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Guitar Classes Johnston RI

See below to find local guitar classes in Johnston that give access to instruction on guitar for beginners, blue guitar basics, fingerstyle guitar basics, intermediate acoustic techniques, and lead guitar basics, as well as advice and content on bass guitar classes and more.

Raymond L.
(877) 231-8505
East Ave.
Warwick, RI
Subjects
Music Theory, Music Performance, Guitar, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am very strong in teaching Jazz/Blues and Rock guitar. I feel it is important to know beginning to intermediate music theory. I would recommend going as far as possible. I am very strong on basic reading ability along with tablature reading. This of course depends on the style the student is interested in. My methods depend on the students experience and age. Generally I always leave half of the lesson for whatever the student wants help with. The other half is going through my curriculum.
Education
Community College of RI - Jazz Studies - 2007-2010 (not complete) Community College of RI - General Studies - 2007-2010 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Kenya C.
(877) 231-8505
Brown St
Hope, RI
Subjects
Violin, Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
baroque, classical, romantic periods, 20th century, contemporary music, ragtime and blues
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Raymond L.
(877) 231-8505
East Ave.
Warwick, RI
Subjects
Music Theory, Music Performance, Guitar, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I am very strong in teaching Jazz/Blues and Rock guitar. I feel it is important to know beginning to intermediate music theory. I would recommend going as far as possible. I am very strong on basic reading ability along with tablature reading. This of course depends on the style the student is interested in. My methods depend on the students experience and age. Generally I always leave half of the lesson for whatever the student wants help with. The other half is going through my curriculum.
Education
Community College of RI - Jazz Studies - 2007-2010 (not complete) Community College of RI - General Studies - 2007-2010 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Kenya C.
(877) 231-8505
Brown St
Hope, RI
Subjects
Violin, Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
baroque, classical, romantic periods, 20th century, contemporary music, ragtime and blues
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Drew's Al Music Center
(401) 722-8707
842 Newport Ave
Pawtucket, RI
 
Stan Munslow
15 Hancock Drive
Coventry, RI
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Electric Bass, Guitar, Music Business, Other, Piano, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$25
Years of Experience
26 Years

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Justin A.
(877) 231-8505
Quinn St
North Attleboro, MA
Subjects
Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Music Performance, Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I pride myself in being well trained in all styles of music. In attaining each of my degrees, I have put an emphasis on being versatile and well-rounded. For drum set, I like to use method books such as: Stick Control, Syncopation and Future Sounds.
Education
Univeristy of Massachusetts Amherst - Music - 2003-2006 (Bachelor's degree received) Holyoke Community College - Arts with a concentration in Music - 2001-2003 (Associate degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Stan Munslow
15 Hancock Drive
Coventry, RI
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Electric Bass, Guitar, Music Business, Other, Piano, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$25
Years of Experience
26 Years

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More Than Music Inc
(401) 295-1950
170 Tower Hill Rd
North Kingstown, RI
 
East Bay Music Studio
(401) 247-2500
33 Kent St Ste G
Barrington, RI
 
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The Art Of Practicing

The Art Of Practicing
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I have always believed that success, in practically any subject you can think of, is a direct result of "clear thinking". That is, the ability to understand very clearly what needs to be achieved and the action to set about surmounting very necessary hurdles in order to reach those goals. Less than successful people are either not clear in their goals or for one reason or another give up along the way. It's leveling that rough terrain, along with a clearly defined end result in mind that will get you there in the end. The success roadmap might go something like this:

Visualize goal => Surmount problems => Score

Sounds simple doesn't it? However, this clear thinking is all very well but it's usually the thought required before step 1 (visualization) that causes problems. Very often the goal does not manifest in mind because the process is so overwhelming.

And so it is with practicing the guitar, or any instrument for that matter. In more laymen's terms it's more like "What the hell should I be practicing?".

Practice is a constant struggle for many people. There is so much to learn and often so little time to allocate to it. For the jazz musician, clear thinking can be as simple as "I really like that Charlie Parker 2, 5 - how does he do that?". Then transcribing the line, practicing it in all keys and working the phrase into your own vocabulary. The 'score' as I like to call it is the ability to work it in to your own playing. I want to talk a little about that in a minute.

First, I think the most important thing to talk about is how to make best use of your practice time. There was a time when I started playing where I used to sit in my room and allocate 15 minutes to practicing scales and arpeggios, 10 minutes on technique exercises, 20 minutes on sight reading and 1/2 an hour on practicing my classical guitar repertoire. Why? because my teacher told me I had to. Years later once I started to study jazz guitar on my own I didn't feel the need to be practicing this way. It wasn't really benefiting me fully. I started to have my own goals in mind that I wanted to reach. I wanted to learn to play like one or two of my heroes, but more importantly because I liked what they played. Even more under the microscope were certain melodic lines and licks that tweaked my ear and fueled me to transcribe or simply copy the way they phrased or 'felt' a phrase. Once I clearly had in mind what I wanted to achieve I could go about achieving it - I knew what I had to do.

It's important to sit down to practice and be really clear about what you are going to do during that practice time. Now, one thing that helped me tremendously was when I made a huge commitment to scheduled practicing. In other words, deciding that every single day, no matter what, I would sit down and dedicate exactly one hour...

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