Stuck in a rut with your playing? Want to try percussive fingerstyle guitar? Don’t know where to begin? Need help with your technique? could this monologue be cheesier?
My name is Brian Zhang and I am a musician that belongs to a small, but booming scene of “modern fingerstyle guitarists” around the world. Essentially, modern fingerstyle guitar is the amalgamation of traditional acoustic fingerpicking techniques from the likes of with new age, modern day contemporary techniques such as slapping, tapping, altered/open tunings, and hitting the body of the guitar to create different percussive sounds. With the fundamental principles, being trying to make as much noise as you can, all these techniques are blended in together to create all elements of a song (bass, melody, rhythm, drums) into the one solo arrangement or composition.
Having spent the last 8 years learning and studying with some of Fingerstyle Guitar’s most influential players including Don Ross, Mike Dawes, Andy McKee, Maneli Jamal, Calum Graham, Antoine Dufour and of course Australia’s very own Tommy Emmanuel, “Fingerstyle Guitar” has allowed me to adopt a holistic approach to learning music which in turn gives me the flexibility and versatility of adapting to all elements and genres of music whether it’d be blues, jazz, rock, pop, classical, funk or RnB.
Whether you are looking to improve your technique, expand on your current repertoire, go in a new direction with your playing, or even if you’re just starting out and wanting to work out what you want to focus on, “Fingerstyle Guitar” will completely change the way that you not only view how the guitar is played, but your entire perspective on music.
Regardless of your age, gender, cultural background, tastes in music, or level of experience, my goal is to guide you along as you embark on your musical journey and help you become not just the best guitarist you can be, but also the best musician you can be. Whether you aspire to become the next big thing, or if learning the guitar has been a life long resolution of yours that you do not want to put off any longer, all I want to see from you is commitment, passion, determination, vision, but most importantly, I want to make sure you enjoy it because that’s what music is about!
DISCLAIMER: I travel out to the majority of my students and lesson rates are calculated based on the time and distance it takes for me to get to you from my home address in Carlingford. (please feel free to contact me for full terms & conditions)