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Erik T offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Erik T

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...I am very plan-oriented, knowing that students learn differently and progress at their own pace. In following the structure of a plan for learning, I build in some opportunities for students to experiment with what has been learned, in a way that other students have found to be fun, so that a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of the instrument, and musical structure, are gained by the student. ... Read More

Frank O offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Frank O

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...I try to keep a modern approach to things as well, focusing on how people make music today as opposed to 20 years ago. When a student feels he is creating at his highest level and learning in the process that's when I know my mission is accomplished. ... Read More

Eric L offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Eric L

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...It takes time! It is also encouraged and fun for a student to think of a handful of songs that they enjoy, that we can focus on learning together. ... Read More

Tyler S offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Tyler S

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...My teaching experience dates back to high school. When I was in high school I started teaching private beginning guitar lessons in my hometown. Once I moved to Boston I continued my search for students.... Read More

Blake J offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Blake J

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...Although we will work on fundamentals, I work with students so that my lessons can be fun, educational, inspiring, and suited for each student's needs. Any concepts we work on will translate into more advanced concepts that can be practically approached for months or even years to come, whether that be through my lessons or through the students own discoveries.... Read More

Richardson S offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Richardson S

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...An ideal practice session to me begins with 30 minutes of warmup exercises, 30 minutes of strumming exercises and chord work, 45 minutes of reading/composing, and 15 minutes of cool-down exercises.... Read More

Dennis K offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Dennis K

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...I have studied for years with world renowned classical composers and instructors, performed across New England, and taught a diverse group of students over the years. The guitar is my life!... Read More

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...available, and how each of these differ in sound and play-ability. If you are particularly interested in a certain genre or style of guitar playing, and this is what you are trying to learn, then you will want to have the correct guitar to correspond with this sound. For example, if you are an aspiring flamenco guitar player, which has a very distinct sound and way of playing, it wouldn’t make any sense for you to purchase or use an electric guitar that is meant for Heavy Metal music. Likewise, if you want to be a blues player, a classical guitar wouldn’t make... Read More

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...string: Play string open 1st string: 4th finger plays the 3rd fret E 6th string: Play string open 5th string: 2nd finger plays the 2nd fret 4th string: 3rd finger plays the 2nd fret 3rd string: 1st finger plays 1st fret 2nd string: Play string open 1st string: Play string open D 6th string: Do not play 5th string: Do not play 4th string: Play string open 3rd string: 1st finger plays 2nd fret 2nd string: 3rd finger plays the 3rd fret 1st string: 2nd finger plays the 2nd fret   Now, that you’re armed with the CAGED chords… What’s next? In the next article in this series ... Read More

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...(or scale). The note name sometimes appears inside the circle and the number tells you which finger to use. Don’t worry, this will become second nature to you fairly quickly. How to Read Standard Notation   The standard notation system is how music is traditionally written and archived. It consists of a five-line staff and the notes are represented by note heads (dots) and stems (flags). There are many rules that apply to this system and are beyond the scope of this article. For more information on this system please see our article on reading clefs or search “how to read standard ... Read More

Open-String Guitar Chords

...from the bottom up is the best way to check that you are playing the chords correctly. Notice that we have a slightly different fingering for the G chord than in the previous example.   The three-finger G, open-string guitar chord: 6th string: Use the 2nd finger to play the 3rd 5th string: Use the 1st finger to play the 2nd fret. 4th string: Play open. 3rd string: Play open. 2nd string: Play open. 1st string: Use the 3rd finger to play the 3rd fret.   The three-finger C, open-string guitar chord: 6th string: Do not play. 5th string: Use the 3rd ... Read More
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