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Guitar Lessons Mayfair. When you’re looking for the very best in guitar tuition look no further than London Guitar Academy. We are London’s premier local guitar teachers that love teaching students of all ages & levels. Our teaching approach is friendly and relaxed. Every session is jam packed with all the essential guitar techniques you will need to become secure, strong, confident, guitarist. Classes usually last from 45 minutes to an hour.
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Plaistow Guitar Lessons
Guitar Lessons Plaistow it’s never too early or too late to start taking guitar lessons! At London Guitar Academy East London studio you will experience a musical learning environment that is nurturing and professional with the highest artistic standards. Your local teacher Vic teaches from his beautifully equipped studio, and is a friendly, upbeat, technically gifted guitarist who will always try his very best to give you the best lessons possible.
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If you’re interested in booking guitar lessons in Plaistow with LGA, please get in touch, it will be fantastic to hear from YOU! We have developed a creativity centred teaching philosophy that incorporates the premier tuition techniques available. Classes and private lessons in every guitar style, from Pop, rock, blues, classical and folk to jazz.. LGA’s music lesson experience is both joyful and helps them reach their highest potential. Get your 1-2-1 Guitar Classes today!
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Guitar Lessons in Southgate North London. If you want to start guitar lessons in Southgate iGreater London, N14 you are in the right place. We guarantee you the best possible progress! One of London Guitar Academy’s main tutors Dan is based in Southgate and already teachers many students in the area. He is an excellent local tutor helping students learn songs quickly, helping them play guitar with real confidence and have great fun while learning.
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We love to teach and see students grow love for guitar as an instrument. LGA is able to teach you whatever style of music it is that you are hoping to play.
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East Sheen Guitar Lessons
Guitar Lessons East Sheen. Professional guitar lessons with London Guitar Academy London’s leading guitar tutors. Beginner students always very welcome. All ages taught. Electric & Acoustic Lessons. We have an easy approach to our lessons that guarantees your fasted possible progress. We make sure my students learn the music they want to learn. If you want to start guitar lessons in East Sheen, Greater London, SW14, get in touch today. Lessons from beginner to advanced, in your own home or in our nearby Putney Guitar Studio.
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Bromley-by-Bow Guitar Lessons
Guitar Lessons Bromley by Bow. Our fantastic guitar tutors in East London are ready to help you reach your guitar goals. We offer friendly, one-on-one instruction anywhere in London. Lessons are conducted on a one-to-one basis in a comfortable, friendly and relaxed environment and taught by highly-qualified instructors who can tailor teaching to student ability and desired genre.
We offer lessons in Acoustic, Electric and Bass guitar taught by world-class musicians who provide guitar lessons at our London studio, in students’ homes, and online via Skype. Styles and genres include Rock, Pop, Folk, Country, R&B, Indie, Blues and Jazz. One-hour lessons for students of all ages, including those as young as 7. Lessons cover both open position and barre chords, movable voicings and inversions, chord extensions and alterations, rhythm, scales, techniques, and songs.
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Our classes are customer-driven and include a range of musical genres as well as information about music theory, performance, and guitar fundamentals.
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Canning Town Guitar Lessons
Guitar Lessons Canning Town. A modern approach to music lessons with a high-end studio setting with professional-quality equipment. Our Guitar lessons in Canning Town can be the perfect outlet to express your creative and musical side. Become more confident in their playing and has a patient, encouraging, friendly, and supportive demeanour that makes learning to play the guitar fun. Private lessons are based on student-directed goals with a focus on improving musicianship. Students are taught using the LGA method but can also pursue genres of their own choosing. There’s no registration fee, and both 45 and 60-minute lessons are offered. Our East London Tutor Vic has worked with more than 500 guitar students and is a successful recording artist in the smooth pop genre. Lessons are available for students at all skill levels
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Guitar Lessons Canning Town E16. We believe Anyone Can Learn, so why not Start Today? Our lessons also include a comprehensive online resource, with members having access to video lessons, tablature, printable notation, recordings, and other materials to help improve guitar-playing skill
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Finsbury Park Guitar Lessons
Guitar Lessons Finsbury Park. Our guitar lessons are specially tailored your individual needs as a guitarist making you learn guitar even faster! Our local teacher is an excellent, friendly tutor who love’s sharing his knowledge and making you the very best you can be. As we like to make your learning experience the most fun, complete rewarding experience it can we will ensure you learn both acoustic and electric guitar. It fair to say we Guitar Lessons Finsbury Park will help you excel when learning guitar. We will learn how music works through the songs and genres that you love. Guitar lessons are an excellent way to start a fun new hobby.
