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Salty Dog Blues

Melody, Chords, and Licks for Variations

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In this video you will learn the melody and chords to "Salty Dog Blues."This will be followed by demonstration of a D chord pattern, creating a variation on the song.

A PDF of the TAB is provided as well as the video of me running through the song step by step with TAB on screen for easy following.



Your Instructor


Jody Hughes
Jody Hughes

I have been playing and teaching for over 20 years. During that time I've been fortunate enough to perform on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Ryman Auditorium and The Grand Ole Opry. In addition to playing as a solo artist I perform with the Chuck Nation bluegrass band, as well as in the Banjo+Cello duo called Bow Nā€™ Banjo. I'm a three time Georgia State Banjo and Flatpick Guitar winner and the 2006 Merlefest Banjo winner.

I studied Music Theory and Jazz Improvisation under nationally acclaimed pianist Kevin Bales for five years. Studying improvisation under a pianist provided me with a unique outlook for all of my music studies. My extensive training in a variety of musical systems (Bluegrass, Jazz, Popular, Classical) has given me knowledge of both the formal and aural/traditional systems.

When I'm not performing or teaching, I spend most of my time developing educational material for banjo as well as writing original compositions.



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