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How to Play Rockabilly Guitar: 7 Easy Songs for Beginners

Ready to learn about rock and roll's cousin from the south? If so, you're in the right place! In this article, music teacher Christopher S. explores some of the most influential rockabilly songs of our time and shows you how to play them on guitar... The History of Rockabilly The rock and roll style, dubbed rockabilly, is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music. It dates back to the early 1950’s and comes from the good ol' USA, especially from the south. It's a blend of sounds fr … Read More
How to Play Rockabilly Guitar: 7 Easy Songs for Beginners
Ready to learn about rock and roll's cousin from the south? If so, you're in the right place! In this article, music teacher Christopher S. explores some of the most influential rockabilly songs of our time and shows you how to play them on guitar... The History of Rockabilly The rock and roll style, dubbed rockabilly, is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music. It dates back to the early 1950’s and comes from the good ol' USA, especially from the south. It's a blend of sounds fr
The Ultimate Guide to Overcoming Stage Fright
Stage performance is a challenging art form. Whether you're acting out a role in a musical theatre setting, giving a speech in front of a crowd, or even playing a solo at an open mic night, the experience can be nerve-wracking even for seasoned performers. It can be even more anxiety-inducing if you're a perfectionist, as that can breed a fear of failure... and from there, performance anxiety can feel even stronger. Performance anxiety (commonly referred to as stage fright) can devasta
How To Find New & Interesting Guitar Chords Using a Capo
So you've memorized the basic major and minor chords, and learned a few easy guitar songs. What's next? Check out what a capo can do for you in this guest post by Perth Amboy, NJ teacher Jeff S...   In case you're unfamiliar with a capo, they're those metal devices that clip onto the neck of a guitar, as you see in the photo above. If you're a guitarist and you don't own a capo yet, but are curious about them, my hope is that you'll want to get one after reading this article. And
Why is My Guitar Feeding Back? A Guitar Feedback Guide
Does your guitar make a shrieking noise when you sing and play? Do you want to harness its power for good? Here, guitar instructor Zachary A. explains the phenomena of guitar feedback and how it can be manipulated to enhance your music... An Example of Feedback The first thing that comes to mind when I think of guitar feedback is Jerry Garcia, the guitarist for the Grateful Dead. Creating a paralyzing shriek, he manipulates guitar feedback in a wizardly fashion, pushing the boundaries of t
3 Simple Guitar Exercises That You'll Never Outgrow
Do you play a warm-up exercise when you practice guitar? Guitar teacher Kirk R. shares three guitar exercises that are perfect for players at all levels... There are literally thousands of exercises and studies for the guitar. There are some that are great for beginners who are just getting used to having their fingers on the guitar, and some that are designed to challenge and grow the technique of seasoned players. But who has time to learn thousands of guitar exercises, even over man

Guitar in Louisville

Everyone hits a rough patch now and again when it comes to playing music, but look no further than guitar lessons in Louisville to find some motivation! With live events every week, two festivals dedicated to the guitar, and plenty of options to pick up new equipment, accessories, and music, the city is a musical haven for guitarists. Unsure where to begin? Check out these top choices.

Live Music Venues

Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar http://www.stevieraysbluesbar.com/#news-and-location Opened in 1994, Stevie Ray’s began as a pure blues bar; today, the venue also hosts rock, jazz, funk, and Motown performances from the best musicians in Louisville. Come down any day between Tuesday and Saturday to listen and dance to music from some of the most talented local guitarists. You can even get on stage yourself during a jam night and show off everything you have learned during your guitar lessons in Louisville.

Haymarket http://www.haymarketwhiskeybar.com/calendar/ This whiskey bar and bottle shop features a large music hall that can hold up to 225 people where local and visiting bands and artists perform all genres. Check out the events calendar beforehand to find out when guitarists will be playing your favorite music styles!

Festivals

U of L Guitar Festival and Competition https://louisville.edu/music/guitarfest Whether you are a student, professional player, or simply someone with a passion for the guitar, you are invited to the Guitar Festival and Competition at the University of Louisville. A chance to improve your playing, learn more about the instrument, and meet other musicians, you are sure to return inspired to your guitar lessons in Louisville. Held over a weekend in May, you can attend the entire festival and competition or just some of the concerts. If you have what it takes to win the competition, you could even be walking away with a cash prize, a concert guitar, and a slot to play at a concert in the Guitar Festival the following year.

Latino Arts Guitar Festival http://www.latinoartsinc.org/Strings/GuitarFestival.htm The Latin Arts Springs Program holds the International Guitar Festival at the beginning of each year. Another chance to win a competition for your playing, you can also attend master classes and classical guitar concerts.

Guitar Stores

Guitar Center http://stores.guitarcenter.com/louisville If you love everything guitar, this is the place to go. The Guitar Center has a variety of new and used products, including amps, tuners, pickups, performance aids, picks, sheet music, and books — all of which can help make your practice more interesting.

Guitar Emporium http://www.guitar-emporium.com/ Check out the huge range of electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers, effects pedals, and more. This store stocks all top brands in new, used, and vintage; plus, they are able to make repairs on your current instrument. After you pay the Guitar Emporium a visit, you will not be able to put your down guitar for hours.

Take your guitar skills to the next level! Pick up prizes at the next guitar competition or get up on stage to play at one of these venues. The best way to achieve your goals is through private lessons in Louisville, so start your search today for a qualified tutor who can meet your needs!

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