Learning To Play Guitar Los Banos CA

It takes time and patience to play the guitar. If you don t have these two qualities, you might as well throw your guitar away because it can only bore and annoy you. Investing patience means listening to the song you want to play as frequently as possible.

Joe N.
(877) 231-8505
Nutmeg St.
San Diego, CA
Subjects
Guitar, Songwriting
Ages Taught
8 to 99
Specialties
Electric rock/blues lead guitar. Slide guitar both electric and acoustic
Education
Grossmont - Telcom/Music - (not complete)
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Maximilian R.
(877) 231-8505
Parkside Ave
Daly City, CA
Subjects
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Specialties
Whether its Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, or Acoustic Fingerstyle I am specialized in all the above. I also teach Latin, pop, funk, country and any other style you can think of. Come on and learn your favorite type of music on the guitar!
Education
Cal State University, Northridge - Music Performance - 2003-2007 (Bachelor's degree received) Koblenz Guitar Acadamy - Guitar Performance - 2007-2009 (Degree received)
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Lenny S.
(877) 231-8505
Bridgeway Cir
El Sobrante, CA
Subjects
Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Cello, Saxophone, Drums, Speaking Voice, Music Performance, Classical Guitar, Piano, Music Recording, Singing, Ukulele
Ages Taught
5 to 65
Specialties
Drums: beg to inter Guitar: beg to adv singing: beg Piano: beg Singing and Playing Motown R&B Oldies Beatles Pop Guitar and Ukulele (Top 40) Jazz/Blues Guitar Marching/Symphonic Band
Education
UC Berkeley - Music - Aug. '04-May '08 (Bachelor's degree received) CSU East Bay - Music Teacher Prep Program - Aug. '08-Present (not complete)
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Julie M.
(877) 231-8505
Topeka Drive
Reseda, CA
Subjects
Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Organ, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Performance, Classical Guitar, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Opera Voice, Bass Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 105
Specialties
I specialize in contemporary music styles, but I am very technique-oriented and I incorporate music theory in every style and instrument that I teach. My methods of teaching range from use of books from beginner to advanced styles, to my own personal lesson plans that I have accumulated over the years. I also specialize in one-on-one singer/songwriter clinics to help better writing styles, melody writing, chord structure, etc.
Education
Berklee College of Music - Voice/Composition - 1998-2001 (Bachelor's degree received) Saguaro High School - General - 1993-1997 (High School diploma received)
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Brian R.
(877) 231-8505
Greendale Ln
Pomona, CA
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
As I've taught students from 5 years old to retirees (who refused to give their age!), I've found that every student is different and thus so is the approach in teaching them. My goal is to first find out the students goals and build a curriculum around achieving that goal asap.
Education
Pasadena City College - General - 86-Present (not complete)
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Micah Mata
5400 Clark Ave
Lakewood, CA
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Early Music, Guitar, Music Business, Musicology, Other, Piano, Theory, Voice
Styles
Blues, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Kim K.
(877) 231-8505
Oak Terrace Dr.
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Guitar, Singing, Songwriting, Music Theory
Ages Taught
1 to 55
Specialties
Guitar, Voice, Songwriting, Music Theory Singing and playing- Blues, Rock, Country, Jazz, Classical. I use the Aaron Shearer series (Classic Guitar Technique), the Mel Bay series, as well as books by Gary Turner and Benton White (Fingerpicking Guitar), Robert Benedict (Sight Reading for the Classical Guitar) I also use songs that they want to learn and transcribe and write-out chord and lyric sheets for them.
Education
Columbine High School - General Ed. - 1988-1992 (degree received) Colorado State University - Vocal, k-12 Ed (double major) - 1993-1997 (degree received) Musician's Institute - Guitar Performance - 2005-2007 (degree received)
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Taylor D.
(877) 231-8505
Raymond St
Chatsworth, CA
Subjects
Guitar, Drums, Songwriting, Percussion
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in all genres of drum set playing including pop, rock, jazz, funk, latin, r&b, hip-hop, blues, reggae, punk, and heavy metal. I also teach orchestral and marching band snare drum techniques and methods, auxiliary and latin percussion, and guitar up to an intermediate level.
Education
Musicians Institute - Percussion Institute of Technology - fall 2008-summer 2010 (Associate degree received)
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Anthony R.
(877) 231-8505
Perlita Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Guitar, Music Theory, Classical Guitar, Songwriting, Bass Guitar, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
GUITAR/BASS PERFORMANCE: rock, jazz, country, funk, surf, rock-a-billy, classical. Flat pick and finger-style. THEORY: sight-reading, sight-singing, voice-leading, roman-numeral analysis. MUSIC RECORDING: digital editing, microphone techniques, MIDI sequencing, interactive arts programming. SONGWRITING: pop/jazz charts, counterpoint, riff-based.
Education
California State University, Los Angeles - Music - 01/05 - 06/07 (Bachelor's degree received) University of California, Irvine - Music (Integrated Composition, Improvisation, Technology) - 09/07 - 06/09 (Master's degree received)
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David B.
(877) 231-8505
Trophy Drive
La Mesa, CA
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Drums, Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
11 to 70
Specialties
Very versatile both in preferred styles and my ability to adapt to students requests. Can cover anything from jazz to metal, or pop to blues, on guitar, bass or drums.
Education
Tuxford College - Music, and Physics - 09/01/2000 - 06/01/2002 (Associate degree received) Salford University - Music, Acoustics and Sound Recording (Honors) - 09/01/2002 - 06/01/2005 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Learning To Play Guitar

