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Guitar Lessons

Information, Free Lessons, Transcriptions & Guitar Sheets

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Si is an experienced teacher, musician and performer who has taught in schools, colleges and privately in groups as well as  1-1 private sessions. 
Lessons are designed around you and focus on practical skills as well as learning the songs and skills you enjoy.

Areas taught include β–ͺ lead & rhythm guitar β–ͺ finger-style β–ͺ jazz β–ͺ pop & rock guitar β–ͺ improvisation β–ͺ folk β–ͺ applied theory

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Si has taught all ages and can provide a Police Check/DBS check. He currently teaches at SNS school in Hackney, online and also privately at his studio in South East London.
He has previously taught in institutions around London, as well as various music school in Vancouver, Canada. He has also ran specialist workshops for guitarist and bands often concluding with a concert or recording session.

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I aim to to give my students the knowledge and tools to achieve their goals, to gain confidence and enjoy playing music. I teach a mixture of guitar techniques, the relevant theory using sheets/videos and apply it to your playing.
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My teaching method is informed by years of playing and teaching over 150 students privately and in many different music schools and institutions. I adapt to a wide variety of styles and musical tastes, working with students looking to write and perform their own music, play guitar solos or join in with jam sessions. 
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Lesson format

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β–ͺ PDF Materials available beforehand so you can
get comfortable with them prior to lessons
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β–ͺ 1hr / 30min Lessons β–ͺ Flexible lesson times
(suggested 10min set up/warm up)
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β–ͺStudent Login area to all lessons
β–ͺ Screen / Document sharing (online)
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β–ͺ Goals discussed   β–ͺ Work through pieces
β–ͺ Guitar Exercises   β–ͺ Set Practice Routines
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(Material is often sent out early. I suggest you print out sheets prior to lessons to keep your screen clear)
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Video Lesson Demonstration

Free Video lessons & Arrangements :

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Sample Sheet 1 - Beginner

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Sample Sheet 2 - Intermediate

Sample Sheet 3 - Advanced

Pricing for in person or online lessons; 
£22 / 30min 
£28 / 45min 
£34/ 1hr 

Lessons can be 1-1, small groups or parent/child combo

Free Lessons

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Beginner Sheets - rock / pop
β–ͺ Beginner Lessons Pack - 5 sheets
β–ͺ Modes Scales Chords
β–ͺ Exercises (fretting hand)
β–ͺ Major Scales & Arpeggios
β–ͺ Minor Scales & Arpeggios

β–ͺ 7th Chord Shapes
β–ͺ Rhythm Practice Sheet 1

β–ͺ Learning The Notes

β–ͺ Triads Chord Shapes - Major & Minor Chords

β–ͺ A Minor Pentatonic 5 Shapes  v2 Tab

β–ͺ Chord Inversion Sheet 1

β–ͺ Strumming Chords/Rhythms 1 

Advanced            

β–ͺ Chord Inversion Sheet 2

β–ͺ Strumming Chords/Rhythms 2 πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Strumming Chords/Rhythms 3 πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Modes & Arpeggios 

β–ͺ Triads on Open Strings 

β–ͺ Harmonic Minor - Arpeg & Licks  πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Rock & Pop Riffs -19 Riffs  πŸ”‘

β–ͺ 13th Chords - Maj/Min/Dom πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Targeting Chords in Solos πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Playing the Changes (chords) πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Chromatic Bebop Exercise

β–ͺ Melodic Minor - Arpeggio & Licks  πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Sliding Your Way Round The Blues πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Diminished Lesson & Licks πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Spread Triads/Displacement πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Chord Voicing/Drop Chords πŸ”‘

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Lesson Packs - available in store

β–ͺ Advanced Arpeggios, Hidden Arpeggios 
& Chord Changes
(Jazz chords, using 'All of Me') - coming soon! πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Harp Harmonics & Natural Harmonics

β–ͺ Pick Technique 1 Pack
(chords, rhythm guitar & alternate picking - beginner to intermediate)

β–ͺ Playing the Changes - hitting chord changes in blues & jazz πŸ”‘

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Songs / Pieces

β–ͺ E Blues Shuffle/Scale + Licks

β–ͺ Bon Iver - Holocene & Perth
   Standard Tuning 

β–ͺ Daft Punk  
   (Get Lucky & Harder Faster Stronger) 

β–ͺ Flippen Chords/Notes/Tab πŸ”‘

   (Punch Brothers & Vasen) 

β–ͺ Hotel California Melody & Harmony 

β–ͺ Vulfpeck - Dean Town 

β–ͺ Slow Dancing In a Burning Room

β–ͺ Canto De Ossanha - piece notation/pdf

- Jonathan Kreisberg entire piece & video πŸ”‘
β–ͺ Tom Misch - It Runs Through Me πŸ”‘

β–ͺ So What - Miles Davis

β–ͺ Canto De Ossanha - Kreisberg πŸ”‘

β–ͺ River Man - Nick Drake
β–ͺ  Someone In Love - Bb/G/IIV

β–ͺ  Minor Swing
   (Melody Harmony & Rhythm)

