Welcome to Lonely Rooster Guitar Studio
My name is Sunny McGhee. I am the proprietor of Lonely Rooster Guitar Studio. I teach guitar classes in the Seattle area. I have been playing the guitar since I was nine. That was a long time ago and I am still not bored with it. The guitar is an instrument of endless possibilities and styles and it would take more than a lifetime to exhaust all avenues. Conversely, with three simple chords you unlock a world of endless songs. The guitar is a versatile and fun instrument and I would love to share my knowledge of it with you.
In my beginner class we learn basic chord building, chord progressions, and keeping time with different strumming patterns. I introduce several ways of notating guitar music and teach a bit of music theory. We learn the diatonic and pentatonic scales and some dexterity exercises to help get our fingers going to the right place at the right time. Every week we learn a song that incorporates the concepts we have been discussing in class. This class may be repeated.
In my intermediate class we expand our chord building structures to include jazz swing chords. We explore different chord voicings and learn to play up the neck with barre and moveable chord forms. I introduce some fingerpicking patterns and turnarounds for moving from one chord to the next. We will expand our knowledge of the scales to facilitate melody and lead playing. Every week we learn a song the incorporates the concepts we have discussed during class. This class may be repeated.
I hope you will join me for a fun and exciting adventure with the guitar.
Current Class Offerings
Beginner Class Monday 6:30-7:30
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center 4408 Delridge Way SW Seattle Wa 98106