Guitar lessons with Chester
Harlan’s teaching focuses in his guitar lessons on the development of all the necessary tools and techniques that will allow the student to gain access to the realm of jazz improvisation, in a meaningful and unique way. Throughout the studies of songs from all over the world as well as jazz standards, he will gain a very wide sense of music as a universal language and nourish his inner ability to be creative in the present moment. Sometimes unconventional, Harlan’s approach draws links and connection across many artistic expressions so to create a fertile ground for the student to be able to reach his full potential and find his own personal musical voice.
Learn more about the acoustic guitar
The sounds of the acoustic guitar is caused by plucking or hitting the strings and amplified by the body of the guitar. Of particular importance for the sound are, inter alia, the quality of the wood. The acoustic guitar usually has six strings and is usually covered with nylon strings. It has a warm sound and is very suitable for Flamenco, Jazz, Brazilian music and Pop. The first concert guitars of today’s size and design can be found in Spain from the middle of the 19th century. One of the most important luthiers was Antonio de Torres. He enlarged the baroque guitar and achieved an instrument with greater assertiveness, more dynamics and a more intense sound color. The name guitar derives on the one hand from the Persian “Târ”, a 4000-year-old long-necked lute and on the other hand from the Greek Kithara.