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A banjo student and I were discussing these various topics just now and I realized that I’ve not actually discussed them more formally with very many people. Here are several major categories of banjo practice, as I’ve just thought of … Continue reading
Held several times each spring through fall at Southside Park, Huntsville.
Stands for Tennessee Valley Old-Time Fiddlers Convention. One of the granddaddies of fiddling get-togethers, it is held annually in Athens, Alabama. Here are just a few photos from this years event.
I only met Bill Emerson a couple of times up in Nashville, but those brief times were lasting memories for me. Although I am self-taught on all the instruments I play, only in my later years did I look to … Continue reading
Playing the mandolin, or banjo, as we have it in our modern society, is a fairly complex process. As such, it, like all complex systems, is susceptible to visits from the Good Idea Fairy. You may well have seen this … Continue reading
Upon the banks of the mighty Aldredge, washed ashore on that ancient creek of destiny, lay a most astounding find. It must have come to surface during the recent floods, but whatever it’s source, there it was. And I was … Continue reading
Image by mcmurryjulie from Pixabay Elizabeth Barrett Browning (not William Shakespeare) wrote the Victorian sonnet that starts out: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. In a fashion, we also have a plethora of sorts of banjo … Continue reading
I’ve been reading a book by the well-known photographer and author Tom Ang. In it, he prefaces a section on other famous photographers by comparing and contrasting originators and elaborators; terms defining, respectively, those who invent and pioneer, and those … Continue reading