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Bothell Guitar Lessons

My name is Mike Kohary and I want to welcome you to my guitar instruction website! I have loved the guitar for as long as I can remember, and I love to share what I’ve learned over 30 years of playing with others, in hopes that they’ll love it too. I teach rock, pop, jazz and blues, and can accommodate both electric and acoustic players.

The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in America, and for good reason – it’s so much fun to play! Whether you want to build a broad foundation of skills, or just learn to play your favorite songs, with 30 years experience playing and teaching guitar, I’ll design a course of study that’s just right for you or your child.

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Suspended Barre Chords

Just as we have suspended open chords, we have suspended barre chords, containing all the same advantages as regular barre chords. Like barre chords, these shapes are moveable and can…

California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas (1966)

Verse 1 .                  C#m             B            A All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown) .       B        G#7sus             G#7 And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)…

Relative Major and Minor

Every major scale has a relative minor scale, and every minor scale has a relative major scale. Relative means that both scales contain the exact same notes. A major scale’s…

The 10 Essential Barre Chords

Barre chords are often dreaded by beginning guitar players, and many players give up on trying to learn them altogether. This might be the single biggest mistake budding guitar players…

The Minor Scale

The minor scale is a relative of the major scale, and can also be used to build chords, melodies and harmonies. The red notes indicate the root note (A), and…

The Major Scale

Scales are simply groups of pitches arranged in ascending order.  There is a lot of music theory behind scales that is good to learn, but for starters let’s just learn…

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Bothell Guitar Lessons

My name is Mike Kohary and I want to welcome you to my guitar instruction website! I have loved the guitar for as long as I can remember, and I love to share what I’ve learned over 30 years of playing with others, in hopes that they’ll love it too. I teach rock, pop, jazz and blues, and can accommodate both electric and acoustic players.

The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in America, and for good reason – it’s so much fun to play! Whether you want to build a broad foundation of skills, or just learn to play your favorite songs, with 30 years experience playing and teaching guitar, I’ll design a course of study that’s just right for you or your child.

Latest Updates

Suspended Barre Chords

Just as we have suspended open chords, we have suspended barre chords, containing all the same advantages as regular barre chords. Like barre chords, these shapes are moveable and can…

California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas (1966)

Verse 1 .                  C#m             B            A All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown) .       B        G#7sus             G#7 And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)…

Relative Major and Minor

Every major scale has a relative minor scale, and every minor scale has a relative major scale. Relative means that both scales contain the exact same notes. A major scale’s…

The 10 Essential Barre Chords

Barre chords are often dreaded by beginning guitar players, and many players give up on trying to learn them altogether. This might be the single biggest mistake budding guitar players…

The Minor Scale

The minor scale is a relative of the major scale, and can also be used to build chords, melodies and harmonies. The red notes indicate the root note (A), and…

The Major Scale

Scales are simply groups of pitches arranged in ascending order.  There is a lot of music theory behind scales that is good to learn, but for starters let’s just learn…

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