Guitar Tutition

Posted by Fret | Tuition | Tuesday 8th April 2014 3:25pm

GetAttachment.aspxChris Smith has been playing the guitar for 9 years, prior to this he played the drums for 3 years and learned piano from a very early age. He has been playing professionally for nearly 5 years and currently plays in four bands and an acoustic duo.

Teaching guitar over the last 3 years has given lots of experience teaching and he has covered genres of music ranging from pop to jazz to metal. If you are interested in having lessons with Chris, then get in contact via e-mail or phone for a chat about the first lesson and where to go from there.

Email: csmithguitartuition@gmail.com

Mobile: 07747612144

 

Why Most New Guitar Players Fail To Learn to Play The Guitar

Posted by Fret | Buying Guides | Monday 9th December 2013 10:57am

It’s not very often that a new idea comes along that totally changes guitar design and makes an instrument so much easier to learn and play. It’s even less common when these developments occur with entry-level priced instruments.

There are many reasons why there is a failure rate with new players of the guitar. It could be hard to find a teacher or indeed a good one, but primarily it’s because of an unsuitable instrument.

You really do not need to spend loads of money on a guitar. If it’s an “I’m, not sure if I’ll carry on with it”, project I would recommend that you don’t over invest your hard earned cash. Better to get started with a lower priced guitar and buy your upgrade instrument when you’ve made headway with your playing and you can then choose from a position of greater knowledge.

However you should ensure you do select a guitar that’s sounds good and has good playability. This does not have to be expensive.

In the terminology of the TV reality shows I can reveal that the primary reason most people fail is quite simply (Long pause————————) that the guitar they’ve ended up with is too hard to play. There are some guitars on the market, some of which are not cheap that would induce cramp in the most accomplished player. The playing actions are simply far too high. Now this can be rectified by a set up.  But this costs money. Even then necks settle in and sometimes with temperature and humidity variations the neck angle changes sometimes resulting in actions that become no longer adjustable.

At this point enter our new design hero. The Eko Laredo series of acoustic guitars.

That great Italian company Eko have been making industry standard lower priced guitars since the late 1950’s. Most guitarists from then until the present day will know about the Eko, specifically the Eko Ranger. They were built like a brick shed and sounded and played like an expensive instrument.

The Laredo is the logical design progression from those guitars. The number 1 reason is they sound really good—-Number 2 the playability i.e. the action can be whatever you require with a simple turn of a key.

Eko have patented a neck angle adjustment system called the Fastlok. You simply turn the key from the left or to the right to achieve anything from a low electric guitar action to a high bottleneck slide guitar. The impact this has had on guitar design cannot be underestimated.

If you wish to start playing you owe it to yourself to take a look at this development and become one of the lucky few that end up with a lifetime of enjoyment from this the world’s best most popular instrument.

Fret Music Are Back In Shirley

Posted by master | Uncategorized | Monday 25th November 2013 4:04pm

Fret Music are back in Shirley Southampton just at the junction between Romsey Rd and Anglesea Rd  a few doors up from the Nat West bank and right opposite the Oxfam shop. This is on the main drag and is dead easy to find.map

There is a large free car park almost next door at the rear of Sainsburys. Just park up and walk over.  If you wish to collect items it’s possible to pull up at the front of the shop.

The opening times remain unchanged  10-5.30 Monday to Friday and 10-5.00 on Saturday. We are closed on Sundays.

Look for the Orange Guitarguitar sign

 

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