I am learning to solo with the banjo, and I'm working on Banjo Ben's video Unclouded Day 1-3. I have a question, in the beginning when one is learning just the melody, of any song. How do you make sure you are, by ear, picking the melody in the correct key, for instance "G" or "D" ? Do you start the first melody note from the key that the song is in?
I am also teaching myself melodic major scales. Should I learn these scales? How does that specifcially help my solo playing? Thank you