYSTEM FOR E9 PEDAL STEEL GUITAR ~
This is the place to start for putting it all together on Pedal Steel!  Starting from the  basics of music theory we quickly move through scale and chord construction, vertical and horizontal scales, chord families, extensions and substitutions, concept of "key" and the harmonized scale in full chords, 3rds and 6ths, and numerous licks, positions, and ideas using all our new knowledge.  This is the information all the pros know and use, and the key for understanding and getting the most from every course and book you have, or will ever get!  Two CD set with more than 2 1/2 hours of intense instruction. It will take some study and concentration, but you will know and understand your guitar and music in general far better than ever before! No music reading- completely explained as you're sitting at your guitar. Moves quickly from beginner to fairly advanced- great for players of all levels.
 COURSE # 010 TWO CD SET $32 shipped
MUSIC THEORY AND THE NUMBER SYSTEM FOR G TUNING DOBRO & LAP STEEL GUITAR
Our newest course pulls it all together for the Dobro player who really wants to know how to use the entire neck and how to improvise over any chord and progression.  Starting from the  basics of music theory we quickly move through scale and chord construction, many scale types, chord families, extensions and substitutions, concept of "key" and the harmonized scale in full chords, Slants in 3rds and 6ths, and numerous licks, positions, and ideas using all our new knowledge.  This is the information all the pros know and use, and the key for understanding and getting the most from every course and book you have, or will ever get!  Two CD set with more than 2 1/2 hours of intense instruction. It will take some study and concentration, but you will know and understand your Dobro and music in general far better than ever before! No music reading- completely explained as you're playing your guitar. Moves quickly from beginner to fairly advanced- great for players of all levels. More info than MONTHS of lessons!
 COURSE # 020 TWO CD SET $32 shipped
JOHN HUGHEY LICKS AND STYLE FOR E9 PEDAL STEEL GUITAR ~
Our latest Licks and style course takes a look deep inside the style and beautiful ideas of the late John Hughey- over 78 minutes of instruction, more than 35 licks completely dissected and explained!  From scale-based moves to his great B & C pedal ideas, chromatic string twists, chord substitutions, long up-the-neck passages, and ending up with an in-depth look at his world-famous intro to Vince Gill's "Look at Us".  Lots of detail for the beginner to advanced player. Some theory explanations, but you'll be able to integrate these great licks into your own playing fastest if you've first studied our E9 Theory and Number System course.
Course # 016 $24 shipped
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ROCK, BLUES, AND POP FOR THE E9TH PEDAL STEEL~
 By request- a brand new course on two FULL 80 minute CDs exploring how to play rhythm and solos over modern Rock, Pop, and Blues music.  2 hours and 40 minutes of in-depth instruction on arpeggios, chord forms, Rhythm styles, Memphis vamp, Power Chords, "The Emmons reverse", "The Hendrix Chord", major, minor, pentatonic, blues, and hexatonic scales, licks and improv, use of effects, overdrive and distortion, sequences and patterns, transcribed solos including David Lindley's "Running On Empty", and more, with backing tracks for practice.  There's nothing like this course available anywhere!
 COURSE # 014 TWO CD SET $32 shipped
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LAP STEEL 101~ We're really excited about our newest audio course for Open E or D Lap Steel.  Starting from zero, this is the stuff that will take your playing to the level of playing with a band or jam session!  Covers equipment needed- comparison of E/D, G and C6 tunings- tuning to yourself- major scale & chord construction- major & minor chord forms- power chords- scales on each string- the I  IV  V progression- two ways to play minors- arpeggios- major & minor licks- hammer & pull-offs- the harmonized scale- chord connection licks- the major pentatonic scale & pockets- David Lindley style and more!  The best course out there for beginner to intermediate players.  Course # 25 $28 shipped
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