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 ▪ lead & rhythm guitar ▪ finger-style ▪ jazz ▪ pop & rock guitar ▪ improvisation ▪ folk ▪ applied theory

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.
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

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

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; 
£24 / 30min  
£36/ 1hr 

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

Advanced            

Chord Inversion Sheet 2

▪ Strumming Chords/Rhythms 2 🔑

▪ Strumming Chords/Rhythms 3 🔑

▪ Modes & Arpeggios 

▪ Triads on Open Strings 

▪ Harmonic Minor - Arpeg & Licks  🔑

▪ Rock & Pop Riffs -19 Riffs  🔑

▪ 13th Chords - Maj/Min/Dom 🔑

▪ Targeting Chords in Solos 🔑

▪ Playing the Changes (chords) 🔑

Chromatic Bebop Exercise

▪ Melodic Minor - Arpeggio & Licks  🔑

▪ Finger Picking Techniques 1 

▪ Sliding Your Way Round The Blues 🔑

▪ Diminished Lesson & Licks 🔑

▪ Spread Triads/Displacement 🔑

▪ Chord Voicing/Drop Chords 🔑

▪ Superimposing Arpeggios 🔑

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Lesson Packs - available in store

▪ Advanced Arpeggios, Hidden Arpeggios 
& Chord Changes
(Jazz chords, using 'All of Me') - coming soon! 🔑

Harp Harmonics & Natural Harmonics

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

Playing the Changes - hitting chord changes in blues & jazz 🔑

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Songs / Pieces

▪ E Blues Shuffle/Scale + Licks

▪ Bon Iver - Holocene & Perth
   Standard Tuning 

▪ Daft Punk  
   (Get Lucky & Harder Faster Stronger) 

▪ Flippen Chords/Notes/Tab 🔑

   (Punch Brothers & Vasen) 

▪ Hotel California Melody & Harmony 

▪ Vulfpeck - Dean Town 

▪ Slow Dancing In a Burning Room

▪ Canto De Ossanha - piece notation/pdf

- Jonathan Kreisberg entire piece & video 🔑
▪ Tom Misch - It Runs Through Me 🔑

So What - Miles Davis

▪ Canto De Ossanha - Kreisberg 🔑

River Man - Nick Drake
▪  Someone In Love - Bb/G/IIV

▪  Minor Swing
   (Melody Harmony & Rhythm)

Shape of My Heart - Sting

Funky Song! (blues funkyness)

▪ Cissy Strut - The Meters

Happy - Pharrell Williams

Amazing Grace (beginner)

Blank Sheets For Download - to use in lessons

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

Blank Chord 6 Boxes/Tab

Blank Notation & Tab (2 Page)

Extras 

Guitar Neck Diagram - notes names on strings

▪ Guitar Practice Routines (advice booklet)

Lesson Diary 

Practice Activity Timetable 

Daily Practice Char

▪ Practice Sticker Chart

Song / ch1art collection - Chord Charts 🔑

▪ Log In To View - Superstition,  Hallelujah,  Kathy's Song, Pride

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

Jazz - Lead Sheets & arpeggios

All of Me Lead Sheet 

▪ All of Me arpeggios 🔑

▪ Autumn Leaves 🔑

   Chord/Melody Arpeggio & bass 

All the Things You Are Lead Sheet

▪ All the Things You Are Arpeggios🔑

▪ Playing the Changes (All of Me) 🔑

▪ Gypsy Jazz Chords/Changes 🔑

Minor Swing 

▪ The Nearness Of You chord/melody 🔑
▪ Misty Chord/Melody 🔑

How High The Moon Lead Sheet

▪ How High The Moon arpeggios 🔑

Just Friends Lead Sheet

▪ Just Friends Arpeggios 🔑

Someone In Love Chord Numbers

▪ Someone In Love Chord/Melody 🔑

▪ Autumn Leaves Chord/Melody

▪ Comping Chords 🔑

▪ Canto De Ossanha - J Kreisberg 🔑
▪ Stella By Starlight Chord/Melody 🔑

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Extra Links / Resources 

▪ Tommy Emmanuel Pieces- Notation& Tabs 🔑

▪ Bluegrass Lead Guitar Pieces - Notation & Tabs 🔑

▪ Gypsy Jazz Guitar Pieces - 24 page booklet 🔑

▪ Backing Tracks 🔑

Jazz Lead Sheets 

▪ Darn That Dream 🔑  ▪ Autumn Leaves 🔑

▪ I'll Be Seeing You 🔑  ▪ Lullaby of Birdland 🔑

▪ Corcovado 🔑            ▪ I Remember You 🔑

▪ Round Midnight 🔑    ▪ Ladybird 🔑

▪ I Got Rhythm 🔑         ▪ Misty 🔑

▪ Rhythm Changes.. 🔑▪ Take the A Train 🔑

▪ Stella By Starlight 🔑

▪ Jazz Analysis external video playlist  🔑

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..

UsEFUL LINKS
Modes Tool - chords modes identifier

Guitar Note Quiz

Jazz Analysis - AnaLysis

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▪ Green Dolphin Street 🔑

How Deep Is The Ocean Blank 

▪ Just Friends Blank 🔑

Days of Wine and Roses Blank 

▪ All the Things You Are Blank 🔑

Stella By Starlight Blank

There Will Never Be A / You Blanks

▪ The Nearness of You 🔑

chord analysis / scales / form etc

▪ Green Dolphin Street Analysis 🔑

▪ How Deep Is The Ocean Analysis 🔑

▪ Just Friends Analysis 🔑 

▪ Days of Wine and Roses 🔑

▪ All the Things You Are Analysis 🔑

▪ Stella By Starlight Analysis 🔑

▪ There Will Never Be Analysis 🔑

▪ The Nearness of You 🔑

Theory - Aural, Harmonic/Chords, Modes etc

▪ Interval Recognition Aural Singing
▪ Modes/Scales/Chords Relationships

▪ Chord Numbering Systems / Nashville Numbering System 7 pages

Ear Training Video (with audio)

Compact Level/Grade Sheets

▪ Stage 1 Sheet - Compact Grade 1/2 Knowledge Sheet 

▪ Stage 2 Sheet - Compact Grade 2/3 Knowledge Sheet
▪ Stage 3 Sheet - Compact Grade 4/5 Knowledge Sheet 🔑
▪ Stage 4 Sheet - Compact Grade 5/6 Knowledge Sheet 🔑

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