I would like to take this opportunity to introduce my new blog, “How to Play a Guitar Without Leaving Your Seat: A blog around fun guitar lessons that can be taught over Skype.”
I will be teaching how to play the guitar by using Skype as a live face-to-face lesson. The benefits for using this method are endless. For example, if you travel, you will still be able to receive lessons no matter where you are in the world. No need to wait until you get back home from your trip. Also, it’s much simpler than making a trip all the way over to your teacher’s house to receive a lesson.
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to ask them below and I will answer them as soon as possible.
How to Play a Guitar Without Leaving Your Seat: A blog around fun guitar lessons that can be taught over Skype.
Skype guitar lessons are a great way to learn how to play the guitar from the comfort of your own home and whenever it suits you.
Having taught students on Skype for almost 4 years now I noticed that the best results come from students who have a regular routine of practicing what we have covered in the lesson. It’s this practice that will build up muscle memory, give you a better sense of rhythm and allow you to improvise more freely.
So today I thought I would share with you some of my favorite exercises that you can use as warm ups. They are really easy to memorize which means they are easy to pull out and run through whenever you get some spare time in your day. The trick is doing them regularly so that they become second nature.
I’ve been playing and teaching guitar for more than a decade. In 2008 I started a blog about learning and playing guitar that includes lessons and tips for students of all skill levels. I also give private lessons over Skype, which is as effective as in-person lessons but less expensive, faster, and more convenient. I’m writing to ask if you’d be interested in an article about how to play the guitar without leaving your seat.
Playing the guitar can bring people together in amazing ways. I’ve seen it happen again and again, as strangers in airports or parks or cafes start talking because they hear someone playing a song they know. Or when friends start singing along with someone whose fingers are running up and down a set of strings.
The good news is that with Skype, you can now learn to play the instrument from anywhere in the world. This allows people who might otherwise never have the opportunity to learn how to play music on the guitar to access lessons from professional teachers at any time of day or night — all from their own computers.
Travel Guitar: How to Play a Guitar Without Leaving Your Seat
Traveling with a guitar is a hassle when you are traveling by air. There are always those questions:
Do I bring my guitar with me or do I rent one for the time I am there?
Does it fit in the overhead compartment, under the seat or do I need to check it as baggage? If checked, will it arrive at my destination intact and playable?
How much will it cost to bring along?
I have traveled by air with a guitar for over 25 years and have developed some simple solutions that will enable you to carry your instrument on board, under the seat or in the overhead compartment. These solutions will make traveling with your instrument less stressful and more enjoyable.
For ease of travel, I use two guitars. My main gigging guitar is a Stratocaster-style solid body electric guitar which is too big to fit under an airline seat but fits easily in the overhead compartment of most aircraft (check with your airline if you are unsure). My “travel” guitar is an acoustic/electric that fits easily under any seat. On longer trips where I know I will be playing out at clubs or restaurants, I bring both guitars. This could be considered overkill but it gives
The idea of having a travel guitar is great, but the fact that you might have one and not use it as much as you would like is a pity.
I have been playing guitar for almost 30 years now and I am very happy about the fact that my passion for the instrument never goes away. However, there are times when I do not have time to play or to practice my guitar, let alone go out and play in front of others.
Sometimes we just need to take a break from our everyday routine and do something different, something new. If you enjoy playing guitar and want to explore new possibilities, you should definitely consider learning how to play the guitar without leaving your seat.
Learning how to play a guitar without leaving your seat can be one of the most interesting things you will ever get into. An online lesson will allow you to learn how to play at any time of the day or night, even if you are busy with other things during the day.
Having an online lesson also lets you try out new techniques and styles that you may not have heard about before. If you are learning how to improvise over certain songs or chords, an online lesson can help you with this as well.
It is important that when taking an online lesson, you
I am a professional touring musician and instructor. My goal is to provide free and fun guitar lessons to everyone who wants to play guitar. I also teach private guitar lessons at my house or over Skype.
I don’t normally do this, but if you are interested in becoming one of my students, email me at: Joe@travelguitarlessons.com
If you want private lessons, the price is $30/hour for in-person, or $20 for Skype lessons.$$$