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Skip d offers guitar lessons in Durham, NC

Skip d


...For guitar, I prefer the students to use Mel Bay's Chord Book, as it is still the best I have ever been able to find. As the student progresses, I work to assess their various tastes in music, and work towards that direction, while introducing outside material they may enjoy, with the intent of eventually having a recital. ... Read More

Charlie N offers guitar lessons in Durham, NC

Charlie N


...For example,  I have students of ages 7 to 15 that are writing  songs (guitar chords and lyrics) about their pets. I have designed a method of teaching which is full of great musical exercises & fun illustrations for the young student to enjoy while learning skills on their instrument. ... Read More

Angelo C offers guitar lessons in Durham, NC

Angelo C


...There are three things that I have found are keys to successful lessons - Fun,Commitment, and Practice! ... Read More

Morgan S offers guitar lessons in Durham, NC

Morgan S


...I have my own philosophies too, being taught by world class marchers, from whom I have obtained those philosophies from. I have found that these methods have not only helped students get better, but they also help them learn and grow on their own.... Read More

James E offers guitar lessons in Durham, NC

James E


...In addition to my position at CPCC I also serve on the music faculty teaching applied guitar at Davidson College. I love seeing my students reach their goals (no matter how big or how small).... Read More

Fredric S offers guitar lessons in Durham, NC

Fredric S


...As a student progresses, I work to expose them to a variety of techniques with a focus on helping them to develop their own unique voice on their instrument.... Read More

Spencer S offers guitar lessons in Durham, NC

Spencer S


...I have been in love with music since I was a very young child. I was studying and performing singing and piano by the time I was five.... Read More

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How To Tune A Guitar

...6th string in tune. To do this, you’ll need an accurate pitch reference to tune to. These days, this is as easy as searching “tune to E guitar string” through a quick internet search. After your 6th string is tuned correctly, play the A note located on the 5th fret of the 6th string. The pitch generated here will be the reference point for the 5th string. Once the 5th string is tuned to A, play the D note on the 5th fret and tune the 4th string to that pitch. Now, you’ll do the same thing on the 4th... Read More

I’m Yours Chords Tutorial (Jason Mraz)

...bouncy feel that is a key component of the song.   Pulsing The pulsing technique is a left-hand technique that is used to create a more percussive feel and will help you create the bouncy groove that makes people tap their feet, bob their heads, and shake their booties.   Fret the chord as you normally would. Then, after you strum, release the pressure of your fret hand without letting go of the chord position. The trick is to maintain contact with the strings as you pulse. Open chords are tricky to pulse because of the open strings. But, keep at it and ... Read More

Piano Terminology: Top Terms to Know for Beginning Pianists

...notes legato, it means that you’ll have to hold your fingers on the keys for a longer period of time. There should be no discernible break in the music when you play a series of notes on the piano in a Legato style. Legato interpretation and performance is ideal for conveying musical ideas that are lyrical, emotional and impactful. Legato can be notated with a curved line connecting the first and last notes of the passage to be played smoothly. It looks like this     Terms for Tempo   ACCELERANDO   This piano terminology instruction calls for musicians to ... Read More

Jazz Scales: The Altered Scale

...lick and you instantly recognize it, because you’ve spent countless hours practicing that same exact diminished lick yourself. I feel like there’s a lot more room for originality with the altered scale. Now that we’ve learned the diminished scale, the whole tone scale, and the altered scale, it would be beneficial to practice them all side by side. Play a V7(#9) chord and run the diminished scale, then play a V7(#5) chord and run the whole tone scale, then play a V7(#9#5) chord and run the altered scale. It’s important to have the distinction between these three scales both under your fingers and in your ears. ... Read More

Suzuki Practice: A Daily Event

...Suzuki institute, a special time when students who have been practicing for several years in a row are honored for their commitment. That can be so inspiring. When you and your child see the kids who have been doing it for five or even ten years, that makes you want to do it too. You can be just as impressive as those ‘big kids’ who play such hard music. (And, it’s fun to be on the other end, getting your picture taken for having been so dedicated to your sport of music.) Now, what happens if your Suzuki program doesn’t have a practicing plan? Volunteer ... Read More
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