Acoustic Guitar Shopping Getting Started with Acoustic Guitar. Steel string acoustic guitar is by far the easiest way to get started. There are 1/2, 3/4 and full sized guitars to match the size of the student. Many reputable companies make acoustic guitar starter packages: Fender, Yamaha, Epiphone, Washburn, Takamine etc… [...]
Electric Guitar Shopping Ok, so it is straight to the electric guitar for you! I have been in the middle of many battles between Parents and their Son or Daughter who has their heart set on getting started with electric guitar. Usually, the parent wants the student to start on [...]
Classical Guitar Shopping Andres Torres Segovia (1893-1987) I saw Andres perform at the CalArt’s Perfomance Hall when he was 92 years old! He played like he was in his 20’s. My classical instructor Richard Glenn from the University of California, Irvine took master classes with Segovia. Classical guitar is a [...]
Bass Guitar Shopping Getting Started with Bass Guitar! I love teaching the bass guitar. It has a great feel and makes the student realize the importance of solid rhythm playing and groove quickly. Regardless of the style, Funk, Pop, Jazz, Rock, Punk, Blues, Country etc…the bass guitar has a definite [...]
Ukulele Shopping Ah, here we are…the uke. Jus’ chill out, strum a few chords…beach optional. I hate to be the bad guy but the ukulele is a capable musical instrument. Don’t get me wrong, I like to chill out too but it is best to approach the ukulele seriously rather [...]
The ukulele is an instrument which literally millions of people have discovered and enjoyed, because it's fairly easy to learn, and because it's just plain fun to play. The legendary George Harrison of The Beatles used to love bringing out his ukulele whenever friends would drop over for a visit, [...]
I am so proud of Ella who just finished her first classical guitar recital! We have worked very hard on "Estudio in A Minor" by Dionisio Aguado and she did great job. Ella's guitar lessons are online using Skype and like most kids she is very tech savvy. In the [...]
Hello and welcome to my ukulele friends! I wanted to announce that I am starting a ukulele tab arrangement for "Enjoy The Silence" by Depeche Mode. A ukulele student request the song and at first I said no. Then after a few tries I realized the it will work for [...]
Practice makes perfect, so why not practice every day? Here are some daily guitar exercises you should try in between lessons to improve your skills.
Have you always wanted to learn bass guitar but are not sure whether to pick up a guitar or bass guitar? Check out this article to see the difference between both!