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A new web-based instructional program for bluegrass music has been launched, going by the name They describe their site as an interactive learning resource for bluegrass players on any instrument, at any level. Their web site describes the program in detail, but we did not find any information about who developed or manages it.

The instructors who have contributed downloadable video and audio files as course material include Rob Ickes, Ron Stewart, David Grier, Andy Hall. Mike Compton, Tim Stafford, Missy Raines and many more.

Students who choose to enroll pay an annual fee of $69.95 (???39.95 +vat in the UK) and are entitled to download 12 lessons each year for that fee. Each lesson, or tune, will contain several instructional video files (Quicktime .mov format), a number of play-along .mp3 files (various speeds) and tab/notation files in PDF. Further downloads beyond the 12 are allowed, but an additional fee is required. It does not appear that individual tunes can be purchased for download outside of the annual tuition fee structure.

The material taught is said to be taken from among mainstream bluegrass classics – the sort of songs and tunes you would find in any jam session. Sample audio and video files can be found on their web site.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.