Category: Banjo

12/02/2015 / Banjo

This is the first in a series of blogs and videos about improvising: Improvising is an often misunderstood word in the world of music.  I would like to clear up some of those misunderstandings in…

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11/30/2015 / Banjo
02/10/2015 / Banjo

We will discuss the usage of the pentatonic scale and how to properly apply it for the correct effect: First off, A pentatonic scale is a FIVE note scale.  “Penta” meaning five. A major Pentatonic Scale…

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01/31/2015 / Banjo

Here is a preview of some Solo Banjo Things I have in the works.  The Standard “All The Things” followed by the Jobim song “Corcovado”.  The full arrangements contain multiple key changes and improvisations.  I…

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12/28/2014 / Banjo

Saturday, January 24, 2015,  2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free Workshop (Donations appreciated, All proceeds go to The Barn!) Al Smith                                                                             Jody Hughes Everett Music Barn 4055 Stonecypher Road, Suwanee, Ga. 30024 A comprehensive workshop…

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06/30/2013 / Banjo

Beginners are often not made aware of group intricacies early enough in the learning process. I have actually received students that took lessons from other instructors that have been playing almost a year and do…

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