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Learn your favourite songs, music theory, improvisation, and songwriting. Our teaching method is the most established and well known in London. We have taught 1000’s of guitar students just like you and we pride ourself in your success. Whether you are an absolute novice at playing the guitar or you already have some experience, you are guaranteed success in with our Guitar Lessons in Finsbury Park. Quickly learn the chords that will enable you to play the guitar styles you love.
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Acoustic Techniques: How to Rock Unplugged
Ah the acoustic guitar: a campfires best friend. Servant to the troubadour, and sufferer of the Wonderwall covers. Its safe to say that acoustic guitar certainly has a lot of negative press going for it. Well not necessarily negative, just not cool. The electric guitar has chunky riffs, picks slides, and wailing solos, you name it, and it’s got it.
That doesn’t mean I’m saying that the electric guitar is the better of the two; I’m just saying that if you were organizing a house party and you needed someone to supply all the booze, I know which one I’d be asking.
But maybe that’s just because the techniques and traits of the electric guitar are much more brash and bold than its unplugged counterpart, and you need a more refined taste to appreciate what the acoustic offers you. Tequila will definitely get you drunk more quickly than red wine, but that doesn’t mean its better right?
Yeah that is right so don’t question it. Anyway enough with the waffling, here’s some acoustic techniques to help you make your Arcala swoon at your next scout meet.
Ok so before you all start making hilarious jokes about how you “never thought to strum a guitar before Dan thanks” I’m going to be talking specifically about the slight sonic differences between a few strumming styles. Because you can manipulate the sound of an acoustic less than an electric you have to think more precisely about how you approach playing it. For example, playing with the nail of your finger versus playing with your thumb.
At first glance you wouldn’t assume there would be a difference, but the percussive nature of your nail brings out a brighter tone than the skin of your thumb. Try switching between the two during a song to help with dynamics. Maybe the brighter timbre of your nail will help lift a chorus up a bit? (It will).
So it wouldn’t be acoustic guitar without finger picking would it? Everyone from Bob Dylan all the way to the big Bieber have had a good ole’ crack at it. Biggest faux pas people make with this is not thinking enough about the patterns they play. The reason finger picking is amazing is because you can shift the dynamics of a song simply by switching the finger picking pattern you’re playing. Don’t just sit there and play The Boxer’s pattern over every song, be better than that. You want inspiration? James Taylor, Nick Drake. If you need more inspiration than that then you’ve not listened well enough.
The Power of Open Strings
So this one sounds more complicated than it is. In short, acoustic guitars can either sound beautiful, or really boring and flat. Most of that is down to technique, and specifically the use of open strings surrounding the chords you’re playing. No one wants to hear just the three notes in a G chord, they want all the over tones and open strings that give the acoustic guitar so much life. Try making sure your when you’re playing your chords that you’re note accidentally muting any open strings that help give the acoustic guitar life when being played solo. Equally however, do make sure you mute notes that don’t belong in the chord. There’s something about a duff note being played in and amongst other notes on a solo acoustic guitar that’s just a little bit more pathetic than usual. So don’t do it.
5 Pedals or Less: How to Sound Like Dave Gilmour
Back at it again, the hunt for tone never ends. Speaking from personal experience, furthering my understanding of tone has simultaneously been one of the most rewarding and frustrating experiences of my life. On the one hand, finally cracking one of my favourite guitar player’s sounds and learning all of their secrets is an exhilarating feeling. But staying up till 3am trying to work out which exact chorus pedal SRV used on David Bowie’s ‘Lets Dance’ only to find out its an extremely rare rack unit that would cost me more money than I’ve ever earned to acquire, blows.
But what can you do? Its not like finding that out has put me off the idea of maybe one day taking out some insane loan to buy one so I can play that solo through it once and go “Well, that wasn’t worth it” so there’s no point getting upset about it. I love tone; you love tone, that’s why we’re here. Forever sharing and reading about our collective theories on how we can get one-step closer to kind of sounding like our heroes, it’s what gets me out of bed on a morning.
The Beginner’s Guide to David Gilmour: Tone, Gear, Effects – Guitar
Sound Like Dave Gilmour
Today, we’re going to be looking at a man who needs no introduction: Dave Gilmour.
What? I said he needed no introduction. If you really need to learn about who he is and what he has contributed to music, then climb out from under that giant rock you’ve been living under and go buy Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and listen to them and realize what you’ve been missing out on your whole life. If that still doesn’t give you enough info about his guitar playing, then go watch the live at Pompeii concert, its on YouTube and has been for ages. I’m here to help you guys but I’m not going to spoon feed
you. Go on, go listen to those albums and come back to me, ill wait.
You’re back? Great, lets get started.
