Category Archives: Guitar

Items of Interest for the guitar enthusiast

Fretmentor’s Acoustic Christmas

Yes, its that time a year again.  The time we go into the attic and pull down the Christmas lights and ornaments.  It is the time we go to our local retail store and hear Christmas tunes from the past.  … Continue reading

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Jens & Uwe Kruger & Fretmentor’s 2010 Workshop

April 9-10, 2010 Jens & Uwe Kruger’s Banjo & Guitar Workshop For months now, I have been working out the details for Fretmentor’s First Annual Banjo & Guitar Workshop  – Featuring Jens & Uwe Kruger, to be held in Southeast … Continue reading

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Good Bye Les

Today the Music World Lost a Legend & Pioneer Earlier today, August 13, 2009, I received news that my friend Les Paul died at age 94. When I say my friend, I  should clarify that unfortunately, I did not have … Continue reading

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Motor City Bluegrass?

I remember that first festival as though it was yesterday. Of all places, it was held outside of the Motor City.  That is right, just outside of Detroit, Michigan.  The home of Motown and automobile production, was taking a back … Continue reading

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Greatest Musicians – Do Polls Only Go So Far?

Over the course of a year or so, I added polls to my website www.fretmentor.com, for readers to vote on who they believe is the best banjo, guitar or mandolin player of all-time.  Of course, some of these polls had … Continue reading

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BB King Has Earned His Crown

It was back on April 2, 1992, when I first had the great pleasure to see BB King perform live, as well as meet the great blues legend.  Looking back, I should have attended his concerts much sooner than I … Continue reading

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Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin – Which is the Easiest to Play?

Whether I am performing on stage or teaching in the classroom, I frequently get the following question “Which instrument is the easiest to play; the Banjo, Guitar, or Mandolin?” Banjo For the banjo player, there are various styles that you … Continue reading

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Your Child’s First Guitar

Purchasing a child’s guitar. Continue reading

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