What Do You Get by Subscribing to the Banjo Newsletter?

February 8, 2011 bluegrass music

Hub and Nancy Nitchie began Banjo Newsletter (BNL) in 1973. The 48-page monthly magazine focuses on the 5-string banjo and all other related aspects to it. At present, BNL employs more than twenty expert columnists to provide all the tips and insider’s news aspiring, amateur, and professional banjoists would find incredibly helpful for their hobby […]

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38th Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Will You Be at Telluride, Colorado on June 16 – 19, 2011?

February 7, 2011 bluegrass events

Mark those dates in your calendar because that’s when the Telluride Bluegrass Festival will open its doors for its 38th year. Where to Get Tickets for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival The best place to get tickets is via the festival’s official website at www.bluegrass.com/telluride/tickets.html. If you’re certain to attend then make sure you purchase your […]

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Fiddle Camps for the Aspiring Bluegrass Artist

February 5, 2011 bluegrass music

Sure, it’s possible to learn how to play fiddle on your own, but where’s the fun in that? When you join fiddle camps, you have the chance of learning from the pros and your peers. You also enjoy a sense of camaraderie with individuals who you can be sure appreciate bluegrass music as much as […]

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Bluegrass Music, Roots and Instruments

January 27, 2011 bluegrass music

The Carter Family is the roots of much American music, including Bluegrass. While they used an autoharp as part of their music, the autoharp has not been crucial to the expansion of Bluegrass music.

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Flatpicking Guitar and Bluegrass Music

January 21, 2011 bluegrass music

The guitar is the least appreciated of the Bluegrass  instruments. For the most part, Bluegrass music will open with a banjo fiddle or mandolin lick.   In the early days of go to Bluegrass music, the guitar was merely a rhythm instrument. Recently, more guitarists are featured soloists, and are highly accomplished flatpickers. At modern […]

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