Worship through Music Lessons and Appreciation
We not only offer comprehensive lesson programs that our church members can take advantage of, but we also want to make sure that everyone has access to the best resources in the broader community.
When it comes to learning guitar, there’s no better way to get started than through the combination of a dedicated guitar teacher, who you see weekly in either private or group lessons, and a strong online platform.
Working with a video lesson program online is a great way to supplement your weekly in-person lessons at the church, and can be a great way to improve your skills quickly by accessing a large amount of information, and then bringing specific questions in to your teacher every week.
If you let your teacher know about which online platform you’re working with, you’ll also be able to design a better private lesson program that incorporates some of the materials you can find online.
So what are the best programs?
A relative newcomer to the online guitar lesson space, Beginners Guitar Studio is doing a lot to make learning guitar accessible to everyone.
The focus of the site is on providing top quality information for free, without needing to log in or sign up for any membership option (like many of the other platforms).
You can learn scales, chords, or songs, or browse for additional lessons. This is a great go-to resource for our students who aren’t looking to buy another program, but may want some refresher on how to finger that E major chord when they’re practicing during the week!
Another great resource is Guitar Tricks, which takes a step by step, play-a-long approach to learning.
This is a great platform because the primary focus is on learning songs, and they have over 600 tutorials for specific songs that you can learn to play, regardless of whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player!
For more information, see this Guitar Tricks review.
Finally, there’s Ultimate-Guitar, which is an undisputed leader when it comes to providing tab and chord information for thousands of popular songs. They claim to boast nearly a million songs in their collection, over 800,000!
You can find the lyrics and chords to just about any song you can imagine, and it’s all 100% free for you to get access! It doesn’t get any better than that!
If you’re interested in learning guitar and want to learn more, check out our lessons page for more information on how we can help structure a class or lesson program that’s right for you!
Here at mytrinitychurch.org, one of the services and lesson programs we provide centers around the performance of sacred guitar music for beginning and intermediate guitarists.
We think that it’s important not only to keep the art of playing church music alive in the community, but also to inspire budding guitarists of any age to find the beauty and music that is such a strong part of the history of all religions, and connect to a higher spiritual force through their offerings.
So, not only are we commited to providing a number of different lesson programs and resources, but we also want to encourage you to share your talents with the rest of the Trinity community, whether that’s through a recital or accompanying a Sunday service.
Here’s a quick overview of the options we have for learning sacred guitar.
Finally, we are proud to offer several different options for sacred guitar lessons and classes here at Trinity Church.
We offer the following programs:
Beginners’ Basics: This is a 12 week course that meets once a week on Tuesday evenings from September through November, January through march, and May through August. The course covers the basics of how to hold and play acoustic guitar, and what considerations you need to have in order to begin to learn how to play basic hymns.
Intermediate Sacred Guitar: This course is for those who have gone through the Beginners’ Basics course and/or have enough experience to skip through that course. In this class, we focus on the application of guitar techniques to sacred music, and cover topics such as how to embellish and improvise over common sacred patterns and hymns, and how to create a background atmosphere ad lib for a church service, such as the passing of communion plates or other transitional period of the service.
If you’re interested in learning the guitar, there are some really great online resources you might want to consider. Here are a few of our favorites”
There’s also a really great lesson for beginning guitarists put up in this video on youtube, so if you’re just starting out you might consider watching a few of these and learning the basics on your own, before taking it to the next level and getting lessons at the church!
Great video resource for all of our piano students out there!