Alexander Zelnick

Alexander Z.

Berkeley, CA
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Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I am a very patient artist, musician, acoustic guitar player and electric bass player. For guitar my lessons are a focus on chords and rhythm. Gypsy Jazz “le pompe” technique. Arpeggios and chord structure integration. Use of metronome to build and understand timing. How to read Chord charts and tablature. My lessons are great for a beginner to understand their instrument and how they can become an effective player in a band or ensemble. These lessons are great for all styles of music with a specialization in Gypsy Jazz.
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About

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Alexander delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2015

I have been playing music for 25 years.
During this time, I focused mainly electric bass and the Acoustic Guitar. I play rhythm guitar in a very busy World Fusion Flamenco Gypsy Jazz band, based in the SF Bay Area. I have learned a sure way to develop the building blocks for playing music. A way to practice and retain the information that you want to learn and quickly advance in your musical passion. I personally use these techniques and want to share them with you. Through patience and determination I will help you discover how to practice, develop technique and then enjoy and play music. I will answer your questions about your guitar from the simple to complex.
If you want to learn Gypsy Jazz, chords, rhythm and technique, how to play Blues, Rock, Funk or Reggae, or how to read chord charts and tablature, I want to help.
I am always excited to work with beginners, so if you are very new to your instrument we can discuss the geography and mechanics of it as well. We will start with the basics then build upon ideas that will give you a holistic understanding of the guitar and how to play music.

"Practice makes perfect" but you need to know "what" and "how" to practice, too make the most of your time.

I would not say that it is easy to learn how to play music or play guitar but that it is completely worth the time that you devote to it.

Music, is a gift that will always give back, you give it to yourself and then share it with your friends and loved ones.
Music, you will have it for life.

Check out the music that I play.
#barriomanouche
Lets play some music.

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Experience

Rhythm guitarist
Jan 2014 - Present
Barrio Manouche

As a guitar player in Barrio Manouche I have developed many musical skills that I can share with beginners and intermediate musicians to help propel them into more advanced understanding in their musical journey.

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This is the 1st part of an 8 part chord and scale lesson. This video focuses on the Cmaj scale in the Open Position.
This is recording session and expo that I did with my band. We teach and encourage students to embrace music and collaboration.

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This is myself working on a new recording.

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Playing a gig! You can too. Let figure out the steps that you need to take to get there.

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A recent oil painting.

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Oil abstract landscape painting.

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Examples of chalk pen paintings.

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Acrylic painting
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Chuck Noah Dec 20, 2018
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Alexander’s teaching style is easy going and informative. The diversity of his playing style opens up a incredible canvas for his musical interpretations,

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