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Guitar lessons (Acoustic and Electric) and music composition

The Guitar is undoubtedly one of the most popular instruments of the modern age. It is so versatile and used in many genres ranging from Classical music, to Death Metal and even Electronic Music.

I will teach you the basics of playing the guitar, and I'll spice it up later with my experience on composition and song-writing. We will learn by example through the famous songs that shaped our understanding of the guitar. Whether you prefer singer-songwriter style songs, or thrash metal we'll get there together.

I will teach mainly using the guitar tablature format, we can do sheet music which is generally unneeded for anything besides classical, but I will need to refresh my music sheet reading skills as I haven't had to read any in the last 10 years.

Extra information

Bring your good spirits, your favorite guitar if you have one. If not I can help you buy one, or you could practice on one of my guitars.

Location

At teacher's location: Blücherstraße, 10961 Berlin, Germany
At student's location: Around Mitte, Germany
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Guitar:
Acoustic, Blues, Electric, Folk, Funk, Heavy metal, Indie & alternative, Punk, Rai & oriental music, Rock, Song & varieties
Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, German, Arabic

About Me

I am a software developer and a multi-instrumentalist; I play guitar (acoustic, electric, bass and ukulele), drums and keyboards. I have my own one-man-band project that I work on on-and-off. I've always enjoyed teaching. My fondest experiences have been things like teaching swing dancing and German to refugees, helping undergraduates with mathematics and programming.

My approach to teaching is generally more hands-on with application of theory. I will dissect songs with you, and rhythm sections to show why this melody/rhythm is good as opposed to something else. I believe theory is indeed important, but in the end it has to be applied to an instrument. And the application is as fine an art as the theory. So I prefer to start from the application's side.

Education

I am a Data Scientist by profession, and I have a Masters degree in Computer Informatics with focus on NLP (Natural Language Processing). But music is much more fun to me, and I would love to make the switch soon if I can!

Experience / Qualifications

Music-wise, I have been playing guitar for 13 years, and drums and piano for 6 years. I have released an EP and a full-length album.

Reviews (7)

The lesson with Sam was great. He is a very easy going guy with a huge passion for music!
Sam is an awesome person to do an intro to guitar with! He seems to be experienced with both the guitar and tutoring. I am really happy with the way he explains and supports throughout the first steps.
It was my first electric guitar lesson, and I had already from the beginning high hopes about it. Sam is a wonderful teacher, he knows how to structure the lesson and try to include both theory and practice. Very good job! I enjoyed a lot the first lesson and I am looking forward for the new and second lesson! This time I will try to be more patient and not so demanding with myself! Thanks for your patience Sam!
Sam is a talented multi-instrumentalist, a friendly guy and a good teacher. He gave me useful advice on how to play, and some very good exercises.
A fun teacher, made the first lesson really great and easy.
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Arabic is the sixth most spoken language in the world. Spoken by about 420 million natives, and many more that know it as a foreign language for religious reasons. Arabic is known for its encompassing vocabulary, beautiful poetry, and a sense for the melodrama! I will teach you either Standard Arabic or Egyptian (your choice), with a focus on the amazing sides of the language and the culture such as poetry, great movies, TV, and so on. And of course we will hopefully have great discussions in Arabic!
Drums, as with bass guitar are the backbone of any good song, and the foundation upon which the music is built. Despite not being as famous as lead vocals or lead guitar. Drums in my opinion is much more fun, at all levels of performance. I will teach you how to play the drums, how to fit the style to the genre and we will learn by practice by breaking down the famous classics, and explain what part drums played to make these classics so good. We will use my electronic drumset, which is not as good as the real thing but is definitely good for starters. There are ways you can practice at home without a drumset as well. And we can expand later and rent a studio room, where I can jam with you on the guitar even!

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