Course curriculum

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    Beginner Acoustic or Electric Guitar

    • Basic Guitar Knowledge - Parts of the Guitar, Holding, Tuning, and First Exercise

    • Lesson 1 Recording

    • Simple Song - Amazing Grace Melody

    • Lesson 2 Recording

    • The Major Scale

    • Lesson 3 Recording

    • Major Scale Application - Down On The Corner by CCR

    • Lesson 4 Recording and Chart

    • Major Scale Application 2 - New Orleans Style Blues Riff

    • Lesson 5 Recording and Chart

    • Major Scale Octave 2

    • Lesson 6 Recording and Charts

    • Power Chords

    • Lesson 7 Recording and Charts

    • Finding The Notes

    • Week 8 Recording

    • Movable Power Chords

    • Lesson 9 Recording and Charts

    • Applying Power Chords -Rolling In The Deep

    • Lesson 10 Recording and Charts

    • Twist And Shout

    • Week 11 Recording and Charts

    • More On Power Chords

    • Lesson Recording and Charts


Bryan Billhimer

Center Stage instructor Bryan Billhimer is a 20 year guitar veteran with experience in teaching, live performance, and studio recordings. Bryan began his guitar playing career at the age of 14. Over a few years he learned all the fundamentals necessary to further his craft via self teaching and motivation. During high school and college Bryan performed in several bands on a regular basis playing blues and rock. In this time he earned a Bachelors degree from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Upon graduating college he worked in a local studio where he met producer Emosia (produced Blessid Union of Souls, Lakeisha Berri, etc.) and members of Blessid Union. After a year or so he was asked to join the band and toured for nearly ten years with the international recording artists covering the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Germany, and Afghanistan. Throughout his career in music, Bryan has also taught multiple students. Beginning in college and to the present, he has taught over 50 students in private lessons.