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Julie L offers guitar lessons in San Francisco , CA

Julie L

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...I feel it is important for us to have fun while learning. I also use practice sheets as a motivational tool for children, so they can earn stickers and small prizes for putting the practice time in required to learn the skills needed to continue moving to the next level. ... Read More

Andrew K offers guitar lessons in San Francisco , CA

Andrew K

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...I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson. Acknowledging accomplishments helps fuel a students desire to progress, and makes students eager to learn more. ... Read More

Scott C offers guitar lessons in San Francisco , CA

Scott C

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...I have been teaching for over 20 years. I have been teaching a guitar class at UCSC for 8 years. I have also taught group classes through the City of Santa Cruz Parks Rec Department and at Cypress High School. ... Read More

Atemu A offers guitar lessons in San Francisco , CA

Atemu A

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...As a teacher I also believe that “in order to teach you must be a student of and for life,” This belief has allowed me to be a good listener and a practitioner of setting new goals and creating new paths with my students  regardless of their particular backgrounds, disabilities, cultures or religions.... Read More

Alex C offers guitar lessons in San Francisco , CA

Alex C

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...Along the the way Ireleased a CD that was played on 30 public radio stations andperformed with many excellent musicians from the Bay Area, East Coast and Europe.... Read More

Rafael F offers guitar lessons in San Francisco , CA

Rafael F

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...Hello! I have over 20 years of experience teaching and performing as a guitarist, composer, producer and recording for my band. I live and breath music 24/7 and I absolutely love to share my knowledge with my students.... Read More

James F offers guitar lessons in San Francisco , CA

James F

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...I love learning all types of music and just having fun playing. I have preen playing the guitar for 15 years. I primarily play jazz, rock, blue grass.... Read More

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How To Tune A Guitar

...to the correct alternatively-tuned pitch. Below, we’ll highlight how to tune a guitar to some important and easy-to-play-in alternate tunings.   D-A-D-G-B-E   Drop D tuning is the probably the easiest alternative tuning. In this tuning, guitarists tune their open 6th E string to D by using the open 4th string as a reference point. Many punk and rock guitar parts feature Drop D tuning.   D-A-D-G-A-D     This is a phenomenal open tuning that is simultaneously easy and difficult to play in. Playing in the key of D Major is a breeze in this key, but playing in... Read More

How To Practice Piano with Correct Technique

...v VI VII     To help test your knowledge of scales and keys, write a simple 4-chord progression and learn to play it in various keys around the piano. For example, you could play a I-IV-vi-iii chord progression in the key of C to start and the move it to gradually more difficult keys like D, E, and then F#. The basic idea here is to teach you how to add every scale, key, and chord to your musical toolkit. This knowledge can help you whether you’re a concert pianist or an aspiring songwriter.   Piano exercises are important ... Read More

Soloing Over Blues Changes

...blues progression in your ear. These exercises alone do not make for a cohesive and convincing solo. First, you should play each scale straight over each chord. Then, use the examples above or apply some of your favorite scale patterns.   This example uses the blues scale. Remember when we talked about the blues scale, we figured out that one blues scale could be used over the entire blues progression. This example is simply the same two-measure line repeated six times. Try coming up with your own two-bar or four-bar blues line and playing it over the blues progression. Pro jazz musicians do this. ... Read More

How Music Theory Can Improve Your Songwriting

...if you want to improve your songwriting prowess. Like chords, scales can be built with simple formulas. To build a C major scale, start with middle C and play every white note until you reach the C an octave above (8 whole steps). All major scales are built off of a pattern of whole and half steps. A whole step covers two half steps and spans the distance from C to D. The formula to build major scales is whole step – whole step – half step – whole step – whole step – whole step – half step. You can use this formula ... Read More

Encouraging a Love of Music Outside the Classroom

...Ask: What instruments do you hear? Is the song fast or slow? Happy or sad? If you had to draw a picture to go with this song, what would it look like? Play games. Most young children learn through play. Some songs, particularly folk songs, lend themselves easily to games. It’s fun for kids if you can incorporate movement into the music, and you know better than anyone what your child finds enjoyable! Attend live shows and concerts if you can. You don’t have to break the bank bringing your child to see a touring professional orchestra (although most orchestras do offer ... Read More
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