Thursday, May 19, 2011

Start guitar lessons, it's easier than your think

If you wish start to learning an instrument try a Guitar Lesson with me is perhaps the best way to go especially if you appreciate its diversity along with its tone verity.

My students have found my teaching formula intuitive and progressive and-enjoy my>Guitar Lesson. You have come to a good teacher who has the reputation to make students wanting to learn about the guitar progress quickly as well as reach the level of playing they had intended too. In many cases students wanting to play they guitar have superseded their expectations at the Guitar Lessons. Our goal is to make each lesson progressive as well as interesting for all those who attend.

Start Guitar Lessons with us and see the difference after your first lesson, beginners who have never been able to strum a chord have walked away from one of my guitar lessons being able to play a complete song simply by learning a few basic chord progressions. Whether you like Paul Gilbert, Eddy Van Halen or Segovia for that matter, our diversity in Arpeggios, Chords, Soling techniques, finger picking in rock country, and folk, our understanding of the guitar can help all those wanting guitar lessons.

Regular Guitar-Lessons increases playing ability and contributes to improvisation

Guitar Tuition in London for beginners and advanced
Guitar tuition here in London is second to none, whether you’re into strumming simple songs like queens song “crazy little thing called love” or if like to advance a little and play songs like the famous Jimmy Hendrix’s track called little wing

Our experience teaching can see that the tuition we give you will show you how to play such songs with ease.

The ultimate Guitar teacher in London covering guitar theory
Musical theory has long been the root behind many of the best guitarist not just here in London but all over the world. Having an understanding of the concepts behind theory will allow you work out what a guitarist is doing on any song. Teachers with a good understanding can help.

Learn arpeggios and arpeggio shapes know when and how to apply them, master chord progressions and learn many different inversions also see how to match them with related scales. London pubs and clubs and venues have seen some outstanding guitarist thanks to a good teacher.

Guitar-Lessons in north London have helped hundreds of people learn to play the guitar.
Start the day in north London by bettering your guitar playing you can take a few Guitar-Lessons and set a daily practice route. One day you can work on chords the other day you can work on strumming rhythm and see how you can brush up your guitar playing in those areas.

Be sure not to practice one day a week, you will get much better results if you practice for an hour daily than if you only practice one day a week.. North London have some good guitar shops, so to find a cheap guitar start to learn to play is not to difficult.

Learning guitar scales increases musical theory
Learning Guitar Scales (one often used scale is the Pentatonic Scale) is a great way to develop your lead guitar skills something which we faithfully teach at guitar lessons.

A scale involves various of notes played in different ways and is often applied to different styles of music the music which makes extensive use of scales is Jazz they tend to have an understanding of a large number of scales as well how to use them. Chords are built from scales and understanding their relationship to a chord or music sequence to your progress.

A popular guitar scale remains the pentatonic scale something used over 90% of the time by most of the guitarist in the world especially in pop songs which we here on the radio. Learning practising scales can broaden your musical understanding as well as not limit your playing technique; it can help your pick control and increase dexterity in your hands as a guitarist, it can also give you more verity in your playing.

I should point out that this is an area I specialise in. So if you’re interested in learning more, or just want to talk through the process, you can call me (Mark) anytime for a free 20 minute consultation. Book a lesson for more details.

Creative method for learning guitar chords for beginners
Learning guitar chords for beginners can be simplified with the correct approach as well as knowing the correct fingering for each chord. Having this explained by a profession can help the beginners not adapt any bad habits which would hinder you making multiple chord changes in a song which could be very easy to play on the guitar yet learning it in a bad way would hinder your progress in a very big way if you begin to learn in a bad way to begin with. If you like simple songs like many songs written by the Beatles learning a few chord shapes in the open position would allow you to strum along with a few of their songs. You feel comfortable as a beginner you can expand your knowledge of chords and learn different variations. A good example of advanced chords is displayed in Ted Greene’s famous book Chord Chemistry.

Learning different open chords is a great way to start to learn chords and it will help give your playing a more full sound. Once you begin to understand this you can advance onto playing songs with more challenging chord shapes like the song written by Queen called the world that he created, Brian May uses some barred chords gaining a more jazzy sound but when the song goes into the chorus he uses some chord inversions with an open string to fill the sound more, it’s a chord example of a chord progression turned into a nice song utilizing several techniques. Another good song is Big Love written by Fleetwood Macs Lindsay Buckingham, the version to check out is the solo version him singing and playing guitar alone, in this song he combines good chord playing, strumming and lead guitar technique.

