BUYING AND USING GUITARS & AMPLIFIERS  

As far as possible, depending on ability, I will teach a pupil the music that they want to learn – usually this is what they know and like, however I also introduce pupils to new music, expanding to teach a range of musical varieties over time, giving broad coverage of different styles. Popular styles include rock, pop, blues, jazz, folk and classical. 
 

SUGGESTED LISTENING 

The list below will give some ideas for music to try if you have not already heard it – this will give pupils a chance to widen their musical experience. I can go through these pieces and other ideas for further listening in lessons as well. Rock / Blues / Pop 
ROCK / BLUES / POP 
 
Stevie Ray Vaughan – “Texas Flood” 
Led Zeppelin – “Remasters” Volume 1 
Jimi Hendrix – “Best Of...” 
Bob Dylan – “Best Of...” 
Beatles – “No. 1’s” 
Dire Straits – “Best Of...” 
Sting / The Police – “Best Of...” 
 
JAZZ 
 
Pat Metheny – “Bright Size Life” 
Pat Metheny Trio – “99-00” 
Miles Davis – “Kind Of Blue” 
John Coltrane – “Ballads” 
Antonio Carlos Jobim – “Best Of...” 
 
 
FOLK 
 
Swap – “Swap” 
Lunasa – “Lunasa” 
Martin Hayes And Dennis Cahill – “The Lonesome Touch” 
Alasdair Fraser And Natalie Haas – “Fire And Grace” 
 
FLAMENCO 
 
Paco De Lucia – “Best Of...” 
Paco De Lucia – “One Summer Night” 
 
CLASSICAL 
 
John Williams And Julian Bream – “Together” 

GUITAR BOOKS  

I will make suggestions for what books can be used in lessons, however two useful reference books that contain a history of the instrument, sections on theory and general technical advice are: 
 
“THE GUITAR HANDBOOK” by RALPH DENYER published by PAN BOOKS ISBN 0330267884 
“THE COMPLETE GUITARIST” by RICHARD CHAPMAN published by DORLING KINDERSLEY ISBN 0751300154X 
 
A useful book for starting to read conventional notation and general advice about classical techniques: 
 
“FIRST BOOK FOR CLASSICAL GUITAR” by FEDERICK NOAD published by HAL LEONARD 
 
 
 
Dave is a great teacher... The lessons are very relaxed and tailored to your own ability and preferences. I appreciate the variety of styles in the tunes that I have been taught and I always look forward to my lessons.  
 
CLAIRE, ADULT LEARNER, BRISTOL 
 
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