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Classical Guitar Classes Avon Lake OH

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 Avon Lake that give access to instruction in guitar playing techniques as well as advice and content on playing classical guitar.

Brian W.
(877) 231-8505
McKenzie Road
North Olmsted, OH
Subjects
Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Tuba, Guitar, Piano, Upright Bass, Music Performance, Music Recording, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
I am classically trained but also adept in improvisation. I play and teach all styles of American and Western European music, including but not limited to rock (classic, alt, metal), r&b/soul/funk, latin and Afro Cuban, popular/show, and contemporary Christian.
Education
Stonewall Jackson H.S. - College Prep - 8/73 to 5/77 (High School diploma received) Abilene Christian University - English Lit - 8/77 to 5/81 (Bachelor's degree received) Abilene Christian University - Marketing/Finance - 5/81 to 5/83 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Guitar Conservatory
(216) 226-3540
1398 Edwards Ave
Lakewood, OH
 
Mulhausen Music
(440) 899-1570
28925 Fall River Dr
Westlake, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Village Music
(440) 734-2288
Po Box 40294
Bay Village, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Village Music,Vlg Fine Arts
(440) 734-2770
3687 Clague Rd
North Olmsted, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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West Side Piano & Guitar
(440) 835-4670
Westlake, OH
 
Ron Zehel Guitar Center
(440) 282-3250
2284 Kresge Dr
Amherst, OH
 
Westgate Music Cntr
(440) 835-0555
23820 Center Ridge Rd
Westlake, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Skyline Music
(440) 871-4140
27010 Center Ridge Rd
Westlake, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Tub Thumpers Music
(440) 427-9995
27093 Bagley Rd
Olmsted Falls, OH
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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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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