Lessons

Browse The ADfm® Student Materials Folder

  • Oversized Logo Folder & Printouts
  • Open Chords & Barre Chords
  • Capo, C*A*G*E*D and Triads Worksheets
  • Bouncy Page: Strum Patterns
  • Fingerstyle Patterns 
  • Radio Songs Rock, Pop & Folk leadsheets 
  • Frequent Updates and Additions
  • Additionally Available on Google Drive

FRETBOARD

  • Musical alphabet as represented on the fretboard
  • Note names of the two bass strings (6E & 5A) and moving on to the B-string
  • Tuning
  • Octave shapes
  • Triad shapes on top three strings

REPERTOIRE

  • Song-based learning: your pick with recomendations
  • Related songs as examples
  • Play & Practice versions of songs
  • No method-book songs ever

NOTATION

  • Informal notation
  • TABS
  • Rhythm notation
  • Intro to treble clef
  • Chord charts & lead sheets

VOCABULARY

  • Chord Vocab
  • Scale & Melody Vocab
  • Correct music terminology

PERFORMANCES

  • Monthly Open-Mic Showcase
  • Informal Jam Sessions
  • Workshops at various local venues

TECHNIQUE

  • Alternate picking, sweeping
  • Fingerstyle, hybred & plucking
  • Bouncy strumming
  • Harmonics & tone control
  • Palm-mutes
  • Slurs

LISTENING

  • The bass or root note
  • The top or lead/melody note
  • Chord decoration give-aways
  • Repeat after me no looking

APPS AND SOFTWARE

  • Downloadable printouts, Worksheets & Leadsheets
  • Google Docs Lesson Notes
  • Drum Machine & Flashcard Apps
  • Premium TAB Memberships

RELATED INSTRUMENTS AND GEAR

  • Bass & Ukulele
  • Electric, Acoustic & Classical
  • Pedals
  • Capos & Straps

Guitar lessons for all ages, most skill levels, hour-long lessons, online invoicing, $50/lesson or $40 ea. 13-week package