Thanks to everyone who contributed to my birthday fundraiser for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM). It was great fun to share in the moment with the historical reunion of the “A” List Players. Speaking of news, my latest single can be found here: Addicted To News. Enjoy!
—Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps, my comprehensive start from scratch, step-by-step course of study that maximizes the use of interactive technology is now available for download. Photos enlarge to near life-size fingerings of both hands. Videos have closeups of both hands. There are hundreds of audio clips that demonstrate phrases and compete songs at various speeds. The interactive glossary of terms contains nearly 200 entries. You learn complete songs with backup parts, beginnings, endings and solos, all in a variety of keys. 192 pages. Available for iPads or Macs. After clicking the following Apple link, click “View in iBooks” (below the book cover icon) for complete details: Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps – Eddie Collins
—Hill Country Winter Acoustic Music Camp. Friday, January 9th – Sunday, January 11th, 2015. Kerrville, TX. I will specifically focus on flatpick guitar and banjo, joining Alan Munde, Steve Smith, Billy Bright and others. The camp is designed to provide instruction in improving your jamming skills. Structured jam classes will be offered for all levels of pickers including all the bluegrass instruments.