Nils Crusberg Music Lessons in Exeter, NH
It is your guitar teachers job to describe the best methods to help you learn to play your instrument and to achieve your musical goals. He or she should give you material that reflects your interests and abilities. Good study habits should be outlined to help the student focus on the proper things.
Your teacher should describe why its important to learn different aspects of the instrument. Depending on the interests and goals of the student, the teacher should cover topics such as: Songs, Techniques, Theory, Rhythms, Chords, Soloing, Scales, Arpeggios, Exercises, Ear Training, Reading, etc.
With younger students, Nils focuses more on creativity and songwriting. Students ages 6-9 can be discouraged by the difficulty of playing the instrument. Doing technique drills and forcing the reading of standard notation on younger students can make the student lose interest in music. Instead, Nils uses a guitar, keyboard, drums, and the bass to create original compositions and recordings.
With pre-teen and teenage students, Nils focuses more on the proper methods and techniques. He also explains why certain notes sound best together ( music theory). He has over 500 popular songs on file, to teach to his students. Their interest is maintained, because he teaches them the songs they like. If they have the desire to read standard notation or learn about in depth jazz concepts, he can present those ideas to them.
- Music Theory
Nils studied jazz theory with a private instructor (Joe D'Angelo) in Worcester, MA for three years. He moved to Colorado in 1990 and studied music at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He graduated with a BA in 1995. Rock, Blues, and Jazz are his strongest fields, but he is well versed with most other styles. He has studied Classical, Bluegrass, Funk, Afro-Pop, Reggae, Latin, even Native American and Cajun.
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