Guitar Lessons | Sugar Land

Why Guitar Lessons?

There is an old joke; “How do you get a guitar player to stop playing?” The answer of course is to put sheet music in front of him. For far too long the guitar has been looked upon as less of an instrument than others, but this wasn’t always the case. We are looking to bring back the old way of thinking, where the guitar is more than a second class instrument and those that play it are more than just guitar players, but musicians.

No matter what style you are interested in, from classical to jazz or heavy metal, lessons can help you develop your craft and focus on what can make you a better musician. A good grasp of fundamentals and technique can help you understand your instrument. And as with all of the lessons at Calliope School of Music, our guitar lessons also provide training in music theory to aid the student in properly understanding not only the “how” of music but also the “why”.

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The Guitar

The history of the guitar starts well before the advent of the electric guitar in the 1930s. By as early as the 1200s there were two instruments in Spain referred to as “guitars”. Eventually, by the 14th century, these guitars and another instrument called the vihuela came together to form something resembling the modern guitar. Since then the guitar has become synonymous with many forms of modern music, from jazz and rock, to heavy metal and contemporary classical.

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What do We Cover in the Lessons?

The lessons include such topics as:

  • Ear training
  • Rhythm
  • Notation
  • Pick Technique
  • Improvisation
  • Sight reading