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- $22 for two 30-minute in-studio guitar lessons and free e-book ($49.50 value)
- $40 for four 30-minute in-studio guitar lessons and free e-book ($99 value)
- $40 for two 60-minute in-studio guitar lessons and free e-book ($99 value)
- $69 for four 60-minute in-studio guitar lessons and free e-book ($179 value)
Stringed Instruments: Good Vibrations
Some of the most popular musical instruments seem like nothing more than a piece of wood and some metal strings. So just how does that result in the timeless art of music?
Though the swaying chirp of a tiny Hawaiian koa-wood ukulele strum and the deep, purring baritone of a contrabass may seem worlds apart, they are united by the same basic rules of physics. As a musician manipulates a string, whether by plucking it with a pick or brushing it with a bow, it vibrates at a specific frequency, creating a small, almost indiscernible sound. Within the delicately constructed body of the instrument, however, the sound resonates and amplifies, emerging as the full, sonorous timbre of a dad noodling on his old banjo in front of your friends.
The frequency at which a string vibrates depends upon its tightness and length. When a musician presses down on a string, it becomes shorter, resulting in a higher frequency (or pitch). In this way, a guitarist can strum an almost infinite combination of notes and chords by controlling the given pitch of only six strings.
Despite the common underlying physics, a variety of factors help to create such a diverse range of sounds among stringed instruments. When playing a fiddle, for instance, the bow simply glides across the strings, resulting in a fluid, even tone. A banjo, on the other hand, has a large round body with a resonating drumhead that creates its characteristic twang. Even the piano, though not technically a stringed instrument, operates on the same principles: tiny hammers inside the body strike individual strings, each carefully tuned to a specific pitch, producing percussive, dynamic notes among several octaves. Still, the differences between any two instruments are subtle, and even with modern tools, few cellos and violins can compete with Stradivarius’ 18th-century pieces crafted with unique woods, varnishes, dark incantations, and hours upon hours of care.
A Chat with RockStar Guitar
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
In just 2 to 4 private lessons with our veteran instructors, our time-tested curriculum will have you playing iconic rock riffs, chord progressions, and creative solos! We help you blow past the growing pains of learning by pairing you with a real-life Guitar God dedicated to your playing goals.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
To get the most out of your lessons, you’ll want a guitar to practice with at home. Don’t have a guitar yet? No problem, we can provide one for you during your lessons. Plus, you’ll receive a free ebook lesson guide with over 80 step-by-step lessons so you can keep learning on your own schedule.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We want to make learning the coolest instrument on the planet easy, fun, and accessible to anyone! Stop wasting your time on unreliable teachers, overpriced lessons and confusing tutorials. With us, you’ll work with a team of professionals and get straightforward guidance with fast results!
What do you love most about your job?
"The most rewarding experience by far is helping people of all ages and skill levels find the hidden musical talent they never knew they had. With encouraging and patient instruction, we’ve helped hundreds of students get past the intimidating beginner stages and excel to an advanced level."