Learning To Play Guitar Porterville 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.

Nathaniel C.
(877) 231-8505
east san antonio drive
Long Beach, CA
Subjects
Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting, Flamenco Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in rock/ blues style guitar. I can also teach advanced guitar techniques such as sweeping, string skipping, and tapping.
Education
Evergreen Valley College - Music - 01/07-05/08 (not complete)
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Grant G.
(877) 231-8505
S. Elm Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA
Subjects
Music Recording, Songwriting, Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 65
Specialties
Mel Bay's modern guitar method grade 1-2, beginner to intermediate jazz guitar, songwriting with guitar, rock and folk guitar, music theory and composition from beginner to professional. Music recording/composing with Pro Tools, Logic, and Finale.
Education
College of Charleston - Music Composition/Theory - 2001-2005 (Bachelor's degree received) New York University - Music Composition/Film Scoring - 2007-2009 (Master's degree received)
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Jeff S.
(877) 231-8505
W, Granite Dr.
Granite Bay, CA
Subjects
Music Performance, Music Recording, Mandolin, Bass Guitar, Harmonica, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Rock, blues, fusion,r&b, folk, country, bluegrass, prog. and most other contemporary styles. If a student brings in a DVD I am able to listen and assimilate the music. I am no competent in classical guitar.
Education
El Cerrito High School - College Prep - 1963-1967 (High School diploma received) San Francisco State College - Psych/ Lib. Arts - 1971-1975 (not complete)
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Richard F.
(877) 231-8505
Begonia Way
Alpine, CA
Subjects
Drums, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Basic to Advanced Drumming. Proper grip and posture, to stick control and learning songs. Trap set, hand drum and percussion. Metronome/ear training Basic theory and notation Defining Melody, Harmony and Rhythm and bringing them together as one. Strumming, finger exercise and songs.
Education
Grossmont/Cuyumaca - Gen Ed/Music - 95-98 (not complete) SD Christian College - Human Development - 2003-2006 (not complete)
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Fernando H.
(877) 231-8505
E Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Guitar, Music Performance, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Berklee method, Musicians Institute, Alfred, Mel Bay, Ernie Ball, Hal Leonard, Suzuki, Yamaha
Education
Fullerton college - Music - 1993-1999 (Associate degree received) Musicians Institute - Music - 1989-1990 (Degree received) Berklee college of Music - Prof Music - 2001-2003 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Steven E.
(877) 231-8505
Orchid ave
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Music Performance, Singing, Guitar, Music Recording, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Rock, Jazz, Blues, Metal, Shred, Progressive, Funk, R&B, Fusion, Acoustic, Song Composition and many more!
Education
Katy High School - General Ed - 1997-2001 (graduated) Musicians Institute - Guitar/ Music - 2006-2008 (Associate degree received)
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Matthew M.
(877) 231-8505
Centralia St.
Lakewood, CA
Subjects
Piano, Singing, Trumpet, Ukulele, Music Theory, French Horn, Percussion, Songwriting, Guitar, Trombone, Bass Guitar, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Trumpet methods include (not limited to) Arban's, Clarke, Sachs, Rubank, Getchell, Adam, Schlossberg, Colin, Bai Lin. For instruments outside the trumpet, methods will more closely follow school curriculum, unless student has advanced beyond provided materials. I strongly encourage students of voice, guitar, and piano to pick material of their choosing. Classical and rock are the genres to which I am most attracted
Education
Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University - Music Education w/Secondary Applied Vocal Instruction - Fall 2003- Spring 2007 (Bachelor's degree received) Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University - Trumpet Performance - Fall 2003- Spring 2007 (Bachelor's degree received) Bob Cole Conservatory of California State Long Beach - Trumpet Performance - Spring 2008- Present (not complete)
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Paul T.
(877) 231-8505
Charnock Road
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Music Theory, Music Recording, Songwriting, Piano, Guitar, Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 55
Specialties
I excel at popular music genres such as pop, blues, R&B, rock, and jazz. I am also trained classically and enjoy the challenges of standard repertoire from Bach to Chopin. I began studying music as a student of the Suzuki method. However, today I find that my own practice resembles most closely, the Kodály, Dalcroze, and Orff-Schulwerk methodologies in philosophy and application.
Education
Santa Monica College - General Ed., Music - 08-1999 to 06-2001 (Associate degree received) UCLA - Ethnomusicology (World Music) - 09-2002 to 08-2004 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Jordan L.
(877) 231-8505
Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Subjects
Music Performance, Bass Guitar, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Familiar with Mel Bay method and the standard Musician's Institute method/style as it pertains to guitar performance. Genres: Rock, Metal, Blues, Country, Jazz, Fusion, Rockabilly, Folk.
Education
Yuba Community College - Music - 2006-2008 Musician's Institute - Music - 2009-2010)
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Jay R.
(877) 231-8505
Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Upright Bass, Music Theory
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
My primary emphasis is in classical double bass, both orchestrally and in solo repertoire. I also have extensive experience as an electric bassist in the rock, funk, and pop genres, as well as many years as a guitarist in the same genres. I also have spent some time as a jazz bassist and guitarist, and I am very comfortable teaching jazz bass.
Education
Cal State Northridge - Music Performance - Double Bass - 2008-present (In progress) (not complete) UCLA - Music Performance - Double Bass - 2006-2008 (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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