Dan’s Pick No.1: Pro-Co RAT (£79)
David Gilmour, or Dave to his friends, has had a constant development of tone over the four decades he’s been knocking around making classic album after classic album. Every aspect of his tone can change on different albums, even on different tracks of the same album! And none of those aspects are trickier than his drive sound. The average user would assume that you’d buy a fuzz, and that’s fair enough. He his a well-known fuzz user, especially the Big Muff range by EHX. However, this series is supposed to help you sound like him in fewer than five pedals, and I don’t think there is any single fuzz that would cover all of his drive sounds, and we don’t want to waste our options on multiple fuzzes. However, there is a big argument for the Pro-co RAT being the ideal drive for Dave’s sound. You gun this pedal, you get creamy sweet fuzz like leads and sustain, very Comfortably Numb, very Echoes. But then, if you dial it back,
you can get some classic overdrive sounds. Which is often overlooked when trying to sound like Dave. Think about Shine On You Crazy Diamond, that’s not a big drive sound, it’s a classic blues sound that has some bite when you dig in, and fuzz can’t really do that very well. I’m not saying this drive will suit everyone, it polarizes users because it takes some learning to get it sounding nice, and there’s argument that a fuzz (specifically the new EHX triangle mini range) would get you closer to Dave’s classic sound quicker and easier. But personally I think over time you’d get more enjoyment out of the RAT. Its also a great rock pedal in general, so bonus!
Dan’s Pick No.2: MXR Univibe (£130)
Again, modulation was a tricky one to decide on. No one loves modulation pedals more than me, but if you’ve only got five pedals then you kind of have to condense your modulation down into one pedal. Especially considering we’ve not looked at delays, or any of the other space like sound scape options that you need for Dave’s sound. I’ve chosen the Univibe for one reason, and I’ve said this before, I don’t really know what it is. Is it a phaser? Is it chorus? We’ll never know. But Dave used both of those kinds of pedals and
this univibe does a really great job of giving you both sides of the coin, and then a free third side of this weird coin I’ve just made up that does univibe.
Also, lets be honest, everyone who’s trying to sound like Dave is going to want to play the Shine On You Crazy Diamond riff a hundred times over. And this pedal seems to get me the closest whilst still offering other tones for different sides of Dave’s playing. It’s also the best type of modulation pedal for psychedelic soloing, because it adds guitar tone without getting in the way. There are other options for this pedal I’ll admit that, but personally I think you’d be happier with this.
Dan’s Pick No.3/4: TC Electronic Flashback 2 (£98)/ EHX Memory Toy (£84)
When deciding on Dave’s delay, or Davelay as no one calls it. We had to consider a couple of things. You need a delay that offers you classic analogue sounds and can also do cool feedback stuff, but you also need some lush sounding delays with chorus and a digital edge. Sadly, there isn’t a pedal like that in existence to my knowledge. And if there is, neither
you nor I could afford it. However, for a total of £174, which we can all agree is pretty cheap in the modern delay market, you can buy two delays that not only fill those desired needs, but also offer a lot more. With the Memory Toy, it’s just a simple version of the classic memory man at a great price, and will do all the cool feedback stuff you’d ever need. But throw in the Flashback two, and suddenly you’ve got anywhere from super modern digital delay, to classic 2290 chorus-y delay, and even some old school tape sounding ones too! Also stacking delays is a classic Gilmour move, or Gilmove (I’ll stop with these puns now) and there genuinely isn’t a better way to kill three hours than by stacking two different delays and seeing what happens. If you wanna save money here, just get the Flashback. It won’t do analogue sounds as well but it offers more options and functionality, especially with the tone print functions. But if you’re a legend you’ll get both.
Dan’s Pick No.5: Ernie Ball Vp-Jr Volume Pedal (£88)
Volume pedals are a tricky one to sell to someone if they’ve never owned one before. They fall into the category of the not fun but necessary pedals, like buying a power supply. Its essential to your pedal-board, but no one is thrilled when it arrives in the post. Thing is, to create classic Floyd-esque soundscapes, you’re going to need a volume pedal. There’s gonna be some people out there who will say “Hey man, just use your volume pot for swells its exactly the same” and it isn’t. It’s harder, and restricting. Using a volume pedal will not only give your better swells and more control, it also frees up your hands so you can do more as you’re swelling. The Ernie Ball volume pedal series is basically the industry standard these days; you see them on basically every board on every rig rundown, so why go against the grain. I know that’s not a very Pink Floyd approach but hey, welcome to the machine. If you want to improve the quality of your tone you can buy the one up from this one that includes a 250k pot, which improves your signal passing through it, somehow. But for all you bedroom warriors I doubt you’ll need to worry about that.
By Dan Tredgold