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March 2009 Blog Posts (3)

I'm still trying to learn some Bluegrass tunes. My son and I are working on Sailors Hornpipe at the moment from the Brad Davis Jam series. I'm enjoying my son's interest in guitar and I am teaching h…

I'm still trying to learn some Bluegrass tunes. My son and I are working on Sailors Hornpipe at the moment from the Brad Davis Jam series. I'm enjoying my son's interest in guitar and I am teaching him some "tricks of the trade" to speed his development. I hope to attend at least one Bluegrass Festival this year and maybe by the end of the year I can afford a new Takamime. Continue

Added by Ron Warren on March 30, 2009 at 5:45am — 3 Comments

A few songs to share

Hi anyone, I have posted a version of Blackberry Blossom (arrangement is largely Rick Williams from bluegrassbooksonline.com - check him out, good stuff) which is about half of what I want to play in Wayne Henderson's contest. I'm smoothing out a version were I change to drop D for one more go around.



Also, there's a version of "Homestead on the Farm" that I was inspired to do for my mother. I made a CD for her on her 70th birthday as she deals with advancing… Continue

Added by Rick Fannin on March 23, 2009 at 7:11am — No Comments

SKYPE LESSONS WITH JOHN MCGANN NOW AVAILABLE

SKYPE lessons with John McGann now available!



Skype (free software at http://www.skype.com) lessons available for anyone with a fast internet connection.



Now anyone worldwide has an opportunity to meet face to face with Berklee professor John McGann

(bio at http://www.johnmcgann.com/bio.html).



Lesson content is usually student driven, based on your interests. This is a wonderful way to address technical issues such as



* right and left hand… Continue

Added by John McGann on March 12, 2009 at 10:33am — No Comments

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