Thursday, July 19, 2018

Use Your Metronome!


Make yourself accountable when there is just you at practice time.

I’ve added new worksheets to our Music page, called Taborgrass: Use Your Metronome and Taborgrass Speed Sheet, so you can record your own times and gradually increase your playing speed.

Have fun!

Greg

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Join Mountain Honey at Strum Fest August 12th!


The line-up includes Kenny and Amanda Smith, plus Mountain Honey and other local favorites. We’re excited to be a part of this brand new Portland festival! 

Many thanks to Rainier Beer and the Oregon Bluegrass Association for sponsoring this event.



Friday, June 29, 2018

Taborgrass has a new home! Fall classes start Saturday, October 6th

Taborgrass has a new home! Please make a note of this. We will be meeting at a new location for the 2018-2019 school year:

Waverly UCC
Corner of Southeast 33rd and SE Woodward
3300 Woodward Street
Portland, OR 97202


Fall classes start October 6, 2018 and will go from 10AM to 1PM

Stay tuned for more important announcements about some changes we are making to how the classes will be conducted going forward. We think everyone is going to love the new location and the revised schedule!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Banjo Master Class with Danny Barnes

Come join banjo-extrodinaire, Danny Barnes, 2015 recipient of the 6th annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, for a 2-hour-long banjo-masterclass. Anyone with a basic understanding of the banjo, both clawhammer and bluegrass, can join Danny for this workshop in bringing their skill to the next level. This is an opportunity for the student to bring any banjo-related questions they might have, as well as learning a new tune, obtaining new roll-pattern exercises, and learn some new accompaniment techniques.

 

Dates:   Sunday, July 1

Time:     3:00 - 5:00 pm

Cost:      $50

Location: Artichoke Music, 2007 SE Powell Blvd

Registration: http://www.artichokemusic.org/reg/registration.php?class=2046

 

More about Danny Barnes: http://dannybarnes.com/

Monday, June 11, 2018

New Fastback recordings! St Anne's Reel, Cherokee Shuffle, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Billy In the Lowground, Dixie Hoedown, and Gold Rush

We have some new Fastback audio recordings on the website:

  • Billy In the Lowground
  • Cherokee Shuffle
  • Dixie Hoedown
  • Gold Rush 
  • St Anne's Reel
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast

Now you can practice these tunes to a faster backup!

Look for these added MP3s to the tunes on our Music page. Happy pickin!