Advanced and Intermediate Guitar Instruction (in person and online through Skype!)

Contact: lessons@mikedodge.com

If you are serious about your guitar playing there's a really good chance you’ve been playing music a while, reading books, buying lesson DVD's, learning music by ear/tab/Internet/CD/notation, taking lessons, playing some gigs or steady shows, and are more than likely always looking to improve by finding “that next step”. Does this sounds like you? If so, I can definitely help.

Along with 30+ years playing experience, I have 20+ years teaching experience. I have taught privately, for music stores, in classrooms, etc... 

I am very fluent in many styles, concepts, and applications, as well as able to teach them. From Rock, Metal, Country, Jazz, Modal, Blues, Raga, Fusion, Punk, Ear Training, Basic to Advanced Music Theory/Concepts and Applications, Advanced Techniques, etc, etc...I can definitely help you.

If you're looking to improve on or add to what you're doing today, looking to learn or understand a new style, or looking to play many styles, or just simply trying to dig yourself out of a rut, I can definitely help you.

I can provide plenty of references if needed. I also provide a different type of scheduling to keep your monthly cost down and make more practice time available to you.

I also offer online lessons over the Internet using Skype. To inquire please contact me at lessons@mikedodge.com. We can determine a plan for you and I'll send you online payment information.

If it's time to get serious about your playing, don't hesitate to inquire!!!

Contact: lessons@mikedodge.com

Here's a few examples that have been floating around the Net for a while now:

Video:

Rock - Original http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqTbrViYuhM
Rock - Alice Coopers Billion Dollar Babies - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxKzbPo7SK4
Jazz - Tal Farlow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efQ1tsQ3ndY
Dixie - 12th St Rag http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWDS3QCXabc (sorry for the scratchy intro sounds, bad camera)
Atonal/Outside Improvisation - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1utjgFScgBE
Country - Little Sister http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4earBzKWwkU
Country - Don't Get Above Your Raisin' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dgv9rFliw8 (yep, that's me about 100 years ago, the Century of the Hair Helmet!)
Ionian Modal Improvisation Lesson - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_16GNaUCoOM
Left and Right Hand Exercise using A Major - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtOke7NqO7I
Miles Davis Tribute Show - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzYrfe0fmP4
Al Di Meola Lesson - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a64QiMb1Vcc

Audio:

Instrumental Rock - Digital Chips and Beer http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/miked1/DigitalChipsandBeer.mp3
Steve Vai-ish (Lydian Scale Demonstration and Improv)  - http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/miked1/LimitedAbility_short.mp3
Boppin' Jazz Blues Improv - http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/miked/AntSwingBlues-medium.mp3
Jazz Ballad - Minor Ballad http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/miked/MinorBallad_mix.mp3
Gypsy Jazz - http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/miked/GypsyJazz.mp3
Jazz Modal - So What http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/miked/SoWhatMix.mp3
Jazz Modal - Song for John http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/miked/SongForJohnFinalMix.mp3
Steely Dan Rikki Don't Lose that Number (Demo) - http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/miked/RikkiMix.mp3
Groove - http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/miked/AntGrooveMix.mp3
Classical/Flamenco - http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/miked1/Dawn_wCello.mp3