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Sep 17, 2017
GeorgeWhitty

Or is it Geniii?  Hey everybody:  a few notes on some things I have coming up, and one in progress!  Just finished five days in Portland, OR, working with Gino Vannelli on his new CD, and am again reminded what an incredible musician the guy is.  We did a CD 20 years ago called “Slow Love”, and I was really struck by the depth of his writing, producing, singing, mixing, you name it.  That one took a LONG TIME, as we did almost the entire record in Logic on the computer, programming drums, bass, keys, guitars, horns, strings…I even took a nice little “harmonica” solo on a sound we built out of our own samples in a Kurzweil K2000.  Great record, and 20 years later we picked up right where we left off, but older and wiser. 

Gino’s writing has as much really cool harmony in it as anybody can fit into a contemporary song;  this CD is a kind of “Americana” one, with a small band featuring slide guitar, piano, percussion, pedal steel, harmonica, and some string sections.  But it’s as sophisticated as it gets, yet incredibly friendly to the ear. 

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Sep 15, 2017
ArtistWorks

new banjo lesson on dorian mode

We’ve just added 3 new banjo lessons in the Advanced section all about the Dorian Mode. This particular mode is best known for its popularity in jazz music but it also has a very recognizable sound quality that you’ll hear in many genres. In the first lesson Tony breaks down the notes of the Dorian scale to get you more familiar with it. Click here to jump to it!

banjo lesson on the dorian mode

In the 2nd installment, Tony further familiarizes you with the sound and feel and teaches a fun etude to get you comfortable playing in the Dorian mode. Click here to jump to it!

banjo lesson on the dorian mode

In the 3rd installment Tony continues to explore ways to use the Dorian scale and mode by teaching you a new pattern that utilizes the 3/4 time signature for variation. Find all these in the Advanced section or just click here!  

Read on to see more new banjo lessons that have been added recently - there's a bunch! 

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Sep 15, 2017
ArtistWorks

tony trischka marcy marxer

In this fun interview Tony joins up with Marcy Marxer (the other half of the Grammy winning duo with Cathy Fink) to jam some tunes and learn about Marcy's many instruments and styles of banjo. Marcy is largely responsible for popularizing the cello banjo in modern times and in these first 2 installments she demonstrates on 3 different styles of banjo both solo and in duet with Tony. There's much more in store so check back each week for more updates to this series. Find it all in the Special Guests area or just click here! 

Update: we just added parts 3 and 4 - enjoy! 

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