Jamie Andreas

Birth Name Jamie Andreas
City Henderson
Genres Acoustic, Classical, Fingerstyle, Rock
Instruments Guitar
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Why do so many people have trouble learning guitar? Why are so many guitar players unable to get any better? What are the great players doing that is different than what the rest of us do?

These are the questions that Jamie Andreas has pondered in her 50 years of teaching guitar. After the first 25 years, she formulated the answers she had found into a book called “The Principles Of Correct Practice For Guitar”.

Jamie says it is a sad fact that most guitar students do not reach their true potential as guitar players because their practice is ineffective. They simply do not know what to do to train their fingers to make the necessary movements needed to make music on the guitar.

Anyone who uses the methods found in “The Principles Of Correct Practice For Guitar” will become a real guitar player, who knows how to keep getting better. Thousands of people worldwide are doing it right now!

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ASTURIAS ( Leyenda) by Issac Albeniz...played by Jamie Andreas
ASTURIAS ( Leyenda) by Issac Albeniz...played by Jamie Andreas
John Dowland "Melancholy Galliard & Allemande".....played by Jamie Andreas
John Dowland "Melancholy Galliard & Allemande".....played by Jamie Andreas

Two time winner of Acoustic Guitar’s “Players Choice Award” in the “Guitar Instructional” category, “The Principles” has often been called “The Holy Grail of Guitar”. Here is a sampling of reviews by industry professionals…

“We highly recommend not only guitarists but all musicians read and consider Jamies thoughts on the principles of correct practice.” –Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine


“I have recommended The Principles highly in my Guitar Pedagogy classan excellent supplement to any other method book, and it is enormously useful for teachers!” –David Grimes, Soundboard Magazine

“The Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar by Jamie Andreas changed my life! I gained immense confidence in my ability to communicate with my students. My students are playing better, learning faster, and accomplishing more. Through the use of Jamies terminology in this book, I can explain technique in a way that anyone can understand.” –David Issacs, Professor of Guitar, Cerritos College, CA

How To Play Guitar Like Jamie Andreas

Jamie is a wonderful player and truefire were lucky enough to get him to make this fantastic course. The Principles of Correct Practice for Guitar is probably one of my favourite true fire courses, Jamie is not only a great player but also a very solid teacher. If your looking for something a little different in this department check out this course. 

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Rick P.
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If you are a beginner or intermediate player and you have reached a point where you feel you are not progressing much in your level of playing, I strongly recommend Jamie’s class. The emphasis on fundamental techniques will break through the barriers you now face if you apply Jamie’s principles and exercises diligently. Jamie’s study of the physic s of playing the guitar that is translated into technique is fascinating. Further, you can not find a more passionate and dedicated teacher of guitar. She is very generous with her time and provides very astute and useful feedback to video exercises you provide. I highly recommend to give it a dedicated try for few months and I think you will understand the power of the approach.

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