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Classical Guitar Classes Auburn AL

Classical guitar classes include lessons on right hand positions, rest stroke, free stroke, playing scales, pedal tones, vibrato, basic arpeggios and more. See below for local music schools in Auburn that give access to instruction in guitar playing techniques as well as advice and content on playing classical guitar.

Auburn Guitar Shoppe
(334) 821-6818
758 E Glenn Ave
Auburn, AL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment
Store Information
Website Sales: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Clinics: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Our experienced technicians perform and facilitate repairs on all fretted instruments and amplifiers.
We are an Authorized Fender Repair Center.
Contact lance@auburnguitar.com with any questions.

Hours
10-8 Monday-Friday
10-6 Saturday

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Auburn Guitar Shoppe
(334) 821-6818
758 E Glenn Ave
Auburn, AL
 
Larry Brown
12 Perimeter Park S #213
Birmingham, AL
Instruments
Audio Recording, Composition, Guitar, Recording, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
30 Years

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John Perry
4731 B Cypress Village Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL
Instruments
Banjo, Ear Training, Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Stand Up Bass
Styles
Folk - Country - Bluegrass
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$20
Years of Experience
5 Years

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Guitar Gallery INC
(205) 758-2220
309 Hargrove Rd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
 
Guitar Shoppe
(334) 821-6818
758 E Glenn Avenue
Auburn, AL
 
Auburn Guitar Shoppe
(334) 821-6818
758 E Glenn Ave
Auburn, AL
 
Eric B.
(877) 231-8505
Mossy Bank Trail Owens Crossroads
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Subjects
Singing, Mandolin, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Banjo
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Specialties
Piano Improv
Education
UNA - Music - 96-2002 (Bachelor's degree received) Liberty University - Worship studies - 09-09 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Debbie Hood Killen
13744 County Road 7
Moulton, AL
Instruments
Composition, Conducting, Early Music, Guitar, Music Business, Other, Piano, Voice
Styles
Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids, Other
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$20
Years of Experience
25 Years

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Trade Station
(706) 527-8464
2104 Lee Road 430
Smiths, AL
 
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Put That Guitar Down

Put That Guitar Down
(and really improve as a musician!)
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

For all the words of encouragement you have ever heard pertaining to picking up the guitar and practicing, either from me or your own sources, this article may come as a bit of a surprise to you. For once I am going to tell you to put the guitar down!

A little confused? Don't be, I'll try to explain. And the best way I can get my point across is by sharing an experience I personally had some time ago.

Back in the 80's, I went to music college in London. I feverishly studied classical guitar for 3 years. Practiced for hours each day. During this time I really developed some good disciplinary skills as far as practice was concerned. I would split up the day. Morning playing Bach fugues or whatever torturous classical guitar piece that had enslaved me at the time. A break for lunch, and in the afternoon I would pick up my electric guitar and plough through violin and flute music, which I'd rented from the music school library, to get my sight-reading together. Reading jazz and pop music is very different from classical music because phrasing interpretation is relative to the genre being played. So it is as much about listening to the band as it is reading the note values. So I wanted to get that together. Finally I worked on jazz harmony, specifically vocabulary for playing over changes. The Charlie Parker Omnibook was my bible, but I would also listen to be-bop players and steal their phrases and try to figure out how I should work them into my own playing. I remember stealing from Cannonball Adderly, Miles Davis, Mike Brecker, and I fell in love with the swinging styles of pianists Red Garland and Wynton Kelly, both of whom played on Miles Davis' album "Milestones", a record that had a profound effect on me. Just as importantly, I listened to the way these musicians would feel the music. It wasn't just about the notes.

Wynton Kelly in particular had a certain thing about playing over altered chords. He would play 4 note phrases that would be repeated in thirds going down. Sometimes in whole tones. In fact many jazz guys I knew at the time would make fun of his style a little bit by singing his name as they played those motifs, going "Wyn-ton-Kell-ey-Wyn-ton-Kell-ey" and so on. After I got the hang of his ideas I would find myself sitting at the guitar and working out my own variations of those ideas. Pretty soon I had a whole bag of Wynton style 'tricks".

And then something interesting happened...

I would practice and practice these new motifs and melodic ideas and really try to work them into my playing. Pretty soon I had a pretty broad library of resources I could draw from. And I would practice them over Jamie Abersold records and so on. The woodshedding continued. Over time, I realized that some of those phrases were technically difficult to play on guitar (...

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