GUITAR LESSONS

 

My method for teaching guitar is more holistic which includes learning to play songs you like, performance preparation, developing your style,  playing with other guitarists/musicians and theory, chords, modes, scales, arpeggios etc. 

I focus on your goals, not just walk through a published lesson book.

Each student has different goals that change quickly as they learn and adapting to that inspiration and muse is important to fining the musician inside of the student. 

Contact me mkstultz@yahoo.com for a free meet & greet, assessment and custom lesson plan!

LESSONS

  • Ages 8 through 88, it’s never too late to start playing guitar.
  • Customized instruction to meet your needs and goals or help you set musical goals and achieve them
  • All materials provided
  • Learn the songs you like now as you improve timing, theory, tone and technique
  • Acoustic / Electric or Bass Guitar
  • Learn how to accompany your vocals, another vocalist or play your part in a group or band
  • 4 levels, Beginner through Advanced
  • Pop, Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Worship
  • Lessons once per weekend,
  • Rate: $30/hr or $20 per 1/2 hr
  • Learn to play almost any song in any key by using a capo and learning just 12 chords
  • Free string changing on your guitar upon request
  • Guitar and equipment guidance selecting what you need, where to find it, help with buying, selling, trading or upgrading guitars and accessories
  • Here’s some of my CD Releases Full Music Discography Page

RHYTHM GUITAR I:  

Fundamentals, Playing Songs You Like, and Chords in 5 Keys Duration: 3-6 months*

  • Guitar Parts and Care
  • Tuning Your Guitar
  • Fretboard Layout, Notes and Strings
  • Pick Choice, String Attack, Hand and Thumb Positioning
  • Basic Chord Diagrams
  • Major vs. minor (major 3rd vs minor 3rd)
  • Picking and Strumming (Basic Rhythms:  quarter- 4 down , eighth- 4 down/4 up , sixteenth – 8 down/8 up)
  • Intro to Chord Numbers and the Nashville System Used by all Performing and Studio Musicians                
  • Chord Numbers http://www.guitar-chords.org.uk/chords-key-g.html
  • Chords in G             Major G C D  (I-IV-V)  / Minor Em Am (vim-iim)
  • Beats and Measures
  • Right Hand Rhythm Techniques
  • On line Metronome, Timing, Being a Rhythm Drummer and finding the Groove
  • Dynamics, Power, Control, Damping & Syncopation
  • “The Singers Easy Money Chord Guitar Method – 6 Chords and a Capo” lets you play 75% of pop, country and rock songs http://www.angelfire.com/fl4/moneychords/IVviIV.html

Note: Vocalists may elect to work here for an additional 2 to 3 months on favorite songs before moving on

  • Chords in C              Major C F G  (I-IV-V)  / Minor Am Dm (vim-iim)
  • Chords in D              Major D G A  (I-IV-V) / Minor Em F#m (vim-iim)
  • Chords in E              Major E A B  (I-IV-V) / Minor C#m F#m (vim-iim)
  • Chords in A              Major A D E  (I-IV-V)  / Minor Bm Dm (vim-iim)
  • Bass runs and Simple Passing Chords
  • Fingerpicking
  • Fingers w/ Pick
  • Changing Strings

RHYTHM GUITAR II: Progressions and Writing Songs Duration: 6-12 months*

  • Bar Chords
  • Chord Triad of Root, 3rd 5th (CAGED System)
  • Bass runs and Passing Chords
  • Relationship of Melody – Key – Scale -Notes – Chords
  • Relative Minor Chords
  • Substitute Chords
  • Colored and Textured and Suspended Chords
  • Timing: 4/4  vs  3/4
  • Open string Chord shapes that are simple yet, full and rich
  • Power Chords (Root and 5th)
  • Reading Tablature
  • The Chord Numbers and the Nashville Number System used by all performing and studio musicians
  • Chord Numbers   http://www.guitar-chords.org.uk/chords-key-g.html
  • Keys and Transposing Chords
  • Major Common Chord Progressions / number system for a few classic styles

LEAD GUITAR I:

Techniques, Patterns, Scales and Modes Duration: 6-12 months* Pentatonic – Major and minor

