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The European Bluegrass Blog: The Banjo Infographic

The European Bluegrass Blog: The Banjo Infographic | The Basics to Bluegrass | Scoop.it
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An interesting and cool infographic about the workings and origin of a banjo.

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History of Bluegrass Music

History of Bluegrass Music | The Basics to Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The roots of bluegrass reach back to the music brought to America by immigrants in the early 1600s, including dance music and ballads from Ireland, Scotland and England, as well as African American go
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How to play Acoustic Bluegrass guitar easy beginner lesson - YouTube

http://www.nextlevelguitar.com/free_blues_video/ Click link to get a killer brand new Blues lesson not on YouTube and a Blues scales and lead guitar Ebook, a...
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Lessons about the Bluegrass Guitar

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The Bluegrass Situation

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The Bluegrass Situation: One more example of the ongoing historical connection between banjos and cutting edge technology.
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LOOKING BACK: Our Top Picks of 2013

LOOKING BACK: Our Top Picks of 2013 | The Basics to Bluegrass | Scoop.it
What?  You thought in a year chock full of year-end lists we wouldn't throw our hat in the ring?  2013 has been a pretty great year for music in general, and particularly for roots, bluegrass, and Americana.  We've asked all of our contributors to select their top records of the year.  Here's what they've been listening to over the past twelve months...

 

MICHAEL BERICK

Southeastern by Jason Isbell
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Bluegrass music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bluegrass music

Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music, and a sub-genre of country music. Bluegrass was inspired by the music of Appalachia. It has mixed roots in Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and English traditional music, and also later influenced by the music of African-Americans through incorporation of jazz elements.

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Earl Scruggs: The 2003 Fresh Air Interview

s,Banjo player Earl Scruggs, who helped shape the sound of American bluegrass music, died Wednesday. He was 88 years old. Fresh Air remembers Scruggs with excerpts from an interview.

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Interview with the legendary Earl Scruggs about his life and his Bluegrass playing.

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Music Folk Features: A Brief History of the Banjo

Music Folk Features: A Brief History of the Banjo | The Basics to Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Thank you for visiting the Music Folk home
page. Music Folk Inc. is a music instrument shop specializing in acoustic
and folk instruments and accessories. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, our
aim is to provide a place the acoustic music community can find like-minded,
knowledgeable employees who can help them find just the right instrument,
consult on an adjustment or repair, or simply share our love of music.
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Chris Thile, Noam Pikelny explore music history

Chris Thile, Noam Pikelny explore music history | The Basics to Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Mandolinist Chris Thile has won Grammy Awards and a MacArthur "genius" grant, while Grammy nominee Noam Pikelny was the first recipient of Steve Martin's Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass...
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Interview with artist about the past and future of Bluegrass.

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The History Of Country Music 04 Bluegrass - YouTube

Following on from Bill Monroe, this episode looks at modern exponents of bluegrass such as Ricky Skaggs and Alison Krauss. Look out for some more Hank Willia...
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Beginning Bluegrass Banjo - Lesson 01 - For absolute beginners - YouTube

How to play bluegrass banjo for the complete beginner. This is the absolute first lesson if you want to take up 5 string banjo with no previous experience. H...
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This video walks you through the initial steps of learning the banjo in a bluegrass style.

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Bill Monroe: Celebrating The Father Of Bluegrass At 100

Bill Monroe: Celebrating The Father Of Bluegrass At 100 | The Basics to Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The poor, cross-eyed boy from Kentucky created the hard-driving, high-lonesome genre known as bluegrass.
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The father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe, is interviewed by NPR in remembrance of his life that provides history about this great Bluegrass icon.

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Doc Watson - Three Days with Doc - YouTube

An excellent down home style DOCumentary done in 1976 by folk researcher A.L. Lloyd " 3 days with Doc Watson" shown on the BBC "Omnibus " series a few years ...
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The BBC follows Doc Watson around during the folk revival in the 70's.

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Six Degrees of Roots Music at the 2014 LA Bluegrass Situation

Six Degrees of Roots Music at the 2014 LA Bluegrass Situation | The Basics to Bluegrass | Scoop.it
The word is out: we're so excited to announce our fourth annual LA Bluegrass Situation! The fourth-ever iteration of our festival lands in Los Angeles (Oct. 10 & 11) at The Theatre at ACE Hotel, with a lineup that runs the gamut of modern roots appreciation.
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Pickin' & Trimmin' in a Down-Home North Carolina Barbershop - Short Film - YouTube

Pickin' & Trimmin' is a documentary short film from 2008 profiling "The Barbershop" in Drexel, North Carolina, where Lawrence Anthony and David Shirley have ...
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Documentary about how Bluegrass can bring together a community spanning decades.

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Man and Banjo: Steve Martin's Lifelong Passion

Man and Banjo: Steve Martin's Lifelong Passion | The Basics to Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Famous comedian Steve Martin discussed his 50-year love for the banjo after winning bluegrass' top award last week.
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ArtistWorks and Mandolin Cafe Present "Mando Magic with Mike," a Live...

ArtistWorks and Mandolin Cafe Present "Mando Magic with Mike," a Live... | The Basics to Bluegrass | Scoop.it
This live streaming workshop combines discussion performance, demonstration and online learning.
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Bluegrass in Nashville: A Picker's Paradise

Bluegrass in Nashville: A Picker's Paradise | The Basics to Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Nashville may be known for its country music,but Music City is also home to a flourishing bluegrass scene. Musicians and fans,young and old,take to historic concert halls,hole-in-the-wall bars and even an underground cave to enjoy some good pickin' in the capital of Tennessee.
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Announcing The 2014 Bill Monroe Mandolin Camp - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News

Announcing The 2014 Bill Monroe Mandolin Camp - Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News | The Basics to Bluegrass | Scoop.it
Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News Announcing The 2014 Bill Monroe Mandolin Camp Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News The Monroe Mandolin Camp is a specialized, hands-on camp about the music that influenced and was created by the pioneer and father of...
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