Learning to play songs can be a great way to hone your guitar playing skills.
In his first lesson, Matt Hammond demonstrates a fun slide guitar piece he has composed.Length: 17:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
About Matt Hammond
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Matt is from Wales in the UK and is 33 years old. His genetic heritage is Celtic. His Dad bought him a guitar for Christmas when he was sixteen and it all started from there. His influences are wide and varied and he likes to play all kinds of different styles. In and out of various bands since his teenage years, Matt remains unsigned. What a crime!
Matt studied Social Anthropology at Swansea University in Wales and went on to do a TEFL course after graduation before going to Poland to teach English for a year. Well the plan was to stay for a year but Matt ended up staying in Poland for seven years, becoming fluent in the language and training to be an interpreter. His love of music and of the guitar continued throughout this period and he played with a few local pub bands in Poland.
Recently, Matt became very much interested in the work of Wayne Dyer which he came across on the net one day after a long, cumulative period of growing dissatisfaction with his interpreting job. He was especially taken with Wayne's message that there is a demand in the world for what you love doing and was encouraged to follow his bliss and to start teaching people to play the guitar. His several years as an English teacher have proved valuable in this pursuit and the number of his students is growing. Matt doesn't bother too much with teaching music theory. He always puts the focus on teaching the students exactly what they would love to play (within reason). Matt has found this to be very a very fulfilling job and has meant that he has unwittingly become proficient in a variety of styles. Matt is very happy to finally be doing what he enjoys for a living. His dream is to play drums in a band, learn Irish fiddle, have a home of his own with it's own fireplace and piano and a happy family to fill it with laughter.
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