Guitar Teacher Kilburn West Hampstead Hampstead Queen’s Park Notting Hill

Guitar Teacher Kilburn West Hampstead Hampstead Queen’s Park Notting Hill

London Guitar Lessons teach guitar lessons at our conviently located studio on Lonsdale Road Queen’s Park London NW6 .We believe the best way to learn music is to play music.

We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. Perfect for students located in Kilburn, West Hampstead, Hampstead, Queen’s Park,Notting Hill, Portobello, Ladbroke Grove, Kensington, Maida Vale, St Johns Wood, Bayswater, Latimer Road, Queensway, Holland Park or anywhere in London.We also travel to students homes to do lessons.

Abbey Wood SE2Kennington SE11 Acton W3Kensal Green NW10 Aldgate EC3Kensington central W8 Alexandra Palace N22Kensington North W10 Anerley SE20Kensington South SW7 Archway N19Kensington West W14 Balham SW12Kentish Town NW5 Barbican EC1Kidbrooke SE3 Barnes SW13Kilburn NW6 Barnsbury N1Kingsbury NW9 Battersea SW11Ladbroke Grove W10 Bayswater W2Lambeth SE11 Beckton E6Lambeth north SE1 Belgravia SW1Lambeth South SW8 Bellingham SE6Lee SE12 Belsize Park NW3Lewisham SE13 Bermondsey SE1Leyton E10 Bermonsey South SE16Leytonstone E11 Bethnal Green E2Liverpool Street EC2 Bishopsgate EC2Maida Hill W9 Blackfriars EC4Maida Vale W9 Blackheath SE3Manor House N4 Bloomsbury WC1Manor Park E12 Borough = The Borough SE1 Bow E3Marylebone north NW1 Brent Cross NW4Marylebone south W1 Brixton central SW2Mayfair W1 Brixton North SW9Merton SW19 Brixton southern SW2Mile End E1 Brockley SE4Mill Hill NW7 Bromley-by-Bow E3Millwall E14 Brompton part SW1Monument EC3 Brompton part SW7Moorgate EC2 Brompton SW3Mortlake SW14 Brompton West SW10Mottingham SE9 Brondesbury Park NW6Muswell Hill N10 Camberwell SE5Neasden NW2 Camden Town NW1New Cross SE14 Canning Town E16New Cross Gate SE14 Canonbury N1New Southgate N11 Castelnau SW13Nine Elms SW8 Catford SE6Norbury SW16 Charlton SE7Norwood central SE19 Chelsea SW3Norwood New Town SE19 Chingford E4Norwood South SE25 Chiswick W4Norwood Upper SE19 City north eastern EC2Norwood West SE27 City south eastern EC3Notting Hill W11 City western EC4Nunhead SE15 Clapham Junction SW11Paddington W2 Clapham SW4Palmers Green N13 Clapton E5Parson's Green SW6 Clerkenwell EC1Peckham SE15 Colindale NW9Penge SE20 Collier's Wood SW19Pimlico SW1 Cottenham Park SW20Plaistow E13 Covent Garden WC2Plumstead SE18 Cricklewood NW2Poplar E14 Crofton Park SE4Putney SW15 Crouch End N8Queens Park NW6 Crystal Palace SE19Raynes Park SW20 Dalston E8Regent's Park NW1 Deptford SE8Roehampton SW15 Dollis Hill NW2Rotherhithe SE16 Dulwich East SE22Seven Sisters N15 Dulwich SE21Shepherd's Bush W12 Dulwich West SE21Shoreditch E2 Ealing W5Soho W1 Ealing West W13South Bank SE1 Earl's Court SW5Southgate N14 Earlsfield SW18Southwark SE1 East Ham E6St John's Wood NW8 East Sheen SW14St Paul's EC4 Edmonton Lower N9Stamford Hill N16 Elephant & Castle SE17Stepney E1 Eltham SE9Stockwell SW9 Fenchurch Street EC3Stoke Newington N16 Finchley Central N3Strand WC2 Finchley Church End N3Stratford E15 Finchley East N2Streatham Hill SW2 Finchley North N12Streatham SW16 Finsbury EC1Surrey Docks SE16 Finsbury Park N4Swiss Cottage NW3 Fleet Street EC4Sydenham SE26 Forest Gate E7Temple EC4 Forest Hill SE23Thamesmead DA18 (Kent) Friern Barnet N11Thamesmead SE28 Fulham SW6Thamesmead South SE2 Golders Green NW11The Borough SE1 Gray's Inn WC1The Hyde NW9 Greenwich SE10Tooting SW17 Grove Park SE12Tottenham N17 Hackney E8Tottenham South N15 Hackney E9Totteridge N20 Hackney South E9Tower Hill EC3 Hammersmith W6Tufnell Park N19 Hampstead Garden Suburb eastern N2Tulse Hill SE27 Hampstead Garden Suburb western NW11Upper Edmonton N18 Hampstead NW3Upton Park E7 Hampstead South NW6Vauxhall SW8 Hampstead West NW6Victoria Docks E16 Hanwell W7Victoria SW1 Harlesden NW10Walthamstow E17 Hendon NW4Walworth SE17 Herne Hill SE24Wandsworth SW18 Highams Park E4Wanstead E11 Highbury N5Warwick Avenue W9 Highgate N6Waterloo SE1 Hither Green SE13West End W1 Hither Green SE6West Ham E15 Holborn WC2Westcombe Park SE3 Holland Park W11Westminster SW1 Holloway Lower N7Whetstone N20 Holloway N7Whitechapel E1 Holloway Upper N19Willesden NW10 Homerton E9Wimbledon SW19 Honor Oak Park SE4Wimbledon South SW20 Hornsey N8Wimbledon West SW20 Hyde = The Hyde NW9Winchmore Hill N21 Hyde Park W2Wood Green N22 Isle of Dogs E14Woodford mostly IG8 Islington N1Woodford South E18 Woodside Park N12 Woolwich North E16 Woolwich SE18 World's End SW10

