Melbourne Guitar Instruction. Improve your ability to learn.
During the last few years, I have had a great number of students that have achieved proficiency in their playing in a short period of time. It is my objective to immerse the guitar student in a quick learning process where they take control of how they would like to learn. My students at my Melbourne guitar instruction practice swiftly grasp the essentials of music as a language.
All exercises, no matter at what level of expertise, should express emotion. If such is accomplished, the learning process quickens drastically.
Music is a language that can only be understood if it is delivered at an understandable tempo. Notes must be played in time. To play in time we must feel the satisfaction of doing so. All students can play in time , all human beings can play in time if there is feeling of the beat.
Music is a wave of emotion, of strong, weak beats, tension, release; a constant breath. A student must learn to play strong notes and soft notes at a comfortable speed but in a musical context. If such is accomplished, the learning process quickens.
A student must be able to hear and feel the degree of tension of what his playing is expressing in relation to the modal or tonal context. If such is accomplished, the learning process quickens.
Music is a language . When a student learns what makes it understandable to others, then he learns to convey emotions to others. We must learn this language in a context similar the way infants learn language. In this process, reading and writing are non essential objectives.
Once a student is exposed to what makes music understandable, our brains awaken to our natural comprehension and the barriers found in the learning process quickly fall. Students should not learn music by reading. What good is it too read if we cannot understand what we read? First we must comprehend, talk and play.
Music is vital in our lives. Once we learn how vital it is, all our senses sharpen and the student absorbs all knowledge, hence having more fun.
My motto: Feel it, imagine it, play it.