Category: Bluegrass instructional resources

Alan Bibey at Berklee

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Master mandolinist Alan Bibey spent the early part of the week at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Masachusetts. He had been invited up as part of the school’s program to bring top touring professionals to work with students in their Traditional String principal […]


Old-Time Banjo Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo

| April 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Dan Levenson has put together a handy tunebook for fans of old time fiddle and banjo music, published by Mel Bay. Though titled Old-Time Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo, the book (with a pair of audio CDs) contains transcriptions of both banjo tab and fiddle melody […]


Practice Strategy Checklist from Bennett Sullivan

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’ve written before about Bennett Sullivan, a banjo player plying his trade in New York City, and his fine album of new banjo tunes, Lady Nora. In addition to performing in and around the Big Apple, Bennett is also a successful instructor with a unique […]


Wyatt Rice teaching guitar at ETSU

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wyatt Rice has been working as a professional musician since he joined older brother Tony’s band in the late 1970s. He’s a master of what has come to be known as the “Rice style” of lead and rhythm guitar, as one might expect, and has spent most […]


Scholarships available to Acoustic Kamp

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Applications are now being accepted for both full and partial scholarships to attend Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamps. These week-long workshops offer instruction from top professionals in old time/traditional (June 8-14) and bluegrass (June 16-21). Separate tracks are maintained for different skill levels, and special attention for […]


Fiddlers 20 from Fiddler magazine

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fiddler magazine has come up with a unique way to celebrate their 20th year of publishing. They have released a retrospective CD/book package called Fiddlers 20 which includes transcriptions and recordings by 20 artists featured in the magazine over that same number of years. True […]


How to Make Your Voice Last a Lifetime

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The IBMA will be hosting a webinar next month for vocalists interested in the anatomy and physiology of the human voice. How to Make Your Voice Last a Lifetime will be hosted by Leda Scearce, voice rehabilitation specialist at the Duke Voice Care Center. Scearce is also […]


GAT3 Recording Program

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The recent explosion of digital recording technology available to budget-minded amateur and small studio recordists has resulted in a similar burst in educational opportunities for those interested in working in the field. Everything from DVD instruction to four year degrees in recording technology are available […]


Choro tunes for banjo

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

American and European mandolinists have long been fond of choro, a form of instrumental folk music from Brazil in which the mandolin is prominent. It’s a lively, two-beat sound, perfectly suited for dancing, with a beat and melodic style not unlike old time or bluegrass fiddle […]


Two scholarships offered for Dr. Banjo camp

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pete Wernick announces the availability of two scholarships for his 2014 Advanced Banjo Camp, January 20-25 in Boulder, Colorado. The camp is geared to players in performing bands and focuses on tone, timing, “believability,” creativity, band dynamics, and performance. The scholarships are intended for pickers […]