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Andy Volk


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Post Posted 11 Apr 2017 5:41 am     Reply with quote

Hi fellow forumites. I've been working on this one for a long time and it's finally done! The books are being printed now and I expect to be able to ship in about 2 weeks. Taking pre-orders now. Thanks for all the tons of support I've had from the forum over the years in creating these books. It is very much appreciated!

You can see full info, sound clips and sample pages here ...

http://www.volkmediabooks.com/products-books/exploring-open-d-and-related-tunings
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Brad Bechtel


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Post Posted 11 Apr 2017 11:45 am     Reply with quote

Looks like another winner is on the way! Thanks for all you do, Andy!
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Will Houston


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Tempe, Az
Post Posted 11 Apr 2017 2:17 pm     Reply with quote

Way to go Andy, looks good. I might have to get this.
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Alex Shi


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Taiwan
Post Posted 11 Apr 2017 3:37 pm     Reply with quote

Looking forward to this. Will it be available on Elderly like your other book?
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 11 Apr 2017 5:14 pm     Reply with quote

I expect Elderly, Gryphon Strings and maybe the Music Emporium will have it as well as Amazon.
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Alex Shi


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Post Posted 11 Apr 2017 5:35 pm     Reply with quote

That's great, thank you.
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Paul Honeycutt


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Colorado, USA
Post Posted 15 Apr 2017 7:55 pm     Reply with quote

I shall be picking this one up, along with the C6 songbook. Then I need to finish up my National D8 so I can play some of them.
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 21 Apr 2017 1:35 pm     Reply with quote

As of 4/21/17, Open D books are in stock and shipping now. All pre-orders have been mailed.
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Will Houston


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Post Posted 24 Apr 2017 5:15 pm     Reply with quote

I ordered mine from Amazon, it wasn't a "prime" 2 day shipping item but Andy got it out to me in 2 days.
Thank you Andy
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Dave Sky


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Columbus, Ohio, USA
Post Posted 30 Apr 2017 5:58 pm     Reply with quote

Just ordered one from Amazon. I shall attempt to learn open D.
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George Rout


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St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 30 Apr 2017 7:29 pm     Reply with quote

Andy, it's long overdue and it will fill the big void that exists at present on such information on the simpler tuning. I'll be ordering mine. Thanks for all your effort.
George
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Andy Volk


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Post Posted 1 May 2017 7:56 am     Reply with quote

Smile
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Mark van Allen


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Post Posted 1 May 2017 9:20 am     Reply with quote

Got mine the other day and this one is (no surprise!) a solid winner. As a heads up for those who might not have thought of it, all this material of course applies to E tuning as well. Way to go, Andy.
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Jim Sliff


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Post Posted 4 May 2017 2:29 pm     Reply with quote

Cool! Heading over shortly....
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Larry Lenhart


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Post Posted 7 May 2017 7:43 am     Reply with quote

What E tuning would be best to start with if I approached this book for lap steel ? I really havent experimented with E other than Don Helms E13th tuning.

Sorry if this seems like a dumb question...the book contains a lot of great tunes and I am assuming that working with E I could do the same thing as Mark van Allen suggested in his post.

I have an 8 string lap steel that I could dedicate to all of the E tunings.

Thanks
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 7 May 2017 10:24 am     Reply with quote

There are no dumb questions, here on the SGF. Everyone one of us is learning continually.

Open D tuning (low to high) is: D A D F# A D. Open E, using these same intervals (1, 5, 1, 3, 5, 1) is: E B E G# B E. For a lot of his early electric work, David Lindley would use these Open D intervals and tune them up or down a few steps depending on the song. Have to be careful of string gauges to go more than a whole step in either direction. 'Hope that helps, Larry.
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Larry Lenhart


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Post Posted 7 May 2017 12:09 pm     Reply with quote

Andy thanks...thats exactly what I wanted to know and you also answered a question that I had wondered about in regards to string gauges...how much you could tighten one (interval wise) without worrying too much about breaking a string...your material is always excellent and so I know I will enjoy this as well ! Then after all of this I ordered your B11th book for now ! Smile I will order the D book later.
Thanks !!
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Jim Sliff


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Post Posted 7 May 2017 8:25 pm     Reply with quote

Ordered and on the way -

Looking at the contents it appears to cover an ideal breadth of material no matter what style you focus on. Really looking forward to it.
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Andy Volk


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Post Posted 8 May 2017 9:35 am     Reply with quote

Both your books are on their way. 'Hope you find them useful for your music. Smile
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