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  • Rgt guitar grades

    By John Allison

    Why Not take your Guitar grades through RGT- London collage of music Exams  RGT specialise in grades for all guitars  grades 1 to 8 and on to diplomas  ...

  • Chords a bit of theory

    By Matt Farrow

        Chords. What are chords and how are they made? Chords are a collection of notes played at the same time; they are made from the notes of the major scale. Lets look at some chord theory. Here are the notes of the major scale:...

  • Random thoughts

    By JOHN WARD

    Is it necessary to learn songs to learn to “play”? In a word – no. You can learn everything you need to learn about playing the guitar without ever playing a song. But isn’t playing songs the reason you wanted to play the guitar in the first place?...

  • Crazy electric guitar lesson chromatic approach for advanced guitar players

    By Marco Cirillo

    Hello Fellas Check out my new Guitar Lesson for Advanced Guitar Players here. Only for Advanced Guitar Players !!!   Subscirbe to my YouTube Channel For more Guitar lesson and Backing Tracks.   Thanks. ...

  • Get the

    By GARY BENNETT

    "I am currently taking on extra students for this New year 2014, so contact me for more details and become part of the next generation of great Bass players..... The music World needs you NOW !! Everyone is an individual, and I believe that you should learn to play an instrument with a plan that is specifically designed to suite your own individual requirements and which should be enjoyable as well as educational and informative ! The Bass guitar tuition I offer will allow you to apply the skills you learn to various songs as you develop,which will enable you to gain total confidence in yourself and your abilities as you progress. So whether you are just starting out, or are a more experienced player who would like to tighten up on techniques.......I will help you become the musician that you want to be. Home visits are available within a 20 mile radius, or alternatively you can visit my TUITION ROOM WITHIN A RECOGNIZED MUSIC STORE !! Please feel free to contact me for more information. Best wishes.......... Gary Bennett... AKA (Biscuit) (Professional Bass guitarist/Musician & Tutor)...

  • Practicing 'n stuff

    By JOHN WARD

    The thing that I keep (endlessly) telling my students is that the fastest, easiest, simplest way to improve their playing & get to where they want to be on a guitar is just to practice regularly. If your lifestyle/other commitments only allow you to practice your guitar for 15 minutes – make that your 15 minutes. Lock yourself away & tell everyone else to leave you alone for the next 15 minutes – and then practice! – Don’t noodle. ...

  • Talent

    By JOHN WARD

    Just For The Record: There IS such a thing as Talent. Whether it’s Playing a musical instrument, or laying bricks, or painting a ceiling. The problem arises when people start to believe that without a huge dollop of it you cant do something well....

  • Learn how to play jazz guitar

    By Adam Taylor (BA hons)

    Jazz is something that to some people seems "too hard" or "too complicated". This puts them off discovering a wonderful genre of music that has more to offer than is first apparent. One of the key themes of my teaching is to de-mystify jazz guitar, to allow the student to get to the heart of what is going on and understand it. ...

  • Secret scales of the blues (part i): major pentatonic #2

    By Ed Smith

    Secret Scales of The Blues (Part I): Major Pentatonic #2 If you want to approach the sound of blues greats such as Freddie King, BB King or Eric Clapton you’ll need more than the trusted minor pentatonic (or blues) scale......

  • Classical guitar lesson in london - beginners to advanced

    By Marco Cirillo

    Learn Classical Guitar in London - Kilburn - Kensington - Central London -with Marco Cirillo. Classical Guitar in London provide tailore - High - Quality Classical Guitar Lesson in Kilburn. Classical Guitar Lesson to your home in Kensington and Central London. Contact Marco and Book a Free Guitar Lesson. Plan your Music Path. It's Free !!!...

  • How to practice

    By Aron Kingsford

    I think it is essential to maintain a regular practise schedule and to focus on specific aspects of your guitar technique that require improvement.   For beginners 20 min per day should be sufficient intermediate 45 per day   advanced 1-2 hours at least each day...

