Tag: guitar

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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Tony Rice model from Elliott Capos

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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A new limited-edition, hand-crafted Tony Rice signature guitar capo from Elliott Capos is now available. Made from hand polished stainless steel, they are offered in four widths, and each has Tony’s signature engraved along one of the arms. Only 1951 will be created, a tribute to […]

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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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Thalia Capos coming soon

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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How many times have you thought up an idea for a “better mousetrap,” envisioning a new product or a product enhancement that might find a niche in the marketplace? Perhaps you were out fishing when a design for a better lure popped up… or working in […]

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Custom Bourgeois guitar auctioned to benefit Tony Rice

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We have written many times about the difficulties Tony Rice has experienced of late, particularly the health issues that have made it impossible for him to perform. Owing to advanced arthritis, Tony is no longer able to play the guitar without severe pain, leaving one of […]

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Hal Wylie passes

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Hal Wylie, guitarist, vocalist, and long time sidekick of Roger Sprung, passed away on September 20. He was born in the Bronx, NY on May 21, 1930, and was a fixture in the early days of the folk music scene in Washington Square Park in […]

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A guitar builder’s testament

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Even wonder how someone gets into luthiery? In this video Ken Hooper explains how he got interested in building guitars for bluegrass players as he shows us around his shop in Elkin, NC.  

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Colby Laney back to Volume Five

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Colby Laney has returned to Volume Five, where he worked while attending ETSU a few years ago. For the past two years he worked with The Larry Stephenson Band, but Laney tells us that when the position opened up again with […]

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Pocket Lick apps for banjo and guitar

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As an instructor in ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program, and having taught several students privately as well, I’m well aware of the struggle many would-be students face when trying to learn to play a musical instrument. Between work, school, family, and […]

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The Guitar Player’s Guide to Developing Creative Solos

| August 22, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Flatpicking Guitar Magazine has published a comprehensive manual on developing solos for acoustic guitar. Written by FGM publisher Dan Miller, The Guitar Player’s Guide to Developing Creative Solos runs to 260 pages and includes a pair of audio CDs covering what the author describes as three […]

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