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12/11/2017 / Uncategorized

What is Form? Form is the frame or outline of the song. It entails the following: 1)How many sections does the song have? For example, does it have a verse and a chorus? 2)How many…

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09/18/2017 / Uncategorized

I recently got back from a two week tour of China and Mongolia with the High Lonesome Mass Choral Production. I had a fantastic time, it was quite the cultural experience.  Groups from Mexico, Russia,…

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08/29/2017 / Banjo

Leonardo Da Vinci studied the laws of science and nature; anatomy, botany, mathematics, amongst many other things. In the same way that intensive studying didn’t somehow ruin his artistic capabilities, learning basic music theory won’t…

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07/11/2017 / Banjo

A topic I often discuss with students is Right-Hand Finger Pressure: Learning the proper finger pressure to use at the right moment on each string is something to practice as soon as one gets the basic string…

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05/26/2017 / Uncategorized

One of the best ways to train your ears is to transcribe music from recordings.  However, it is not enough to tell someone to “transcribe”, there’s in fact a way to transcribe that you will…

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04/26/2017 / Uncategorized

My latest banjo arrangement up is “Bells of St Mary’s.”  This song has always been a favorite of mine, I used to play it in contest many years ago. This version is for those between…

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