Greg Snyder Guitar Lessons

Greg Snyder Guitar Lessons


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My teaching approach: I want to equip all of my students with the necessary skills to perform. This means the student will learn theory, sight reading skills, scales, improvisation skills, keys, they will learn how to use their ears, build a repertoire of music... The student can choose any genre to explore, but they will learn the material thoroughly. It is not good enough to just learn how to play a song from TAB. If you want to be a better player, you have to understand music. I try to do all of this while making the lessons fun. We crack a lot of jokes, but then spend time on some mind twisting material.My influences are: Started with Eric Clapton, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and went to Slash, Rush, Primus, Dave Matthews Band and then to Jim Hall, Wes Montgomery, Oscar Peterson, Dexter Gordon, but now I am into Terrance Blanchard, Brian Blade, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Wolfgang Muthspiel...My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's homeGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: The Conservatory of Musical Arts in Haddonfield, NJ. I also teach in-home lessons in South Jersey.Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment SelectionYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I ask them to play a song that they know well. I ask them to read a little bit. I ask them what scales they know... keys, theory, etc.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: The lessons open with some technical exercises - reading, finger drills, etc... Then we spend the bulk of the lesson on learning a song. It's usually a song that the student picks. We learn the song by reading music, or learning it by ear, and then talk in depth about the theory content of the song, and also how to expand on the song. What scales could be used to improvise over the chord structure...The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: One that has a desire to learn. I know that sounds simple, but no matter what the practice regiment of a student is, if they want to learn, I can work with that. I can't work with a student who puts in zero practice time and then zones out in the lesson.

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