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FUNWITHGUITAR.com is a website dedicated to GUITAR, UKULELE  and BASS with all styles of music!  

With a focus on learning instruments quick and efficiently, FUNWITHGUITAR.com is constantly updated with new ideas, practices, methods, theories, guitar and bass 
tabs (click on guitar tabs), links, music, scales, and hand written transcriptions every day! 

This site was created by for knowledge, exploration, learning, and to study music with an emphasis on GUITAR, UKULELE  and BASS instruments.  Joe Hastings has taught over 25,000 private lessons since 1992. Joe Hastings teaches
acoustic and electric guitar, bass, 12-string guitar, banjo, ukulele, dulcimer, bottleneck slide, lap steel, 5-string bass, 7-string guitar, slack key guitar, alternate tuning guitar including open G, open E, DADGAD, DADF#AD, open C, Drop tunings such as, Drop D, Drop C#, Drop C, Drop A, D standard, C standard, 7-string tunings, and also custom tunings.  

Primarily, the styles that are most often worked on are-

Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Funk, Metal, Punk, Acoustic Pop, R and B, Classical, Folk, Soul, Screamo, Baroque, Hip-Hop, Hard Rock, Singer-songwriter, Classic Rock, Impressionistic, Swing, New Country, Surf, FIngerstyle, Rock-A-Billy, Old Rock-N-Roll, Emo, and many sub-genres as well.  With a focus on learning instruments quick and efficiently, FUNWITHGUITAR.com is always being updated with new ideas, practices, methods, theories, guitar and bass 
tabs, links, music, scales, and hand written transcriptions every day! 

  

Joe Hastings has developed a method of teaching that emcompasses all styles of music and is geared towards the student's taste. Asking the question, "What are your favorite styles to focus on?", or "Who are your favorite singers or artists?".  Joe develops the lessons custom tailored for the students taste in songs or artists. Applying the necessary basics of guitar or bass fundamentals into playing the specific songs that the student would like to play.  Playing what you like to listen to, keeps you playing! 

Guitar lessons in many styles-

Pop, Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Funk, Metal, Punk, Acoustic Pop, R and B, Classical, Folk, Soul, Screamo, Baroque, Hip-Hop, Hard Rock, Singer-songwriter, Classic Rock, Impressionistic, Swing, New Country, Surf, FIngerstyle, Rock-A-Billy, Oldies Rock-N-Roll, Emo, Romantic, Classic Country, New-Metal, Alternative, Grunge, Soft Rock, Improvisational styles, Jam bands, Gypsy Jazz, Bossa, Afro-Beat, Samba, Tropicalia, Classic Country, New-Metal, Alternative, Grunge, Soft Rock, Improvisational styles, Jam bands, Gypsy Jazz, Bossa, Afro-Beat, Samba, Tropicalia, Psychedelic, Space Rock, Big-Band, Showtunes (20's-40's) and songwriting.  In addition to developing the student into the styles and artists that they like, Joe brings music appreciation, music theory, development of pattern recognition, repetition of kinetic connections (muscle memory), understandng the discipline of an instrument with positive social reinforcement and enhancing ones intellectual progress that transcends just guitar and bass.  

Joe Hastings teaches guitar and bass lessons in a studio that is located just minutes west of Minneapolis, at an instrument retail shop named, "
My Music Store" in Golden Valley, Minnesota.  My Music Store offers a full service buy, sell trade, or consign instrument dealership, along with offering private studio lessons with many wonderful teachers.  My Music Store serves Plymouth, Minnetonka, Crystal, Golden Valley, Wayzata, Hopkins, St .Louis Park, Osseo, Maple Grove, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, Edina, Brooklyn Center, Eden Prairie, and all around Minneapolis and St. Paul and surrounding communities.   If you would like to schedule a lesson, please click the link on the lesson tab. Or, if you would like more information, please click on our contact tab or send an email to: 


Info@funwithguitar.com 












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