Scotty Parsons
Rio Rancho, NM
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Scotty Parsons

Scotty P.

Rio Rancho, NM
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Blues is a challenge for a lot of people, including very educated musicians. Blues is in a key, or more correctly, method of changing keys, that is unique. Blues is also the basis for really understanding rock music theory. Thankfully, one day reading Schoenberg's "Regions of Harmony," I figured out how to explain it to other people.

About Scotty P.

I am an established performer having played in such bands as BigDamnCrazyWeight, Bring Back Dad and most recently, guitarist for Guadalupe Blue. I studied Music Theory at New Mexico State University with the amazing Dr. Don Hardisty and Composition with Dr. Warner Hutchison. I am passionate about music and love and explore every genre with equal interest, though I am known personally for my hard rock bands. If you want to learn how to REALLY play guitar or bass, I am the teacher for YOU!

*** Lesson Details ***
Don't let your instrument control YOU! Learn to control IT.

What I WILL teach you: A series of exercises designed to make you hands become connected to your mind and allow you to play the music you hear in your head. These are tried and true exercises that made me the guitarist I am today.
I will also teach you to understand Music Theory and Composition. You will learn the WHY behind the music you love and comprehend it on a different level!

Rather than just teach you specific songs, I will teach you to understand the guitar so you can easily teach yourself any song you want to play. You will also learn how to take a song in one genre and remake it in your own style. As you progress, you will learn advanced Music Theory in and enable your own ability to write music of your own.

Knowledge is power, the power to control your instrument and make the music you have always wanted to make!

Let's teach you to ROCK!

*** Specialties ***
Rock, blues and pop/hip hop

*Other times not listed may be available, please contact TakeLessons*


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3 Reviews
Ginny S.

Great Teacher

Scotty is a excellent teacher.
I've been learning bass from him and he is very knowledgeable in everything from the history of music, theory, techniques and much more.

Posted Aug 18, 2013
Corey S.

overall good teacher

I've been taking lessons from Scotty for over a year and have learned a lot about theory, form, and style. Had taken lessons from other instructors and felt that I should had been further along after 1 year. One hour lesson time is perfect for me and I always leave wishing I had more time.

Posted Aug 2, 2013
nathan D.

Great Teacher

Great teacher takes time to cover theory of music, and does hour lessons unlike most teachers in town who do 30min lessons. Have taken lessons from other teachers in the past, and all they do is teach you songs without explaining the reasoning behind it. Have learned more in the last few months then I’ve learn in years with other teachers.

Posted Jul 29, 2013

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I've been performing guitar and vocals onstage seriously since my freshman year of college in 1984. I've performed professionally with several bands , most notable BigDamnCrazyWeight, Bring Back Dad, and Guadalupe Blue (current). I've played original music in clubs all over the US and even a few in our neighboring countries North and South!

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