Jody Hughes Music Posts

01/25/2016 / Banjo

As your instructor I will begin you with easy to follow, simple arrangements not the usual difficult/multiple roll versions found in most instruction books and videos. This will ensure your success, motivation and decrease failure and difficulties. If your instructor…

12/16/2015 / Uncategorized

A video on how to practice your rolls.  Dynamics/Volume is often overlooked. Timing/Tone/Effortless are the goals. Watch here: https://youtu.be/HHZGnf7dFMo

12/04/2015 / Banjo

A video demonstrating how to take a simple melody such as a nursery rhyme or hymn and play it in chords (sometimes deemed “Chord Melody”  

12/02/2015 / Banjo

This is the first in a series of blogs and videos about improvising: Improvising is an often misunderstood word in the world of music.  I would like to clear up some of those misunderstandings in this series of instructionals: I…

11/30/2015 / Banjo
02/10/2015 / Banjo

We will discuss the usage of the pentatonic scale and how to properly apply it for the correct effect: First off, A pentatonic scale is a FIVE note scale.  “Penta” meaning five. A major Pentatonic Scale consists of the notes of…