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Guitar Lesson 1 – Free in Livermore

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by Jesse Deol on September 15, 2014

I learned more in my first guitar lesson with Rex Bell than in 6 months with my previous guitar instructor

For my first in-home guitar lesson in Livermore CA. I had only my guitar, but Rex brought his guitar, tablet, an instructional booklet, and a great attitude.

Rex started off by explaining some of his extensive background, followed by asking me a couple of questions about myself and my guitar experience He finished by reviewing the lesson booklet and playing a short song. He explained some basics of guitar playing, including parts of the guitar, an easy way to remember string names, and where the guitar should be placed when playing – a ton of information that was easy to follow which I had not learn in the entire duration of my lessons back when I was 15.

On top of this, Rex set me up with a finger stretching activity that would help ease me back into playing by getting my fingers nice and limber before each guitar practice session.

At the end of the lesson, he e-mailed me what was expected the following week, had me download an app (PitchLab Lite) on my smart phone to tune my guitar (farewell to the metronomes and tuners I had collected in the past), and sent me an instant payment receipt. He waited for me to download the app and made sure I knew how to use it before leaving. It has proven to be an effective, quick, and easy tool to tune my guitar regularly.

Homework after the first lesson was straight-forward and reasonable for a beginner guitar player. Rex let me know that I could learn at my own pace and he was simply there to help guide me, making it a much more comfortable learning environment than I had previously experienced. I felt like I learned much more in this first lesson than I had learned in 6 months with my previous instructor. Everything felt much easier – must be the teaching technique. Updates on progress to follow in future blogs soon!



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Classical Guitar Lessons Pleasanton CA

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Classical Guitar is Like Poetry I just received a call from Pleasanton CA for a man that has a classical guitar and wants to learn how to read music. Classical guitar can be intimidating to a beginner or advanced guitarist. Just saying the words classical guitar can make a guitarist cringe. My experience is a […]

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Fender FC-100 Classical Nylon String Acoustic Guitar Pack

Guitars August 21, 2014

This is excellent beginner full size nylon string classical guitar to go easy on fingers. This package comes with a tuner, picks, strings and a gig bag. All you need to get started!

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Epiphone Electric Guitar Package

Guitars August 21, 2014

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ProLine PL53 Tabletop Sheet Music Stand Black

Accessories August 21, 2014

This concept of having a stand that can go anywhere where you can sit is awesome. See larger image ProLine PL53 Tabletop Sheet Music Stand Black The Proline PL53 is the desktop version of Proline’s popular PL48 conductor/orchestra music stand. The PL53 is a perfect stand for use in home music studios, classrooms, and any […]

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