Category: Bluegrass instructional resources

Bethel taps Mojo for Renaissance Band

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Starting this Fall semester, the Renaissance Bluegrass Band at Bethel University will be directed by Stephen Mougin. Known for his work as a private instructor, band coach and producer, Mougin (or Mojo as he is called) also plays guitar with the Sam Bush Band, and runs […]

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The new Monroe Mandolin Camp

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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With the International Bluegrass Music Museum’s decision to broaden the scope of their mandolin camp rather than continue to specialize in the Monroe style, master mandolin player Mike Compton has decided to set up a camp to fill the void. The first of these new […]

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Bluegrass band master class at World of Bluegrass

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The IBMA has announced a new seminar for World of Bluegrass Week in Raleigh this year. It’s a band coaching session held in a master class format with Stephen Mougin of the Sam Bush Band. In addition to his work as guitarist with Bush, Mojo is […]

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Something Old New Borrowed Blue from Megan Lynch Chowning

| July 2, 2014 | 3 Comments
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Megan Lynch Chowning calls her new project, Something Old New Borrowed Blue, a “raw fiddle album.” Whatever could that mean? Well it’s not un-or-undercooked, bloody or beaten. It turns out that the album is given to unaccompanied fiddle, allowing her to merge her two musical passions, teaching […]

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Jason Davis banjo tabs from Second Time Around

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Banjo players can now order a copy of the banjo tabs for Jason Davis’ recent album, Second Time Around. The transcriptions were created by Russell Sawler, the same New Brunswick banjoist who did tabs for the several Ron Stewart banjo books. As he has done […]

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Scholarships for 2nd annual Women’s Banjo Camp

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We banjo players have endured unkind banjo jokes for as long as we’ve been playing. Always derogatory, often at the expense of our intelligence, appearance or job prospects, these jabs sting the refined five stringer to the core. With Murphy and Casey Henry’s Women’s Banjo […]

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Alan Bibey at Berklee

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Old-Time Banjo Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo

| April 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
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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 […]

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Practice Strategy Checklist from Bennett Sullivan

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Wyatt Rice teaching guitar at ETSU

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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