  • Achieve more than you knew you could

    By Simon Lovelock

    This post is about something very close to my heart, goal setting…. I know, I know, not particularly rock ‘n’roll, but, a very relevant point I feel in music education. You’ve probably heard about the ten thousand hour theory put forward by Malcolm Gladwell in his book ‘Outliers’ (heres the wiki page) and whilst this is a hotly debated topic one thing is pretty certain. The hours are not as important as the type of practice somebody does (after all 10,000 hours of un-structured, un-specific practice probably won’t make you Pino Palladino)....

  • A little about me ...

    By Laura Cockram

    Hi, my name's Laura Cockram. I recently graduated from Lancaster University and gained a 2:1 in Music. I passed my grade 8 rockschool exam a few years ago and have recently obtained a CRB. Each lesson I teach is tailored to the wants and needs of the individual student. The option of music theory can be offered to my students during the lesson if they are wanting to learn the more theoretical side of music as well as rockschool grades, rhythm and lead techniques....

  • Four dm dorian mode guitar licks for advanced guitar players - video and tab

    By Marco Cirillo

    Check out this Lesson here http://marcocirillolondonguitarlesson.com/2013/07/18/the-dorian-mode-four-guitar-licks-with-video-tab-and-slow-example-london-guitar-lesson/   Hope you Like it.... ...

  • Pop - rock guitar backing track - high quality - by marco cirillo

    By Marco Cirillo

    CHeck The Youtube Link and Check out the Video Click Here More Video www.marcocirillolondonguitarlesson.com Scales used in this Video : Major Scale - Learn More about This Scale !!! Major Pentatonic Minor Pentatonic - 1:57 min  - Learn more about !!!...

  • 2-5-1 lick to start sounding more jazzy

    By Adam Taylor (BA hons)

    Here is a 2-5-1 lick to help building up a vocabulary of jazz language, enjoy! We can go into more detail in lessons, either in person or via Skype. ...

  • Electric and acoustic guitar skype lessons

    By Theodosios Kosmidis

    Teaching Electric and acoustic guitar through Skype.I gratuated from Maastricht Conservatoire with honours(Jazz Guitar Performance)  and have a degree (minor) in Guitar teaching. I teach all levels and styles in really reasonable prices !!! Teaching experience over 10 years and Skype teaching experience 2 years. Already teaching in countries like Netherlands , Denmark , Greece through Skype. Contact info : theo.kosmidis@yahoo.gr  , www.theodosios-kosmidis.com...

  • Rhythm guitar the complete guide: bruce buckingham

    By Marco Cirillo

    ] RHYTHM GUITAR THE COMPLETE GUIDE: Bruce Buckingham[/caption] For the Acoustic Guitar Player at the beginning of his path this book will be fundamental. Develop your Strumming and Chords chops by studying exercises and rhythm patterns that will guide you step-by-step through the Acoustic Guitar. Usually combined with another book as Premieras Lecons de Guitara. By using this book you will:...

  • Linear expression: pat martino

    By Marco Cirillo

    Used by www.marcocirillolondonguitarlesson.com   I love this book. Do you want to know about the art of improvisation? This is the book then !! A good knowledge about harmony, reading and modes is essential. I really love the “Phase III” (has he names it) with the vertical and horizontal movement. For brave students only....

  • Playin’ the blues: robben ford.

    By Marco Cirillo

    Used By www.marcocirillolondonguitarlesson.com This is a Must for every players. Doesn’t matter if you love Rock, Jazz or Acoustic Guitar. Do you want to know how to play guitar in style, develop a great tone and a solid knowledge about improvisation?? This is the book you definitely don’t want to miss. 34 examples that will change your life and the way you play for good....

  • New backing track ready for my students ... ... ... ...

    By Marco Cirillo

    The Backing Track gives you 100% Result Guaranteed www.marcocirillolondonguitarlesson.com One of the greatest benefit you will have by studying here is the Backing Track. By Studying with the Backing Track you will be sure : You are practicing with a constant Bpm You are improve gradually and constantly You are developing Strength You are developing Coordination You are developing Creativity...

