Featured Videos: In the Studio

Alan Munde and Bill Evans: “Big Ben”

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Banjo legend joins Peghead Nation banjo instructor in the studio for a double-banjo classic.

by Scott Nygaard
May 03, 2016

Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans recently interviewed bluegrass banjo great Alan Munde for a segment of his Bluegrass Banjo course. Alan gained fame as one of the leaders of contemporary bluegrass banjo as member of Country Gazette and for his albums with Sam Bush and the Kentucky Colonels, as well his own highly influential solo albums. He also taught banjo at South Plains College for 20 years. In the interview, Alan talks about his approach to banjo playing and music, with advice about practicing with a metronome, improvising, creating melodies on the banjo and more. And he and Bill play a few tunes together, including this Osborne Brothers twin-banjo tune “Big Ben.” To see the full interview, enroll in Bill’s Bluegrass Banjo course today!

Tags: Banjo, Bluegrass
Category: Featured Video

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Posted by Patty Spencer on
Super cool Alan and Bill! Love it!
Posted by Lawrence Blankenship on
Thank You; that was in sparing, I need to go back to trying to play the 5 string, Thank You again.
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