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About Wayne Erbsen
Wayne Erbsen has made it his lifelong passion to teach, collect, record, perform, write and publish Southern Appalachian music and folklore. A master of both the clawhammer and bluegrass banjo styles, Wayne also performs and records on fiddle, guitar and mandolin, and has authored twenty-eight books of instruction, lore and history. An instructor for over forty-five years, Wayne has taught literally thousands of people to play stringed instruments.
In addition to Wayne’s deep interest in old-time Appalachian and bluegrass music, he has also researched, recorded and written on numerous other themes of American culture such as The Civil War, Victorian life, log cabin culture, cowboys and pioneers, railroads and gospel music.
For the past twenty-four years Wayne has taught Appalachian music at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina. He is an active instructor at his own teaching facility called The Log Cabin Cooking & Music Center in Asheville, NC. (www.nativegroundmusic.com). As a book publisher, he is the founder and general manager of Native Ground Books & Music (www.nativeground.com).
For radio listeners, Wayne has a popular radio show called “Country Roots,” which just celebrated its 25th anniversary on Asheville North Carolina’s public radio station, WCQS. Wayne’s show is now streaming, so you can listen to it live every Sunday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 PM EST at http://www.wcqs.org/.
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· Teaches the plain, naked melody to 23 easy bluegrass favorites without the rolls already incorporated into the tune.
· Wayne shows simple ways to embellish each melody using easy rolls.
· With Wayne’s unique method, you’ll learn to think for yourself!
· Learn how to play a song in different ways, rather than memorizing ONE way.
· Includes a link to download 99 instructional audio tracks off our website!
You WILL learn to play: Bile ‘Em Cabbage Down, Blue Ridge Mountain Blues, Columbus Stockade Blues, Down the Road, Groundhog, Little Maggie, Long Journey Home, Lynchburg Town, Man of Constant Sorrow, My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Nine Pound Hammer, Palms of Victory, Pass Me Not, Poor Ellen Smith, Pretty Polly, Put My Little Shoes Away, Red River Valley, Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms, Shall We Gather at the River, Wabash Cannonball, When I Lay My Burden Down, When the Saints Go Marching In.
After you've gotten started with this book, don't forget to check out the next book in the series, "Bluegrass Jamming on Banjo" by Wayne Erbsen
You will learn to play: Buffalo Gals, Cluck Old Hen, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Cripple Creek, The Cuckoo, Cumberland Mountain Deer Chase, Darlin' Cory, Down in the Willow Gardens, East Virginia, Groundhog, Handsome Molly, Little Birdie, Little Sadie, Lynchburg Town, Muley's Daughter, New River Train, Old Holly Hare, Old Blue, Old Joe Clark, Polly Put the Kettle On, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Rain and Snow, Red Rocking Chair, Shady Grove, Shortening Bread, Sugar Hill, Swannanoa Tunnel, Sweet Sunny South, Wild Bill Jones.
Includes a link to download 85 instructional MP3s!
You WILL learn to play: Amazing Grace, Blackest Crow, Buffalo Gals, Charley He s a Good Old Man, Cluck Old Hen, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Cripple Creek, Cumberland Mountain Deer Chase, Darling Corey, Don t Let Your Deal Go Down, East Virginia, Groundhog, House of the Rising Sun, Ida Red, In the Pines, It Ain t Gonna Grain no Mo , Joy to the World, Little Birdie, Liza Poor Gal, Lynchburg Town, Muley s Daughter, Old Joe Clark, Old Molly Hare, Polly Put the Kettle On, Rain and Snow, Red River Valley, Run Johnny Run, Rye Whiskey, Sail Away Ladies, Say Darling Say, Shortening Bread, Sugar Hill, Wagoner s Lad, Wildwood Flower, Willie Moore.