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Almost all forms popular music in America got it's start in the blues. Musical genres such as both jazz and rock have their roots deeply in the blues. Some blues songs, such as Stormy Monday by T. Bone Walker were using basic blues chord patterns, but then on the 6th measure of each verse, T Bone would throw in a standard jazz chord progression. G9, Am7, Bm7, Bb13, Am7, D7b9, G9, followed by C9 back to the G9 and then the verse would end on a dominant 5th chord with a #9th, [D7#9]. This is where the 2 genres sometimes started to really mix with each other. Blues is the foundation where this all began. Rock and roll on the other hand, stayed closer to older and simpler blues chord progressions and licks, but played the tempos far quicker than a blues song would play, and the rhythm section would also play a lot more aggressively than a blues band would. Early rock and roll stayed very close to the original and more simple chord progressions of the earlier blues songs. Blues is the foundation for all 3 of those musical genres. Whether you are primarily interested in the blues, or rather you would want to be versed in all 3 styles is up to you. We'll figure out exactly what your preference would be and take it from there. I have been playing all of those genres of music for 40 years and am deeply steeped in all 3 of these styles. -Jeff
If you are ready to start taking your guitar skills SERIOUSLY then stop wasting time and money on teachers who don't fully understand the instrument or subject matter themselves. My name is Russ and I have been playing guitar professionally for 20 years and teaching music and producing records for over 15. I have a Platinum #1 Billboard charting record under my belt, worked with artists such as Mac Miller, Sean Kingston, Red Velvet, Lifehouse and more; and have composed music to 100s of your favorite TV shows! Feel free to browse my official website for a full list of credits. Want to learn to shred guitar? Produce beats? Write your own songs? Dive into theory? Record yourself? This page is the one stop shop. Feel free to reach out with any requests or questions!
With every single one of my students, I take into account their musical background, how much time they're able to practice, what genres interest them, and what learning style works best. I then structure my lessons in a way that's specifically catered to their needs. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me a message. Look forward to hearing from you soon!
As a Berklee College of Music alumnus, Sergei applies its curriculum, approaches, and techniques that proved their effectiveness regardless of an age and level of students. Also, Sergei has an extensive educational experience including teaching the Guitar Performance Techniques, and Style classes for British Irish Modern Music Institute in Berlin, Germany, and being enrolled in a post graduate certificate program in Learning and Teaching provided by University of Sussex, UK.
Whether you're just starting out or want to improve your skills, I will create a custom plan to help you reach your music goals! I have over fifteen years of experience playing guitar in multiple genres and no matter what style you're interested in, I will go over the underlying basics of it and show you how to make it your own. I mostly do lead guitar myself and can go over improvisation and how to figure out songs/solos, as well as fingerpicking and styles more suited for acoustic/classical guitar. A big part of my lessons is figuring out music that you like and showing how to play it and practice it effectively.
Phil is a phenomenal teacher - right from the start, he will get you on track with exercises and practice routines that keep you focused on learning to play the guitar. He will cover the areas that y
Greg (Blues Guitar lessons with Phil C.)
Best guitar instructor ever! Javi really understands the student's current status and points of improvement. He always makes sure that I fully understand the topic before moving on to the next subject
jungpill (Blues Guitar lessons with Javier B.)
Very rare to find someone who can really teach. This instructor really knows. Highly recommend!
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Nils is very knowledgeable and can help you with growing as a guitar player. He can help you have a better understanding of theory and how to apply it, knows a lot about gear, and has a wide array of
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