Del Valle, TX Blues Guitar Lessons
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Having been an aficionado for nearly two decades, I will alternate instruction between the two styles (Delta or acoustic country blues, and Chicago or electric urban blues) while I introduce some key musicological information about relevant figureheads and their contributions to the form (ie Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters).
Nearly all blues is based on one of two progressions - the eight-bar and the twelve-bar. You will learn both of them right off the bat before beginning the practice of soloing techniques. I will also share information about the significance of the form itself (that ALL forms of American music are rooted in it) as well its African origins.
Above all, remember one key thing - playing the blues is not meant to bring you further down the hole. It's meant to lift you out of it.
We'll begin with major scales. That way, your fingers will get to know the notes that comprise the chords you'll eventually be learning. Eventually, you'll be able to play whole songs with both major and minor chords and play solos over them (also based on the scales).
I'm a primarily self-taught musician. The bulk of my knowledge came from listening to and imitating delta blues artists such as Robert Johnson and Mississippi John Hurt. Though you will have learned to play campfire standards in fewer than eight lessons, the blues (particularly the form originating from the Mississippi Delta) is the foundation of ALL A
merican music. The better you understand and are able to play it, the more options you will have created for yourself musically. Once you've gained confidence playing the blues, I'll introduce informal jazz.
For more information about my curriculum, you may review my published articles on TakeLesson's Teacher Blog. Please note that I'm available to teach both in-person and online:
· Blues Guitar · In home
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· Guitar · Online
Learn the blues form and its variations. And what better way to do this than play your favorite blues tunes. We will explore a variety of chord voicing, rhythm variations, improvisation, and varied blues styles.
As a player, I learned what to avoid and what to utilize in order to accelerate my playing as quickly as possible and you will save time and limit frustration with my methods. I will teach you how to practice, which is the single most important part of learning. Effecti
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I will teach you to play the songs/styles that you love. I provide my own transcription of each song and explain and demonstrate each element. Learn how to read music, create rhythms for strumming, build your chord knowledge, improvise, train your ear and understand song structures. We will coordinate a lesson plan that will fit your schedule and accelerate your learning.
I keep my lessons fun, upbeat and with a focus on each student's goals. I ensure full comprehension of all subjects covered, and make sure that each student is challenged and learning constantly.
My main word of advice is "Be patient." Learning an instrument takes time, practice and is a gradual process that is rewarding beyond words. Acknowledge every little improvement in your playing because that is what we want. I recommend a minimum of 2-3 separate 30 minute practice sessions. There's no reason to put it off any longer. Let's get started!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Plenty of parking, music stands, amp, effects pedals, extra picks, tuners, a comfortable setting, great attitude, and seating for parents. Students only need to have their guitar and a notebook.
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· Classical Guitar · In home
· Guitar · In studio
I look forward to each class as I learn more.
I can teach everything form old Robert Johnson to SRV to Gary Clark Jr.
I start the first lesson with a student wish list (songs, goals, etc) and every lesson we take significant steps towards the goals.
Skills: Guitar/Mandolin/Piano/Bass/Banjo/Recording/DJ Technology
Education: B.M. Classical/ Jazz Guitar Performance, University of Colorado, 2003
B.S. Audio Engineering/ Production, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997
-The Musicians Woodshed (Austin) Sept 2013- Present
-Brooklyn Music Lessons (NYC) 2010-2013
-University of Colorado (Boulder) 2000-2010
-Naropa University (Boulder) 2007-2010
-The Lesson Studio (Boulder) 2005-2009
Freelance Musician/ Arranger/ Composer 2000-Present
I have played guita
· Banjo · In studio
· Banjo · Online
· Mandolin · In studio
It’s always a very special time a guitar student wants to learn about the blues. As an improviser, this is one of my favorite topics to teach.
We will listen to the great blues guitarists, discussing their individual sound and technique. Lots of time will be spent learning scales and basic harmonic principles. Most importantly though, we will jam! It’s not easy at first, but I promise to keep the vibe easy-going and positive.
I teach guitar, piano, bass guitar and even upright bass. If it's a tutor you are looking for I can also teach music theory and appreciation. I have a knack for teaching young people, probably because I was young when I started my musical journey. I've been very successful at inspiring a student's love of music and instilling the patience required to take on the challenge of playing an instrument.
The first thing I like to do is get to know you, the music you enjoy and your goals. In a way, I l
In addition to learning from you, I intend to present you with new information, to try and broaden your musical tastes and teach you how to be an active listener.
· Ukulele · In studio
· Piano · In home
· Guitar · Online
Steel string, Spanish and electric
- Formally trained conductor/composer/producer
- Individual or group session options including full band production
- A long roster of satisfied clients
- Broad base of musical styles (rock, classical, jazz, blues, metal, bluegrass, folk, theater, big band, symphonic, pop, punk, country, march, gospel, avant-garde...)
