Of all possible ways to learn a musical instrument, I’ve found that the best method, by far, is to listen to (and watch) as much music as possible. You can learn so much by watching how a player holds the instrument; the posture, the picking and anchoring techniques, etc… So much can be gleaned by observing a musician as they are performing.
The best way to do this is in person, where you have a 3-dimensional view of the performance. But we live in an age where the internet allows you to access a 2-dimensional live concert experience just about anytime and place you choose! So sit back, relax, and learn from the music as it’s rolling by your screen… or just enjoy the show!
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Below is a playlist that will continue to play through over 40 Roots Music perfomances by Justin Johnson. If you would like to browse through the videos, click on the menu icon in the top left corner of the video screen.