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Ladies & Gentlemen… The Beatles – A Guitar Player’s Dream
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Ladies & Gentlemen… The Beatles – A Guitar Player’s Dream

Exhibition Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Band’s Arrival in New York.   On February 7, 1964, The Beatles arrived in New York City to ignite what would become a decades-long rock and roll phenomenon for fans throughout the United States, and their guitar-driven songs, ranging from haunting love songs like “And I […]

Learn Guitar in Brooklyn New York
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Learn Guitar in Brooklyn New York

FindaGuitarTeacher caught up with Brooklyn guitar teacher James Berry this week and talked with him about the climate of guitar lessons in Brooklyn and New York City, and James was kind enough to talk with us about his guitar teaching and his approach to learning how to play guitar. You […]

Guitar Lessons on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
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Guitar Lessons on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Guitar teacher, Dan Smith, giving guitar lessons on New York City’s Upper West Side, takes a few minutes from his busy guitar teaching schedule to speak with us about the guitar lesson climate in New York. Here is a transcript of the interview, but, please visit Dan’s guitar teacher page […]

Finding the Best Guitar Lessons in Indianapolis
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Finding the Best Guitar Lessons in Indianapolis

Guitar teachers from all over the country have let us know that they’re eager to participate in our latest feature: video profiles, and the latest to do so is Ted Kirkendall who is giving guitar lessons in Indianapolis, Indiana. We invite you to check out Ted’s full profile today, and, […]

Finding Guitar Lessons In Dayton, Ohio
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Finding Guitar Lessons In Dayton, Ohio

As we’ve been mentioning in previous blog posts, Lessons.com is very excited to present a new feature: Live interviews of guitar teachers. Today we’re pleased to provide a transcript of an interview we recently participated in with Janet Ogg, a guitar teacher giving guitar lessons in Dayton, Ohio area. To […]

Learning How To Play Lead Guitar
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Learning How To Play Lead Guitar

Until you learn how to ride a bike or to operate a manual stick shift, the concept might seem a mystery that will never be solved by the uninitiated, unless they are given the secret handshake by someone who knows such things. Learning how to play lead guitar might have […]

Playing Guitar: How to Play a Complete Song
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Playing Guitar: How to Play a Complete Song

Many guitar teachers have told us that one of the chief complaints that their students voice to them is that they can’t play a song from beginning to end – they know the chords to the song; they know the words; they can play bits and pieces of a song; […]

10 Best Acoustic Guitars to Buy
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10 Best Acoustic Guitars to Buy

A guitar teacher may often be asked by a guitar student to give his or her recommendation for the best acoustic guitar options. Obviously, this is not an arbitrary topic and needs to be answered with a number of variables in mind: The best acoustic guitar at what price point? […]

10 Best Beginner Guitars
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10 Best Beginner Guitars

New York City guitar instructor, Dan Smith, recorded a video for Find a Guitar Teacher about good options for your first guitar purchase, which you can see on the Find a Guitar Teacher YouTube Channel. Here’s what Dan said in the video: One of the questions that I get most often from […]

Pete Seeger Dies
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Pete Seeger Dies

Pete Seeger, the iconoclastic folk singer, whose music and life were the embodiment of music’s potent force, died today in New York City, at the age of 94. Wrote “If I Had a Hammer”, “Turn, Turn, Turn” and “Where Have All The Flowers Gone” Mr Seeger’s career was an arc […]

Phil Everly: Another Remembrance
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Phil Everly: Another Remembrance

Earlier in the week we published a post about Phil Everly, and, James Berry, a guitar teacher giving guitar lessons in Brooklyn, whose profile is listed on FindaGuitarTeacher, sent along his thoughts about Phil Everly, Don Everly, the Everly Brothers, and the music they made. Thanks, James. Here’s what James sent: Phil […]

Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers Passes Away
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Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers Passes Away

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Phil Everly on Friday, January 3, 2014. Due to complications associated with COPD On January 3, 2014, Phil Everly died at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, just two weeks prior to his 75th birthday. Phil, together with his older brother, Don, comprised […]

How To Put New Strings on Your Guitar
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How To Put New Strings on Your Guitar

It never fails! Whenever I put new strings on my guitar, it just seems to play and sound better, and I invariably say to myself that I really ought to change my guitar strings more often. Then, of course, I once again wait much longer than I should to change […]

Jazz Guitar Master Jim Hall Dies at 83
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Jazz Guitar Master Jim Hall Dies at 83

Jazz guitar master, Jim Hall, passed away in Greenwich Village, New York City, on Tuesday, December 10th. According to media sources, Mr. Hall passed away at home in his sleep after a brief illness. A jazz guitar giant, Mr. Hall, continued to work his amazing craft until the very end, […]

Bob Lefsetz Letter: Making It
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Bob Lefsetz Letter: Making It

We are avid readers of The Lefsetz Letter, written and published by Bob Lefsetz, and have been inspired, although at times set back on our heels, by his straightforward, insightful, and realistic approach to developing a music career. While we have been riveted by his treatment of many topics having […]

Find Your Perfect Guitar Teacher
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Find Your Perfect Guitar Teacher

With thousands of U. S. registered guitar teachers, FindaGuitarTeacher.com makes it easier than ever to find out about guitar teachers giving guitar lessons near you, or anywhere in the USA. For Beginner Through Advanced Guitar Lessons Whether you’re a new guitarist who’s looking for a patient guitar teacher offering beginner guitar […]

Muscle Shoals: The Movie
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Muscle Shoals: The Movie

If you’ve ever envisioned yourself playing thumping, deep, soulful, heart-shaking music on your guitar or bass, then you simply have to see the movie “Muscle Shoals” in theaters now, and perhaps (regretfully) for not too long, although the movie is currently available for rental on Amazon and iTunes. Produced by […]

How much should I practice guitar?
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How much should I practice guitar?

How much should I practice guitar is a question on the mind of everyone who’s ever picked up the guitar with the idea of fulfilling their innermost dreams of musical self-expression, and we think it’s safe to say that there is no hard and fast rule about how much and […]