Jody Hughes Music Posts

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…

01/31/2015 / Banjo

Here is a preview of some Solo Jazz Banjo Things I have in the works.  The Standard “All The Things” followed by the Jobim song “Corcovado”.  The full arrangements contain multiple key changes and improvisations. This explores the use of…

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…

12/28/2014 / Banjo

Saturday, January 24, 2015,  2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free Workshop (Donations appreciated, All proceeds go to The Barn!) Al Smith                                                                             Jody Hughes Everett Music Barn 4055 Stonecypher Road, Suwanee, Ga. 30024 A comprehensive workshop for all levels of players.…

12/20/2014 / Uncategorized
12/16/2014 / Practice

This is a question that my students ask me a lot. My first response is-Consistency is the most important thing. For example, you are better off playing 15 minutes a day than playing two hours on Monday and not picking…