OPENING HOURS

636 E. Ogden Ave.

Naperville, Il. 60563 1-630-355-1404
OUR ADDRESS

Monday-Thursday 12:am - 8:00am

Saturday 10:30am -5 :00pm

CLOSED- Friday and Sunday

Guitar Lessons -What You Will Want To Know

What You NEED To Know

Part of guitar lessons is providing students with what they need. We believe all students should know certain elements of music to become skilled, knowledgeable and, ultimately, creative musicians. These elements would include basic chords, common rhythm guitar techniques, chord progressions, scales in the most commonly used major and minor keys and a practical hands-on theoretical understanding of how these chords and scales function together so as to help the student play the music they enjoy listening to and to create their own music.

1. Understand Music

When the student has accomplished the above they will be able to do four very important and musically life-lasting things. First, they will have an understanding of the overall structure of music and how it works (music theory). This will allow the student who takes guitar lesson to know that music, and creating music, is not something that only talented or special people can do. The basic elements of music will become easily comprehensible and the mystery of music will be replaced with a sense of confidence that their own musical goals are within their grasp.

2. Create Your Own Music

Secondly, with this knowledge guitar students will be able to write their own music. If music is reduced to its simplest form it is merely twelve notes. Even simpler is the fact that these twelve notes are actually reduced to only seven notes within a scale or key. By learning which notes and chords go together the student has the basic knowledge to start using their innate musical ear to start organizing these sounds into their own vision of music.

3. Play By Ear

Thirdly, by understanding which notes and chords are in a scale or key, figuring out songs by ear becomes relatively quick and easy. Since most songs stay within a key of seven notes/chords, and only six of these seven chords are commonly used in chord progressions, it is simply a matter of elimination and using our innate musical ear to find the right chords or melody for most songs. This makes taking guitar lessons more fun!

4. Play Lead Guitar (In the Right Key, With the Right Scales)

Lastly, this knowledge will enable the student who is taking guitar lessons to play lead guitar in the right key with the right scales. When a guitarist plays a solo they are typically soloing over a chord progression or group of chords. These chords are constructed from a scale. It is essential that the lead guitarist understand what key the chords are in so that they can choose the right scales to play and not play any wrong notes. By learning how chords work together in keys the lead guitarist can play with confidence and can then spend their time and effort in playing creative and expressive solos while eliminating the uncertainty from  lead guitar. Start Today- Your First Lesson Is FREE !  

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OPENING HOURS

636 E. Ogden Ave.

Naperville, Il. 60563 1-630-355-1404
OUR ADDRESS

Monday-Thursday 12:am - 8:00am

Saturday 10:30am -5 :00pm

CLOSED- Friday and Saturday

Guitar Lessons -What You Will Want To Know

What You NEED To Know

Part of guitar lessons is providing students with what they need. We believe all students should know certain elements of music to become skilled, knowledgeable and, ultimately, creative musicians. These elements would include basic chords, common rhythm guitar techniques, chord progressions, scales in the most commonly used major and minor keys and a practical hands-on theoretical understanding of how these chords and scales function together so as to help the student play the music they enjoy listening to and to create their own music.

1. Understand Music

When the student has accomplished the above they will be able to do four very important and musically life-lasting things. First, they will have an understanding of the overall structure of music and how it works (music theory). This will allow the student who takes guitar lesson to know that music, and creating music, is not something that only talented or special people can do. The basic elements of music will become easily comprehensible and the mystery of music will be replaced with a sense of confidence that their own musical goals are within their grasp.

2. Create Your Own Music

Secondly, with this knowledge guitar students will be able to write their own music. If music is reduced to its simplest form it is merely twelve notes. Even simpler is the fact that these twelve notes are actually reduced to only seven notes within a scale or key. By learning which notes and chords go together the student has the basic knowledge to start using their innate musical ear to start organizing these sounds into their own vision of music.

3. Play By Ear

Thirdly, by understanding which notes and chords are in a scale or key, figuring out songs by ear becomes relatively quick and easy. Since most songs stay within a key of seven notes/chords, and only six of these seven chords are commonly used in chord progressions, it is simply a matter of elimination and using our innate musical ear to find the right chords or melody for most songs. This makes taking guitar lessons more fun!

4. Play Lead Guitar (In the Right Key, With the Right Scales)

Lastly, this knowledge will enable the student who is taking guitar lessons to play lead guitar in the right key with the right scales. When a guitarist plays a solo they are typically soloing over a chord progression or group of chords. These chords are constructed from a scale. It is essential that the lead guitarist understand what key the chords are in so that they can choose the right scales to play and not play any wrong notes. By learning how chords work together in keys the lead guitarist can play with confidence and can then spend their time and effort in playing creative and expressive solos while eliminating the uncertainty from  lead guitar. Start Today- Your First Lesson Is FREE !  

Your Friendly Local Music Center- since 1974

Shop Our Store
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