Tag: Music Theory

07/13/2018 / Banjo

Want to become a better improviser? Regardless of the instrument? Are your solos going nowhere and don’t know how to get to that next level? Well I’ve created an ongoing course called “Improvisation Insights” that’s available on Skillshare.com and Teachable.com…

12/10/2017 / Banjo
08/29/2017 / Banjo

Leonardo Da Vinci studied the laws of science and nature; anatomy, botany, mathematics, amongst many other things. In the same way that intensive studying didn’t somehow ruin his artistic capabilities, learning basic music theory won’t ruin your music capabilities either.…

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 get more out of than…

11/24/2016 / Banjo

I’m providing a list of books all musician’s should have on their bookshelf 1)Ted Reed’s Progressive Steps to syncopation for the Modern Drummer TedReed This book is a gold mine in rhythmic studies. I’ve spent a great deal of time…

06/01/2012 / Play by ear

Over the course of the next few months I will discuss how to play melody and chords simultaneously: Stringed instruments such as the banjo and guitar have many strings. However, a lot of attention is placed on “single-note” lines that…