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Dave Jakubiak

Submitted by voodoo_chilly on 10/22/2007

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I've been taking banjo lessons from Dave Jakubiak since I started playing (Dec 2004). Dave has an incredible knowledge of music theory, which has led me to pursue other musical genres instead of just bluegrass. Although one could learn music theory from a book, or on-line sites, Dave has taught me numerous ways to remember different theory based on the layout of the banjo. Playing major, minor, pentatonic (etc etc) scales out of the three chord "shapes" and recognizing patterns from playing out of these chord shapes has helped me immensely. To keep it all interesting, Dave throws in songs to learn based on the theory I am learning. He also stresses backup playing since that is what you will be playing primarily in a group setting. I take private lessons from Dave, but he also teaches a group class. I highly recommend Dave as a banjo instructor (he also teaches guitar and I beleive he teaches mandolin as well).

Overall Rating: 10

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