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Basics of Guitar, Defining Your Style and Meeting the Fretboard

At some stage in their lives EVERYONE owns a guitar, some sit in the corner of a room gathering dust while others are used to express, entertain, make a career out of or just used by someone to mime along to a Guns N Roses track.

Whatever your goals, if you are a beginner, intermediate or even an undecided guitar player or owner I am here to help YOU learn your favourite songs, understand them, and most importantly explore and define your very own style!

Extra information

Would recommend being prepared with a song/lick you wish to learn, list of inspirations, access to the internet and a pick or two!

Location

At student's location: Around Oxford, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:

Guitar:
Acoustic, Blues, Country & bluegrass, Electric, Electro & electronica, Funk, Heavy metal, Indie & alternative, Jazz, Pop, Punk, Rap & hip hop, Reggae & dub, Rnb, Rock, Song & varieties

Age:

Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate

Duration:

30 minutes
45 minutes

The class is taught in:

English

About Me

Welcome Guys!
My name is Ryan, good to meet you! especially during these really bizarre times!

I am a highly experienced session and recording guitarist.
Over the past 10 years I have worked with bands, solo acts, tribute acts and also for myself.

From winning multiple UK talent competitions and band contests, recording with top 10 hitting artists and representing the UK in a European festival, music and guitar is definitely in my blood!

Being self taught I always found that most teachers would be more focused on taking the easy route, or taking hard earned money from unsuspecting students. My entire philosophy is to teach you the skills that will help you play along to some of your favourite artists, to help you understand how and why you are doing it but most importantly, to define YOUR voice and style. My approach is to make learning the guitar comfortable, exciting, fun and challenging.

For the past year I have been working in a full-time capacity onboard various different cruise liners in party bands, jazz bands, rock bands and as a sight reading musician in theatre shows onboard. Playing up to 4 hours a day, every day for the entire contract, which has only elevated my passion, approach and skills in both ear training and technique, skills that have helped me understand and develop a teaching technique I believe will help you be the best player you don't even know you can be!

Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions!
Cheers,
Ryan!

Education

OCVC Media/Music Studies
Brookes Artiste In Residence
De Montfort University Filmmaking/Music Production
Mainly Self Taught - I believe my experience speaks for itself!

Experience / Qualifications

Over 10 years experience playing in session and recording capacities.

Guitarist for multiple bands onboard high profile cruise liners.

Reading Guitarist for acts such as Lorraine Crosby (Meatloaf Singer), Queen Tribute Acts, Take That Tribute Acts, Theatre Shows and more.

Winner of UK Battle of The Bands Twice

Represented and Performed on behalf of the UK in the “Divercities Festival” watched around the globe.

Recording Guitarist for a Top 10/Top 20 artist.
Joe Satriani is a name that rings many bells for millions of players and listeners of instrumental guitar music. With hits such as Surfing With The Alien, If I Could Fly and Always With Me Always With You, Satriani paved the way for a new type of play style that sounds like something out of your favourite sci fi movie. In this lesson my aim is to demonstrate and teach the techniques and ideas behind his playing style from very articulate skills such as Legato, Advanced Bends and the use of the Lydian Mode. This will also allow you to break out of the box you may feel like you're in and open for mind to new ideas! Playing like Satch is no easy thing but with persistence and willingness to take on a challenge you can expand your ideas and skill.
Nothing can get the blood pumping more than listening to a high octane, heavy metal riff, lick or solo. However there is more to this style of music than what meets the eye and needs a bit more care attention than you may first think. If you are looking to learn what makes a shred solo, what makes a riff catchy and what keeps the neighbours up at night this is the class for you. Covering techniques from String Skipping, Hybrid Picking, Sweep Picking, Pinch Harmonics, Legato. Wigs and leather not required.

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