Tag Archives: Pre War

Classical Teaching Method vs. Folk Teaching Method

There have been two main types of music instruction methods over the years – the Classical Method and the Folk Method. I. The Classical Method has been used for hundreds of years in Colleges and Universities and is used today to teach piano and orchestral instruments such as violin, trumpet, flight, clarinet, etc. Millions of […]

Why is a Greg Rich era Gibson Banjo superior to other eras of Gibson production?

Greg Rich was hired by Gibson to improve the existing banjos starting in 1987 to revive a slumping quality that had taken over their banjo design. Basically Gibson stopped making banjos in the late 30″s even though you see banjos sold by Gibson into the 40’s. The early 40’s Gibsons were made up of existing […]