London's Most Sought-After Guitar School For Adults In Mayfair And The City ~ 020 7127 0717

Guitar styles and techniques taught

Private Guitar Lesson Menu

We teach the following guitar styles:

Guitar Styles Taught

 

Depending upon your individual musical goals we will teach you some of the following concepts and techniques:

  • Hammer-ons
  • Pull-offs
  • Vibrato
  • Tremolo
  • Speed Picking
  • 3 Octave Chromatic Scale Practice
  • Develop your right hand (Classical guitar) with fingering combinations (R.H – im, mi, am, ma, ai, ia, xi, ix, pa, ap, ip, pi)
  • Practicing without the left hand
  • How to NOT give up!
  • Sweep Picking
  • Jazz Chords (across the entire neck)
  • Memorising all the notes
  • Jazz Triads
  • Walking Bass
  • Neo-Classical Metal scales along 1 string
  • Blues Licks
  • 6 Note Scales
  • String Skipping
  • Developing a sense of time
  • Poly-rhythms
  • Basic strumming
  • Tuning the guitar
  • Changing strings
  • Buying a guitar (what to look for)
  • Tone
  • Attitude
  • The guitar works in 5 positions
  • The guitar has a nature
  • Learning the nature
  • Practicing away from the guitar
  • Photographic memory
  • Practicing on the taxi/plane/bus/car etc…
  • Practicing on the beach
  • Using your “waiting” time as practice time
  • “Secrets” of the guitar
  • How to make your guitar sing
  • How to make your guitar scream
  • Powerchords
  • Intervals
  • Subdivisions of octaves or subdivisions of X across X amount of octaves
  • Understanding classical harmony
  • Understanding jazz harmony
  • Incorporating tapping guitar
  • Maintaining a practice schedule
  • The importance of a practice journal (or log book) – TRACKING and MEASURING
  • The psychology of learning the guitar
  • Maintaining a positive frame of mind
  • Motivating yourself to the next level
  • Have a long term vision
  • Short, medium term goals
  • Practicing with a clock/schedule and practicing without a clock/schedule
  • Making fans happy
  • Creating harmony within a band
  • Leading a band
  • Playing with others
  • Keeping your head above the water in a storm
  • Improvising
  • Improvising blues
  • Improvising NEO-Classical
  • Improvising Vai/Satriani type licks
  • Improvising McLaughlin/DiMeola/De Lucia type- licks
  • Improvising over a fast moving jazz standard
  • Not losing your place in a jazz improvisation
  • Improvising fusion
  • Funk riffs
  • Funk strums
  • Speed picking and rhythmic groupings
  • Speed picking on the classical guitar
  • Classical guitar interpretation
  • Classical VS Jazz VS Rock
  • How to strum chords properly
  • How to pick using a plectrum
  • How to pick using your fingers
  • Make your friends happy with the guitar
  • Repertoire
  • Memorisation skills
  • Solving the root cause of a problem
  • Soloing with “feel”
  • How to develop a SINGLE-MINDED focus (under severe adversity)
  • And other relevant concepts…