Fretted Instruments School of Guitar and Banjo JACK R. BAKER's web site for downloading Guitar and Banjo tablatures and midi files. His store is located in Greenwich Village, in New York City. Jack teaches Guitar and Banjo in the Village and has other instructors for Fiddle, Mandolin and other instruments. Nice site, check it out!
Elfshot Banjo Home This site is aimed mostly at beginners but has no beginning or end. Basic rolls for 3-finger and clawhammer. Also scales, chords and a bunch of other good stuff for the banjo picker.
Pete Wernick's Web site. It is a really great site with lots of
instructional material (tabs, tips, etc...), MP3's, show dates, history,
workshop and camp info, and much more. Soon we will also have an homage
to bluegrass and the banjo, with great photos and historical
Hatfield Music BANJOS, Instructional materials and accessories. Check it out!
Check out Paul Hawthorne's Banjo Conservatory. Useful information for the beginning and the experienced banjo picker. Has tablatures and some computer programs to make life easier.
Bart Veerman's Clawhammer and 3-Finger Site Bart has a bunch of Clawhammer tablatures, playing tips, midis and information about tinnitus. Plus a bunch of other stuff! You'll even find some utility programs for your computer that'll make life eaiser. Check it out!
Programs - Bluegrass In The Schools
Bluegrass in the Schools (BITS) fosters the growth of a new generation of bluegrass musicians. With every banjo, mandolin, guitar and fiddle put in a young person's hands, a direct, tangible link is forged between the student and his/her vibrant cultural heritage. Since 2003 the International Bluegrass Music Museum has introduced more than 42,000 students to bluegrass music through eight days of hands-on instrument instruction and school assembly programs showcasing superb bluegrass bands -- annually, per school. In February 2006, the museum performed its new musical, "The Story of Bluegrass," written and performed by museum staff, in 22 regional elementary schools. In February 2007, the museum produced another original musical titled "Music in Motion" which chronicles the progression of folk dance and music from various world cultures that coalesced in what we know today as bluegrass and clogging.
The LOVELL SISTERS Band
The Lovell Sisters, from Calhoun, Georgia, have been playing on the bluegrass circuit for about a year, and they have performed at many area bluegrass festivals, most recently at the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America in Nashville. This group is GREAT!!!!
Native Ground Music, founded in 1973, is a comprehensive resource for authentic southern Appalachian music and traditional music of rural America, the Civil War, and the Old West. Their gospel, bluegrass, and old-time folk music collections are unsurpassed, and they have a full catalog of outlaw ballads, cowboy music, pioneer music, Lewis & Clark music, and railroad songs.
Cybergrass Bob Cherry has revamped his site with Forums, events calendar, classified ads and a bunch of other stuff. Check it out!
It just doesn't get any better than this! This band does Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel the way it was meant to be done.
Magnolia State Bluegrass Association Formed in the state of Mississippi about 25 years ago to promote, preserve, produce, publicize, and perpetuate Bluegrass music and to provide a fellowship of Bluegrass musicians and Bluegrass fans in the Deep South.
Check out this site in the Czech Republic. It is very surprising to find, in the heart of Europe, a band playing music whose origins are in the Appalachian mountains of the United States. Druha trava, or Second Grass, is just such a band, hailing from the Czech Republic in the former Eastern bloc region. They perform not only traditional bluegrass and gospel in an impeccable Monroe style, but also original "newgrass" material in the Czech language that, in Europe, touches upon mainstream country or folk-pop. Their CD releases exemplify the crosscultural appeal of Traditional American music.
Frank Wakefield's Web Site There are great interviews with this legendary mandolin
player with lots of technical points. Take a look at the interviews
section. There is an interview called "Frank Improves His Loar"..
You won't believe it. Along with this there is an audio file with
Frank giving a lesson on how to play Catnip..
BrushFire BrushFire is a local Atlanta area Bluegrass group consisting Doyle "Red" Yates on bass, Kerry Warbington on
Banjo, Mike Fleming on Guitar and Eddie Turner on Mandolin. BrushFire has been performing "our" style of
Bluegrass music, all around the Southeastern U.S. and recently Europe, for over 18 years.
This Home Page is being designed to help further the popularity of Bluegrass music in the Atlanta and surrounding
areas not only for Brushfire but also all other local Atlanta Bluegrass bands.
The Second String Bluegrass Band is based in Asheville, North Carolina. They are a four piece band consisting of traditional bluegrass instruments: Guitar, Mandolin, 5 String Banjo, and Upright Bass. Visit their Home Page.
Bluegrass World Welcome to Bluegrass World, the comprehensive
Bluegrass music connection to the electronic Internet
index of world wide information. This site features
Bluegrass music artist, festivals, record companies,
catalogs, radio stations, manufacturers, supplies and
bluegrass music links.
The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College in
Elkins, West Virginia is dedicated to making traditional
music, crafts, dancing and folklore available to visitors and
residents alike. Since 1973, thousands of people of all
ages, from all 50 states and many foreign countries have
found their way to this picturesque mountain town. Here, on
the campus of Davis & Elkins College, they learn, share
and enjoy this interesting and valuable heritage.
Workshops and Concerts:
Over 200 week-long intensive classes are taught in traditional crafts, dance, folklore and
music, augmented with storytelling presentations, films, panel discussions, and craft
demonstrations. In addition, community workshops throughout the year offer educational
opportunities for area residents.
North West Bluegrass News Everything you need to know about bluegrass happenings in the North West area of England! Nice site, check it out.
Spruce Pine Bluegrass Band
Spruce Pine is a traditional, solid and powerful Bluegrass band from The Netherlands, Europe. The Band
was founded by Dennis Schut in 1977 and has played in many countries at many festivals and
accompanied many (famous) Americans including Charlie Moore and Jim Eanes.
Bluegrass Song Book by Motoya Kitagawa located in Japan. If you are looking for the words to a bluegrass song it will probably be at this site.
Bluegrass Music.com Great site! In this site you will find event calendars, radio
station locators, fan club listings, sources for recordings, instruments and accessories, current
information from the IBMA, and anything else we can think of.