Category: Play by ear


What could be wrong with your practice time? Are your practice sessions preparing you for real life jam situations? Are your practice sessions failing to address the necessary skills required to play songs you’ve never heard- Can you show up at a jam and follow…


Banjo Lesson for “Five Foot Two.”  This is geared for the beginner-intermediate to intermediate player.  Here is the recording/video: I first learned this song off an Allen Shelton recording many years ago.  “Five foot two” is an old popular song from the 1920’s. Below is…


EAR TRAINING One thing I’ve been thinking about doing for awhile is developing my own ear training system.  I see it every day on forums, how do I train my ears? Sometimes people answer with, remember this song if you want to remember a major…