Patience, patience, patience along with some understanding and realistic expectations is at the top of the list when it comes to teaching children. I have had the great privilege of teaching children starting as early as two years old, if I include my daughter, but on average 5 to 6 years old is more common. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Teaching Children (or Patience, Patience, Patience)
As a teacher, I like to use songs as a method for learning. Some of the most popular songs are the simplest and easiest to play. The song “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line uses only four chords with a very simple two measure rhythm. If you’re a beginner and the chords are too difficult you […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Learning to Play Using Popular Songs
Getting your chords to sound good is not a matter of pushing your fingers down with brute strength. It has more to do with your posture, placement of fingers and developing the control and ability to arch in the smaller joints of the fingers. This can be achieved by using easier chords that incorporate open […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Trouble With Chords?
Fingerstyle arrangement is a term adapted from what was commonly known in Jazz terminology as “chord melody”, which is when you take a popular song and play it as a solo on the guitar so the melody can be heard along with the chords. An artist is free to play it the way he or […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What is a Fingerstyle Arrangement?
Started lessons at the age of six in 2012. Erin’s father, who’s been taking lessons for a few years, asked me when would be a good time to get his daughter started on guitar lessons with the main concern being that maybe she’s too young. My advice as always is to start them as soon […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Featured Student – Erin
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Fingerstyle arrangement is now available in the “How I Play It Videos.” You must subscribe to have access.Continue Reading... Comments Off on Subscriber’s only: Time In A Bottle By Jim Croce
Fingerstyle arrangement is now available in the “How I Play It” videos. Subscriber’s OnlyContinue Reading... Comments Off on Subscriber’s only: Norwegian Wood By The Beatles