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Erik T offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Erik T

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...For beginning students, I use the Hal Leonard Basic or Kids Guitar Method because it is such a good introduction to the instrument. For bass and ukulele I also use the beginner Hal Leonard Method books. ... Read More

Ben K offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Ben K

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...Their goal doesn't have to be rock stardom but they have to want to learn! I encourage setting up realistic goals, and giving them tasks and tools to pick up along the way. ... Read More

Evan B offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Evan B

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...It was an absolute blast working with my peers, having the opporunity to test out each other's compositions and ideas. I have always loved teaching and so a vast amount of my teaching has been in the form of informal lessons to my friends because I beleive that anyone can learn to enjoy playing music at any level. ... Read More

Amin M offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Amin M

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...Since then I've also gained a lot of experience with students over the age of 30. A staple of my lessons is to get my students making and playing actual music as fast as possible.... Read More

Margot d offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Margot d

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...I have been teaching guitar for 6 years now. My teaching experience started in high school, when I was 17 years old. I worked at the Boys and Girls club and taught basic guitar and songwriting to kids aged 8-14.... Read More

Sam L offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Sam L

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...There are two main components to learning an instrument: there's the technical, rudimentary side and the musical and analytical side. For beginners, I think it's really important to help lay a foundation in both categories, so as I teach a student how to properly fret a note, I will also make sure they know the note they're playing and, eventually, understand the way the note interacts with the rest of the notes they're playing.... Read More

Cole B offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Cole B

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...I have performed in jazz combos, rock bands, acoustic folk groups, and free improvisation ensembles; my teachers and mentors have included guitarists Joe Morris, Julian Lage, Paul Bollenback, Bob Ferrazza, and Lenny Breau student/fretboard harmony guru Bob Thompson; improvisors Carla Kihlstedt, Eden MacAdam-Somer, and Hankus Netsky; and composers Anthony Coleman and Stratis Minakakis.... 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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...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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