Category: Bluegrass instructional resources

Carolina Bluegrass Summit next month at UNC

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Department of Music at the University of North Carolina and their Southern Folklife Collection will be hosting an academic seminar at the Chapel Hill campus as part of their new Bluegrass Initiative. The initiative is an effort to incorporate the music and folkways of rural […]


Join The Jam! from Annie Savage

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Colorado fiddler and string educator Annie Savage has a new book, Join The Jam, designed to help string musicians become more comfortable in the somewhat daunting jam session environment. It is meant both for the string student and their teachers. In the book, Savage seeks […]

more joins the online instruction field

| August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Revolutions can sweep away what came before them in swift and surprising ways, and we see that in the manner that music education has changed in the digital and internet age. New companies appear on a regular basis that take advantage of technological innovations that can bring […]


Russell Johnson to lead UNC bluegrass band

| July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Music Department at the University of North Carolina has announced the creation of The Carolina Bluegrass Band, open to all students enrolled in classes at their primary Chapel Hill campus. It’s part of the newly-created Bluegrass Initiative within the Department to incorporate more opportunities for […]


Cary, NC Bluegrass Camps for Youth

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

This week young bluegrassers in central North Carolina are hard at work boning up on their musical chops at the Youth Bluegrass Camps in Cary, NC. Located just outside of North Carolina’s Research Triangle, these camps are sponsored and administered by PineCone – The Piedmont […]


Alan Bibey Mandolin Camp launches this year

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Free Bright Star banjo tabs from Steve Martin

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Beyond The Waterfall from Dan Levenson

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Scott Napier songwriting class offered online

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]


First Murphy Method mandolin camp in September

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]