ALICE COOPER Guitarist NITA STRAUSS talks about “Rock Guitar Fundamentals” online guitar course – “Music is therapy, and playing music is even better therapy”
Guitarist Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) started Rock Guitar Fundamentals, an online education program with a simple goal: to get guitars into the hands of as many people as possible and help them improve their playing. Nita developed a 3-module system that budding learners can step into at any skill level, whether playing the guitar for the very first time or advanced players who want to deepen their music theory or learn “shredded” tips and tricks.
She recently spoke to Guitar World about the project. Here is an excerpt from the interview.
Q: What was the genesis behind Rock Guitar Fundamentals?
Nina: “I love doing my clinics and I got so many requests for classes via Skype and in person. There was no way to fit everything into my schedule, but I thought how cool it would be to put something together that would take all or the knowledge I had accumulated over the years playing the guitar and putting it into the same lesson format that I learned.”
Q: What do you think is the best guitar for beginners?
Nina: “The best first guitar is the one that feels good in your hands. I encourage people to start with an electric guitar because it’s much easier to play. Many people buy their first guitar because of this course and I “I sent them straight to the Ibanez Gio series. These are excellent, very affordable guitars. They have good electronics and are well built with great finishes.”
Q: What would you like people to take away from Rock Guitar Fundamentals?
Nina: “One of the reasons I posted this is that music is therapy, and playing music is even better therapy. Whether you’re an experienced guitarist who just wants to delve into modes, learn sweeping, two-handed technique, legato and whammy stuff, or if you’re just a fan who’s never played an instrument before and wants to learn how to play a few songs, I want everyone to come out of this class with a feeling of accomplishment.”
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Fundamentals of rock guitar:
Module one is designed for the brand new player and goes over guitar anatomy and all the basics like how to hold the pick correctly, fret the notes, tuning and more.
The second module has a strong focus on technique and theory, approached from the perspective of a rock player to be very easily understood by the modern musician.
The third module is where you begin to experience the “bells and whistles” of swipe selection, legato, whammy bar tricks, and more.
Nita says, “I’m INCREDIBLY thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new online guitar course that I’ve spent the last year working on! Introducing…Rock Guitar Fundamentals: From Ground Zero To Guitar Hero .
“The course is designed to take someone through the entire guitar journey, from picking up the instrument for the very first time, to performing all the techniques and licks in this video! you’ve been playing for a while now, you can dive into the course wherever you want!It’s a 3-module system of videos, tabs and backing tracks with lifetime access to the course and see you all future updates. I just have one simple goal: get the guitars into the hands of as many people as possible, and help improve their game!!
“Josh and I have worked so hard to make sure it’s awesome and I can’t wait to see what you make of it!!!!”