  • Learn how to play classic guitar in london

    By Marco Cirillo

      www.marcocirillolondonguitarlesson.com This Course is for the Guitar Player that wants: -Learn Classical Guitar -Build a Classical Repertoire -Develop your Reading -Develop Fingerstile Technique -Develop Knowledge about Classical Authors - Sor, Giuliani, Bach, Llobet, Carulli, Carcassi and many others The Classical Guitar Course is for:...

  • Getting the most out of your practice

    By Joe Bailey

    Practice   Article by J.Bailey www.guitarstudio1.com      Practice is so important as a musician. Therefore it’s a good idea to make sure you are doing it right! Or in other words produce more effective results. Practice should be regular, disciplined but fun, effective and produce good results over time....

  • Acoustic guitar lesson for med-advanced guitar players

    By Marco Cirillo

    Learn how to Master the Acoustic Guitar by Studing with Marco Cirillo. This Course is for the Acustic Guitar Player that want :   - Improve Fingerstyle - Improve Songwriting - Improve Creativity - Learn from the Master of Acoustic Guitar like Tommy Emmanuel, Ralph Towner and Adrian Legg.......

  • Acoustic guitar lesson video for beginners with marco cirillo

    By Marco Cirillo

    Hi Guiys   Today I am gonna post an Acoustic Guitar Lesson for Beginners that It will help you to develop: 1-  Coordination Right-Left Hand 2- Creativity 3- FretBoard Knowledge 4- Fingerstyle For the complete exercises- 6 Different Exercises 20 Variation Each- go on www.marcocirillolondonguitarlesson.com...

  • Alternate picking guitar lesson video for mid-advanced students

    By Marco Cirillo

    Hi Guys Today I am gonna post a really helpfull Guitar Lesson about Alternate Picking. The Video will help you to better understand the Lesson. My students have the great benefit of use the Same Backing track, Tab and Gears....

  • 24 hour guitarathon for the spinal injuries association

    By Rob Clydesdale

    Yes going to attempt to play the guitar for 24 hours (with the odd toilet break) to try and raise money and awareness for the spinal injuries association If you like our facebook page itaintgonnaplayitself willbe posting phots, videos etc....throughout...

  • Is it possible to master more than one guitar style?

    By SinniK Al

      Striving to excel at more than one guitar styles is a rather common phenomenon among guitar enthusiasts, especially inexperienced ones like beginner level students. In fact, at times several of them aspire to develop their mastery in more than 2 distinct guitar styles. I’ve observed this in a few students of mine and I think it can be explained in several ways....

  • Guitar teacher offering free first lesson

    By Matt Figgis

    I offer tailor-made guitar teaching for all ages & levels. I have over 16 years’ experience playing and teaching the guitar. I can cover a wide variety of styles and techniques to suit you. My aim is to develop your playing, listening, reading and knowledge so that you have the tools to make yourself the most complete guitarist you can be. I believe a good grounding in music theory is important and encourage the taking of ABRSM graded music theory exams. Grade 5 is equivalent to a GCSE qualification and I can provide the necessary tuition to enable you to pass the exam. I specialise in music composition and recording and have over 7 years’ experience as a recording guitarist. If you would like specialist tuition in this area then let me guide you through the essentials and help you setup and make full use of your own home studio. I have transport and can travel wherever you need me in the Derby/Nottingham area. Your first hour lesson is free and then £15-£20/hour for subsequent lessons dependent on location. Please call/email to discuss Matt Figgis 07815322949 fretmaster_fig@hotmail.com Thanks for reading :)...

  • Guitar tuition in leeds

    By Daniel Nicolas-Pezaro

    Write here... GUITAR TUITION  BASED IN HEADINGLEY,  LEEDS Guitar Tuition at an affordable price either in home studio  from a professional, qualified tutor.   Lessons offer a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for all ages and abilities with a fun and inspiring approach to learning. ...

