Richard Diaferio

Richard D.

Waterbury, CT
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Lesson Details

Blues Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
You will learn in the style of the blues. Lessons you will learn are basics like rhythm notation, time signatures, reading tablature, fretboard diagrams and reading notations. All styles and lessons will include the basics.

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

E_________________________________________
B_________________________________________
G_________________________________________
D____2__2___4__4____2__2___4__4_________
A____0__0___0__0____0__0___0__0_________
E__________________________________________

Play the D part for 2 X

E__________________________________________
B__________________________________________
G____2__2___4__4_____2__2___4__4________
D____0__0___0__0_____0__0___0__0________
A__________________________________________
E__________________________________________

Play the A part for 2 X

E__________________________________________
B__________________________________________
G__________________________________________
D____2__2___4__4____2__2___4__4__________
A____0__0___0__0____0__0___0__0__________
E__________________________________________

Play the E part for 2 X

E__________________________________________
B__________________________________________
G__________________________________________
D__________________________________________
A____2__2___4__4____2__2___4__4__________
E____0__0___0__0____0__0___0__0__________

Play the D part for 2 X

E__________________________________________
B__________________________________________
G____2__2___4__4____2__2___4__4_________
D____0__0___0__0____0__0___0__0_________
A__________________________________________
E__________________________________________

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.
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About

Richard passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Richard delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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.

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Experience

Guitar Teacher
Jan 1985 - Present
Private Lessons

Taught guitar, bass and piano

Education

Guitar
Oct 1981 - Oct 1984
Private Lessons with Ed Arrello

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music Theory
Apr 1994
Jim Sutton Institute of Guitar

Guitar music theory course for guitar players

Affiliations

BMI
Sep 2016

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.

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Photos & Videos

Shaded Mirror performs at the Y Rock Showcase June 26, 2010 we supported the YMCA charity public event.
Dio Tribute/Cancer Benefit at Toad's Place New Haven, Ct. July 22, 2011. I played in a group called Shaded Mirror.

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Dio Tribute/Cancer Benefit at Toad's Place New Haven, Ct. July 22, 2011. I played in a group called Shaded Mirror.
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1 Review

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Garrett Sep 30, 2016
Guitar · In home

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.

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