Category: Bluegrass instructional resources

Alan Bibey Mandolin Camp launches this year

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The 1st Annual Alan Bibey Mandolin Camp has been scheduled for later this summer, held in conjunction with the Ocean Lakes Bluegrass Festival in Surfside Beach, SC. Joining Alan on the faculty will be Danny Roberts from The Grascals, and Gary Brown, Bibey’s cousin and […]

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Free Bright Star banjo tabs from Steve Martin

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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To help promote his new Broadway musical, Bright Star, written with Edie Brickell, Steve Martin has created and is giving away a free iOS app with banjo tabs for all the songs in the show. The Bright Star app will work on iPhones and iPads and […]

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Beyond The Waterfall from Dan Levenson

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Mel Bay will soon release a new book of old time tunes from banjo and fiddle favorite, Dan Levenson. Beyond The Waterfall contains 40 lesser-played tunes arranged for both banjo and fiddle, presented in banjo tablature and standard notation. Levenson suggests that these are fairly […]

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Scott Napier songwriting class offered online

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazard, Kentucky has announced that they will be offering their Songwriting I class (PSM 107) online this summer. HCTC houses the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, which offers an Associates Degree in Bluegrass and Traditional Music, along with […]

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First Murphy Method mandolin camp in September

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Long known for their successful banjo instructional efforts, The Murphy Method has announced their first ever mandolin camp this year, set to run September 23-25 in Winchester, VA. The company is the brainchild of Murphy Henry, a banjo teacher who started producing audio tapes some […]

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Patrick McAvinue accepts Artist In Residence

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Strathmore Arts Center in Bethesda, MD has selected Patrick McAvinue for their Artist in Residence program this year. This multidiscipline facility offers a number of venues that host events both indoors and out, including regular performances from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The National Philharmonic, and several others. […]

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Report from the first Barcelona Bluegrass Camp

| March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We heard this week from noted Spanish banjoist and teacher, Lluis Gómez, with a report on the first bluegrass instruction camp held in Barcelona. More than 70 people met last March 5th in Barcelona for a full day of bluegrass tunes, G-runs, banjo rolls, improvised jams […]

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Julian Pinelli wins 2016 Fletcher Bright Award at Berklee

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The American Roots Music Program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA has announced Julian Pinelli as the winner of the 2016 Fletcher Bright Award. The award has been given since 2008 to an outstanding young Berklee student in the strings program, which […]

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Banjo added to the Monroe Mandolin Camp

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The horrors! Slobbering five-stringers have been invited to drool all over the proceedings at this year’s Monroe Mandolin Camp in Nashville. But seriously, after mando purists pick themselves up off the floor, they’ll recognize what camp managers Mike Compton and Heidi Herzog have to say about the […]

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The Mandolin Style of Jesse Brock

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Good news for fans of mandolinist Jesse Brock! The long-awaited transcription book by Nick DiSebastian, The Mandolin Style of Jesse Brock is now available. Transcriptions were taken from several prominent bluegrass recordings on which Jesse is featured, including his critically-acclaimed solo project, Kickin’ Grass, from […]

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