Category: Bluegrass instructional resources

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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Adam Steffey transcriptions from New Primitive

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Nick DiSebastian has just released a transcription book that accompanies Adam Steffey’s New Primitive album. It includes standard notation, tablature, and chords for all 13 tracks on the album. This album was something of a departure for Steffey, who had made his bones playing blazing […]

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Jason Davis, Dwayne Anderson and Nate Olson to ETSU

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music degree program at East Tennessee State University has announced three new faculty members starting this Fall 2014 semester. Nate Olson has been hired as an Assistant Professor, a lecturer position. Growing up in the Western US, Nate has pursued […]

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Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Eddie Collins has taken advantage of all the multimedia options offered by the iBook format in his latest instructional offering, Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps. The package is available for iPads or Apple MacIntosh computers running OS 10.9 with the iBook software for $15.99. […]

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