Guitar Lessons With Pat
I teach a practical guitar method that will get a beginner student playing songs quickly and can bring intermediate players to the next level. You will understand chord and scale relationships and learn basic music theory as it applies to the guitar. I can show you how to sing and play guitar at the same time. I teach acoustic guitar and electric blues guitar as relates to the blues scale.
I have been playing guitar since the 1960's and am currently in a Denver Retro-Grass playing both resophonic and acoustic guitar. I have worked both professionally and semi-professionally in bands and as a solo performer.
I just love teaching, that moment when a student just gets it, digs in and plays what I taught them with good phrasing is so rewarding. This is one of the best feelings I know.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Teaching students about their instrument, how it works and how best to maintain it. How to properly fret a note and/or chord and the correct way to hold a guitar pick. Depending on what type of music the student wish to learn how to play, I start with one key, G for Bluegrass, E for Blues, A for Rock, C for Country/Folk.