Category Archives: banjo

“Knitting” Tunes

In this article I would like to compare “doing” music to the art of knitting. What? Have I lost my mind?! No. Far from it. If you’ve read even some of my articles on this blog page you will already … Continue reading

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The DNA of Music

Before you read this article, please note that this is not a political blog. So when you read that some strict religious sects don’t allow music, this is not meant to ramp up anger among music lovers. I use this … Continue reading

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Tablature Is Hope For All Musicians

Tablature can be controversial, especially to those who are content with playing by ear. Some musicians love it. Some don’t want to learn it. You probably already know what tablature is. We’ve talked about it in other blog articles I’ve … Continue reading

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The Distinct Advantages of TABLATURE

In our last article we discussed the basics of “tablature.” Tablature is a notation system that makes music compositions accessible to musicians with little or no music background. The more familiar western music notation, recognizable by its elliptically shaped note … Continue reading

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The Basics of Tablature

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog articles, you’ve probably already read my previous blog about my piano lesson years as a young child. I learned to play the piano by learning the “standard” elliptically shaped note and staff … Continue reading

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The Pete Seeger Banjo Style

There are several ways to play the banjo. In fact there are many ways. If you doubt, listen to 5-string banjo master Bela Fleck. If you want to hear really great banjo, listen to Bela Fleck and his wife, Abigail … Continue reading

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Easy Entry to Banjo Heaven!

Everybody wants to be a banjo star! Oh, what must that feeling be like to stand on stage in front of thousands, your banjo blowing up a firestorm and your body in a white heat! The crowd leaps to its … Continue reading

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