- Over 20 yrs teaching experience and work with recognized professionals including work in some of the top-rated private schools in the United States
- Over 30 years performing experience
- Guitar [Spanish, acoustic, electric]
- Electric Bass
- Woodwinds [specializing in saxophones]
- Brass & Bowed Strings [performance preparation only]
My process is based on (but does not adhere strictly to
Elements of rhythm
Elements of pitch
Elements of dynamics
Elements of articulation
Finding/Expanding your range
Dexterity, speed, and accuracy
How to project
How to advance to the next level
Playing by ear
Finding your signature style
· Singing · In home
· Piano · In home
· Piano · In home
Learn to play music that you love!
***Areas of study***
Singing & playing
Songwriting & composition
Reading (notation, charts, TAB)
· Guitar · In home
The thing that makes Trevor stand out to me is that he took the time to get to know what I wanted to learn and to figure out how I like to learn. He comes prepared to the lessons with material, answers any questions I have during the week by email and has worked with me to develop a specific education plan to meet my goals.
I suggest taking a trial lesson with this guy to see if you're on the same page. I am definitely not going anywhere else while I live in Austin.
· Guitar · In home
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I have been teaching music for over 10 years. As a rock and blues player, I have combined a modern approach to blues playing. I incorporate modern music software in my teaching so practice time is rewarding and engaging.
My name is Will. I have been playing guitar for well over 15 years. I've always been a big metal player at heart. When I began my journey with music, I struggled at first and honesty, did not like guitar. WHAT!? It wasn't FUN to take lessons for me. It wasn't until I found my long-term teacher, and still good friend today. Going from frustration to inspiration was a big eye-opener for me into the world of teaching. All it took was one passionate teacher to change literally my entire life. That kind of privilege is something that has driven my career to this day.
To tell you a bit about my experience: I have played in multiple rock and metal bands and have toured the United States multiple times. I have written full length albums and have appeared on a variety of radio stations, websites, strea
I have studied at college for jazz and classical guitar and have plenty of experience in both reading music and understanding music theory. While it depends on each student's goals, we can go as deep down the rabbit hole for theory as you'd like!
My topics cover a wide range: technique, style, composition, theory, song-learning, reading, improvisation, fundamentals, rhythm, lead mechanics, recording etc.
If you aren't sure on what you want to learn or are looking for the right teacher for your child, I have years of experience working with children and creating lesson plans from the ground up for each student.
I look forward to meeting you and watching you grow as a musician. Most importantly, I can't wait to have some fun playing music together!
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Fun and informative music lesson from a Master teacher. I love all kinds of music and enjoy playing and teaching a variety of styles. We have a proven method and established curriculum but want to help you meet your specific goals first.
Professor of guitar at 2 midwestern universities with over 25 years of teaching experience. Here to help you become the player you aspire to be!
As a recording artist, Jason has produced and released four solo CDs, Notes to Self (a compilation of original compositions) , Outtakes (original arrangements of traditional works), Spirit of Things (traditional American spirituals), and Funky Folk (familiar folk melodies and some quiet-time classical). An equally successful and dedicated sideman, his playing has been featured extensively on many albums by other artists.
Riley’s uniquely personal playing style, an improvisation-based approach utilizing “live” looping and tongue-in-cheek technical and technological effec
Jason has won competitions and reader’s polls in both the rock and country genres and has opened for and performed with national and international artists. He has also made numerous radio and television appearances. When not on tour, Jason serves as adjunct professor of guitar at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS and Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph, MO. He has also served as co-director at the Festival Chartres – an international guitar festival in Chartres, France.
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As a 25 year old professional guitarist, teacher who started 100% mostly self-taught, I understand how frustrating the learning process of music can be sometimes. And while I'm lucky enough to have made it as a musician, It means a lot to me to help others discover the guitar and grow as musicians in order to express themselves.
I like to focus on developing creativity and improvisation along with the required amounts of technique, ear training and theory.
What if you were worth A LOT more than what you would expect on the guitar?
There is no gift or genius in music, just passion and a bit of will-power. Let's get started!!
I am a 25 year old, French-American, active professional guitarist specialized in Jazz and Funk. I recently graduated from the Music Academy International in France, sister school of Berklee College of Music.
I started guitar at 11 years old and was 100% self-taught before going to music school at age 23. And guess what? By the middle of the program, I was asked to become a teacher of the school I was studying at. Crazy isn't it ?
This wasn't because I was a genius of any kind, but because of my teaching passion and skills, which became popular among students I was helping. I was known to explain well, and make things clear and understandable to everyone. At the end of 2017 I wrote a book focused on self-taught musicians which is the process of publication in France and in the USA.
I do not say that to brag in any way... Teac
· Music Theory · In studio
I highly recommend anyone to take lessons from him, as he is result driven and invests his entire self into helping others learn music. Thank you, Guillaume! I feel lucky to learn from such a talented, good hearted and patient teacher!
· Guitar · In studio
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We will dive in straight into your choice of a song according to your level. You will learn more effectively and easily through something musical right away.Solfege and specific techniques will be implied and applied direclty on something musical, it makes sense but it's not always the case with all teaching methods.
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