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  • Ninety-Nine Years

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  • In the Pines | Bluegrassbasics

    Nashville - In the Pines.pdf

  • Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me | Bluegrassbasics

    Concert Pitch - Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me.pdf Nashville - Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me.pdf

  • I'm Gonna Sleep with One Eye Open

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  • I Haven't Got the Right to Love You

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  • Salty Dog Blues | Bluegrassbasics

    Nashville - Salty Dog Blues.pdf

  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home

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  • Dobro/Resonator | Bluegrassbasics

    Dobro/Resonator Guitars In bluegrass music, the "dobro" refers to a resonator guitar, played across the lap - with a steel bar sliding on the strings. This is different than resonator guitars that are played in a traditional style - with or without a slide - like in certain styles of blues music. The spider bridge is the iconic resonator sound of bluegrass music. The other popular style - used for blues music - is the biscuit bridge. Less common is the tricone resonator guitar, using 3 smaller cones for a more complex sound. Recording King RR36s-vs Maxwell - This square-necked spider cone resonator guitar is well suited for playing bluegrass music. The square neck is necessary to handle the tension from the GBDgbd tuning that this style of resonator guitar uses.

  • Banjo Capos | Bluegrassbasics

    Banjo Capos Paige Original Banjo Capo - This "yoke" style capo works particularly well on banjos. Since most banjos have a flat fingerboard radius, the centered yoke style puts equal pressure on the strings. This capo stores behind the nut when not in use. It usually requires two hands to operate effectively. It is a simple design, but works very effectively on a wide variety of instruments. Paige Clik Banjo Capo - A similar style to the original, this capo has a built-in tension release - their "Clik" system. It is similar in function in all other ways. Strum Hollow 5th String Capo - Since 5-string banjos have a short 5th string, they need a separate capo for just that one string. While some techniques are tried and true - like tapping in miniature railroad spikes that the 5th string can be hooked under - this little device requires no modifications to the banjo. The string slides into the brass slot and the thumb wheel is tightened to keep it from moving. The thumb screw is white plastic, but can be colored in with a permanent marker to make it less conspicuous. When not in use, it can be stored past the nut - attached to a string. *Not pictured - Shubb C5b Capo - This lever-action banjo capo is loved by many but lacks the ability to be stored on the banjo when it is not in use.

  • Banjolele/Uke

    < Back Banjolele/Uke Ukuleles are not part of the typical bluegrass ensemble. Due to a renewed popularity in the United States, they are becoming more common at bluegrass jams. A major hurdle for ukes is the ability to be heard in such a large group. The combination of the small size and nylon strings makes projecting the sound quite a challenge. One solution to this is playing a banjolele. It is the same size and tuning as a ukulele but being built on a banjo body means that it is typically louder and projects better than a traditional ukulele. If a banjolele isn't an option, then using larger ukulele sizes like tenor- or concert-sized ukuleles could be helpful. Left - Stella Banjolele - This banjolele was built in the heyday of banjo ukes in the 1920s. It has been upgraded with Ratio Tune-A-Lele Ukulele Tuners . The original "friction" tuners did not hold the tension of the strings very well. These upgraded tuners are "geared" but have a very small footprint. Right - Harmony Baritone Ukulele - Baritone ukuleles are tuned like the top 4 strings of a guitar - DGBE. This one has been upgraded with Grover geared ukulele tuners . Previous Next

  • Big Spike Hammer

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  • My Walkin' Shoes

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