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Alison Brown Banjo Masterclass - Left Hand Position For Chord Melodies

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2017 3:35:09 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in Playing Tips, Alison Brown, Julia Belle

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In this class, Alison Brown talks about using the correct left hand position when playing chord melodies. Chord melodies are a technique often used by jazz and classical guitarists, pianists, and 4 string banjo players. They are not utilized enough on the 5 string banjo. By using them they can provide beautiful and rich music and tones coming out of the banjo and can be a nice change of pace from the rapid fire delivery of notes we are used to hearing from the 5 string banjo.

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Alison Brown and All-Star Ladies Play John Hartford's "The Girl I Left Behind Me"

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 29, 2017 4:22:45 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in John Hartford, Alison Brown, Low Banjo, Julia Belle

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Alison Brown and some friends, who also happen to be some of the all-stars of Bluegrass,  got together to play John Hartford's "The Girl I Left Behind Me"  and debut her new Deering Julia Belle low tuned banjo.

We are thrilled to share Molly Tuttle just became the first woman to win the prestigious International Bluegrass Music Association 'Guitar Player of The Year' award. This is a milestone, and couldn't be more perfect that this video features the first five women to win instrumentalists of the year at the IBMA Awards!

We hope you enjoy this as much as we have!

 

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Deering Banjos & Alison Brown Collaborate on the John Hartford Inspired Julia Belle Low Banjo

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 21, 2017 12:44:30 PM / by Jamie Deering posted in John Hartford, Alison Brown, Low Banjo, Julia Belle

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Deering  is delighted to introduce you to the Julia Belle BanjoThe new Julia Belle low banjo is a unique collaboration between Deering and banjo icon, Alison Brown. The 24-fret low tuned banjo features John Hartford’s hand drawn artwork on the fingerboard as well as design aesthetics and features customized by Alison herself. The result is an absolutely gorgeous and unique instrument that reaches across time and generations for its inspiration.

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