When AcuTab’s book of Herschel Sizemore mandolin transcriptions went out of print earlier this year, the company had no plans for a reprint. Though the book had found an appreciative audience with serious students of bluegrass mandolin, declining book sales for their tab books had led AcuTab to focus their efforts on DVD releases, one of which is a Sizemore instructional video.
When Joe Vest, who manages Gibson’s retail operation in the Opry Mills shopping center in Nashville, voiced his interest in keeping the book available in their store, plans were revisited and a reprint was ordered. AcuTab announced this week that the Sizemore transcription book is available once again.
The book contains exact transcriptions (tab and standard notation) for 30 Sizemore mandolin solos, taken from 13 tunes he has recorded on his solo projects. The songs were taken from his Back In Business and My Style CDs, and include such classics as Rebecca, Amandolina and Grey Eagle.
More details can be found on the AcuTab web site.