Category: Bluegrass instructional resources

Flatpick Rhythm Guitar – a Joe Carr archive

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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When Joe Carr died just before Christmas last year, we lost not only a talented musician and an engaging performer, but one of the most dedicated and effective teachers in all of bluegrass. After touring for several years as a member of Country Gazette, Joe joined […]

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Free fiddle tunes from Rayna Gellert

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Old time fiddle master Rayna Gellert has a unique approach to instruction on her web site. As a service to her many fans and followers, she has posted a series of fiddle tune videos, during which she simply plays through each tune twice – at […]

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Mando news from Berklee

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We caught up recently with Joe Walsh, mandolin instructor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and he shared some news from the growing 8 string community on campus. Joe says that they now have about ten mandolinists studying at Berklee, enough for him […]

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Country Boy banjo tabs from Greg Cahill

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Greg Cahill has announced the availability of a book of banjo tab transcriptions that match the most recent Special Consensus album, Country Boy – A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver. The book contains tablature for all of the banjo played on the record, solos and […]

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Hironobu Oda studies Kentucky Bluegrass… from Japan

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Other than the United States, Japan has long been home to one of the largest bases of bluegrass fans. American bluegrass groups have been touring the country for decades, and several Japanese bluegrass instrumentalists have become well-known around the world. For those reasons, the Kentucky […]

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Kickstart Your Jamming: A New Approach To Banjo Improv

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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For years, Murphy Henry has been teaching banjo pickers all over the world, in private lessons, at camps and workshops, and with her Murphy Method lesson videos and DVDs. Throughout her focus has been to encourage students to memorize material by listening and repeating, as […]

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Free Bluegrass Backing Tracks

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Banjo player Simon Mitchinson has launched a new web site offering free backing tracks for bluegrass musicians who need a resource for practicing their instruments. At present he has 72 jam favorites posted, mostly banjo and fiddle tunes, in a variety of keys. He has also […]

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Fiddle Tunes on Jazz Changes

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Matt Glaser has been an important figure in the world of bluegrass and old time fiddle since the 1970s. At that time, he was part of the experimental string music scene in New York and New England, recording with fellow envelope-pushers like Tony Trischka, Andy […]

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Peghead Nation hits its stride

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Online learning has become the most recent revolution in the education world. Over the past few years it is possible to obtain a college degree studying on your computer, and home school families have embraced cyber classrooms to bring expertise in more advanced subject matter to […]

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Mike Holmes leaves Music Camps North

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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After 15 years at the helm, Mike Holmes has stepped down from the directorship of Music Camps North, who have hosted both Banjo Camp North and Mandolin & Fiddle Camp North in Massachusetts this past decade and a half. Hundreds of New England residents have […]

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