Category: Left hand

04/08/2017 / Banjo

In this post, I cover a few tips to accelerate your left-hand technique. I recently posted this teaching video on youtube; it details an exercise I have my beginners do, I call it “jumping the gun.” You basically tell your brain…

01/31/2015 / Banjo

Here is a preview of some Solo Jazz 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. This explores the use of…

12/05/2014 / Left hand

I recently had a student tell me he had a book that had EIGHT variations of one song in it. The book was presenting the material as if it was instructional material. My response to him was how many pages of…

05/24/2013 / Left hand

I decided to do this because of a thread on the Banjohangout A poster asked, does banjo playing revolve around licks? Chords?My answer was that it was a balancing act of licks, simple themes and variations through chords, playing things…