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John S offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

John S

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...The vast majority of my teaching has been peer-to-peer helping my fellow band mates to get to the next level. So many talented musicians start playing by ear but never get the break-through of understanding "all that jargon and lingo." I have helped each and every fellow musician that I have worked with to better understand the theory and frameworks behind the music so that they could craft better songs and better understand the ones they were covering. ... Read More

Patrick M offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Patrick M

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...Every teacher I had was an inspiration to continuing to pursue music, one in particular was central to getting me started in teaching. Their own habits with regard to practicing and learning new material are the things that guided me in developing as a musician. ... Read More

Marcelle C offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Marcelle C

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...Performing in Newton and Framingham. I started to perform at open mics located also in Cambridge And Boston. I also have several musicians and friends we can play different instruments as saxophone xylophone and piano and sing together some paid gigs . ... Read More

Richard D offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Richard D

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...My music has given me the opportunity to travel the world, and in summer of 2016, I conducted a tour of Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda with my band the AfroXchange in conjunction with music therapy organization Global Youth Groove where I hosted jazz masterclasses, as well as performed at clubs and festivals, and assisted a music therapy team around the countryside.... Read More

T.J. M offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

T.J. M

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...However, some students may have a strong desire to learn particular songs, or play in a certain style they like. In this scenario, I would love to make learning your favorite music the priority, as this can definitely be done without necessarily learning how to read music.... Read More

Nina d offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Nina d

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...After the student has grasped the fundamentals, they are welcome to bring in contemporary songs. I find that a mixture of fundamentals and fun recognizable songs keeps students both progressing technically and connected to the music.... Read More

Eamon S offers guitar lessons in Boston, MA

Eamon S

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...For 7 years, I was the primary Guitar instructor at Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School until its closing in 2019. I have been flown out to Northern California every summer for the past 3 years to teach at Alasdair Fraser's Sierra Fiddle camp, a week long Celtic music program.... 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

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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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