Featuring all instrumentalists, guitar students learn to perform with fellow guitarists. Some members play lead, while others play rhythm with different accompaniment styles. This ensemble also includes a bass guitarist and a drummer. Classic instrumental guitar songs make up the repertoire.
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It is necessary to learn technique when it comes to guitar as well as any other instrument. Technique teaches our hands to focus on how to correctly play the notes that appear on the page. Note reading becomes easier when songs can be broken down into technique exercises that the students may have played before. All of the sudden the guitar music starts to make sense in lessons and everything clicks. Different techniques that students learn are scales, chords, arpeggios, melodic and harmonic intervals, and strength and dexterity exercises.
Expression is an important part of guitar playing. Many notes can be played correctly but lack expression. This can be both dull and boring to both the performer and listener. Music is meant to show emotion. When students learn expression, their guitar playing comes to life!
Understanding music theory helps students learn why and how chords work in music. Students also learn note reading on the music staff. It also teaches them what scales to use and in what keys. Every instrument uses the same music theory. It's like they are all part of the same language. Knowing music theory also helps students create their own songs in their guitar lessons.
Guitar students should always learn how to improvise. Learning improvisation helps make guitar lessons more fun and students to be creative! Students learn simple song structure as well as different melodic devices. Students also implement the scales and chords that they've learned from their theory and technique portion of their lesson.
Let's Play Music and Make Art LLC, offers many different performance opportunities for guitar students. Every year our studio takes part in both a spring and fall recital. We also attend the annual ATAM New England Music Festival held at the Newton, MA Marriott Hotel in April. A performance is a great goal for a guitar student to have with their lessons and another great reason to practice!
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Students can pick up drumming at any age! We have awesome teachers and great methods that can have kids as young as 4 playing simple beats that rock. Electric drums allow for students to play at lower volumes for parents too!More