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Lesson Programs

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC INSTRUCTION IN FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

Whether you are young or old, it is never too late to gain skill and proficiency with the guitar. Ferguson Guitar Studios in Fort Wayne, Indiana, offers instrumental music instruction for all ages.

Lessons and Tuition

Lessons with Bob Ferguson are a half-hour long and meet once a week. Hour lessons are also available as scheduling permits. Tuition cost is $25.00 per half-hour, payable on a monthly basis.

Types of Guitar Taught

Guitars can be divided into 3 basic types: classical, acoustic, and electric. Each has its own stylistic capabilities, and each has a place in the programs that Bob offers.

Private Lessons

Classical
Play works from all the major periods in music and become familiar with the historical styles important to the classical guitar. Technique, interpretation, score reading, and performance practice are among the subjects covered.
Jazz and Blues
Learn improvisation using scales, modes, and arpeggios, geared toward jazz and blues standards. Gain a mastery of chords, including nomenclature, progressions, voicings, substitutions, comping, and melody-chord solos. Ear training is also an integral part of this curriculum.
Popular
Popular songs and styles from any era are available. Choose material ranging from easy to challenging, based on your interests and goals.
Folk and Country
From simple strumming patterns to more sophisticated fingerpicking and flatpicking styles, these lessons cover the traditional and the contemporary. Melody, chords, and rhythm playing are all explored.
Bass
Improvise bass lines from chord symbols and read composed lines from standard notation. Arpeggios, scales, and positions are addressed, along with the principles of correct bass 
line construction.
Other Instruments
Bob also offers lessons on banjo, ukulele, mandolin, dulcimer, and piano for those interested in exploring these other instruments.
Theory
Expand your musicianship and increase your understanding with an in-depth knowledge of music theory. Intervals, scales, chords, and keys are covered, as well as meter, rhythm, harmony, and counterpoint.
College Prep & Credit
Bob has prepared dozens of students to audition for and enter college music programs on guitar. College credit for guitar study with Bob Ferguson is available through Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW). For more information contact the IPFW Music Department at 260-481-6714.
American Fingerstyle
Some of our best guitar music outside the classical and jazz fields comes from American acoustic and electric players. Artists such as Chet Atkins and Leo Kottke have developed a distinctive body of unaccompanied guitar solos. Learn to play in this unique American style.
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