β–ͺ Shape of My Heart - Sting

β–ͺ Funky Song! (blues funkyness)

β–ͺ Cissy Strut - The Meters

β–ͺ Happy - Pharrell Williams

β–ͺ Amazing Grace (beginner)

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Jazz - Lead Sheets & arpeggios

β–ͺ All of Me Lead Sheet 

β–ͺ All of Me arpeggios πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Autumn Leaves πŸ”‘

   Chord/Melody Arpeggio & bass 

β–ͺ All the Things You Are Lead Sheet

β–ͺ All the Things You Are ArpeggiosπŸ”‘

β–ͺ Playing the Changes (All of Me) πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Gypsy Jazz Chords/Changes πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Minor Swing 

β–ͺ The Nearness Of You chord/melody πŸ”‘

β–ͺ How High The Moon Lead Sheet

β–ͺ How High The Moon arpeggios πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Just Friends Lead Sheet

β–ͺ Just Friends Arpeggios πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Someone In Love Chord Numbers

β–ͺ Someone In Love Chord/Melody πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Autumn Leaves chord/melody

β–ͺ Comping Chords πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Canto De Ossanha - J Kreisberg πŸ”‘
β–ͺ Stella By Starlight chord/melody πŸ”‘

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Blank Sheets For Download - to use in lessons

It is important you keep track of your practice & your improvement.. 

β–ͺ Blank Chord 6 Boxes/Tab

β–ͺ Blank Notation & Tab (2 Page)

Extras 

β–ͺ Guitar Neck Diagram - notes names on strings

β–ͺ Guitar Practice Routines (advice booklet)

β–ͺ Lesson Diary 

β–ͺ Practice Activity Timetable 

β–ͺ Daily Practice Char

β–ͺ Practice Sticker Chart

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Song / ch1art collection - Chord Charts πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Log In To View - Superstition,  Hallelujah,  Kathy's Song, Pride

& Joy, Asturias, Limit to Your Love, My Baby  Just Cares, Rock With You.. etc..

Extra Links / Resources 

β–ͺ Tommy Emmanuel Pieces- Notation& Tabs πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Bluegrass Lead Guitar Pieces - Notation & Tabs πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Gypsy Jazz Guitar Pieces - 24 page booklet πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Backing Tracks πŸ”‘

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Jazz Lead Sheets 

β–ͺ Darn That Dream πŸ”‘  β–ͺ Autumn Leaves πŸ”‘

β–ͺ I'll Be Seeing You πŸ”‘  β–ͺ Lullaby of Birdland πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Corcovado πŸ”‘            β–ͺ I Remember You πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Round Midnight πŸ”‘    β–ͺ Ladybird πŸ”‘

β–ͺ I Got Rhythm πŸ”‘         β–ͺ Misty πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Rhythm Changes.. πŸ”‘β–ͺ Take the A Train πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Stella By Starlight πŸ”‘

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β–ͺ Jazz Analysis external video playlist  πŸ”‘

A great list of helpful in depth videos analysing chord structures, keys, interchange and progressions in Jazz songs. Including All of Me, Misty, Autumn Leaves, etc..

Jazz Analysis - AnaLysis

β–ͺ Empty Sheet Blank

β–ͺ Green Dolphin Street πŸ”‘

β–ͺ How Deep Is The Ocean Blank 

β–ͺ Just Friends Blank πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Days of Wine and Roses Blank 

β–ͺ All the Things You Are Blank πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Stella By Starlight Blank

β–ͺ There Will Never Be A / You Blanks

β–ͺ The Nearness of You πŸ”‘

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chord analysis / scales / form etc

β–ͺ Green Dolphin Street Analysis πŸ”‘

β–ͺ How Deep Is The Ocean Analysis πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Just Friends Analysis πŸ”‘ 

β–ͺ Days of Wine and Roses πŸ”‘

β–ͺ All the Things You Are Analysis πŸ”‘

β–ͺ Stella By Starlight Analysis πŸ”‘

β–ͺ There Will Never Be Analysis πŸ”‘

β–ͺ The Nearness of You πŸ”‘

Theory - Aural, Harmonic/Chords, Modes etc

β–ͺ Interval Recognition Aural Singing
β–ͺ Modes/Scales/Chords Relationships

β–ͺ Chord Numbering Systems / Nashville Numbering System 7 pages

β–ͺ Ear Training Video (with audio)

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Compact Level/Grade Sheets

β–ͺ Stage 1 Sheet - Compact Grade 1/2 Knowledge Sheet 

β–ͺ Stage 2 Sheet - Compact Grade 2/3 Knowledge Sheet
β–ͺ Stage 3 Sheet - Compact Grade 4/5 Knowledge Sheet πŸ”‘
β–ͺ Stage 4 Sheet - Compact Grade 5/6 Knowledge Sheet πŸ”‘

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