Abbey Wood SE2Kennington SE11 Acton W3Kensal Green NW10 Aldgate EC3Kensington central W8 Alexandra Palace N22Kensington North W10 Anerley SE20Kensington South SW7 Archway N19Kensington West W14 Balham SW12Kentish Town NW5 Barbican EC1Kidbrooke SE3 Barnes SW13Kilburn NW6 Barnsbury N1Kingsbury NW9 Battersea SW11Ladbroke Grove W10 Bayswater W2Lambeth SE11 Beckton E6Lambeth north SE1 Belgravia SW1Lambeth South SW8 Bellingham SE6Lee SE12 Belsize Park NW3Lewisham SE13 Bermondsey SE1Leyton E10 Bermonsey South SE16Leytonstone E11 Bethnal Green E2Liverpool Street EC2 Bishopsgate EC2Maida Hill W9 Blackfriars EC4Maida Vale W9 Blackheath SE3Manor House N4 Bloomsbury WC1Manor Park E12 Borough = The Borough SE1 Bow E3Marylebone north NW1 Brent Cross NW4Marylebone south W1 Brixton central SW2Mayfair W1 Brixton North SW9Merton SW19 Brixton southern SW2Mile End E1 Brockley SE4Mill Hill NW7 Bromley-by-Bow E3Millwall E14 Brompton part SW1Monument EC3 Brompton part SW7Moorgate EC2 Brompton SW3Mortlake SW14 Brompton West SW10Mottingham SE9 Brondesbury Park NW6Muswell Hill N10 Camberwell SE5Neasden NW2 Camden Town NW1New Cross SE14 Canning Town E16New Cross Gate SE14 Canonbury N1New Southgate N11 Castelnau SW13Nine Elms SW8 Catford SE6Norbury SW16 Charlton SE7Norwood central SE19 Chelsea SW3Norwood New Town SE19 Chingford E4Norwood South SE25 Chiswick W4Norwood Upper SE19 City north eastern EC2Norwood West SE27 City south eastern EC3Notting Hill W11 City western EC4Nunhead SE15 Clapham Junction SW11Paddington W2 Clapham SW4Palmers Green N13 Clapton E5Parson’s Green SW6 Clerkenwell EC1Peckham SE15 Colindale NW9Penge SE20 Collier’s Wood SW19Pimlico SW1 Cottenham Park SW20Plaistow E13 Covent Garden WC2Plumstead SE18 Cricklewood NW2Poplar E14 Crofton Park SE4Putney SW15 Crouch End N8Queens Park NW6 Crystal Palace SE19Raynes Park SW20 Dalston E8Regent’s Park NW1 Deptford SE8Roehampton SW15 Dollis Hill NW2Rotherhithe SE16 Dulwich East SE22Seven Sisters N15 Dulwich SE21Shepherd’s Bush W12 Dulwich West SE21Shoreditch E2 Ealing W5Soho W1 Ealing West W13South Bank SE1 Earl’s Court SW5Southgate N14 Earlsfield SW18Southwark SE1 East Ham E6St John’s Wood NW8 East Sheen SW14St Paul’s EC4 Edmonton Lower N9Stamford Hill N16 Elephant & Castle SE17Stepney E1 Eltham SE9Stockwell SW9 Fenchurch Street EC3Stoke Newington N16 Finchley Central N3Strand WC2 Finchley Church End N3Stratford E15 Finchley East N2Streatham Hill SW2 Finchley North N12Streatham SW16 Finsbury EC1Surrey Docks SE16 Finsbury Park N4Swiss Cottage NW3 Fleet Street EC4Sydenham SE26 Forest Gate E7Temple EC4 Forest Hill SE23Thamesmead DA18 (Kent) Friern Barnet N11Thamesmead SE28 Fulham SW6Thamesmead South SE2 Golders Green NW11The Borough SE1 Gray’s Inn WC1The Hyde NW9 Greenwich SE10Tooting SW17 Grove Park SE12Tottenham N17 Hackney E8Tottenham South N15 Hackney E9Totteridge N20 Hackney South E9Tower Hill EC3 Hammersmith W6Tufnell Park N19 Hampstead Garden Suburb eastern N2Tulse Hill SE27 Hampstead Garden Suburb western NW11Upper Edmonton N18 Hampstead NW3Upton Park E7 Hampstead South NW6Vauxhall SW8 Hampstead West NW6Victoria Docks E16 Hanwell W7Victoria SW1 Harlesden NW10Walthamstow E17 Hendon NW4Walworth SE17 Herne Hill SE24Wandsworth SW18 Highams Park E4Wanstead E11 Highbury N5Warwick Avenue W9 Highgate N6Waterloo SE1 Hither Green SE13West End W1 Hither Green SE6West Ham E15 Holborn WC2Westcombe Park SE3 Holland Park W11Westminster SW1 Holloway Lower N7Whetstone N20 Holloway N7Whitechapel E1 Holloway Upper N19Willesden NW10 Homerton E9Wimbledon SW19 Honor Oak Park SE4Wimbledon South SW20 Hornsey N8Wimbledon West SW20 Hyde = The Hyde NW9Winchmore Hill N21 Hyde Park W2Wood Green N22 Isle of Dogs E14Woodford mostly IG8 Islington N1Woodford South E18 Woodside Park N12 Woolwich North E16 Woolwich SE18 World’s End SW10

