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So how do you get good at playing guitar quickly!

So how do you get so good so quick? Rifting a pentatonic scale everyday won’t! Endless noodling on the guitar won’t! Repeating what you know over and over won’t! Music is a language and like a language we need a vocabulary. I use “Transcribe!” everyday to work out new tunes. Import a song, slow it down, loop sections and ‘work stuff out!”. The very act of working songs out using the ear is the key to developing musical literacy and ‘relative pitch’ All the greatest players echo the same wisdom. If you need a tab or score, fine, refer to it but it is the internalisation of musical phrases that develops that wonderful almost magical neuroplasticity that occurs within the brain and enables us to sprout even more new ideas and permutations. After all music is patterns right? The more patterns we learn the more apt we are at creating new ones. Every new idea, lick or phrase sets up a wonderful far reaching domino effect within the mind of the musician. Feed it with excellent music, listen deeply, over and over. Work on tunes, slowly, patiently and methodically and the fruit shall return to you. It is simple cause and effect. How can you not improve? Learning is a natural occurrence, no effort needed other than presenting ourselves each and every day with a system that works. Happy learning! 🙂 Here is the website for Transcribe! By far the best investment in software I have ever made. https://www.seventhstring.com/xscribe/overview.html

Guitar Lessons Tuition Perth & Fremantle

For adults & children, beginner to advanced, enjoy one on one guitar tuition in a friendly, courteous and encouraging environment. Having produced 5 albums and playing for live audiences for over 25 years I have also been a teacher in Western Australian schools for over 30 years. Qualified with a Bachelor of Education (Music Specialist), Police Clearance and Working with Children Check let me help you or your child take guitar playing to the next level. Take it as far as you like covering Pop, Blues, Jazz Blues, Folk, Slide Guitar (upright and lap style position), Finger style, Open tunings, Rock, Latin and Nouveau Flamenco. Young Children “Music is not a race but an experience which can be enjoyed by anyone at any age”. Having taught children from age 4 and up and worked in Early Childhood and Primary Schools for many years I can provide a safe and nurturing environment for your child to grow. Working with two children at a time may also be an option as it can help alleviate any anxieties that may be present knowing they have a “friend” with them. Feel free to discuss if you may think this arrangement could suit your child’s needs, we are more than happy to help. Very young children may also benefit from learning how to play the ukulele before attempting to play the guitar. Ukuleles can be a great introduction to playing music in a fun and exciting way. Method Unlike a piano the guitar can be…
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Playing Sitar from a Western Perspective.

As you well know I am a dedicated guitarist but I’ve always had a very keen interest in Indian music and in particular Ragas. I’ve always wanted a Sitar but coming across one in good shape is difficult here in WA. Luckily good fortune led me to the purchase of this Sitar which I bought from a fellow selling it on Facebook for $100. It needed work, new strings and a number of bone pieces to support the strings were missing and needed to be sourced and fixed. After gathering all the pieces and after plenty of research I managed to pull this wonderful instrument together. Sounds great! I’ve been playing a few hours a day over the last few weeks and I’m pretty happy with my progress, wouldn’t fool a real Sitar player though smile emoticon I’ll keep on, just such a great pleasure to trip out to, somewhat of a meditation, practising the presence is just my thing. New! Sitar Lessons So you want to play the Sitar, check out my new page and book you lesson today! Click here for Sitar Lessons