Matthias is a professional teacher with years of experience in
teaching students from kids to seniores from all social backgrounds.

Instruments:

Guitar
(electric / acoustic)

-- Bass guitar (4-, 5- & 6 strings)

----- Keyboard

--------Ukulele

-------------Music in general
---------------(harmony & theory, rhythmic, songwriting,
-----------------recording/programming/arranging, business)

---------------- Band Coach
------------------(for priv. bands & bands at music schools, music camps / rock camps)

He is a co-founder and -owner of

Rolling Music Creative
(state-approved, July 2015) details

and is also teaching for the:
Live Music School (former part of the Modern Music School) details

Guitar, Bass, Key, Music - YOU can learn in german and english language:

>>> SUBJECTS:

1. SINGLESTRING IMPROVISING
scales, modes, arpeggios, licks, solo-techniques

2. RHYTHM GUITAR
chords, triads, 7th chords, extended chords, 6th, 9th, 11th, 13th,
diff. rhythm styles, working out rhythm parts in diff. styles

3. HARMONY + THEORY
Intervals, building chords, building scales,
analysing of chord progressions

4. READING
reading techniques, reading in diff. positions, in octaves,
reading with key changes, time changes, D.C., D.S., AL CODA

5. EARTRAINING
intervals, scales, melodies, chords, creating a rhythm chart

6. PRE-JAZZ
an introduction to jazz-improvisation

7. REAL BOOK STANDARDS
analysing of jazz standards,
improvisation with chord- and key changes

8. JAZZ GUITAR
scales, arpeggios, II V I progressions, passing tones,
chromatic- symmetric and diminished scales, inside - outside playing

9. CONTEMPORARY ELECTRIC
fusion, funk, licks, soloing

10. CLASSIC GUITAR
solo and duets, diff. picking types, tremolo, harmonics

11. BLUES GUITAR
blues rhythm, shuffle, Texas boogie SRV, accompanying rhythm patterns,
9th 11th 13th chords, intros + endings, turnarounds,
8-12-16 bar blues, minor-major blues,
slide guitar, Memphis sound, New Orleans sound, rockabilly

12. ROCK LEAD GUITAR
the use of pentatonics, licks

13. ROCK IMPROVISING
scales, licks, shredding

14. EXOTIC SCALES
oriental, Hungarian gypsy, etc.

15. ROCK RHYTHM GUITAR
often used chords/voicings, triads, typical playing styles

16. COUNTRY GUITAR
pick + finger technique 'hybrid picking', country rhythm, open string scales,
pedal-steel effect, banjo rolls, double stops

17. CONTEMPORARY ACCOUSTIC GUITAR
Travis picking, different accompanying patterns,
thumb independence exercise

18. IMPROVISING CONCEPTS
different improvising concepts over chord changes from:
Don Mock, Alan Holdsworth, Paul Hanson etc.

19. APPLIED TECHNIQUE
intense program for improvising over changes: scales + arpeggios

20. JUST JAMMING
jam-tracks in different styles

21. SONGWRITING
songstructures, often used chord changes, melody lines, 2-3-4 part harmony,
writing songs in diff. styles, Beatle - harmony, creating rhythm charts + leadsheets

22. SONGS
songs out of my repertoire from different guitar magazines like
Guitar For The Practicing Musician, Guitar, Guitar Player, Guitar World, etc
+ out of my collection: in different styles, out of different times ...
in notation, in tab or notation, or in rhythm charts/lead sheets

23. HOMERECORDING TECHNIQUES
4-track, 8-track, etc., the use of drum machines and sequencers,
how to use effects, MIDI,
Computer/Programming, rec. Software, engineering, producing, arranging, mixing, mastering


24. BAND PLAYING / COACHING
songs, organization, goals, rehearsing, gigs, sounds...

>>> BASICS:
- Basic acompainment/strumming/rhythms, Fingerpicking
- Rock, Pop, Blues, Funk, Hard Rock
- Metal (Power-Speed-Thrash-Death-Black-Doom...)
- Alternative, Grunge, Punk
- Country (Old, New, Outlaw), Bluegrass/Rockabilly
- Singer/Songwriter, Harmonica
- Improvisation, Freestyle

>>> ADVANCED and for the INTERESSTED:
- Jazz (introduction, approach and advanced playing)
- Standards/Real Book
- Walking Bass Lines
- Fusion
- Harmony & Theory
- Advamced Chords & Scales, fretboard geometry
- Open/Drop/Down Tunings
- Improvising over Chord and Key changes, Odd Meter
- Songwriting, Creativity
- Homerecording Techniques
- Tapping, Slapping, Speedpicking/Shredding, Sweeping
- Hybridpicking
- Slide guitar
- 7-String Guitar, 5 & 6 String Bass, etc.
- Ukulele (introduction, tunings, basic to adv. playing)

>>> For A L L Instruments / Vocalists:
- Harmony & Theory
- Understanding, feeling/reading & playing/singing Rhythms
- Eartraining
- Effective practising, Practice Schedule,
- Achieving Goals, etc.

BESIDES the regular Guitar- Bass- and Music Instructions Matthias likes to bring the following to the students (let's call it "the unteachable"):

THE INSTRUMENT IS THE BRIDGE BETWEEN US AND MUSIC

CRAFT, MANUAL SKILLS and ART

5 Spheres & Points of Knowledge:

1. The world of music:
How is music functioning? To which principles?
>>> The fundamentals: Rhythm, Melody, Harmony
>>> Metaphysical aspects, beyond the daily listening - inspiration etc. (and the voice as the strongest musical expression)


2. The student itself as a human being:
- mastering different stages of themselves
- physically: right way to breath up to what goes on in the student when listening or playing music

- get to know themselves better
- getting to know things deeper inside themselves
- deal with things which are suppressed in some kind of manner
- recognizing weakness
- find mental blockades and mastering them
- get in tune with body, mind & soul

- effective learning


3. Knowledge of the instrument, the practical part of music:
THE INSTRUMENT IS THE BRIDGE BETWEEN US AND MUSIC
>>> Basics
- rhythm guitar
- chords (power chords, triads in open pos, bar chords, 7th chords and beyond)
- scales and arpeggios
- GEOMETRY of the fretboard

- right / left hand synchronisation
- solo techniques
- improvising

>>> the range from technical aspects to the finer points of: phrasing, vibrato, articulation and tone production (WHEN to play WHICH note HOW?)

- basic harmony & theory
- when to use which scale and how etc., key center, modal thinking and improv.
- style specific:
hard rock, blues, jazz/fusion, country rock, all kinds of metal, funk, punk, etc.

- effective practicing

>>> how to learn songs fast:
-
reading (notes) or tab
-
listening (and first: learning to listen!)
- by ear and feel
-
song structures
-
geometrical movements on the fret board:
root & chord movement, the triads of the key center(s), roman numerals


4. Creativity:
- inspiration
- creative thinking
- feeling of musical moods, rhythm, lyrical themes … leading to composing


5. Combinig 1-4, to become one with the instrument and music!
>>>
Target: Inspiration and different and new points of view and ways of thinking.

During the time of Instruction the goal is that every student is grabbing the information which is most important to themselves - right in that period of time and to gain from the lessons in the future!