B.M. from California State University Sacramento
M.M. from California State University Sacramento
Music Professor/Jazz Studies - University of the Pacific
Music Professor/Jazz Studies - California State University Stanislaus
Music Professor/Jazz Studies - California State University Sacramento
This course is designed as an introduction to the basic fundamentals of guitar playing. Whatever style of music that a student is interested in playing; this course will accommodate. The focus will be on helping the student understand the mechanics of guitar playing. There will be some technical studies and exploration of the student's preferred repertoire (Gerry may make some suggestions along the way). Ultimately, the pace is set by the aptitude of the student. The emphasis is on making learning how to play the guitar a fun experience. It usually take about six to ten weeks to see results, sometimes sooner, but students are not required to commit to either. Students can expect to learn the following:
About the Instructor: While Gerry Pineda is well known for his bass playing, he actually started his musical journey by playing the piano aged just nine years old. It wasn't until he discovered The Beatles a year later that he decided to switch to playing the guitar. Inspired by Paul McCartney and his catchy bass lines he then switched again to the electric bass guitar, which he played in various rock and jazz bands throughout high school.
At the age of 16, Gerry discovered the double bass, which sparked off a lifelong love affair with Jazz. He was awarded a Bachelor of Music in Jazz studies as well as a Master of Music in Double Bass from California State University in Sacramento. He has also received two critic's choice awards, or "Sammies", for best bassist in Sacramento. Gerry teaches from his private studio and at both California State University Sacramento and the University of the Pacific.
Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 student. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge her student's progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since, long term courses are detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the student and his/her teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
All you need is a guitar. Gerry will provide all the PDFs