Alternate guitar tunings changes your sound
If you use alternate guitar tunings it can give you a different sound what's more if you can master alternate tuning you will be able to play many songs which have very difficult fingering easier, as used by Chet Atkins.

Different tunings on the guitar was also used by many blues guitarist and is still to this day used endlessly by many folk guitarists, by alternating between tunings they are able to simplify the way they play a song, for example a song like the track written by Stanley Meyers was adapted for guitar by the guitarist john Williams.

This song has many techniques utilized throughout the whole song and it takes an experienced player who has done a lot of practice to play this and to play it smoothly, however if a person is good at alternative tunings he or she can make this song be a lot easier to play. So mastering an alternative way to tune a guitar is an asset worth learning as well as one which can use whenever you play or arrange guitar.

Some of the tunings used are: open e tuning guitar, drop d guitar tuning, guitar slide tuning, open c guitar tuning, often referred to as open guitar tunings.. The guitarist Leo Kottke uses open tunings very often and would be worth your while listening too, He made a point to alternate his tunings with many of his songs.

Other guitarist who liked using open tunings was Blind Blake, Steffen Grossman, John Renborn and Big Bill Broonzy. Worth checking out as you can learn some of their songs and admire some of the interesting tones which were accomplished using alternative tunings on many of their songs.

A good folk guitar player for me was Ralph McTell what he did was not difficult but what Ralph does as a player was well planned and always sounds good. He is most known for the song which wrote called “the streets of London” various tunings were used on many of his songs like Clown and girl on a bicycle. The more songs which you learn, more theory you cover the more you appreciate.

If you like the sound of what you have heard so far then checking out a wide range of tunings could be good for you. Richie havens used this type of tuning all the time; he has never used standard guitar tuning.

When it’s all said and done you will find your favourite tuning and the one which you feel works best for you. It was not used in a big way in Jazz however guitarist like George Benson occasionally used the drop d tuning as did Martin Taylor as did others Generally Jazz guitar players tend to use a normal guitar tuning. If you like to play ragtime guitar & folk guitar it’s a must to learn and one which will add to not sounding the same all the time.

Learn to play the guitar fast
One of the most important way to learn to play the guitar fast is to practice daily, set time aside daily and work on scales and alternate picking, find a comfortable pick which you feel comfortable with. Do not listen to what your favorite rock star has use a pick which feels best for you. Work on different patterns triplets and multiple picking patterns and practice up and down the guitar neck. Work on arpeggios and use a metronome to monitor your speed. Lets say you can play 3 pentatonic scales in 10 seconds try to play four. Slowly develop until you find yourself playing fast without giving much effort, increase your metronome beats per second.

You can progress in a much more interesting way by adding variety, you can mix rhythm and chordal arpeggio playing as well as lead riffs and licks, you can even incorporate some guitar effects such as distortion and tremolo arm techniques often referred to too as a whammy bar. By incorporating several techniques and being able to change in between them you will increase your ability to learn to play guitar fast in an enjoyable way.

Learning to play guitar songs develops your musical ear.

Learning to play Guitar Songs can be a good way to better your technique and to play along with the record. If you do this on a regular basis you will be become more familiar with the sound of chords.

Covering solos and songs of your favourite artist is an enjoyable way to learn to play guitar also a favoured choice by many learning to play guitar.

You can buy a guitar tab book and look at the chords of the artist you like, when you are sure you can master the chord sequence or chord progression try to strum along with the song and when you have the basic chord changes together of the song you are learning then try to do the various embellishments which are played in the song to add more colour to your playing. You can start with simple songs which were written by Paul Simon songs like Down by the school yard. Always remember despite having a guitar tutor a lot of the practice s down to the individual student who want to learn.

A helpful solution would be to purchase some of books written by Russ Shipton as he has a unique way to make anybody learn to play guitar songs thanks to his experience with numerous students.

How to learn to play guitar for beginners.
Playing guitar for beginners can be really progressive providing your patient, one of the most inspiring thing for beginners is to walk away from a lesson knowing they can play along to a song even if the beginner learns to play a simple song with two or 3 chords its already progress especially if they could play nothing when they walked into the Guitar-lesson. Lessons for beginners should be fun as well as challenging. Correct tutor preparation can see to this.

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