Start your 4th of July by learning how to play an American classic: the guitar!
There is nothing more American than learning how to play the guitar! The guitar is as American as apple pie! It may not have been invented in America but it was brought to popularity many times by good old American artists. Think of Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen. American guitar Gods who knew how to make that thing sing! If you are looking to do something to honor an American hero (the guitar), think about starting off your Independence Day by learning how to play a few chords on the guitar. Take guitar lessons in Philadelphia!
The guitar is an ancient and noble instrument whose history can be traced back over 4,000 years. Many theories have been advanced about the instrument’s ancestry. It has often been claimed that the guitar is a development of the lute or even of the ancient Greek kithara. By 1800 the six-string instrument known today had evolved in southern Europe and was brought to America from places like Italy and France. By the turn of the century, improved guitar making techniques allowed manufacturers like Martin (founded in 1833) and Gibson (founded in 1894) to offer steel-string guitars.
The guitar has remained one of the most popular instruments among professional musicians, as well as with aspiring musicians of all ages. It is portable and relatively easy to learn. Although it takes years of training and practice to achieve the proficiency of a classical guitarist, the lead guitarist for a neighborhood garage band can coax a passable sound out of the guitar in a fairly short period of time. The beauty and simplicity of the guitar’s sound have continued to make the instrument popular with listeners as well, both in the United States and worldwide.
If you are considering learning the guitar, it is important to find a great guitar teacher and begin with lessons. It is truly the best way for you to learn, especially if you don’t have a musical background at all. Taking guitar lessons with the right teacher will teach you music theory, proper hand position and teach you the importance of practice, just to name a few. Take lessons with a teacher who will provide you with one on one lessons is essential to your learning. It will enable the teacher to focus on one thing and one thing only: you.
If you live in the city of brotherly love (Philadelphia) there is only one place to go for incredible one on one lessons and that is the David Joel Guitar Studio. Philadelphia is an amazing city and many things started here (many firsts include the first library, hospital, medical school, national capital, stock exchange, zoo, and business school). So why not learn from someone who has been doing this for a really long time in a place with a lot of US history?
Take lessons in the city of many firsts for the United States! How appropriate!
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