Joseph Belanger
Hollis Center, ME
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Joseph Belanger

Joseph B.

Hollis Center, ME
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Each and every one of my lessons is tailored to the needs of the student, whether you're an absolute beginner who's never touched a guitar or you're an intermediate/advanced player who's looking to improve your shred game, I'll come up with a lesson plan for you. I cover a wide range of topics and genres, and I'm more than happy to discuss topics such as technique, music theory, song writing, improvisation, or any topic you're curious about. Not only will I teach you how to play guitar, I'll teach you how to be the most complete musician you can be.

About Joseph B.

Greetings fellow guitarists! My name is Joe, I've been a guitarist for 13 years, and have 8 years of teaching experience. I've played guitar and bass in numerous extreme metal bands throughout southern Maine and I'm currently one half of the guitar duo in the technical death metal band Ethereal Rot. As a metal guitarist, I'm trained in the art of shred guitar but I also have a background in blues, jazz, and country, and I can teach any style except for classical(which is another beast entirely). My teaching style is patient and laid back, I break down complex materials in a way that students can easily understand and I make sure to have good time while doing it, because playing music should be fun and exciting. I'll make sure that within the first couple lessons you will be able to tune your guitar and play an easy song.

**Topics I discuss in my lessons**
-Guitar tuning
-The parts of the guitar
-Reading guitar tablature and notation
-Technique/speed
-Music theory
-Ear training
-Lead guitar techniques
-Soloing/improvisation
-Scales and their modes
-Chords and chord inversions
-Riff writing/song writing
-Developing your personal play style

**Genres I teach**
-Metal(and all of it's subgenres)
-Rock
-Punk
-Blues
-Jazz/fusion
-Country
-Bluegrass
-Reggae

I have an assortment of 6 string and extended range electric guitars and basses for use in my studio, as well as a couple acoustic guitars, 2 amps, and music stands. For travel lessons I will bring my guitar, music stands and an amp. I provide all my students with sheet music/tablature, and detailed notes on every subject we discuss.

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