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6, 7, or 8 string, anything and everything guitar is my specialty. Electric or acoustic welcome. We will cover the parts of the instrument and why everything is so darn important (like how to stay in tune!). We can perfect your guitar's signal flow, pedals, and amplifier settings, too! All kinds of styles from simple note picking and open chords to pop/rock/punk/metal/blues/jazz and more. Want to learn basic rhythm? lead? fast strumming? how about making those big chords without making your hands hurt? I can help! You'll be jamming along with your favorite songs and with friends in no time. I typically will teach and write guitar using tablature instead of standard sheet music. These are a simple set of lines and numbers that are much easier to read, and once learned will instantly give you access to thousands of songs. Also I can show you how to play with a capo or slide, fingerstyle or pick. If you want to learn grunge or sing deep, I can show you how to play in lower tunings as well! I can give tips on playing live or being in a band, as well as marketing yourself. I can also tell you what apps and programs to try, or websites and videos to watch. If you don't desire to be the world's fastest, then I will not bore you with countless finger drills and complex scale practice runs. We don't have to dive head-first into theory or technical terms if you just want to learn a few songs. You let me know what is comfortable. Here's a breakdown of points I can teach: pick techniques (types of picks, holding, positions, attack areas, wrist techniques, slides, scrapes, tapping/knocking, nut scrapes) finger picking tuning (maintaining, alternate, open, dropped, capo) proper technique (posture, instrument length/scale, using your strap, position, hand positions) volume swells and related techniques pickup selections tone changes chords (open/CAGED-method, barre (closed), power, intervals, inversions, positions, voicings) intervals scales (chromatic, pentatonic, harmonic, exotic/foreign, pattern/designer) theory (keys, sharps/flats, basic composition, song patterns) note length slides bends (forward and reverse) whammy bar (fixed vs. floating, dives/pulls, chirps, floating tremolo tuning, intonation, and maintenance) one string techniques string skipping linear techniques quarter-step techniques slide guitar harmonics (natural, harp, artificial) tapping (closed, open, multi-string, multi-finger) sweeps effects (how to chain them, using chorus, reverb, delay, flange, phase, compression, envelope, equalizer, harmonizer, talkbox, wah whammy pedal, etc.) string pushing style/mood changes recording yourself "jamming" with others playing in front of an audience and other performance notes parts/maintenance/repair
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A top rate guitarist and teacher. Dyce is an organized and engaged professional. If you are passionate about music and dedicated to learning the guitar, Dyce can help you with the rest!

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It is a pleasure to learn guitar from someone like Dyce. He is a great player a great teacher and most of all he is extremely passionate about his craft and his students. He takes the time to expla

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A top rate guitarist and teacher. Dyce is an organized and engaged professional. If you're committed to learning the guitar and passionate about music, Dyce can help you with the rest.

James Roche (Guitar lessons with Dyce K.)

A top rate guitarist and teacher. Dyce is an organized and engaged professional. If you are passionate about music and dedicated to learning the guitar, Dyce can help you with the rest!

James Roche (Guitar lessons with Dyce K.)

I can't say enough good things about Dyce. I've been playing guitar for 2 years, and had tried several teachers during that time, but none made the music 'click' for me. Dyce is able to teach me

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