If You Want to Play Popular Music on the Guitar

We have two guitar teachers; the idea behind this page is to describe their different approaches and offer you a choice.

At the Apple Valley location, we teach primarily chord-melody solo style for popular music. This involves learning to play the melody of each song plus full/partial chords and a bass line. As a result, what you perform on the guitar is recognizable to others (and you) as the original song. Secondarily, we teach chord strumming and finger-picking for those who want to sing or hum pop tunes along with their guitar playing, or accompany singers.

In the early stages of these lessons, you learn how to read guitar music along with easy, fun melodies and finger-picking pieces. This prepares you technically for soloing later on.

The second teacher, nearby, uses an easier approach with less emphasis on chord-melody soloing.

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