Lessons -- Individual Music Instruction
GUITAR UKE BASS
Music is AWESOME! Everybody loves music and many want to learn how to make it for themselves. Beyond just listening, they want to DO IT.
It's not hard. Really. However you will have to apply your intelligence, patience, and perseverance. It takes effort, beyond that it takes Good Effort. In other words you get out what you put in, like anything worthwhile. And it is complex, very. There are many many details that must be sorted out if you want to make good music. They are not readily apparent to you, and they cannot be separated because music happens in time, with all of its components occurring at the same time. And while you can almost always tell IF some music is good ....... you'll have a near impossible time trying to figure out WHY it is good. Just read any music review. ever. and you'll see someone grasping about like a fish trying to describe a tree.
Might be helpful to have a helper. Even better would be a helper with education and experience who knows the entirety of the subject and not just one tiny portion of it. Think of us like a doctor (We have that much training, btw, although luckily nobody dies if we teach you a wrong note). While you are the master of your own body, your doc knows the science which holds it all together and makes it work. And this leads me to my favorite topic:
Art. Science. Sport.
Music is an Art. This should be obvious. But think on .....
Music is a Science. It is the art of Sound. And sound is acoustics, a branch of physics. Frequency, Amplitude, Time - these become Pitch, Volume, Rhythm. Furthermore mathematical ideas can be used by humans attempting to understand music, just as they can for physics. So I am being quite literal when I say music is a science.
Music is a Sport. Why? You use your body to make the sounds. Rather than, say, quads and hams, we tend to use say, the small flexors and extensors in our forearms. Rather than scoring points, we focus on Aesthetics, beauty, expression. But music is kinesthetic; you have to pay attention to what you feel while playing it. And then you have to convince your body to change what it is doing, in order to improve.
Thing is, we all have differing abilities, different amounts of each of the intelligences I mention above.
*If you are an artist at heart and think non-linearly, connect seemingly unrelated items. We can use that approach to help you learn music.
*If you are a logical thinker and follow algorithms, remember things, make sense out of a bunch of facts, draw conclusions based on data. We can use that approach to help you learn music.
*If you are a body in motion and have a concrete sense of where all your parts are, can control them with fine dexterity, need to see something only once and do it only once to get it in your memory. We can use that approach to help you learn music.
All of this sound complex? It is, as I said. That's why we earn college degrees in music. That's why we practice hours a day from our teen years to our middle age. That's why we hold jobs that require us to work with other professionals and learn from other subjects. That's why we constantly strive to be experts in our field.
And that's how we are able to simplify learning music for you.