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Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:16 AM


Are you striving to be an excellent player but have reached a wall or plateau?

My name is Alex Raykin, and I've been in the business of tearing down those walls for a decade now.

Oh, so you're self taught I see... I am impressed, which is why I will help you teach yourself more effectively.

Many of my students have these kinds of beginnings, and frankly I prefer to teach those who can teach themselves as well.

If you have taught and trained yourself this much, you have great discipline, and using that discipline, I can put you on the road to virtuosity.

You know all those amazing players on YouTube? Many of them are bedroom rock stars. Do you want to play to your webcam, or to crowds of thousands?

If your answer is the latter, you will benefit from my instruction, direction, and guidance.

My lessons can span but are not limited to the following subjects:

Guitar Technique (Beginners - Masters)

- Alternate, Economy, Sweep & Hybrid Picking

- Strumming

- Legato & Tapping

- Harmonics

- Whammy Bar Techiques & Various "Tricks"

Music Theory & Ear Training

- Scales & Modes -- Western & World

- Chords, Extensions & Progressions

- Sight Reading

- Rhythm -- Simple to Polyrhythms & Odd Meters


- Songwriting

- Genre Specific Song Forms
(Such as Progressive Metal)

- Modulations

- Composition Software
(Such as Sibelius or Guitar Pro)


- Note Choice

- "In The Style of"
(John Petrucci for example)

- Phrasing & Dynamics

Teaching Guitar

- Teaching All Subjects Above

- Working With Different Personality Types

- How to Explain in Many Ways

Guitar Tone

- Gear -- Including Racks, Pedals, & Amps

- Effects & Modeling

- Signal Routing

Recording Advice

- Setting Up a Project Studio

- Mic Placement

- DAW Recording

- Advice on Preparation for Studio Recording

Music Business

- Marketing

- Producing

- Seeking Out Professionals

- Copyright

Life Coaching & Advice

- Maintaining a Practice Schedule

- Avoiding Playing Related Injuries

- Sustaining General Health

- Avoiding Self-Defeating Behaviors & Thoughts

- Affirmations for Success

You can also hear me play, read student testimonials, see my rates and learn more about me at my website:

♦♦♦ Make the commitment to yourself today! Call me at 718-954-6177 ♦♦♦

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