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Guitar & Bass Lessons-40 years as a fulltime pro
If you're serious about learning to play the guitar or bass, and the theory and develop a repertoire of music to play--then you owe it to yourself to try a few lessons with me
YOU WILL SEE TANGIBLE RESULTS IN THE FIRST HOUR AND LEARN NEW THING TO APPLY TO YOUR PLAYING
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Check out my website--there are over 50 videos and mp3's of live performances posted there
Lessons can be in my studio or in Skype
Lessons are still $35 an hour, and scheduling is extremely flexible.
I've been playing for 43 years, I still practice every day, at least 4 hours or more, depending on my teaching schedule. I do spend at least 60 hours a week with the guitar, teaching, practicing, playing and recording.
Work on picking and speed and most importantly touch and feel.
Work on Finger picking as well, learn to use all 5 fingers on your right hand. or use the pick and 3 fingers, with me you WILL use your pinky or little finger, on both hands.
Learn to play in rhythm, with a metronome.
Learn to read song charts, and notation and tab.
Learn to work on speed, strength, stamina, play songs you like all the way from beginning to end.
Some students pay in advance, but I can also work with students on a pay as you go basis as well,
Learn about effects and recording software, amps and songbooks.
I don't just show you songs, I teach you to teach yourself and begin to become musically independent.
Almost all of my students learn bar chords and how to use them in songs they want to play in the first hour of lesson time.
Almost all of my students begin in the first lesson with songs like Little Wing and Georgia On My Mind, and Stairway To Heaven, with the right chords in sheet music form. Once you learn how to do that you can begin to take yourself through songbooks, if you learn how to use the printed music, there is a vast amount of it available everywhere.
Almost all of my students are reading melodies using real notation by the 4th or 5th lesson. Reading melodies they like and want to play. Although my students know how to use tab, Notation is the best way and they all prefer it, once they know the difference. Like the Stairway To Heaven Solo, or any of the beautiful Spanish melodies from J.Rodrigo, or blues , jazz, rock and roll, once you can read, you can read anything in print on your own.
All of my students learn rhythm skills playing scales and songs with a metronome, so you learn how to play in time, as you develop stronger rhythm skills you can play better alone or with other people.
All of my students learn the Music Theory. What Time Signatures are and mean, Scales and scale harmonization. Chord progressions and playing through the chord changes.
All of these and more are the fundamentals you will begin to work on in the first 4-5 hours of lessons with me.
You WILL see tangible results in the first hour.
I can help you with learning songs and learning to teach yourself. If your just starting you'll get to play music you like in the first lesson.
If your already a player I can most definitely help you get to the next level.
LEARN ALL STYLES AND AT ALL LEVELS
COUNTRY, CHICKEN PICKING, LEARN TO SOLO OVER CHORD CHANGES, LEARN ROCK, CLASSICAL,JAZZ, POP, FOLK
LEARN HOW TO PLAY LIKE YOU ALWAYS DREAMED YOU COULD,
START TO WORK ON SONGS IN THE VERY FIRST LESSON
Learn the music of your favorite bands and styles beginning even in the first lesson. Learn bar chords in you first lesson, and how to move them around like any pro, learn how to write music and chord charts for your own songs. Develop your songwriting skills to new heights. Learn how to develop strong lead and melody playing. Realize greater confidence so you can perform for others publicly or privately.
Learn all about theory and how to build simple to complex chord progressions.
LEARN ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC WITH A VERY PATIENT COACH; I WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH EVERY ASPECT OF LEARNING TO PLAY YOUR INSTRUMENT. I have a great studio to teach in, and have many students drive across town to study in it., I use a computer with 2 screens for music, print outs, and recording your playing, as well as a program with music for you to play along with. I have thousands of songs to use.
I am offering WebCam lessons to those who want to study guitar and music with me but don't want the added cost of fuel and time in the mix.
COME TO MY STUDIO , A GREAT OPEN SETTING, SET UP JUST FOR LESSONS, WITH A 2 SCREEN COMPUTER, WELL LIT MUSIC STAND, A HUGE LIBRARY OF MUSIC FROM 100'S OF BANDS AND MUSICIANS TO STUDY AND HAND OUT, I ALSO USE SEVERAL COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR RECORDING LESSONS, RECORDING YOUR PLAYING, OR TO HAVE YOU PLAY ALONG WITH SEQUENCED OR RECORDED MUSIC TRACKS. LET'S REALLY GET YOUR PLAYING HAPPENING!
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I just don't show you songs, I teach you to teach yourself and begin to become musically independent. Learn to play your favorite music, whatever you like, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Elvis, Broadway shows, work on only what you like, rock, blues, jazz, classical, pop, country. Learn chords; learn to read music, that way you can read melodies and solos and vocal melodies. Learn scales and modes and how to play in rhythm. Learn to play music by your favorite musicians including Led Zeppelin and Jimi Page, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Chic Corea, Weather Report, David Gilmore and Pink Floyd, Al Dimeola, BB King,
Learn about amps, stomp boxes, cables and picks to create your own sound
Study and learn all guitar styles and guitar techniques, increase speed and rhythm abilities, learn how to write and play guitar with a high sense of creativity, learn jazz and jazz rook and fusion styles like Miles Davis, Weather Report and Chic Corea, study the musicians and music of the recent past so you can take it into the near future.
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