  • Semitone (1/2 step) vs. Full tone (whole step)
  • Blues Scale
  • Sing what you play
  • Alternate Picking / Double Picking
  • Techniques: Hammer On / Pull Off / Slides / Triplets
  • Bends: semitone / half / full
  • G Major / Ionian scale
  • Guitar Tablature (Tab)
  • 5 Modes
  • Playing lead notes out of the CAGED Chord Positions
  • Double Stops (4th, 4rds, 5ths)
  • Octaves
  • Using Drone Open Strings
  • Major and Minor Arpeggios
  • Stretching It Out: Sandman Arpeggios

 LEAD GUITAR II:Improvisation

  • Major Improvisation
  • Minor Improvisation
  • Blues Improvisation
  • Modal Improvisation
  • Stylistic Improvisation
  • Rock
  • Jazz and Swing
  • Acoustic Flatpicking
  • Country
  • World Beat / Span
  • Surf

* Duration noted is for reference only and not guaranteed. Learning speed and comprehension is dependent on the student’s natural talent level, practice discipline and commitment to learning. ____________________________________________

ONLINE METRONOME

http://www.studybass.com/tools/online-metronome/

LESSONS

http://www.justinguitar.com/en/TB-000-TheBasics.php http://www.angelfire.com/fl4/moneychords/guitarlessons.html http://www.zentao.com/guitar/guitar-lessons.html http://www.zentao.com/guitar/theory/ http://www.justinguitar.com/en/IM-000-IntermediateMethod.php http://www.strumpatterns.com/Strums/strumsPage01.htm

GUITAR VIDEO LESSONS  http://www.youtube.com/user/martyzsongs/videos http://truefire.com/tftv/?channel=acoustic-survival-guide&videofile=mp4:guitar-acoustic-survival-guide-videos/argsg51-guitar-lessons-I-bVII-IV-part1

HIT SONGS CHORD CHARTS in ANY KEY

http://www.e-chords.com/ http://guitar.about.com/library/bleasysongs00s.htm http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/top/top100.htm http://www.guitarmasta.net/Pop/ http://guitar.about.com/library/bleasysongs00s.htm

GUITAR TAB- HOW TO READ IT http://guitar.about.com/od/tabchordslyrics/ss/read_guitar_tab.htm http://www.justinguitar.com/en/TB-011-ReadTAB.php

TRANSPOSER TOOLS

http://www.logue.net/xp/ http://www.simusic.com/transpose.html http://www.theoreticallycorrect.com/KeySwitch-Song-Transposer-PublicBeta/index.html

CHORD CHARTS IN ALL KEYS

http://www.chordsbykey.com/ http://i-love-guitar.com/guitar-chords-major-keys.html http://www.drpsychotic.com/strike_a_chord/strikeachord.html http://worshipguitarguy.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/wgg-chords-exposed1.pdf http://www.jazzguitar.be/jazzguitar_lessons.html http://www.hobby-hour.com/guitar/chords.php

TOP 1,000 CLASSIC ROCK SONGS http://www.thedigitallife.net/top1000.htm  

TOP 500 COUNTRY SONGS http://countrymusic.about.com/library/top500/ptop500.htm

NASHVILLE NUMBER SYSTEM http://worshipguitarguy.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/caged-system-chords1.pdf

ANY SCALE / ANY MODE / ANY KEY / NOTES SHOWN ON NECK http://www.studybass.com/tools/chord-scale-note-printer/

MORE SCALES http://www.villageguitarstudio.com/category/improvisation/scales/

EXOTIC AND ALTERED SCALES http://brainphreak.net/atonal/exoticscales.pdf

CHORDS, SCALES ARPEGGIOS, MODES

http://www.guitar-chords.org.uk/guitarscales/guitarscales.html

CHORD SUBSTITUTIONS http://www.angelfire.com/fl4/moneychords/chordsubstitution.html

CHORD GRID PAPER

http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/fretboard/

LESSON TEMPLATES

http://freeblanksheetmusic.org/guitar/

JAM TRACKS http://truefire.com/jam-tracks/

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