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Dawg Roots and Dawg Grass Books

By Mandolin Cafe
July 23, 2014 - 9:30 am

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From David Grisman - Dawg Jazz and Dawg Grass Books

From David Grisman - Dawg Jazz and Dawg Grass Books

Woodland Hills, Calif. — Dawg Books proudly announces the publication of two collections featuring the music of David Grisman: Volume 1 - Dawg Roots and Volume 2 - Dawg Grass.

Each selection is printed in standard notation and tablature and both volumes are available at a cost of $28.00 each. Both were transcribed by David Grisman and John Carlini and contain many historical photos important to string band music.

Volume 1 - Dawg Roots

Traditional songs, ballads and fiddle tunes as played and recorded by mandolinist composer David Grisman featuring 20 pieces in standard notation & mandolin tablature, descriptive text by the author, photos from the Dawg Archives, and discographical information for each piece. 40 pages.

Volume 2 - Dawg Grass

Original compositions in Bluegrass style as played and recorded by mandolinist composer David Grisman featuring 20 pieces in standard notation & mandolin tablature, descriptive text by the author, photos from the Dawg Archives, and discographical information for each piece. 75 pages.

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montana
July 25, 2014 09:47 AM
Nice if they came with a cd.
Larry S Sherman
July 28, 2014 07:58 PM
Got mine today...really nice quality books! Can't wait to play some of the tunes.

David's wearing a MCafe hat on the back of "Dawg Roots".

Larry
Larry S Sherman
July 28, 2014 08:17 PM
Quote from montana: Nice if they came with a cd. End Quote

I would happily pay for CDs of the Dawg playing these solo as written. Maybe as a future companion piece?

Larry
Perry
July 29, 2014 08:56 AM
Quote from Larry S Sherman: I would happily pay for CDs of the Dawg playing these solo as written. Maybe as a future companion piece?

Larry End Quote

Wow very cool.

I think the idea is that many of us already have these recordings from which the transcriptions were taken. Therefore selling it with the CD's would unnecessarily increase the cost.

Good excuse to go back and listen to some Dawg.
chip
July 29, 2014 09:08 AM
Quote from Perry: Wow very cool.

I think the idea is that many of us already have these recordings from which the transcriptions were taken. Therefore selling it with the CD's would unnecessarily increase the cost.

Good excuse to go back and listen to some Dawg. End Quote

I don't know if that was the idea or not but I've found its better for me to hear and see rather than to just see the transcriptions. The phrasings and nuances are easier to learn if one can hear the tunes. I don't know if the past CDs are accurate when following the new books?! Seems like it would sell better with the CDs following the tab...
AlanN
July 29, 2014 09:27 AM
These looks nice. Scanning the TOC, some are from elsewhere - his 10 Tunes in 9 Keys, Recorded Bluegrass Solos, the Homespun instructional book. Are these the same transcriptions? And on Blackberry Blossom and Eighth of January (misspelled on the website), are these generic readings of the tune or are they his solos off the Tony Rice Rounder record from 1976?
Ky Slim
July 29, 2014 09:59 AM
Quote from Larry S Sherman: Got mine today...really nice quality books! End Quote


Is there a discography or does each tune have the recording (ACD #) where it can be found listed with it???
Perry
July 29, 2014 11:10 AM
Quote from AlanN: These looks nice. Scanning the TOC, some are from elsewhere - his 10 Tunes in 9 Keys, Recorded Bluegrass Solos, the Homespun instructional book. Are these the same transcriptions? And on Blackberry Blossom and Eighth of January (misspelled on the website), are these generic readings of the tune or are they his solos off the Tony Rice Rounder record from 1976? End Quote

Hmm good point...but I assume at least they now reprinted the TABS. I'm guessing but Dawg's "descriptive text by the author" might shed some light as to what versions the transcriptions come from. I just bought the roots book.
dang
July 30, 2014 09:29 AM
Quote from Ky Slim: Is there a discography or does each tune have the recording (ACD #) where it can be found listed with it??? End Quote

For the Dawg roots book , each song as MULTIPLE listings (2-6) where you can find audio versions of the songs, from the Acoustic Disc catalog and other sources. For the Dawg grass book the references are mostly ACD and Acoustic Oasis downloads.

Really quite a nice couple of books. Each song is reduced to about a page of tablature plus standard notation and there is no notation of solos, just the main mandolin parts of the songs. The separate section in the back that just has the standard notation. For the Dawg grass book there are pages for each of the mandolin parts on the twin and triple mandolin songs.

Yeah, some of the material is the same as from some other Grisman transcription books- but this is the condensed version (with a little history and some pictures). Much more approachable than a long note for note transcription of the solo with the tab and standard notation all on the same page with so many measures so each song has multiple page turns (like some of the Shady Grove transcription book).
colorado_al
December 07, 2014 12:48 PM
I'm waiting on "THE BOOK OF THE DAWG - Volume 3 - David Grisman Quintet/Dawg Jazz".
I'm not sure if it is the works or not, but I would buy it in a heartbeat.

Edit - Just heard from Craig Miller from acousticoasis.com.
He says:
"Yes The Vol 3 Dawg Jazz is in the works
sometime next year"

Sweet!

Thanks for the quick e-mail response Craig!
Al
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