  • Session work-tips and thoughts on working in the studio with other artists

    By George Marios

      Hey guys, Today I would like to take the time to talk a bit about working in the studio, which is an aspect of my music career that I enjoy greatly. Whether you are a session musician, hired to play for other people, or you work on your own material it's good to be aware of certain things in order to make the process more productive and enjoyable. 1) Know your material: That is a very important thing to keep in mind, specially if you are hired to play for someone else's project/album. I  have been involved in situations where certain members of the project where under prepared and ,trust me, it is an element that can cause a lot of negativity in a studio environment. Remember that somebody is paying you a good fee to be there, so you wanna make sure you do that person's work justice with your performance, particularly if you wanna get another call for studio work. 2) Know your gear: 'Do you know that song by John Mayer?Yeah 'Gravity'…….Could you make the guitar sound like that?'  'I need the guitar to sound a bit more bluesy, like B.B King' 'Can I have a bit of that Andy Timmons rock tone?' Quotations like the ones above, are a frequent element in studio life, specially if you deal with people who know what sound they want from you. So, it is really important to know your gear and to be able to communicate with the artist/producer in order to deliver what they seek from you. 3) You are a part of a plethora of sounds.Know where you belong sonically: That kind of awareness comes with time and experience.It is absolutely essential to know that you are serving the song and NOT any short of personal egos with your instrument. Know that your part 'coexists' with other instrument's parts so it is important to NOT get in the way of the other instruments and limit yourself to the sonic space that is given to you. That, of course, depends on the genre of song e.x Guitar has a lot of space in a blues/rock trio whereas in a big band/soul piece guitar only has a small part within many sounds(horns,piano,bass,vocals,drums,percussion etc). 4) Go in with a smile on your face and enjoy the experience: 'Studio work', implies that for most of the time, you are going to be in a room full of people that you won't probably know. As a result, you wanna make sure you have a positive attitude that will enable the rest of the team to open up, relax and have a productive and pleasant session. Even when things go wrong, try to maintain a positive attitude and look past the problems that might occur in a session. Remember, shit happens and its all down to how you react when they do:-) 5) Be confident: That is a tough one and again ,it comes with time and experience and I think that alongside with it being a feeling, it is also an ability. The way to gain that ability, for better or for worse,is  completely personal, so , its down to YOU to find that inner balance that will make you able to be confident and relaxed about what you do and who you are as a musician. Peace, George Marios...

  • From experience-parents pt2

    By Petros Margaris

    So parent... Our child has shown interest in learning the guitar. Great i say. Now all you need is a guitar and a tutor. Unless you have played guitar or another instrument your self,chances are that you will make the most common mistake a parent does....

  • From experience-parents pt.1

    By Petros Margaris

    ..Hello everybody. I thought it would be a good idea to write down a series of notes regarding the very beggining of the process that lead to learning an instrument.I am sure a lot of the other instructors would have had a comment or two on the subject,i apologize if you end up reading similar things but i havent bothered to read every single article on the site,i am a busy father of two after all.This first part of my notes mostly goes out to the parent who's looking for a teacher for their child.Everything i write about is based on my personal experience and i promise i 'll try and keep it short......

  • Express yourself!

    By Adam Hinchliffe

      Why choose Adam? Everyone wants to be able to express themselves and guitar is a great outlet for this. As a teacher I believe it is important to give the student a good foundation upon which to build their skills as a musician. These fundamentals lead to a better overall basis for achieving goals and showing others what you can do. With help from me as your teacher and with dedication to guitar you can achieve great things. So whatever your age, come and learn how to express yourself and show the world what you can do....

  • Practice methods

    By Peter Lindemere B.Mus PGCE

    Practice Methods   What and how to practice as well as for how long and how often are questions I am often asked by my students. There are no straightforward answers here as it all depends on your ability at the moment, your goals as an individual for the future and of course, how much time you have to spend each day!...

  • Learning types and memory techniques

    By Peter Lindemere B.Mus PGCE

    Learning Types and Memory Techniques     Learning types   There are a lot of things you need to remember as a musician: scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, time signatures, accidentals, musical terms and elements as well as all the physical techniques you should know as a bass player - the list seems endless!...

