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Brad Rosten is a San Francisco Bay Area based multi-instrumentalist with influences ranging from rock and blues to bluegrass and folk. His original compositions combine elements from American roots music to contemporary synthesizer driven sounds.
Learn guitar from an experienced and patient instructor. I give one-on-one lessons to students in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as Skype lessons to anybody with a reliable internet connection. I specialize in both acoustic and electric guitar styles and teach beginning through advanced level students.
If you are a beginner I can get you started by teaching chords to songs that you want to play, and how what you learn from one song can be applied to others. For advanced students I can help refine your technical skills and bring your understanding of theory to a higher level.
My students play a variety of styles including rock, blues, folk, country, funk, and bluegrass. With a little practice I can help you achieve your musical goals whether you want to perform onstage, jam with friends, or just play around the house.
Depending on a students level, typical lessons may include:
Chords and songs
Left and right hand technique building
Scales, modes, and arpeggios
Chord theory and progressions
I teach at a music school conveniently located near downtown Oakland and BART. If you have any questions regarding rates and available time slots you can reach me at 510-761-5026 or through the email form at the bottom of this page.
These chord and scale charts are printable and work well in landscape view on mobile devices.
CHORD SPELLING CHART
BASIC GUITAR CHORDS
GUITAR PENTATONIC GRIDS
GUITAR MODE GRIDS
I offer mandolin instruction for beginning and intermediate level students.
BASIC MANDOLIN CHORDS
COMMON MANDOLIN CHORDS
MANDOLIN PENTATONIC GRIDS
MANDOLIN MODE GRIDS