Jody Hughes Music Posts

05/31/2016

I call this concept Erase The Bar lines….if you are learning music from a page the Bar Lines are there to divide up the music into packets of information that can be counted. They can seriously be your enemy if you don’t look beyond them.…

05/31/2016

Teaching people to improvise from a major scale is not a good place to start. Why? Not every note in the scale is created equal at all points in time. You need to know where the chord tones (arpeggios if you will) are so you…

05/31/2016

The reason you are failing at a jam or on stage is your practice is not a very good replica of the jam or the stage……If you play through a song and mess up, in a jam or on stage you don’t get to start…

05/31/2016

Jams can be unpredictable, so practice shouldn’t always be predictable…try playing along with recordings to songs you’ve never heard, try playing a song in a key you never have, try playing a song at a completely different tempo….

05/31/2016

Your success will largely be determined by your ability to do the same boring things over and over. If you approach it as always wanting something new, your studies will not be thorough enough. If you approach it in a rush and as how fast…