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How To Start Improvising (Brainjo Bite)

Posted by Josh Turknett on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Brainjo Bite: How To Start Improvising

Have you ever wondered what it'd be like to sit down with a group of musicians, start jamming on a new tune, and then whip out a solo on the banjo that you've conjured out of thin air?

In other words, have you ever wondered what it'd be like to improvise?

In this first in what will be a multi-part series of Brainjo Bites on improvisation, we'll start by addressing some common myths and misconceptions about improvisation.

And then you'll learn 5 ways you can start learning how to do it today, even if you're a total beginner who's never tried it before (and I strongly recommend you do!).


About the Author

Dr. Josh Turknett is the creator of the Brainjo Method, the first system for learning  banjo that incorporates the science of learning and neuroplasticity and specifically targets the adult learner.

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2 comments on “How To Start Improvising (Brainjo Bite)”

Banjer Joe Says:
Monday, June 6, 2022 @7:50:56 AM

Good morning Dr. Josh,

I'm Joe Colvin (Dayton, Ohio) and I originally signed up for your banjo course sometime back in January 2022. I had my shoulder replacement in February 2022 and have only now taken my banjo back out of the case. Now I'm finding difficulty in getting restarted (not a current Google password, etc.

So, how do I restart your course? I'm excited to begin this fun time!



p.s., I'm 83 years young and am managing most all areas and activities of daily living! (Can you tell my wie is a social worker?)

Josh Turknett Says:
Monday, June 6, 2022 @8:02:50 AM

Hey Joe! Glad to hear you're on the mend (and yes, sounds like you're well versed in all the buzzwords!).

I sent you a direct message through the hangout so we can get you squared away.


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