Songwriting Part 3

Songwriting Software: MasterWriter version 2.0.0.16(R10) and other resources Songwriting Part 2 was my interview with Claire Lynch on the writing of her song “The Woods Of Sipsey.” All the resources in this article have not been fully tested and therefore … Read More

A Day of Bluegrass Videos

On Saturday, October 3, 2009, the HVBA hosted a Day of Bluegrass at Barnes & Noble in Poughkeepsie to celebrate the book signing of Gene Lowinger’s new book, “I Hear a Voice Calling: A Bluegrass Memoir.” Four Member Bands, CB … Read More

Show Business

by Kat Mills After nearly 20 years of playing solo gigs, from busking on the street to high-profile festivals,  I have learned some lessons about how to make the experience better for you, your audience and your wallet.  And, believe … Read More

The Bluegrass Tao

A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO THE ART AND CUSTOMS OF BLUEGRASS JAMMING [Note: This is the first of the Bluegrass Tao series] INTRODUCTION Although the terms “jam session” and “jamming” have their roots in the jazz culture of the 1930s, humans … Read More

Hey Mister Bassman

by Doug Marcus Thoughts on playing bass; Bluegrass, Blues and Beyond I love playing bluegrass bass, however I am not strictly a purist when it comes to being the traditional bluegrass/rockabilly slapper. My approach to bluegrass bass is a result … Read More

A Banjo Teacher’s Diary

I just had my seventh year teaching at Banjo Camp North in Massachusetts, and it was, as always, wonderful. Camp ran from noon Friday May 15, 2009 through Sunday afternoon May 17, and included dozens of classes for both bluegrass … Read More

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