Jody Hughes Music Posts

12/17/2015

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

12/02/2015

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 want to encourage people to…

11/30/2015
02/11/2015

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 a major chord with the 2nd…

01/31/2015

Here is some solo jazz banjo.  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 the fifth string to add extensions to chords and more. The challenge is attempting…

01/03/2015

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 my family that played music…