Resonance is a new bimonthly newsletter for resophonic (dobro) guitar players. The July-August issue was Volume 1 #1. Issue #2 will be mailing out soon and we wanted to tell you about it.
Issue #1 featured Andy Hall, of The Infamous Stringdusters, as the cover story. The story is a lengthy, multi-page article/interview that covers Andy’s history with music and the dobro in particular. The issue also includes tab to one of Andy’s tunes, Last Chance Getaway.
One full page in the magazine is dedicated to instruction in the art of rolls. Another column, entitled In Theory, discusses the use of the Nashville Numbering System. Tablature is presented, both in an easy arrangement and a more advanced one, for the song Cherokee Shuffle.
All of that is in the first issue. Issue #2, which is soon to come out, will feature Tim Graves on the cover, new topics and songs, and more.
The layout is clean and simple with a minimum of clutter. The tabs look nice and easy to read. This should be a valuable resource for dobro players who are interested in learning new tunes, and reading about their heros.
Mike Evers, the editor/publisher of Resonance says the magazine is long overdue.
The professionals I have talked with believe such a newsletter is long overdue. I know I wish there had been one around when I started learning 21 years ago.
Resonance will be featuring interviews with players and luthiers, CD and product reviews, dobro news, theory & technique, and plenty of tablature for both beginners and intermediate/advanced players.
Subscriptions can be ordered online for the print version, at just $15 per year, and the web version, for only $12 per year. Single web issues can also be purchased if you’d like to look one over before subscribing.
Mike tells me he will allow new subscribers to backdate the beginning of their subscription to include the premier issue until the end of September. After that, it will be available only as a back issue.