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.

05/09/2019 / Uncategorized

What have I been up to? I looked and the last post I did on here was January of this year. Sorry I have not been more active, life has been busy. The first half of the year was pretty…

01/20/2019 / Lessons

Come join in my beginner banjo course here.  I cover rolls, teach a few songs, how to play out of chord shapes.  I’m up to an hour and twenty minutes of material. I’m making an effort to try to update…

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