Category: Play by ear

10/26/2017 / Banjo

Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do   Many of us have heard this as a child or heard someone sing using these syllables.  What does it mean? Suppose you have a C Major Scale (CDEFGAB), each of these…

03/16/2017 / Banjo

The modern musician has access to many tools that those in the past didn’t have.  Some of these tools can increase the efficiency of our practice sessions.  This holds especially true for those unable to attend weekly jam sessions or…

02/12/2017 / Banjo
02/09/2017 / Banjo

Are you counting beats or memorizing chord changes?  Are you unable to hear when the chords change? These are common problems the beginner faces and I faced the same challenges when I was learning.  The greater your ability to hear…

11/24/2016 / Banjo

I’m providing a list of books all musician’s should have on their bookshelf. 1)Ted Reed’s Progressive Steps to syncopation for the Modern Drummer.  Purchase below GetThisBook This book is a gold mine in rhythmic studies. I’ve spent a great deal…

01/02/2015 / Lessons

Many people ask the question is it talent or is it practice? I’m gonna share my life experience with you and let you decide for yourself: I started guitar when I was 13 years old.  There was not one person in…