I (Lorin Drexler) have been playing guitar, singing, writing, producing and teaching music lessons for the greater part of my life. My endeavor is to guide you to an understanding of one or many of these facets and give you the tools you need to become your own teacher as you continue down this path.
Below is a brief synopsis about the lessons I teach:
There will be very little music theory. I never needed much of it to write my own music, other than a few basic theories to get around successfully, so it’s not something we’ll spend a whole lot of time on. I have organized and constructed a course book to keep things lively and moving along efficiently. I call it NOTEbOOK. It’s also great refresher material to revisit in the future.
I teach basic guitar with accented professional appeal and rhythmic structure. My intention is to guide you to create your own original music using straightforward techniques. My goal, once we part ways, is for you to leave with an original song and be equipped to write on your own.
For our lessons, you will need: a pen or pencil, a notebook (or computer), guitar tuner and an acoustic guitar. It could be electric if you have a small amp.
Audio Engineering/Music Production:
Though I graduated in high standings from SAE Institute of Technology in New York City for audio engineering, and have the knowledge and technical skill set of an engineer, I only teach the basic principles on a need-to-know basis. I never needed much training to produce my own music, other than a few simple theories to get around, so it’s not something I go deep into. I teach basic engineering along with music composition, songwriting, structure, and how to bring your tracks to life. This is more suited for artists that want to learn how to record, mix, produce and expand their creativity in a recorded format. My intention is to guide you to produce your own original music using straightforward techniques. My goal, once we part ways, is for you to leave with a produced song and be equipped to produce on your own. In the prospected future I’ll be organizing a course book for audio engineering and music production.
What you will need (which we can discuss affordable options if you’re interested): Mac/PC Laptop, DAW (Ableton/Logic/Protools), A/D Converter (Interface), Midi Controller, Studio Monitors, and pertinent cables.
What is Gen Society?
Gen Society is an art space blog for visual art and creative writing collaborations, and other randomizations. Hosted by writer and musician, Lorin Drexler, this online venue is an expressive experience for those interested in the world of the arts. It is a literary journey through the hearts and minds of contemporary artists in practice and a reflection of those that have long passed.
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