Category: Bluegrass instructional resources

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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The Complete 5-String Banjo Method from Ned Luberecki

| February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The folks at Alfred Publications have recently released a three-volume set of books for banjo students, meant to offer meaningful instruction at three levels of study. Video and audio examples of the various lessons taught by author, Ned Luberecki, are available as well. The three […]

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Earls Of Leicester at ETSU

| February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The students in the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University got quite a lesson today when they all attended a seminar and performance with The Earls of Leicester this afternoon in Johnson City. The band is in town for […]

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Buddy Merriam Mandolin – Volume 2

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Iconic mandolinist Buddy Merriam has released a follow-up edition of his mandolin book, titled Back Roads Mandolin, Volume Two. It contains transcriptions of 32 more of his original tunes for the mandolin, presented in both standard notation and tablature, along with a number of photos from Buddy’s personal […]

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