Celtic Guitar Lessons online via Skype with Acoustic Guitar Magazine       Contributor and Author Glenn Barrett Weiser   

Glenn Weiser is the author of 4 books on Celtic guitar, and has contributed instructional articles to Acoustic Guitar magazine and the folk music journal Sing Out!. A private music instructor with over 30 years of experience now based in Portland, Maine, he is now offering  webcam lessons on Skype for Celtic guitar. You can pay online with PayPal or major credit cards. Acoustic Guitar magazine has described him as a "master teacher"
       Celtic guitar encompasses solo fingerstyle arrangements of traditional tunes such as the ones in Glenn books, flatpicking dance tunes like jigs and reels, and backup playing for songs or dance tunes.
       The way webcam lessons work is that you and Glenn select a time and date for the lesson by email or phone. Next you provide payment online at least 24 hours in advance of the lesson. You and Glenn then get on        Skype, and then it's on to the lesson. Rates for webcam lessons are $25 per half-hour, $45 for 1 hour, $90 for 4 weekly half-hour lessons, and $160 for 4 weekly 1-hour lesson. See Glenn's current openings here. Information on getting started with Skype is below.
Email: banjoandguitar100@yahoo.com Cell - (207) 329-4889                                                                

Glenn's Celtic Guitar Books

Celtic Guitar
 Alfred Publications.  
40 Irish and Scottish slow airs, dance tunes and O'Carolan tunes for fingerstyle guitar with CD. Tablature included.

Free Celtic Guitar Arrangements 
  Review from the Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar website.

Celtic Harp Music of Carolan  and Others
for Solo Guitar
Centerstream Publications

 
"Comprehensive..."
 - Acoustic Guitar magazine. 
"Outstanding" - Irish Music magazine.
"A great book." 
 
- John Renbourn
Reviews - from Guitar Player, Acoustic Musician, Irish Music, and Dirty Linen magazines
.

The Celtic Encyclopedia 
Fingerstyle Guitar Edition
Mel Bay Publications
"... one of the fullest collections of this sort available." - celticguitar.com
" ...a fine resource."
-Dirty Linen 
Reviews from Dirty Linen magazine and
Paul Kucharski's
fingerstyle guitar website

36 Fiddle Tunes, Airs, & Folk Songs 
for Solo Guitar
Cherry Lane Music
"...this is one of the most cohesive and well-organized introductions to playing Irish, Scottish, and American fiddle tunes on guitar."
- Acoustic Guitar
(Reviews of The Minstrel Boy) From Acoustic Guitar, Dirty Linen, Bluegrass Unlimited, and GFA Soundboard magazines).

Getting Started with Skype-

1. If you're new to Skype the first thing youíll need a webcam. I use a Gigaware 3.0MP #25-1142, made by Radio Shack, available here. For more options, see Webcams on Google. Many laptops have webcams/mics built in.

2. If youíre studying acoustic guitar, you can use earphones or speakers to listen with, and  a desktop microphone to play through.  For mic options, see desktop microphones on Amazon.com.

3. Now download Skype. Itís free, and easy to use. Get Skype. Note: download the free version. Because webcam-to webcam Skype calls are free, you don't need a Skype account for online lessons. Skype accounts are only used for calling telephones with Skype, so don't create an account

4. You'll also need a high speed Internet connection such as DSL or cable (minimum requirements for video conferencing: upload 300 Kb, download 1 Mb). You can test your connection speed at Speedtest.net.

5. Useful accessories for lessons are a music stand, an electronic guitar tuner, (I like the Korg CA-1-instructions for using the tuner are here) and a metronome (the electronic ones are more accurate- the Matrix MR-500 is good one). If you are studying a stringed instrument, make sure you are in tune and up to pitch before your lesson.

6. You can pay online for lessons with most major credit cards, or PayPal.  Sign up for a free PayPal account here.

                                                                              
   

          To pay online for one or more lessons with Paypal, select an option from the
drop-down menu, and then click on the Buy Now button.
 

Lesson Options

       

            Payment can also be made by sending a check or money order to: P.O. Box 11282, Portland, ME, 04104.

    Acoustic Guitar magazine columns by Glenn
    Guitar and harmonica books by Glenn                   
    Listen to Glenn on YouTube  

Glenn's current openings
Email: banjoandguitar100@yahoo.com
Cell (207) 329-4889

Email: banjoandguitar100@yahoo.com
  

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