Jody Hughes Music Posts

07/11/2017 / Banjo

A topic I often discuss with students is Finger Pressure. Learning the proper finger pressure to use at the right moment on each strings is something that is quite difficult and should be practiced as…

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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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05/02/2017 / Banjo
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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04/20/2017 / Uncategorized
04/08/2017 / Uncategorized

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.”…

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