Author: Jody Hughes

I am a full-time banjo and acoustic guitar teacher, performer and composer. I have performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry and The Ryman Auditorium. My interests include developing educational materials for the advancing banjoist and composing Original Music mixing my background in Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical and Latin Music.

12/13/2018 / Banjo

Here is the Warmup and Free Improvisation from my latest Live Stream.  This largely moves from D to C.    

12/11/2018 / Uncategorized

Here is from the Latest Live Stream.  How to play without a Capo in A Mixolydian.  Demonstration of why using the open strings of the banjo as opposed to a capo in A mixolydian is actually very natural to the…

12/07/2018 / Uncategorized
11/30/2018 / Uncategorized
11/29/2018 / Banjo

The TAB to “Take me home, Country Roads” has now been uploaded to Sheet Music Plus for Purchase.  It can be found here.  Verse, Chorus and Bridge is included. Once again, left-hand fingerings are color coded as needed. https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/take-me-home-country-roads-for-banjo-digital-sheet-music/20950095

11/22/2018 / Play by ear

EAR TRAINING One thing I’ve been thinking about doing for awhile is developing my own ear training system.  I see it every day on forums, how do I train my ears? Sometimes people answer with, remember this song if you…