Learning to play the guitar may be easy, but there are still good and bad habits that you should always keep in mind. The rules are simple: take note of the following do s and don ts so that you don t waste your time and effort for nothing.

It takes time and patience to play the guitar. If you don t have these two qualities, you might as well throw your guitar away because it can only bore and annoy you. Investing patience means listening to the song you want to play as frequently as possible. You are trying to get the idea of the song, so it is advisable to really get familiar with the song. Learning to play the guitar means that you have to be able to detail out every melody, pitch and frequency of the notes and patterns of the chords being played. Transferring the melodies to the guitar is easy once you are able to find out how the songs has been produced in the first place.

If you are really interested in learning to play the guitar then you should first master finger variations. You can do it if you are already familiar with the chords as these are the most fundamental knowledge for every guitarist. You cannot even play the simplest melody without the knowledge of guitar chords because these are the basics of learning the guitar. Once you have mastered them, your fingers will naturally follow.

The next thing to learn is strumming. Good strumming will enable you to play the guitar as a rhythm guitarists of a band or as a solo performer, just to amaze your friends. A good musician must be well balanced and equipped when it comes to guitar skills – that is, he or she must be capable of both plucking and strumming. There are several ways in strumming your guitars and these are usually coupled with patterns to induce variations and style. Learning the correct strumming is relatively difficult because you have to maintain a steady and firm tempo and still be able to follow the melody. You can do this by constantly listening to the song you wish to play. Also, strum the strings according to the type of music – if you are playing jazz music with a too determined (rock style) type of stumming, it will simply sound wrong and it will be easily recognised as a mistake you are making. Because of that you should always get to know the song well enough to know what goes with it and what doesn t.

If you are a guitar beginner, then you can rely on tablatures as they provide guitarists the finger patterns of the notes without having to deal with too many difficulties of actually figuring out the song on your own. If you are finding it hard to read and study tabs, don t waste too much time on a single part of the song you just can t get right – this will just slow you down and that won t be helpful in your guitar lessons at all, because you need to advance quite quickly in order to stay motivated. It s strongly advised to break the song down into smaller parts (intro, verse, chorus, solo, outro) and learn them one at a time. There are several advantages of using tablatures. With them, you can learn to play your favourite song quite accurately in a matter of hours or less. You can also learn only the part of the song that you are interested in playing. All the same, learning to play the guitar through reading tabs still requires a lot of patience and effort, but it s all guaranteed to be worth your while.

Will Griffin has been playing both acoustic and electric guitar for more than 10 years. For his guitar needs he visits http://YourChords.com . Check it out at http://www.yourchords.com



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