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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.
I'm a primarily self-taught musician. Although I impart knowledge of scales (the major and the blues ones specifically) and the theory behind them (both of which I learned from formal instruction) as a central component of my curriculum, the bulk of my knowledge came from listening to and imitating delta blues artists such as Robert Johnson and Mississippi John Hurt both of whom displayed
We'll begin with the major scale in the key of C (as seen in the video) which you'll hear me indicate as being the white keys on the piano. Afterwards, you'll learn a spiritual and an American standard with just the three major chords comprising that key (C, F, and G7). The key of D will be taught in a very similar manner (a scale and then three chords) before the blues is introduced.
Though you will have learned to play campfire standards in fewer than eight lessons, I'm a believer in imparting the roots of the form and not just its recognizable elements. The blues (particularly the form originating from the Mississippi Delta) is the foundation of ALL American music. Therefore, I consider it essential to the curriculum.
I've always found E to be the most blues-friendly of all the keys. We'll be spending more than twice the amount of time we will have spent in C or D learning multiple progressions and chord formations in E. Afterwards, you'll be introduced to the blues scale and receive the basis for playing lead (solos). You'll learn some rudimentary jazz within this segment of the process as well.
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NOTE: I travel strictly by bicycle and bus. Any in-home lessons must be within a three-mile radius of my home in Zilker/Barton Hills.
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Although I don't live near him, unfortunately, when he visits NYC I make it a point to check in with him and ask for his his advice on my rather limited guitar skills. I always come away from our sessions feeling much better about my playing and can see what an improvement he has made for me. He is very patient and so eager to help, even a beginner like myself. i just wish he lived closer!
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 and upbeat, but with a focus. 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 promote 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, extra picks, tuners, a comfortable setting, great attitude, and seating for parents. Students only need to have their guitar and a notebook.
For Online: Logitech C920, dual cam, good sound quality and lighting, and fast bandwidth
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I provide music stands, extra picks, a tuner and a great attitude. Students only need to have their guitar and a notebook.
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I look forward to each class as I learn more.
I work with students of ALL AGES, and ALL SKILL LEVELS, so no matter whether you are just starting to explore your passion, or you want to master your craft, I have different options to suit your needs.
I offer Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Classes, and I have several available class times for each skill level and instrument, so students have flexible options to suit their needs.
Beginner's Classes-Learning the Basics of the Instrument, Rhythm Games, Chords, Scales, Introduction to Reading Sheet Music, Playing Full Songs and Arrangements, Introduction to Music Theory
Intermediate Classes-Music Theory and Comprehension, Music Performance, Rhythm vs. Lead Playing, Introduction to Song Writing, Intro to Improvisation, Music Arrangement and Layering for Recording, Adopting Musical Styles
Advanced Classes -Advanced Music Theory, Advanced Improvisation, Introduction to Sound Engineering, and Music Performance, and I can also help students play a multitude of styles such as Rock,
I am a Music Instructor, but most importantly a Music Coach. I have been playing music for 25+ years, and I play a variety of instruments at a high degree of technicality. I've played music of all different styles both as a singer/songwriter but also different in bands, ensembles, etc.
I have been playing music for 25 years and I performed live hundreds of times as a part of recitals, blues bands, jazz ensembles, rock bands, and as a solo artist/singer-songwriter. I teach music theory, performance, composition, and can teach you a variety of different styles of playing.
I work with ALL AGES and ALL SKILL LEVELS, and I'm very patient and professional when dealing with children and adults alike.
I understand that every student I have is an individual, and each wants something different out of working with me. My r
My first lesson is always free to make sure us working together makes sense. Please call me at 512-653-0491, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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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.
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· Ukulele · 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
· Piano · In home
· Piano · In home
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Learn to play like your favorite players and make your guitar sing!
My goal as a teacher is to create lessons that are fun, challenging and directly related to your goals.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Music in classical guitar from Webster University St. Louis and have played in jazz, rock and pop bands as well as in musical theatre, opera, choir and orchestra. I've spent several years traveling and performing in a top 40 show band, and I pride myself on teaching my students using real life experience and battle tested methods. In addition, I've been teaching for 8+ years and during that time I've taught privately, through music studios and in the public school system as a high school music teacher and rock band director.
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During the first lesson, we will identify your goals and musical interests. This will allow me to design a
Whether you are a student gearing up for music school auditions or just looking to have fun in your spare time, I look forward to helping you.
*** Areas of Study ***
Songwriting & Composition
Ear Training & Transcribing
Reading (notation, TAB and charts)
*** Studio Equipment ***
Band in a Box
East West Quantum Leap
Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II XL
Mesa Boogie & ENGL Amps
PRS, Fender, Taylor & Gitane guitars/basses
TC Electronics, JRockett, Wampler, Dunlop, Xotic & Ernie Ball effects
MXL, Shure & Sennheiser microphones
· 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.
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Students will learn their favorite guitar licks, progressions, songs, and tricks on how to create/enhance their own original material.
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I can teach all styles, all levels, you'll learn to play songs, basic to advanced chords, learn to read music, music theory, but most importantly have fun doing it!
I attended the prestigious Berklee college of music, have been teaching guitar for 10 years and playing for 20. I create lesson plans before every lesson to make sure that my students progress efficiently. I realize that most of the students I gain from takelessons.com will be beginners. Starting off with simple, one finger open chords, and simple melodies is business as usual. I can also teach students their favorite songs using this method. Of course reading music is an option, and I assign a theory book for this based on the students current skill level. As students progress, I teach scales, chord strumming patterns and things of the like. I love teaching and always have fun with my students, it's great to see them excited about learning they're favorite songs. I've been doing this a long time and it doesn't feel like work to me, I'm enthusiastic and well prepared.
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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute blues guitar lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute blues guitar lessons are 25% less expensive at $52, and 30-minute lessons cost 48% less at $36.
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