The guitar is the most popular musical instrument, with ancient roots that adapt readily to a wide variety of musical styles. It typically has six strings, but four, seven, eight, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen and eighteen string guitars also exist.
The size and shape of the neck and the base of the guitar also vary, producing a variety of sounds. The four main types of guitars are the electric guitar, the bass guitar, the classical guitar, and the acoustic guitar. Sometimes the last two are put in the same category.
Guitars are recognized as one of the primary instruments in rock, jazz, blues, classical, flamenco and many forms of pop music. Guitars may be played acoustically, where the tone is produced by the vibration of the strings and modulated by the hollow body, or they may rely on an amplifier that can electronically manipulate tone. Such electric guitars were introduced in the 1930s, and they have continued to have a profound influence on popular culture since then.
If you have always wanted to learn how to play guitar, then you’ve come to the right place!
Whether you are interested in rock music, blues, and jazz or classical, ABMA’s mission is to help you understand basic music fundamentals so that you can pursue any style you wish.
You will discover amazing methods to learn how to play the guitar and play songs you hear, whether you want to play in a band and perform on stage, write your own songs, or play for your own enjoyment.
ABMA guitar instructors will teach you how to read tabs, charts, and sights, learn scales, playing by ear and improvisation.
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Electric / Bass /Acoustic & Classical Guitars
Brett Leier is a graduate of Music from Humber College. He is an active performer and guitar instructor specializing in Rock, Metal, and Shred electric acoustic and bass guitar. His current teaching schedule consists of over 30 students with ages ranging from 10-year-olds to adults. He is patient, dependable and has an easygoing personality. His teaching style is methodical yet flexible, and he is able to explain things in various ways so that his students understand the material.
Leo Orlov comes from a very musical background. He has been studying musical theory and playing piano since the age of 6. He picked up a guitar when he was 12 and has not put it down since. He has gone through all styles of music in his playing, from rock, to shred metal, to fusion, and can play diverse styles and adapt to many musical situations. He’s currently working towards a musical degree at York University, Toronto. Leo’s teachings focus on technique improvement and improvisation.
Alex Prepelisa has been studying music since the age of 10. At 13, he could already play a large variety of instruments but decided to learn the guitar as well. As soon as he started playing guitar, he could not stop, and it quickly became his primary instrument for performing and teaching. He currently attends York University majoring in Jazz Guitar. He teaches a variety of genres such as jazz, blues, and rock. In addition, he also teaches classical and bass guitar, to allow every single student to learn exactly the genre they are most interested in.
Ben Shekhtman is a young guitarist who started his musical journey when he was 5 years old, studying piano, alto saxophone, classical and electric guitar. He also studied music theory and harmony with highly qualified teachers and has completed various exams at the Royal Conservatory of Music in piano and classical guitar. He is working at ABMA as a classical and electric guitar instructor, as well as the rock band instructor. Ben’s classical guitar students consistently achieve excellent results on their exams, while his popular music students have great performance success. Ben has practical experience in harmonic analyses, arranging, composition and songwriting. His musical background covers various styles including Classical, Rock Jazz, Blues, Funk, Fusion, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Jazz.