Category: Bluegrass instructional resources

Singing Fundamentals from Dede Wyland

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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I’ve been fortunate enough to take singing lessons from Dede Wyland at music camps in two different years. Both times, after absorbing as much as could in five days, I came home energized and excited, only to find a few weeks later that some of […]

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CA Banjo Extravaganza this weekend

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bill Evans’ rolling banjothon series, The California Banjo Extravaganza, is pushing through northern CA this weekend with four more concerts and a workshop for banjo maniacs on the west coast. Each year Bill grabs two other top names in the banjo world, generally players who don’t get out […]

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Duncan Stitt wins 2016 ResoSummit scholarship

| November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Rob Ickes and Betty Wheeler, who operate the ResoSummit instructional camp in Nashville each November, have announced the winner of their annual Houston Caldwell Scholarship for 2016. The scholarship provides free tuition for a promising dobro player under the age of 18, and donations from a […]

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Stringworks tab book from Kristin Benson

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Kristin Scott Benson has released a banjo tab book and CD package for her current solo project, Stringworks. The Grascals banjo picker worked with noted transcriber Russell Sawler to create tab for all the banjo solos and backup from the album, which includes a mix of […]

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Carolina Bluegrass Summit next month at UNC

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Join The Jam! from Annie Savage

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Fiddlevideo.com joins the online instruction field

| August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Russell Johnson to lead UNC bluegrass band

| July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Cary, NC Bluegrass Camps for Youth

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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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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