The guitar is one of the most popular and omnipresent instruments on earth. The guitar is prefectly suited for a wide variety of folk and popular styles of music. The guitar has a beautiful rich tone that can communicate nearly any emotion. One of the best things about the guitar is that even a beginner can sound really amazing: someone can learn a few chords and scales and sound quite professional in a short amount of time. The guitar also has the option for advanced study: a guitar student can spend many years studying the intricacies and complexities of jazz, rock, and classical guitar to play some of the most difficult and virtuosic pieces in all of music.
Differiation for Motivation
Basic teaching philosophy is to differentiate and tailor my lessons to the specific needs of each student. In designing my lessons around the individual needs of my students, I hope to foster an intense personal motivation that comes from inside of the student. I believe that the greatest musicians in history had intense personal motivation; they had a fire inside that consumed them and pushed them to achieve their dreams. It is my job to help build that fire in my students.
Tailoring to Preexisting Skills and Interests
When teaching the guitar, I allow each student to explore the instrument in his or her own unique way. No two students are exactly alike; each student has his or her own learning style, background knowledge, natural musical ability, interests, tastes, opinions, personality, etc. The desire or motivation of the student is very important in successfully learning a musical instrument. By tailoring my lessons to the specific needs and interests of my students, I hope to increase their motivation and enthusiasm to learn. For example, after some basic skills have been mastered (music notation, chords, scales, hand position, fingering, etc.), I encourage my students to learn songs from their favorite bands or artists, which boosts their motivation and enthusiasm significantly.
Differentiation of Pacing
Another way I differentiate or tailor my lessons is in pacing. Because I teach such a wide variety of students (children, adolescents, and adults), I realize that some students do not have as much time to devote to practicing as other students. I allow my students to work at their own paces. This is not to say that I allow my students to be complacent when it comes to practicing; this is not the case at all because I always encourage a regular practicing schedule. I simply encourage my students to have the most enjoyable and rewarding experience that their work and/or school schedules will allow them to have.
Four(4) Ways To Tune Your Guitar
Four Methods: Using a Tuner Tuning a Guitar to ItselfTuning by HarmonicsReviewing the Basics of TuningCommunity Q&A If you want to be a guitar god, you need to have a properly tuned guitar. While there are digital tuners to make the job effortless, a practiced musician can tune their instrument in other ways. By using reference notes or harmonics, you can accurately tune a guitar to itself. It takes some close listening to get things right, but with a little practice, you’ll be tuning with ease.