Online Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Acoustic Guitar Lessons Online

Over the last 15 years, I’ve taught hundreds of people to play in my Acoustic Guitar lessons.

Time to Avoid forming bad habits before they’re cemented into those fingers of yours. 

Let’s make sure you don’t spend your precious time going the wrong way and getting lost (Which is very easy to do these days with all the information out there). 

Guitar lessons ARE YOUR GPS SYSTEM

Maybe you’re self-taught, been playing 5 years, and now you’re in a pickle?  I can help make sure you don’t get tagged out….

Maybe you’re a singer and all of your songs are sounding the same these days?  It doesn’t take much-a few new chords, some new perception, and VOILA, a new sound for your listeners.

One of my main pledges to students is-we’ll work on material that your interested in.  Too many times I’ve heard the story of, “My old teacher was making me learn these songs and genre that I just wasn’t interested in.”  These people don’t have your interests in mind, they have their own interests in mind.  Not to say I don’t have things I have students learn regardless of their interests (me looking out for YOUR best interests).

What are my own musical interests?  The person behind the box and strings?  I teach both flatpick and fingerstyle guitar.  Styles include jazz, popular, bluegrass, and acoustic contemporary. 

Some famous players who I listen to and are representative of what I can help you with:-Doc Watson, David Grier, Tony Rice, Bryan Sutton, Joe Pass, Jim Hall, Alan Gogoll, Adrian Legg, and Rick Foster.

My Qualifications

I’m a three-time Georgia State Flatpick Guitar contest winner.  I’ve played guitar on the stages of the Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium.  I studied jazz improvisation under Kevin Bales (world class pianist and educator) for 6 years. 

What styles of music do I teach on the guitar?

  • Jazz-Improvisation, Arpeggios, Repertoire, Swing, Hearing Chord Changes, not getting lost in the forms.  The challenge of jazz is keeping your place and not sounding like you are just running scales.
  • Bluegrass-Fiddle Tunes, taking breaks on vocal songs, increasing speed, appropriate backup and rhythm.  One of the challenges of bluegrass guitar is do you learn by licks? Scales? What are people like Tony Rice and Bryan Sutton doing?
  • Popular-Songs you might hear at a wedding or on the radio for $500 Alex :).  There are songs everyone has heard, perhaps you want to play a few tunes for family and friends?
  • Movie Themes/Video Game Music-Superhero music, Love Ballads, Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, Nintendo, Playstation, and more.  Put the controller down and give me a ring!
  • Contemporary Fingerstyle Acoustic-most anything, but I can’t help you with the percussion, beat on the body of the guitar stuff. 

What techniques can we work on?

  • Chord Melody-Critical for playing Solo guitar and arranging for fingerstyle guitar.
  • Arranging Popular/Jazz tunes for solo guitar
  • Bluegrass or Jazz Improvisation
  • Increasing your musical vocabulary for your songwriting-maybe your songs sound stale, time for some NEW LIFE!
  • Composing/writing your own songs
  • Fingerboard knowledge-Scales/Arpeggios/modes/Chord theory/visualizations
  • Technique-increasing speed, dynamics, tone, and playing with less effort.  Here is where you can waste a lot of time doing things wrong if you aren’t careful.

Some examples of my acoustic guitar playing:

Popular solo guitar arranging

Contemporary Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar

This is a song I wrote that will be featured on my Acoustic Guitar EP I’m recording soon.

JAZZ GUITAR/CHORD MELODY/REHARMONIZATIONS

This is the jazz standard “Stella by Starlight” that moves through multiple key centers.

Let’s get you started on the right path to becoming a serious ACOUSTIC GUITAR PLAYER today.

CONTACT ME NOW and I promise, I’ll open up your guitar abilities, enable you to freely improvise and create the music you’ve always wanted.

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