Since the idea of Skype Songwriting & Guitar Guidance came to me, I have very much enjoyed the evolution from a teacher/student relationship to friendships and fun sessions whilst all the time enjoying seeing the development of everyone’s skills in whichever area musical knowledge has occurred. Talking music, playing music, sharing music and for me the experience of having spent the last decades involved in writing songs, making albums, touring and generally learning about what the creative process is and how it manifests itself into reality has been a fascinating journey and an experience I have enthusiastically felt like I wanted to share whether in my musings at the In Deep Music Archive or in the role of teacher here.
- Learn to play the riffs.
- Master ringing arpeggios.
- Work on timing and feel.
- Learn songs from Marty’s vast back catalogue.
- Get feedback on your songs and/or collaborate on new songs.
- Work on lyrics.
- Work on rhythm and lead guitar playing.
- Learn Marty’s 12 and 6 string electric and acoustic guitar styles.
- Talk music.
- Discover music you’ve never heard before.
- Become a member of the private Songwriting & Guitar Guidance facebook forum.
- Have a laugh.
“These are awesome sessions that I highly recommend for guitar players of all levels. Very informative, frank discussions on everything related to guitar and music in general. Definitely a must for anyone pursuing songwriting.”
(Stephen G., VA, USA)
“Marty knows how to bypass scales and get to the heart of feel and timing. His musical knowledge spans multiple cultures and genres. Perhaps most importantly, Marty is a cool dude. I highly recommend his guitar guidance.” (Jed B., MN, USA)
“Ok, so you’re sitting in your home and Marty is across the world but is actually right here teaching you how to play guitar and write songs. He is a delight to talk to and he is your teacher, meaning he wants to see you get something out of his lessons. You know he’s paying attention and wants to steer you in the right direction. I am so grateful and humbled that he offers his time in this manner. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who admires anything from his enormous body of work. How often do you get to learn from somebody that inspired you in the first place? Amazing.” (Ann S., CA, USA)
“My son has received several hours of guidance with Marty and it has helped him immensely! It has been great experience for him (and me whilst lurking in the background!) to learn from a true master, who is so well versed in music history as well! Anyone of any ability would benefit by doing this! I highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity!” (bigmitch)
“I look forward to my weekly Skype sessions from Marty. In just 3 weeks I’ve learned chords I never knew existed, and Marty’s focus on timing and feeling has helped me immensely. As a former member of the Church, Marty has the patience of a Saint. He understands where you are musically, and works within that framework to help you grow as a guitarist. He’s also very generous with his time and talents and doesn’t balk at going over a bit on time. What fan of his work and musicianship wouldn’t want to take advantage of such an opportunity? I’m already looking forward to my next lesson!!!” (sys700)
Rod from Kalamazoo learning to play the Reptile riff.
Teaching from anywhere in the world (Andy Cousin of All About Eve’s flat in this case).