Posts Tagged: study guitar

Artist Spotlight – Claudio Pietronik (JTC Guitar)

How did you get started as a musician? I started playing guitar at the age of 14, simply having fun with a random classical guitar that magically arrived at my house. After a few years, I started studying with a few teachers from my town and transcribing by ear everything I can. Who were some of… Read more »

JTC Artist Spotlight – John F Klaver

How did you get started as a musician? I studied jazz guitar at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and after graduating I started working professionally. Who were some of your influences as you progressed? Gary Moore, Robben Ford, Pat Martino, Oz Noy, Josh Smith, Warren Haynes, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Mike Stern, John McLaughlin, Jesse van… Read more »

5 Tips On Using The CAGED Guitar System

Know where chords live Consider the number of frets each chord takes up in total. The C-shape (Pattern 1), G-shape (Pattern 3) and D-shape (Pattern 5) all take up four frets on their own, but the A-shape (Pattern 2) and E-shape (Pattern 4), only occupy three each. All 5 shapes interlock and overlap, meaning that… Read more »

Staying Inspired Enough To Pursue Your Art

Break from the course material Most online music schools take a break around this time of year. It’s always a good idea to take advantage of the extra time to surround yourself with images of your intended goals. Take some time to browse YouTube for inspiration. Create a playlist. Allow videos of your favourite singers,… Read more »