Music is a big part of most American’s lives. We listen to the radio or CDs on the way to work, in the background while we are at a restaurant, and even while we are getting our teeth cleaned at the dentist. Music touches just about every part of our lives.
At least that is Alex Tort’s philosophy. He is a renowned guitarist who has toured with acts like Big and Rich, Eminem, Tom Petty, and even the Bark’s Thomomue Triage. Alex is a native of Detroit who has devoted his entire life to playing music and helping others learn the importance of music in their lives.
Being from Detroit, Alex wants to share his love and passion for both music and guitar with the community. In an effort to help rebuild our failing city, Alex has decided to pop up a guitar shop where he will be giving online electric guitar lessons as well as in person guitar training.
Alex offers classes for beginners, intermediates, and even advanced guitarists looking to expand their skills and grow as players. He specializes in teaching harmonies, voicing and even modular switching. This is a section in music where modes playing in one key modulate to a new key while maintaining the same modal structure.
Needless to say, this is a great addition to our city. Kids are welcome to come in the store and learn basic guitar riffs for free. Alex is more than happy just to sit and jam with aspiring musicians. He will even teach some of his favorite songs like “Master of Puppets” and Yngwie Malmsteen’s “Trilogy Suite. Op. 9” from his Rising Force album.
Alex said this about his new shop:
“I want people to be able to embrace the guitar as an instrument and learn how to play it well enough to express their feelings and emotions. In order to do that, you have to be comfortable with the instrument and know about its history. It’s just like going on a date. You need to get to know the person. Playing an instrument is the same way. You need to know what makes it tick and how old is it. I’ll show my students more about guitar than just simply playing old Metallica riffs. I’ll teach about guitar construction and even how to value guitar based on the fender stratocaster serial NUMBER decoder. If kids want to be a real guitarist when they grow up, they need to know all of these things—not just one.”
As you can see, Alex is extremely passionate about what he does and how he can influence our great city for good. Please go check out his new shop and sign up for some lessons today.
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