Jody Hughes Music Posts

08/22/2017 / Banjo

I’ve decided that graphs are a great way to show someone how to improve their music. If you were to plot the notes versus time, would you end up with something that looks chaotic with…

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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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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