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Two or Four Guitar Lessons at Rick's Guitar Lessons (50% Off)

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Ideal for kids ages 7–10, half-hour guitar lessons cover basic guitar techniques and theory in weekly sessions

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11 ratings8 reviews
March 21, 2019
John is very encouraging, explaining things in ways that I understand. Lessons are a lot of fun, too.
4 ratings5 reviews
October 5, 2017
Excellent!!! My 11 year old son always wanted to take lessons & after using the voucher we’re hooked! Great music teacher highly recommend.
18 ratings12 reviews
November 18, 2020
Rick has a wonderful style. He's good with smaller kids, teenagers AND grownups. And that says a lot. He's quick to discover what his students want to learn and helps them in a friendly way. highly recommend!

About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $35 for two half-hour guitar lessons (a $70 value)
  • $80 for four half-hour guitar lessons (a $140 value)

An instructor like Rick Russo can teach you how to master all types of a guitar’s power.

Electric Guitars: Turning a Magnet into Music

It’s a common high-school experiment: moving a magnet through a coil of copper wire to create a tiny electric current. But like anything else found in high schools, this principle proved ideal fodder for rebellion and exploration. Electric guitars create sound when metal strings vibrate within a magnetic field generated by the pickup. The current generated by the now-magnetized string is fed into an amplifier, which then broadcasts the pitch of the plucked string. These complex interactions make the electric guitar’s sound more expansive and unpredictable than other instruments, making it a key character in the story of early rock ‘n’ roll.

Players discovered one unique property of the instrument early on when they overloaded their speakers with volume, clipping the tops of the sound waves and creating harsher, fuzzier sounds. Later, players began intentionally applying effects devices, such as the wah-wah pedal, which modulates sounds into a register that resembles a trumpet or human voice. Other distinctive enhancements include the whammy bar (also called a “tremolo” or “vibrato arm”), which modulates pitch at the touch of a hand by tightening and loosening the strings to create the “dive-bomb” sound made famous by surf guitarists and such psychedelic innovators as Jimi Hendrix.

The first truly modern electric guitar arose in the early 1930s. George Beauchamp, a Los Angeles musician, was dissatisfied with early experiments with attaching amplifiers to acoustic guitars—they created feedback and their signals were weak. Working at home, Beauchamp created a primitive pickup by coiling his wire with such improvised tools as the motor of his family’s washing machine. The resulting guitar had a tiny body taken up almost completely by the ad hoc pickup, earning it the nickname the Frying Pan.

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