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Clawhammer Banjo Sweepstakes

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[7 May 2015 | 2 Comments | 937 views]
Mandolin Wall Chart Sweepstakes

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[27 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 596 views]
The Conga Drum in Jazz

Swing jazz conga rhythm with Trevor Salloum. See www.trevorsalloum.com Publications Page.
Trevor is a best selling author with Mel Bay Publications including Fun with Bongos, The Bongo Book, Bongo Drumming:Beyond the Basics, Afro-Latin Polyrhythms, Afro-Cuban Rhythms Volume 1 & 2, Art of Arabic Drumming DVD, Afro-Cuban Percussion Play Along CD/Chart, The Art of Bongo Drumming DVD, School of Bongos, First Lessons Conga, First Lessons Bongo.

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[24 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 620 views]
The Bongo Drum in Jazz

Swing jazz bongo rhythm with Trevor Salloum. This rhythm and some of the variations are notated in my Mel Bay Publications
“The Bongo Book “and “School of Bongo.” See www.trevorsalloum.com Publications Page.
Trevor is a best selling author with Mel Bay Publications including Fun with Bongos, The Bongo Book, Bongo Drumming:Beyond the Basics, Afro-Latin Polyrhythms, Afro-Cuban Rhythms Volume 1 & 2, Art of Arabic Drumming DVD, Afro-Cuban Percussion Play Along CD/Chart, The Art of Bongo Drumming DVD, School of Bongos, First Lessons Conga, First Lessons Bongo.

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[23 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 760 views]
Meet Miles Okazaki

 “An exceedingly skilled guitarist with a head for rhythmic convolution”
- The New York Times
“A deeply searching, highly emotional musician”
- All About Jazz
“Commanding and understated at the same time”
- Downbeat
 
Miles Okazaki is an American musician based in New York City. He is known for his technical command of the guitar, his rhythmic approach to improvisation and composition, and his work in contemporary music theory.
 
Okazaki grew up in Port Townsend, Washington, a small town near the Olympic Mountains in the Pacific Northwest. As the child of visual artists, his first expressions were …

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[27 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 927 views]
Stick Tricks by Chip Ritter

Watch Chip Ritter perform various stick tricks at the 2015 NAMM Show in Anaheim California.
Chip Ritter’s MelBay StickTricks DVD is available here: http://www.melbay.com/Products/21724DVD/stick-tricks.aspx and as an Instant Download!

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[20 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 859 views]
Bongo Drum in Jazz

Trevor is a best selling author with Mel Bay Publications including Fun with Bongos, The Bongo Book, Bongo Drumming:Beyond the Basics, Afro-Latin Polyrhythms, Afro-Cuban Rhythms Volume 1 & 2, Art of Arabic Drumming DVD, Afro-Cuban Percussion Play Along CD/Chart, The Art of Bongo Drumming DVD, School of Bongos, First Lessons Conga, First Lessons Bongo.

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[13 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 858 views]
Brazil’s Best!!

Mel Bay Author Aquiles Priester Voted Best Brazilian Drummer for 13th Time

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[22 Jan 2015 | 5 Comments | 1,573 views]
Paula Jo Taylor Interview

Paula Jo Taylor plays incredible lead guitar. So much that she easily puts her male counterparts to shame. Not only will she mesmerize you with her guitar playing but her comedy will keep you in stitches. Though she writes many serious heart felt songs, she is especially blessed with the gift of writing comedy songs. Enough to have had several of her songs cut by major label comedy artist Cledus T. Judd. She has had her songs played by comedy DJ’s Bob and Tom among others.
She has played lead guitar …

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[7 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,032 views]
Exclusive Tim May Interview

This is Tim’s Artist Interview with Erica Lee. Time also teaches a Mel Bay Pro lick on guitar.