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Guitar Lessons

Guitar lessons are once a week at the same time each week
and you should have a good idea by the end of the very first
lesson, how you feel about the instruction. You should be very
pleased and excited with the lesson. I give lessons on
Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, so that each time you take a
lesson you pay for it and you need not pay anything in advance.
Of course, you may discontinue your lesssons anytime you wish.

Also, you can leave your guitar at home and use one of mine.
You don't have to bring your own guitar for the lesson. But that's
up to you.


NEW LOCATION!!
Effective on immediately, I am offering Guitar lessons from a new
location in Jersey City Heights. This is a convenient walk from the
PATH trains from Journal Square. It is also fairly close to the Hoboken
PATH station. The location is also convenient to several bus lines
from from Journal Square, Hoboken and other points. As always, its
convenient to travel by car. There is plenty of on-street parking.
And, I'm only thirty minutes from the 33rd Street PATH train
station (near Macy's) in New York City.


Lesson Plan

First we work on chord accompaniment, which would be applied
to the style of music you are interested in. Starting with the most
basic chords, we would eventually cover advanced chords in all their
inversions which we will apply to jazz tunes.

At the same time we will be working on music theory, which
as soon as possible, we would apply to improvisation. We begin
with Blues improvisation, then using the major and minor pentatonic
scales we would get into rock improvisation. Finally, this would
lead to learning the modes and applying them to jazz improvisation.

The third area that we cover will be reading music throughout
the fingerboard
, so that you would know where to find the notes
that your knowledge of music theory is telling you to play. Ear
Training
is covered as part of the introduction of each new scale
and overlaps this third phase. We then start incorporating your
ear for additional development of improvisational technique.

I use a variety of exercises to help you learn and retain the
techniques taught in the lessons.

As I mentioned before, you will know exactly how you feel about the
instruction before the end of the very first lesson.

Need more information? Email me at pulse99@yahoo.com with your
questions or to setup an appointment.

Ray

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