Electric Guitar Lessons

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Shine Music Beginner Electric Guitar Lessons

Beginner students may commence their lessons on the electric guitar if their interest lies in rock, pop, metal, jazz or just electric guitar. As a beginner taking electric guitar lessons, students will learn easy electric guitar riffs that sound absolutely rocking and are a world of fun.

Students will be able to learn more rock riffs, chords, beats and songs in the next few lessons and will learn how to vary the sounds on their electric guitar. Students may find that fingers will get sore at the start, when practising, but the pain will go away after a few more weeks of practising.

Call us on (02) 9687 9978 or email us at enquiries@shinemusic.com.au to enquire about lessons today!

Intermediate and Advanced Electric Guitar Lessons

Intermediates who are looking to advance their playing technique and repertoire are advised to come into Shine Music School for a complementary interview to assess the students' playing level and to discuss the students' goals and interests.

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Amar Sahinovic
Amar Sahinovic performing at the Strathfield Plaza Christmas Concert 2006
Gordon Ho
Gordon Ho, accompanied by his teacher Daniel Babekuhl, performing at the Strathfield Plaza Christmas Concert 2006

Frequently Asked Questions:

Should students start with electric or acoustic guitar?

What is guitar tab compared to reading music?

How much does the student need to practice?

Should students start with electric or acoustic guitar?

Here at Shine Music School, our guitar teachers are experts at acoustic, classical and electric guitar. Our teachers advise students to start on the instrument they are most likely going to practice more with. Before you make your decision, here are some facts that you may like to consider.

Electric guitar strings are smaller in gauge and strung with less tension than acoustic guitar strings, so it takes less pressure to play the notes. This does make it slightly easier to play. The acoustic guitar causes you to develop strength in your hands and calluses on your fingers faster than an electric guitar. Electric guitar is used more often in rock, metal and pop music.

Almost everything you can do on an electric guitar, you can do on an acoustic guitar. The acoustic guitar is very portable. You can take it anywhere and pretty much play anywhere you like. Acoustic guitar is used more often in classical music and ballads.

Note to parents: When picking out a guitar for your child. Try to realistically assess what they would like best, as opposed to what you would like them to play. They will achieve far more improvement when they are playing the instrument that they like.

Call us on (02) 9687 9978 or email us at enquiries@shinemusic.com.au to enquire about lessons today!

What is guitar tab compared to reading music?

In the world of guitars, there are many successful guitarists who can read music and many successful guitarists who cannot read at all. But they can read Tab. Tab is like reading a picture of the guitar on paper. There are 6 lines to go with the 6 strings on the guitar. The numbers on the lines tell you which fret needs to be pressed down. It is fairly simple to read and is used by many teachers. Of course it is extremely advantageous if you can read music staff lines   It is slightly more complicated to work out how to play but with regular practice, will become as easy as reading a book.

At Shine Music School, our guitar teachers are well experienced in teaching with music scores and Tab. Please mention whether you have a preference for either system before you commence lessons.

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How much does the student need to practice?

Practicing everyday is the most effective and fastest way of improving your skills as a musician. If you practice only every now and then, your improvement will be inconsistent. Even with just 10 minutes every day, you will notice an improvement week to week. Of course, the longer you practice every day, the better, 30 minutes is a good goal to aim for, as long as it is everyday!

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How much do electric guitar lessons at Shine Music School cost?

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