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The Real Reasons Why You Need To Learn Guitar Scales

Is it really necessary to learn guitar scales? If you'd rather just focus on chords and songs, you're not alone. But here, Austin, TX teacher Samuel B. shares why practicing your scales will ultimately make you a better guitar player down the line...   I'm a 25-year veteran of playing the guitar. In seventh grade, I took an introductory class to both the guitar and keyboard, in which I received only a "B" as I pretty much neglected the keyboard altogether. Besides, I'd taken piano … Read More
The Real Reasons Why You Need To Learn Guitar Scales
Is it really necessary to learn guitar scales? If you'd rather just focus on chords and songs, you're not alone. But here, Austin, TX teacher Samuel B. shares why practicing your scales will ultimately make you a better guitar player down the line...   I'm a 25-year veteran of playing the guitar. In seventh grade, I took an introductory class to both the guitar and keyboard, in which I received only a "B" as I pretty much neglected the keyboard altogether. Besides, I'd taken piano
How Long Does it Take to Learn How to Play Guitar?
Do you want to start guitar lessons but you're wondering how long it will take you to see the payoff? Or, have you already started and you're wondering if you're really making progress? Guitar teacher Peter M. shares just how long it really takes most students to learn guitar... This age old question has been asked by nearly all of my students for as long as I’ve been teaching: how long will it take to learn how to play guitar? Will it take a week? A month? A year? Longer? And the answer i
Guitar Essentials: How to Play Barre Chords
Learning to play barre chords on the guitar is a big step for many beginning guitarists. Guitar teacher Joe L. breaks down the basic things you'll need to know in order to play barre chords and shares tips for practicing them... First off, if you don't know the basic open guitar chords you will have tremendous difficulty with these chords. Learning basic rhythm patterns with simple open chords gives you familiarity with different types of chords, how to play chords, and how they sound. Once y
Throwback Thursday: 5 Easy Guitar Songs From The 90's
Ready for a blast from the past? Guitar teacher Collin K. shares five easy guitar songs for beginners that will take you back to the 90's... From grunge to ska punk, the 1990's were a diverse and exciting time for rock music. Some songs stand out in particular for their highly creative, yet not-so-difficult guitar work. In this article, I will give you the tools you need to get playing five of the most iconic 90's rock songs! Before we begin: This article uses chord diagrams and tablature fo
5 Benefits of Playing Guitar (Besides Looking Cool)
So you've started taking guitar lessons and you've learned how to play some of the essential chords. When you grip your guitar, you probably feel instantly cooler, and trust me, you should. While being able to play some sweet riffs on your ax will definitely make you the life of the party and boost your street cred, those aren't the only perks of your new hobby. Here are five benefits of playing guitar. 1. Strum Away the Stress No matter what's causing you to feel stressed, spend some time

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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