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7 07, 2014

Fitting In At A Bluegrass Festival

If you are a fan of bluegrass music, you may be inclined to pick up a variety of different skills to adapt better to the scene. In most cases, you will probably pick up an instrument and learn to play

30 06, 2014

How to Play the Banjo

Learning the banjo can be an extremely enjoyable hobby. It is never going to be something that it is over one weekend, but a hobby and learning process than can take weeks to months to progress. The first step to

23 06, 2014

How to Tune a Mandolin

Learning to tune your mandolin is just as important as playing; you cannot do one without the other. There are several things a mandolin player has to be aware of as they are tuning. This guide will help you become

16 06, 2014

How to Choose Your First Mandolin

Mandolins are stringed instruments that are descendants of the lute. They have an oval body similar to the lute and eight strings arrange in four pairs. The instrument is played by either plucking or strumming the strings. There are several

9 06, 2014

How Weather and Humidity Affects Your Banjo

There is an old folk tune in which the lyrics are: Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah, Someone's in the kitchen I know; Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah, Strumming on the old banjo! While this song has been popular

2 06, 2014

10 Essentials for Playing Bluegrass Guitar

Anyone that plays bluegrass guitar will tell you that there's nothing like it. The sounds that emanate from the guitar are so unique, yet at the same time familiar in their folksy rhythms. While listening to someone play bluegrass guitar