Cornwall Guitar Lessons are now offering paired guitar lessons at Trevada music in Camborne. Learn with a friend, family member or a complete stranger if thats your bag. The CGL’s hourly and half hour lesson prices are the same, so if you have a friend you would like to learn with you can get the lessons for half the price! email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on paired guitar lessons.
I have been purchasing some new guitar pedals to use in some of the guitar lessons in Camborne and Truro and at gigs. The FFM3 has been the biggest surprise of them all. The pedal is just like the old Dunlop fuzz face JFH1 but its a lot smaller making it very pedal board friendly. It’s as simple as pedals come, we have a volume control and a fuzz control. Simply turn the dials clockwise for more volume or fuzz. With the fuzz turned down low you can get some really nice wooly distorted sounds and on full you create some of the filthiest fuzz sounds known to man! I can tell this is going to be a pedal I will be using for a long time to come, go and check them out.
I am very pleased to let you all know that I have finished the first draft of Cornwall Guitar Lessons Blues guitar course! I have been working on the lesson and song sheets for this course on and off for a long time now. The course is aimed at players who already of a good understanding of the basics of electric guitar and would only be suitable for players with a year or more of electric playing under their belt. With many students I will be teaching a mixture of the blues and intermediate courses, making sure we cover all aspects and walk before we can run!
The course covers:
Practical: major and minor pentatonic scales and scale mixing, linking scales, barre Chords, 7th chords, Blues chord progressions, blues licks, solos by some of the biggest blues guitarists!
Theory: notes on the neck, chord construction, chord progressions, scale construction, scale root notes, blues time signatures, Constructing Keys!
If you have any questions feel free to get in touch by emailing email@example.com
I have just had a fresh batch of Cornwall Guitar Lesson gift vouchers printed for Christmas. Don’t forget the gift vouchers can now be purchased from the gift voucher page on the CGL website, and can be used in either Truro or Camborne (limited spaces in Truro). Once paying through our secure payment system the vouchers will be sent to you within 3 working days! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I have been working on lots of new songs to add to all of the CGL guitar courses.. Here is a list of a few requested by students
Queen – Don stop me now
The Killers – Mr. Brightside
The Kooks – Naïve
The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
The Beatles – Twist and Shout
Arctic Monkeys – Arabella
Arctic Monkeys – I bet that you look good on the dancefloor
Oasis – Don’t look back in anger
The Weeks – Lawman’s daughter
The Cure –Never enough
Happy playing everyone
The CGL website has had an update! There are now separate pages with information on ‘pay as you go guitar lessons’, and ’10-week guitar courses’.
I assess all my students in an initial 45 minute Trial lesson in which I can find out where they should start in one of my guitar courses, after this I create a plan for future lessons based around your aims and goals. So far CGL offers a ‘kids course’, ‘beginners electric and acoustic course’ and an ‘intermediate course’. I am in the process of finishing of an ‘intermediate acoustic course’ and a ‘blues guitar course’
The 10-week course gives students the chance to get 10 lessons for the price of 9 and learn from a structured course that will help them get the most out of every lesson.
Check out the link to the ‘Guitar courses’ page and if you need more information email email@example.com
So Christmas is nearly upon us, as I write this its actually 69 days, 13 hours and 35 mins….
Cornwall Guitar Lessons gift vouchers are the perfect present for a friend, relative or loved one looking to try out the guitar for the first time, or someone who wants to broaden their knowledge of the instrument! Gift vouchers will are sent 1st class directly to your door within 3 days of payment, they are professionally printed and come with a covering letter on how to arrange the first lesson.
Gift vouchers will soon be available to buy directly through the CGL website as well as Trevada music in Camborne.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on gift vouchers 🙂
I am gradually recording videos that students can use alongside the lesson sheets and songs they cover in there lessons. The videos will show me playing the parts that are covered within the lesson sheets and songs within each of the CGL guitar courses. Here is an example of me playing the intro solo to ‘johnny be good’ by Chuck Berry. This solo is covered on the intermediate guitar course, its one of the many great solo’s used to work on mixing major and minor Pentatonic scales. This video can be used by students to make sure they are using the correct finger patterns for the solo. Some of the videos will be put on Youtube, but the majority of them will be sent to students via email after they have covered a particular lesson. If you have any questions on my guitar courses please email email@example.com
I have recently purchased a new bass to add to my guitar collection! I have been playing a Legend P bass clone for the past 13 years, which sounds and feels great, but it is in need of some TLC. I was amazed at the feel and tone you can get from the affinity series P bass, esspesially as many see this to be a cheap Budget bass guitar.
The body is fairly hefty in weight and immediately recognisable. The guitar is fit with a standard split coil pick up, and to me it doesn’t sound far of a that of a real Fender. I would definitely recommend one of these bass guitars to anybody looking to take up the bass, its great fun.
After my last blues lick mini lesson on a Robben Ford style lick, I decided to record the guitar solo to one of my favourite Robben Ford songs ‘talk to your daughter’.
The phrasing in this solo is amazing! It’s that perfect mixture of Major and minor pentatonic scales that sounds so appealing. You’re all over the neck when playing it so it’s also great to take it apart and understand all the little details.
I have read a few interviews where Robben Ford has talked getting a lot of his phrasing from learning Saxophone guitar parts and transposing them to the guitar! It’s a great way to try and break away from some of the clichés we all find ourselves playing!
Hope you enjoy and if you’re on YouTube remember to sign up to the CGL channel for Free videos.