Guitar Lessons London accept all students with an interest in learning:

– all ages – kids and adults – 8 through 80 
– all Levels – beginner through advanced
– all styles

– ROCK 
– Folk 
– Jazz
– Classical
– Flamenco
– Acoustic or Electric 
and more

Blues and Slide Guitar Lessons

If you’re a beginner interested in learning slide guitar in London come and check out our guitar lessons @ London Guitar Academy (also called Bottleneck guitar), looking for free lessons, tips and info on open tunings or links for slide guitar.The single most important aspect of all slide guitar playing is the ability with the right hand to block and damp successfully to cut out the unwanted notes while letting the premium notes ring loud & clear.Slide guitar is an essential part of the Blues.Guitar lessons London  we will happily get you started playing great slide guitar.

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Slide guitar is a particular method or technique for playing the guitar. The term slide refers to the motion of the slide along the strings. Instead of altering the pitch of the strings in the normal manner (by pressing the string against frets), a slide is placed upon the string to vary its vibrating length, and pitch. This slide can then be moved along the string without lifting, creating continuous transitions in pitch.

Slide guitar is most often played (assuming a right-handed player and guitar):

  • With the guitar in the normal position, using a slide on one of the fingers of the left hand.
  • With the guitar held horizontally, with the belly uppermost and the bass strings toward the player, and using a slide called a “steel” held in the left hand; this is known as “lap steel guitar“.

