Thoughts about guitar lessons
Basic guitar techniques If you are a just starting to play guitar there are some basic concepts you must learn before you can begin to play. That includes things like how to hold the guitar, tune the guitar, hand placement and how to use a guitar pick. Below are examples how to correctly hold the pick. The pick is held firmly between the thumb and the index finger.
The pick strikes the string on a diagonal with a movement from the wrist not from the arm.
The CAGED chord system I use the CAGED chord system to start learning chords. As seen below the five first position chords that form the basis to create many other chords that can be used anywhere on the neckBelow is a simple example how A major can be changed to A minor, A7, and A major 7. Many other chords of complex harmonies can be created using the CAGED system.
Pentatonic scales as a platform for all scales The pentatonic scale forms much of the melodies in modern music. Using this basic form in it's many variations and placement on the neck can also be used to create other scales as seen below where A pentatonic scale is also C major diatonic.
Techniques for advanced students If you are a intermediate or advanced student Milwaukee Guitar school can take your abilities to the next level. Our teachers are experience guitarist whose backgrounds offer a treasure trove of ideas and techniques to help you on your way.
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Great lesson as always I love all your lessons you break them down so its very easy to understand and they have served me well, many thanks and keep up the great work in your music. JA
Sivaram Kaushik (Shiv) says
Re: Jazz Guitar Lessons
I have been playing guitar for a number of years now (~10), but I have never taken it very seriously. I took lessons when I first started out, and I have been teaching myself since.
Lately, I’ve been drawn to jazz guitar (bossa nova especially), and its intricacies. While there are people online that post videos, I would love to take lessons in person.
I live in downtown Milwaukee, and the location at Kemtone maybe perfect for me. Few questions for you –
1) How are the lessons structured? Is it along with a group of people, or individual? 2) How long is each class? 3) What time do you teach at Kemtone? 4) Would an acoustic guitar suffice? 5) Does it matter that I cannot read sheet music?
Please do get back to me! Thanks!
I know i am getting back to you very late, but I was wondering if you are still interested in guitar lessons. If you are use the contact page to write to me. Thanks, Ketih