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By Billy W. - Tampa Guitar Teacher
The first few months of your Tampa guitar lessons are no doubt exciting. Yet as the weeks progress, it will dawn on you that playing the guitar is not as easy as playing Guitar Hero. Your amount of practice time will begin to dwindle and as the weekly assignments get harder, you become less prepared for lessons. So, what can you expect after a few months of Tampa guitar lessons?
A new student should be able to play 3 chords, switch between chords, play/make up simple grooves, make up melodies, jam with the instructor, and play one or two songs from start to finish. Having said that, keep in mind that it takes time to master new skills and build the muscles needed to play the guitar. Setting a foundation of time will help keep you from getting frustrated when a challenge seems to slow you down. Challenges will confront us, but they are also signs that we are growing.
Stop fearing mistakes - mistakes will happen, but it’s all part of the learning process. The difference between you and Jack White is that he doesn’t dwell on the mistakes and keeps playing. He is so good at playing the guitar that we think he never makes mistakes. If we cultivate an attitude of not caring about making mistakes, we will find ourselves making fewer. Like my teacher once told me, “Play the mistake two more times and everyone will think you did it on purpose.” This should give you an idea of what to expect from your Tampa guitar lessons. I hope you find this article useful and encouraging, and that you continue to grow as a guitar student.
Experienced guitar teacher available for eager students of beginner level! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of theory skills.
Bring any song ... I'll learn it on the spot and teach you (but you put in the 30+min/day of practice! :-) Jazz/Theory players: Expand your improvisation library, learn far more than scales and bar chords; beginner to advanced!
During lessons, students will learn every aspect of guitar. Beginners will learn how to tune using multiple methods, string your guitar, reading guitar notation and tablatures. In-studio students can use acoustic/electric guitar and amp if needed.
I have been teaching guitar for 23 years. I emphasize the details of good technique and reading music skills. You will learn and develop the basics so that you can progress to any style of music you would like to play. Picking and finger style guitar are both offered. Begin making music on the guitar today!
Take small steps and a good practice schedule to make any musical idea an immediate expression on guitar. It doesn't matter what style of music is your preference, there are steps every guitarist can take to make their playing unencumbered by non-musical obstacles. My goal is to help you advance your playing so your ideas get to the guitar as easily as possible, whatever they are.
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