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Tuning Gizmos

Over the years, there’s been a dizzying array of gizmos created to help us find the right pitch for singing or to help us tune our instruments. The first one I remember was a round pitchpipe the music teacher in my elementary school used when we would sing in class.   When I first started… Read More »

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Playing Bluegrass Backup on Fiddle, Mandolin & Banjo

By Wayne Erbsen As you might guess, there are numerous differences between old-time and bluegrass music, although they share a lot of similarities too. In old-time music, the banjo, fiddle, and mandolin generally play the melody all at the same time. During an old-time tune, the guitar generally refrains from playing the melody and concentrates… Read More »

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