Barry Zito,the Cy
Young Award Winner and starting pitcher for the Oakland A's
and on the east coast Charles Brewer, founder and former CEO of Mindspring.com.
I teach in Atlanta, New York and my studio in San Francisco each month. I offer two-hour classes and the cost is $199/session and is guaranteed to be the best instruction of any sort or your money back. All lessons are paid in advance w/Visa or MC or check and are reserved on a "First come first serve" basis.
Here are some of the courses I teach in San Francisco:
The Blues Guitar Program:
As all indigenous American music comes from the Blues what I teach all beginners is the Blues Guitar Program
An accelerated, graduated program where you will learn ten songs beginning with Hendrix's Red House (which you will learn to play the first hour) as well as material by Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Albert King, T-Bone Walker and others.Each song is carefully graded for increasing difficulty so that by the tenth song you can play anything you can hear. Position Playing, Alternate Stroking and The Three Fundamentals of Time are covered initially to aquire good foundational skills from the start.
The Art of Improvisation:
Improvisation I and II introduce all of the melodic materials used in the Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll between1954 and1967.Improvisation I teaches you how to improvise using riffs, phrases and runs from the five Blues Scales in the Key of A. Also, there is an introduction to the fun stuff...the Three Principles of Improvisation. Improvisation II teaches you the five Major Pentatonic Scales in the key of A, as well as the intermediate techniques of bends, vibrato, phrasing and key changes.Improvisation III is for developing speed and Improvisation IV is for the Modes, which are materials used from 1976 to the present
Songpulling is the art of listening to any piece of music and being able to play whatever you hear.
The following topics will be covered in this eight hours(four 2-hour classes)course:
This course takes four two-hour sessions to complete. A working knowledge of the guitar fretboard from first to twelfth fret on the 6th and 5th strings is all that is required.
Requirements: Theory I
Requirements: Songwriting I
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