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The Circle of 5ths in Bluegrass

Thursday, April 8, 2021

I just posted this in Music Theory Lessons: I put together a video about the Circle of 5ths, specifically for bluegrass players. It helps make sense of those "extra" chords you hear in the trickier tunes heard at jams and provides the language needed to communicate with all the other instruments. Here's the link:

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Playing Since: 1973
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Eddie Collins has made 11 recent additions to Banjo Hangout 

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Occupation: musician/author

Gender: Male
My Instruments:
2007 Stelling Hummingbird; 1971 RB-250 w/Huber tonering; Nechville American Vintage

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Jimmy Bryant; Don Reno, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams

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Created 9/12/2006
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40+ years as a professional player/teacher. I was the founder/editor of 5-String Quarterly and currently am the Beginner's Corner columnist for Banjo Newsletter, specializing in Scruggs and 3-finger style.. Austin, TX is my home base where I teach lessons and perform with many great players, my current band is the Hot Pickin 57s. I give workshops around the country and have 20 banjo instruction books and six CDs featuring banjo available at my website

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