Tuition

Online Tuition

I have a number of global clients that are happy to conduct their lessons this way from all over the world. If  you are interested in this service please contact me for details. It’s easy to book a guitar lesson with me by either social media, email or by phone.

Styles and Levels Covered

Beginners

  • Basic Techniques – Holding the Plectrum/Using the Fingers – Finger Placement
  • How and when to practice – creating a regimen
  • Learning the notes of fretboard – The easy way!
  • Reading Standard Notation and TAB
  • Electric Guitar – Riffs and Chords – The basic techniques – Hammer On/Pull Off/Slide Techniques
  • Acoustic Guitar (Steel string and Classical) – Strumming and basic Fingerpicking – Basic Chords
  • Counting Rhythms – Using Standard Notation values
  • Basic Blues Rhythms – 12 bar & 8 bar Blues shuffles
  • Modern Rock & Pop – Riffs & Rhythms
  • Classic Rock & Metal – Easy Riffs & Rhythms
  • Pentatonic Scales – Major/Minor – The basic patterns – CAGED

Intermediate

  • Hybrid Picking – The Basics
  • Bending Notes – Best Techniques – Which Fingers to Use
  • Harmonics – all types explained
  • Using the equipment – Pedals explained
  • Classic Rock – Artists styles examined – Hendrix/Clapton/Page/Blackmore/Angus Young/Gary Moore/Schenker/Slash (Just a few of them)
  • Classical Guitar pieces – expanding your technique
  • Blues Improvising – Expanding the Pentatonic Scale
  • Rhythm Techniques – Picking and Riffing
  • Circle Of Fifths – Why we need it – explained
  • Chord Construction – Harmonised Scales
  • Barre Chords – Why are they hard and how to fret them

Advanced Guitar & Technique

  • Song writing & composition – Substitutions – The Nashville Number system
  • Solo construction – Lead Guitar – Using different scales
  • Modal Theory – How it works – Unlock the mystery
  • Fusion playing – Combining styles
  • Artists styles examined – Beck/Satriani/Vai/Van Halen/Bonnamassa (Just a few of them)
  • Improvisation – Sweeping – String skipping – Tapping – Advanced Vibrato – Tremolo – Pinch Harmonics
  • Speed picking – Faster playing
  • Articulation within your lead and rhythm work – why you need to leave notes out
  • Altered Scales – Exotic Scales – Harmonic Minor – Neo-Classical – Jazz – Crossover Blues
  • Extended Chord Construction and Substitution – Adding new notes to complex chords

Guitar Tutor, Professional Musician, Studio Owner, & Producer

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