Guitar Teaching Methods
Tailoring guitar lessons to what you want to play. It has been the practice to assume there is only one way to learn guitar. Traditionally that meant using one of the standard books by Hal Leonard or Mel Bay. Although this not a bad idea we believe that there is a better way. We believe tailoring guitar lessons around what kind of music the you want to play.
Basic guitar techniques If you are a just starting to play guitar there are some basic concepts you must learn before you can begin to play. That includes things like how to hold the guitar, tune the guitar, hand placement and how to use a guitar pick. Below are examples how to correctly hold the pick.The pick is held firmly between the thumb and the index finger.
The pick strikes the string on a diagonal with a movement from the wrist not from the arm.
The CAGED chord system We use the CAGED chord system to start learning chords. As seen below the five first position chords that form the basis to create many other chords that can be used anywhere on the neckBelow is a simple example how A major can be changed to A minor, A7, and A major 7. Many other chords of complex harmonies can be created using the CAGED system.
Pentatonic scales as a platform for all scales The pentatonic scale forms much of the melodies in modern music. Using this basic form in it's many variations and placement on the neck can also be used to create other scales as seen below where A pentatonic scale is also C major diatonic.
Techniques for advanced students If you are a intermediate or advanced student Milwaukee Guitar school can take your abilities to the next level. Our teachers are experience guitarist whose backgrounds offer a treasure trove of ideas and techniques to help you on your way.