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Books and Research


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Ritchie Valens Songbook: Hits and B-Side (Centerstream Publishing distributed by Hal Leonard, Inc - March 2022)

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Ritchie Valens: His Guitars and Music (Centerstream Publishing distributed by Hal Leonard, Inc - June 2019)

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From Bakersfield to Beale Street: A Regional History of American Rock 'n Roll

(Kendall-Hunt, Dububue IA, 4th Edition - January 2019


Playing For Eternity: Resource Guide for The Electric Guitarist in Worship

(Sheeler Music Group-CreateSpace imprint, November 2013)

Journal Articles:

Journal Articles

Research Interests and CV

Research Interests and CV
  • American Popular Music; regions, instrumentation, and song forms

  • American Roots Music - blues, old-time country, folk, and Gospel

  • Christian music, worship/creative arts and theology

  • The 1959 Winter Dance Party Tour

    • Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake IA

  • Guitar Pedagogy

  • Score study and orchestration

    • Baroque

    • Romantic/early 20th Century

    • Wind/Concert Band

  • see also Books and Articles in the 'Store' menu above

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