Category: Bluegrass instructional resources

Grey Fox to host Keith banjo summit

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The 2015 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival has a special treat in store for banjo lovers, and fans of the seminal and highly influential style of Bill Keith. Bill was a pioneer in developing what is now known as the melodic style of banjo, sometimes called […]

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Acoustic Disc releases Dawg Jazz book

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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A third edition in their Book Of The Dawg series, Dawg Jazz, has been released by Acoustic Disc, David Grisman’s record label. Like its previous volumes, Dawg Roots and Dawg Grass, this third book collects 20 Grisman compositions in a jazzy vein from his many recordings this […]

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Banjo tabs from Hamish Davidson

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Hamish Davidson, the banjo-playing half of Australia’s Davidson Brothers, has published Bluegrass Banjo Davidson Style, a book of banjo tabs from his recorded solos with the band. A total of 28 songs/tunes are included, each presented in hand-written, metered tablature. There are no song notes, […]

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Exploring Classical Mandolin by August Watters

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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It’s a long way from Bean Blossom to Boston, but that’s the exact route August Watters’ life has taken. Growing up in Unionville, IN, just ten miles from the famous festival put on by Bill Monroe, Watters never imagined that his boyhood impressions of Big Mon […]

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Lecturer sought for ETSU Bluegrass

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University is accepting applications now for a lecturer spot in their program. This is a non-tenure track, contract position. Here is the official announcement: The Department of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State […]

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KCTM bluegrass band bound for China

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On Friday, a bluegrass band from the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University will depart for a tour of the People’s Republic of China. This is the third time that students from the program have been invited to share American folk arts […]

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Bryan Sutton at MTSU

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University hosted Bryan Sutton for a workshop on March 16, as part of their American Guitar series. Fortunately for those of us who couldn’t attend, the Center has preserved the experience on a pair of roughly 30 minute […]

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New banjo book from Lluis Gómez

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Spanish banjo master Lluis Gómez has a new banjo book which he says was only unintentionally released. He assembled it as a teaching aid for himself, but since students and workshop participants expressed such a strong interest in purchasing a copy, he decided to print […]

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Casey Driessen to Berklee’s Valencia campus

| April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Fiddler extraordinaire, and Berklee grad, Casey Driessen, has accepted a teaching position at the Berklee College of Music’s European campus in Valencia, Spain. He will direct a masters program in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) that is not instrument specific. Driessen came up as a bluegrass fiddler, but since […]

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Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy back to Pigeon Forge

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Jack Hatfield reminded us yesterday that his Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy has moved back to Pigeon Forge, TN, and will be held in the barn adjacent to his business. The Academy grew out of the remnants of the Maryland Banjo Academy, which was run by the staff […]

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