Josh Graves Dobro Breaks & Backup

I was just curious, has anybody out there tabbed out the songs for this DVD? I didn't know this didn't come with tab and there doesn't appear to be anywhere to download it. Thankfully all songs are played with a slower version, but the video quality is really bad.

Sequential Learning

This is a question that's been on my mind for a few months. Some of the people posting on RN are quite advanced and some are just setting out to learn their way around on the dobro. No one will argue that you should NOT spend time messing around, exploring the neck, jamming with your friends, and playing along with recordings of songs, and of course, slowing down a favorite dobro break and trying to work it out yourself, note-by-note, by ear.

And then there's structured learning: time spent with the metronome, running through scales in different positions or different keys, drilling on those three-finger rolls, and gradually building up speed on Shenandoah Breakdown until it ripples effortlesslessly out of your fingers, the way it does for Mr. Douglas back when he recorded songs like that for his solo releases.

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Cow and Sake

Ok, here is my first draft of a TAB version of a cool Billy C and the Biscuit Burners Tune "Cow and Sake" (from "The Biscuit Burners" CD) as a PDF (I use Finale, so didn't think attaching in Finale file format would be all that useful) is likely riddled with errors - so help me find em.


1. The odd rolls (T-I-T-I instead fo T-I-M for example) sound right to me - I think Billy was really working the "same note different strings" drone idea in this tune.

2. Note all the cool licks - same bundle of notes in places as Jimmy's 100 licks - great showcase on how to apply that kind of idea to a tune

3. Measures 6 and 7 are what hooked me on this tune - I didn;t show the drone open G strings in these measures - listen for em

4. Haven't tabbed any of the solo yet - just the basic tune was pretty challenging (!)

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