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Darren had these kind words to say about his lessons with me! If YOU think that I could help with YOUR guitar playing too, would you take a few minutes to fill in a form on the website? Darren did and now he's a better guitarist! www.guitarlessonsinsouthampton.co.uk 

”I have been playing about 8 years now with some private lessons elsewhere, but just didn't feel I was evolving and struggled with the method of teaching that was being used. So I looked on the Internet for a well rated, professional, very patient teacher and Jimmy came up at the top.

Jimmy has helped me in my weak areas of Scales and barre chords and has given me much needed confidence to do them. He has showed me different ways to play all over the fret board in a easier way then previously told in much quicker time which makes great value for money.

Definitely more confident and more knowledgeable to embrace new things I once found very hard to grasp. He teaches in a way that links things together so it's big breakthroughs in small steps so not too overwhelming. 

I have tried 2 other teachers and had no connection with them which I find makes you nervous and stunts growth as a guitarist. Jimmy is relaxed, patient and an exceptional player. Very well trained and connects with any age group and all levels of ability.

The lessons are fun and personal...He's easy to get to and never had a problem parking (I have had with other teachers) he's happy bubbly and enthusiastic about people learning all types of guitar playing. I wouldn't go anywhere else for lessons now!!”
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I started taking lessons with Jimmy as I wanted to improve my playing generally and get tighter.
"I think I have improved a lot. My timing has got much better and my soloing and riffs have come on a long way. 
In lessons I enjoy learning to solo over backing tracks – that’s a lot of fun and I like working on my rhythm/riff playing too. 
A big thing for me is that my confidence has improved. Before I started taking lessons, I used to dread practicing as it didn’t sound that good. I though about giving up…Now, I’m glad I didn’t!" 

Sam, Southampton. 
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Super nice words (and an amusing read!) from Rob who takes lessons with me:
"So you've probably just brought a guitar, or are in the process of getting one, Congratulations! You're now scouring the Internet for videos on how to play the darn thing. After a few days of watching close to a hundred videos about playing '3 songs with 2 chords' and maybe being able to strum a few chords and playing a few notes, you turn to your partner and say "this sounds alright, doesn't it?" Their reply, in a tone of mild optimism with a succinct lack of encouragement, "yeah, great..." At this point you have now realised what you must do, you have visions of being the next Hendrix, Hetfield or even Gallagher. This is why you have chosen to search for guitar lessons in Southampton.
Well my friend this is your lucky day! You happen to be in the same place I was just under a year ago, a place of musical frustration and seriously sore fingertips. In just under a year of sharing every Tuesday evening with Jimmy I have developed my guitar playing technique and I now feel comfortable playing a variety of music genres. The lessons are based around what YOU want to play and learn! Don't get me wrong, you don't simply ask to learn one particular song... Oh no, no,no. Jimmy teaches you the techniques and methods behind playing different genres of music allowing you to play a multitude of songs in the space of a few weeks!
Listen, if you want to have fun, learn quick and for a good price, you are in the right place. Give him a call, trust me you will never look back. "
Rob, Southampton.
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I really do 100% feel that the very best lessons you can learn are from yourself. You need to learn how to "learn" for yourself. Learn how to "teach yourself". Learn how to practice. This is the core philosophy behind my teaching. Some teachers will teach you from books. Teach you songs. Teach you licks and tricks. I want to teach you to transform your learning and your guitar playing life for the better! 
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Where do you practice guitar? Bedroom? Front room/living room (in front of the TV!?) 
Ideally, you need to make sure you're in a space that is right for "learning"…not just playing. There's a world of difference between playing and actually practicing your guitar. 
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Divide up your guitar playing "problems" and challenges into 2 categories:  Physical and Mental. You'll be a lot closer to correcting them and better at dealing with them. You'll be surprised how quickly you can fix some of them, especially if you're working with a great teacher too ;)

Here's some examples of really common ones I've encountered teaching over the years:
Physical: Sloppy picking. Can't do barre chords or stretches, no independence between 3rd and 4th fingers…
Mental: Don't know which notes/chords sound "right". Can't work anything out by ear. Lacking originality. 

Get to work on them. Get excited about solving your problems and get practicing! 
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" It is very important to listen. Listen and LEARN from other players. But also put yourself in a position where you can listen to yourself…" Joe Satriani. 

So there ya have it…get jamming with others, take some group lessons and keep recordings of your progress!!!
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New year rush has started! A big welcome to new students and welcome back to my regulars! Hope 2015 brings you everything you wish for…let's rock! 
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