Wednesday, February 12, 2014
If you are about to purchase The Mike Singer Guitar Players Guide, or you have already purchased it, know this:
The Mike Singer Guitar Players Guide consists of a chronological, sequential, and purposeful order of guitar lessons that are intended to enable a person to learn how to play the guitar EASY, FAST and FUN with great understanding of music theory and its relationship to the guitar. My approach to teaching the guitar consists of three layers: 1.) FOUNDATION – Developing INSTANT management and control of the instrument by providing the best Finger Picking, Picking (with a pick), Strumming, Rhythm and Note playing capabilities a person can have. This gives you INSTANT command and control over the guitar; 2.) KNOWLEDGE – Acquiring INSTANT knowledge and understanding of the names of ALL the musical notes on all strings and all frets, as well as the ability to play ALL of the basic major chords in the open position utilizing I, IV, V progressions. This along with an INSTANT knowledge and understanding of E Position and A Position Bar Chords including Major, minor, Dominant 7th, minor 7th and Major 7th Chords provides you with the ability to play practically any song right away. The way I convey the use of the Pentatonic Modes (all 5) in conjunction with the Blues Notes, Major and minor 3rds and Major Scale Modes provides you with the ultimate tools for improvisation over Rock, Southern Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz and Funk styles of music; 3.) PERFORMANCE – I encourage all of my students to sing and I provide unique tools to develop your voice by playing the Major Scale and using the solfeggio: Do, re, mi, Fa, Sol, la, ti, Do.
I initially slapped my guide together as quickly as I could in order to provide the best guitar lessons a person could get online as fast as I could because I learned through the Google Keyword Tool that millions of people around the world were searching for resources for learning how to play the guitar. When I thought back over my life and how fragmented the learning process was for me from the age of 10 throughout my teen years and into my 20s and 30s I felt a sense of urgency to provide the greatest lessons possible, which is an ability I developed after years of learning and teaching. Perhaps most significantly, I developed this ability through my passion for wanting to help others learn quickly what took me many years to learn. I love getting another person to learn instantly what took me many years to learn. I live vicariously through all of my students. If I could teach every one of my students everything I know in one day, I would do it. The only thing preventing that is time. But the resources I provide are the BEST, and they shave years… even decades… off of the learning curb for ALL of my students. I love that.