  • Improving your swing feel

    By Gregory Hofmann

    Here I look at ways to improve your time feel when playing swing and ways to practice arpeggios while working on common rhythmic subdivisions.   I then let you into how I practice these ideas as well as all the ideas I have spoken about in my previous videos by playing through the A Section of the Cannonball Adderley tune ”Grand Central” with the metronome on 2 and 4....

  • Aural: intervals of the major scale

    By Gregory Hofmann

    Aural: Recognizing Major Scale Intervals   In our first aural lesson, we will focus on recognizing intervals. I cannot stress enough how important it is to be able to not only play well, but also ‘hear well’. Our ears are our greatest asset as musicians and we should all spend a portion of our practice transcribing, listening and singing melodic lines, bass lines etc. There are a number of ways to learn songs, solos and melodies. We can write them down, we can learn them on our instruments, we can picture our fretboard, we can understand the theory behind it but being able to hear the music in your head and sing it in tune is an amazing skill to have. Many great musicians have that ability and it can only add to your musicality in a huge way. ...

  • Guitar improvisation

    By Alex Pritchard

    Here is a little YouTube video from my channel showing one of the skills I teach in lessons. Improvisation is a technique where you play along to a song or backing track without any preset tunes or melodies. Basically you just make it up as you go along!...

  • Developing timing and the inner clock

    By Peter Lindemere B.Mus PGCE

      Developing Timing and the Inner Clock Part of the job description for being a bass player is to provide the harmonic foundation for the chords, melody played  or  vocal line sung above the bass line and to provide the metronomic and rhythmic link between those and the drum kit – hopefully bridging the gap in a creative and interesting way. Being a major part of the rhythm section, part of the bass player’s job is also to lock in and compliment any drum pattern played and provide good time keeping....

  • Some are destined to perform. others to communicate...

    By Neville Martin

    When I was younger I dreamed of being in an international Rock band. Touring the world and playing huge arenas to thousands of screaming and adoring fans. I  guess this is a pretty common dream for many a young rock musician, albeit a breif one as the onset of adulthood and responsibilities takes a firm grip of your Les Paul. ...

  • Bass lessons, friendly and experienced teacher. london area

    By Joe Black

    I teach bass guitar (also guitar) to any student from beginner to experienced players wanting to refine their technique. I teach in the London area, I will travel to you to teach on a one-on-one basis, group lessons available too, price based per person per hour in the group....

  • Comfortably numb

    By Adrian Rhodes

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  • Guitar concert - 15 october 2011

    By Derek Hasted

    Hi everyone... I'd just like to draw your attention to a concert in Salsibury, Wiltshire on 15th October 2011.   It's in Salisbury Methodist Church, and it's by Hampshire Guitar Orchestra (HAGO), which is a group of 14 guitarists playing 4 sizes of nylon-strung guitar....

The Rhythmic Scale

By Tim Lake

Outside of drummers and drumming circles rhythmical understanding is quite often the weakest link in an otherwise accomplished musician. For a lot of musicians, rhythm is more invisible than harmony or technique, but studying and understanding rhythm is as important as studying harmony or technique, and is useful in both composing and improvising...

Music & Intelligence

By Duane Shinn

Will listening to music make you smarter? Will learning to play a musical instrument make your brain grow larger than normal? Questions like these ones have been popping up all over the place in the past few years, and not just in scientific...

Spoilt For Choice!

By Oliver Staines

As teachers of the guitar we have the great good fortune of the many perks that come with being able to teach what essentially is the ‘coolest’ instrument is around. Being as it is, at the centre of much of the popular culture of the last half century, the guitar gives its teachers the opportunity to avoid many of the associations of stuffiness and...

Taking The Plunge!

By James Ledley

I thought I would give a bit of advice and hopefully inspiration to anyone out there thinking of starting up teaching full-time. I am 35 years old and had been working in an Admin job "which I hated" since 1991, Over the last few years the urge...

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