Michael Walach Guitar Lessons

Michael Walach Guitar Lessons


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My teaching approach: • Success driven lessons individualized for every student. • Incorporating a balance of music theory, technique, harmony in an interactive environment. • All styles explored: Blues, Jazz, Rock, Heavy Metal, Acoustic etc. • In depth analysis of chord-scale relationships, and building techniques. • Picking techniques: Alternate picking, economy/sweep picking, hybrid picking and finger picking. • Essentials of guitar anatomy and history. ========================================= Sweep Picking. • Understand arpeggios, how to construct them, moveable forms including rhythmic variations. • Major, minor, diminished included, accompanied by altered tones and fretboard extensions. • Functional picking approaches. Legato. • Different uses of legato. • How to strenghten left hand and use diverse rhythmic variations to incur optimal fluency. • Hammer on's from nowhere. • Pick hand tapping, slides and bends. Alternate Picking • Single string. • Inside and outside string transitional approaches. • String skipping with intervallic leaps. Theory. • Uses of diminished (w/h, h/w), melodic and harmonic minor, Phrygian dominant, major scales and modes etc. • Examination of melodic and harmonic intervals. • Chord progressions used in various styles of modern rock and metal guitar.My influences are: Dream Theatre (John Petrucci), Rusty Cooley, Marty Friedman, Nevermore (Jeff Loomis), Rob Marcello, Gary Moore, Ritchie Blackmore...My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's homeGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: South Eastern Michigan. Livingston County.Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Performance, Improvisation, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection

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Detroit, MI 48201

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