Music Improvising Skills and Melodic Awareness

Jody Hughes, Banjo, Improv, and Music Coach

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11 Videos (1h 13m)
    • Improvising Insights_Composing Solos

      11:56
    • Using Short Motifs to Improvise

      6:25
    • Freedom In All 12 Keys (Your 1st Transposing Exercise)

      6:00
    • Freedom in All 12 Keys Part 2

      2:53
    • Putting-It-To-Use

      6:48
    • Playing-A-Melody-in-Any Key

      7:33
    • Pacing

      4:52
    • Melodic Awareness-Tonic

      7:15
    • Melodic Awareness-2nds/Suspensions

      9:15
    • Creating Variations Intro

      1:38
    • How to Add Pickup Notes

      8:51

About This Class

In the Class I go over tips to help musicians improvise better; how to transpose melodies into all 12 keys.  In addition, basic music listening skills are covered.  Other topics include melody construction and harmony. Skills to be a well rounded musician.

Learn how to play material in a number of keys.  Applicable to ALL instruments-Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Violin, Vocals, etc.

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Jody Hughes

Banjo, Improv, and Music Coach

 

 

 

I've taught and played music for over 25 years. During that time I have been fortunate enough o perform on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium. I am a three time Georgia State Banjo and Guitar champion.

In addition to teaching online and in-person I play private events around the Southeastern U.S, both solo and as a member of the banjo+Cello duo group Bow N' Banjo.

My background is in acoustic music-b...

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