Information about instrument care, performance techniques, etc.

Free Online Guitar Lessons

Learn How to Play Guitar | Free Guitar Lessons Online is a website that provides free quality guitar lessons online using Guitar Pro as a learning platform.

Plus links to the best guitar related websites on the Internet, super hot videos, and a chance to showcase your work!

Fiddler Magazine

Each issue contains tunes, articles, columns, and other great information for fiddlers!

See parts of old issues online and find links to great workshops and camps.

Banjo Licks offers a variety of easy of banjo licks in pdf format or on CDs.

Videos also available, as well as a free newsletter.

Music Tablature has tab notation for many stringed instruments in various styles.

They also provide a free download of a viewer and editor program so you can write your own tab!

What is Old Time Music?

A site full of resources for Old Time Music fans.

Includes event listings, links, and other resources, as well as news and other information.

This site is not affiliated with the San Diego store of the same name.

Music Exchange

Instruments, repairs, lessons, music books, etc.

Friendly and knowledgable staff.

985 Escondido Ave #102
Vista, CA 92083

Sugar in the Gourd streams Old Time and early Bluegrass music 24/7.

Also includes a forum and a directory of musicians (pros and amateurs alike) for all states.

Find a Jam

...anywhere in the US, and even in other countries!


Annual Bluegrass event held in Vista, CA

Kids' Camp program offers 3 days of instruction to children, and includes festival admission!

Acoustic Music Scene is designed to promote quality acoustic music by providing you with useful news and insightful commentary. We also aim to foster a greater sense of community for performers, presenters and fans of folk, roots and other acoustic music styles.

1st Tuesday Music Night


Music Nights are free, and open to members and the general public. We offer live bluegrass and folk music beginning at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of every month.  Our opening spot gives upcoming bands the opportunity to perform for an appreciative audience. And, at 8:00 we feature one of our many talented San Diego and SoCal bands.   Come join us for an great evening of music.


Questions - contact us at


We meet at Round Table Pizza in Escondido, on the corner of Ash & Washington Streets. 1161 E. Washington Avenue Escondido, CA 92025 (760)489-0191

NCBFC Membership

$25 per year - pdf version of newsletter, emailed monthly