The technique of using a slide on a string has been traced to one-stringed African instruments similar to a “Diddley bow“. The tuning and bend filled playing style resembles the blues-harp. History

s The Doors, Canned Heat, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, Ry Cooder, Chris Rea, Bonnie Raitt, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Little Feat, Eagles, ZZ Top, Whitesnake, AC/DC

Slide Guitar Lessons The Doors, Canned Heat, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, Ry Cooder, Chris Rea, Bonnie Raitt, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Little Feat, Eagles, ZZ Top, Whitesnake, AC/DC

The technique was made popular by African American blues artists. The first musician to be recorded using the style was Sylvester Weaver who recorded two solo pieces “Guitar Blues” and “Guitar Rag” in 1923. Some of the blues artists who most prominently used the slide include gospel singer Blind Willie JohnsonBlind Willie McTellMississippi Fred McDowellSon HouseRobert Johnson as well as Casey Bill Weldon of the Memphis Jug Band. The sound has since become commonplace in country and Hawaiian music. (Music for a Hawaiian guitar includes a beatiful composition “Maria Elena”). It is also used in rock, by bands and artists such as The DoorsCanned HeatThe Allman Brothers BandLed ZeppelinRy CooderChris ReaBonnie RaittLynyrd SkynyrdLittle FeatEaglesZZ TopWhitesnakeAC/DC and MetallicaThe Rolling Stones featured a slide guitar as early as their 1963 recording of the John Lennon/Paul McCartney song “I Wanna Be Your Man“. Guitarist Brian Jones played slide in a very blues-oriented style. His successor Mick Taylor also displayed his own slide guitar skills while with the band. Rolling Stones vocalist Mick Jagger has also played slide guitar on occasion (both in the Stones and his solo career).[3] Many early Pink Floyd songs such as “See Emily Play” feature Syd Barrett‘s slide guitar performances, reflecting the band’s original Chicago urban blues repertoire from musicians such as Bo Diddley and Slim Harpo. Canned Heat’s Alan Wilson also helped bring slide guitar to the rock music industry in the late 1960s which he used frequently during concerts to create a buzzing delta blues boogie which can be heard on tracks such as London Blues, I Love My Baby, Sandy Blues, and countless others and can also be seen during their performances at the Monterey Pop Festival on Rollin and Tumblin’ and at Woodstock During Woodstock Boogie and On The Road Again. George Harrison experimented with slide guitar during the latter half of The Beatles‘ career, first using the technique on an early outtake recording of “Strawberry Fields Forever” in 1966. He later used slide extensively during his solo career on songs such as “My Sweet Lord“, “Cheer Down” and the Traveling Wilburys‘ as well as on The Beatles’ 1995 reunion single “Free as a Bird“.

Arguably the first influential classic electric blues slide guitarist is Elmore James, whose riff in the song “Dust My Broom” is copied from Robert Johnson[4] and is held in particularly high regard. Blues legend Muddy Waters was also very influential, particularly in developing the electric Chicago blues slide guitar from the acoustic Mississippi Delta slide guitar. Texas blues musician Johnny Winter developed his distinctive style through years of touring with Waters. Slide player Roy Rogers honed his slide skills by touring with blues artist John Lee Hooker. John Lee’s cousin Earl Hooker may have been the first to use wah-wah and slide together.[citation needed]

Like Alan Wilson, Duane Allman played a key role in bringing slide guitar into rock music, through his work with The Allman Brothers Band, specifically on the 1971 live album At Fillmore East and with Derek and the Dominos‘ Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album. Other slide guitarists such as Bonnie RaittRory GallagherGary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Joe Walsh used middle finger and later in the mid 80s, used a brass slide.

Allman extended the expressive range of the slide guitar by incorporating the harmonica effects of Sonny Boy Williamson II, most clearly in the Allman Brothers’ cover version of Sonny Boy’s “One Way Out”, heard on their album Eat a Peach. His playing on the original studio recording of “Layla” imparted a sublime quality for which the song is distinctly memorable.

Most recently lap style slide has been reborn via artists like Jack White, Sean Kirkwood and Xavier Rudd – both players of weissenborns, the former using original early 1900s instruments long with modern day variations such as his own co-designed Asher signature model, the latter using modern reproductions of weissenborn.

 

London Guitar Academy

The London Guitar Academy is London’s only dedicated Rock Pop and Blues guitar school specialising in one to one guitar tuition in either electric or acoustic guitar.

Each lesson is tailored to suit each students individual taste and ability; offering a fresh and innovative approach to learning the guitar.

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