- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
While learning the basics, you will also learn rhythms and licks for solos so we can then put together to improvise with. This will then help you work towards learning Stevie Ray Vaughan songs and many other blues artist. For the beginners, we will learn basic blues rhythms and solos to advanced to a higher level.
You will learn rhythm guitar, 12 bar blues progressions, rhythm patterns, turnarounds, chords and exercises, blues soloing, slow and fast blues, blues scales and much more.
Rhythm Example for a 12 bar progression.
Play the A part for 4 X
Play the D part for 2 X
Play the A part for 2 X
Play the E part for 2 X
Play the D part for 2 X
Play the A part again for 2 X and then the E part for 2 X. These 2 parts is also called the turnaround.
You will have the option to learn songs from your favorite artist. I have the patients to show you fingering and picking as we play along with the song. I will show you tips on playing, programs to practice with, recording equipment, guitar and amp tips as well.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 80
- Teaching since:
- January 1990
I started learning how to play the guitar around 15 years old. I have over 36 years experience. I took lessons for three years of reading, writing tab and notations, chord charts, melodies, classical guitar, soloing, taping, techniques, song learning, ear training and transposing. From the songs, I've learned to play the rhythm and solo. Over the years, I self taught myself guitar by listening to my favorite artist. I played in local bands for many years and performed in venue's in my home town. When I play in bands, I'm always labeled the lead guitar player of the group. I would help everyone out with their parts and timing. I have recording experience in the studio as much as my home studio using Steinburg's Cubase. I took a music theory course and received a certificate.+ Read More
Taught guitar, bass and piano
Guitar music theory course for guitar players
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.+ Read More
My time with Rich was really strong. I took lessons from Rich for a short while when living in Connecticut. The time I spent with him was VERY helpful to me as a novice guitar player. Rich has an unbelievable knowledge of the instrument and is quite an accomplished player. He is a really strong instructor and genuinely wants his students to get better.
In short, Rich is a very talented instructor/player and I would definitely take lessons from him again.