The acoustic guitar has such a warm, inviting tone. It is the perfect instrument to take to camp! It is portable, loud enough to accompany a group of singers or a group guitar jam, and can be tuned to sound like a banjo, ukulele, or lute! The acoustic guitar is incredibly fun to learn. At Neighbour Note, our talented, qualified acoustic guitar teachers can teach you to become an expert strummer, picker, and finger picker. Learn to play the music you love to listen to with our acoustic guitar lessons for beginners!
Toronto Acoustic Guitar Lessons
An acoustic guitar is a stringed instrument that is usually made of wood. Generally, most acoustic guitars have a hollow body with a sound hole or port, a head, a neck, a fret-board with frets, a bridge, a nut, posts and tuning keys. Acoustic guitars usually have six strings and they are usually made of steel. Sound on an acoustic guitar is produced when a string is picked or plucked. The vibration of the string produces sound that resonates from the body of the guitar and escapes through the sound hole. In other words, the vibration of the string or strings are amplified acoustically via the body and sound hole. The tone of an acoustic guitar can sound warm, bright, mellow, and metallic depending on where you pluck or pick the strings. The closer you pick towards the bridge the more metallic sounding it gets. The sound becomes warmer or more mellow when you pick the strings over the neck. Our Toronto acoustic guitar lessons inspire students so that they can become creative with the acoustic guitar. We teach acoustic guitar lessons throughout Toronto.
Acoustic Guitar Lessons for Kids
Our beginner acoustic guitar lessons for kids are similar to our electric guitar lessons in that we start by explaining all the parts of the acoustic guitar from the start. It's important that students get familiar with their instrument from the beginning. From there we get right into playing! Students get to start learning acoustic guitar by playing fun songs, scales, and chords right from the start. Pentatonic scales are a must since so many songs are based on these five different notes. Open chords are also important since they are generally easier to play than barre chords. Unlike barre chords that have no open strings, open chords have at least one open string that produces a warmer richer sound. In terms of learning songs, fun beginner songs that have open pentatonic riffs or licks as well as open and movable power chords should be chosen. The short riffs and licks are easier to play in open position and power chords only require one or two fingers to play. Not only do we teach acoustic guitar lessons for kids but we also teach acoustic guitar lessons for adults.
Private Acoustic Guitar Lessons
Our private acoustic guitar lessons are eclectic. After all, variety is the spice of life. Keeping things interesting can be challenging so making sure to mix things up is always a good idea. The more things students have to work on in a lesson the less chance they will have of being bored. Important things to learn in an acoustic guitar lesson are open and movable scale patterns for major, minor, and pentatonic scales. Learning all five movable patterns is a must. This will allow you to cover almost the entire fret-board. Open chords and barre chords are equally as important as scales. Chords allow us to play the harmony of songs. Open chords often sound warmer or richer than movable chords. Like the movable scale patterns, learning the five movable barre chord categories allow us to play all over the fret-board. To find acoustic guitar lessons near me please check our acoustic guitar lessons page.