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Wes Corbett and Simon Chrisman: “St. Anne’s Reel”

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Peghead Nation’s new Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo instructor plays a traditional classic with his duet partner, hammer dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman.

by Dan Gabel
September 03, 2019

Wes Corbett was recently in the Peghead Nation studio recording the first lessons for his new Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo course, which is now live on the site. In addition to his work playing in the Molly Tuttle Band, Joy Kills Sorrow, the Bee Eaters, and other popular acoustic music ensembles, Wes has a long-running duo with his friend, hammer dulcimer master Simon Chrisman, who was able to come by the studio to play a few tunes with Wes. 

In this video, the duo plays the traditional favorite “St. Anne’s Reel,” including a fun improvisational section along the way. It is a great take, and gives you a sense of what this creative duo does both in live shows and on their recent self-titled duo album

In Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo with Wes Corbett, Wes teaches intermediate-to-advanced players the style of three-finger banjo used by Béla Fleck, Noam Pikelny, Ron Block, and others. With lessons on single-string and melodic style, fingerboard theory, improvisation, and more. 

Learn Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo with Wes Corbett! Get your first month FREE (or $20 off an annual subscription) when you sign up now with promo code WesLand at checkout.


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Posted by richardfyoung@gmail.com on
Wow! Never cared much for hammered dulcimer until now. Simon really extracts so much voicing and dynamics out of the instrument. Thanks, what a great rendition fellas!!
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