Free Video Guitar Lessons for Greenville

By Chad Crawford, Blues Guitar Instructor, Palmetto Music Institute

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Pick Technique for Solo


Basic Blues Rhythm


Basic Blues Chords


Basic Blues Fills


Basic Blues Soloing


Basic Blues Double Stops


8 Bar Classic Rock


Secret to Great Guitar Solos - Vibrato


Basic Slide Technique


Basic Blues Bass Line


Introductory Music Theory


Turbo Charge Your Practice Time - Line 6 Toneport UX2 Part 1


Turbo Charge Your Practice Time - Line 6 Toneport UX2 Part 2


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Client Feedback...

"As a parent, I couldn’t be happier with the progress that Abby’s made with Chad. He isn’t too easy, has high expectations and continues to push in a positive away. I feel like guitar has given Abby an identity and boosted her self confidence. Coincidence or not, her grades have improved greatly since she started playing. I definitely feel like guitar is a gift that will last her a lifetime." - John Poore, Simpsonville

"I've learned a lot and been both challenged and encouraged. I feel that the lessons are well organized and appropriate to my skill level. The instructor is not just a good guitar player, but also a great teacher." - Mike Menza, Greenville

"Our teenage son has been taking lessons with Chad for nearly six months. We have been very pleased with Chad's approach. Sometimes it can be difficult to keep a 13 year old focused, but Chad has developed a very good rapport with him. I can honestly say that our son looks forward to his weekly lessons." - Scott Baier, Easley

"My daughter and I relocated from NYC, recently. She had started guitar lessons there, and I had been searching for a competent teacher for her , here, in Greenville. I was most fortunate to come across PMI’s website. The initial visit was straight-forward. Chad made me feel comfortable discussing my goals & expectations w/regards to my daughter’s needs. 3 months in, I can honestly say that Chad is EXACTLY the teacher I had been seeking for her. My daughter is highly intelligent, strong-willed and yet somewhat lackadaisical in her approach to most things. She is, also, a very sociable creature-who has the propensity to 'talk a bug off a vine'! Chad’s approach to this has been steady. He is 'authoritative' and not 'authoritarian'. We have seen significant results! Sofie loves him! In addition, his 'flying barely above the radar' sense of humor is a hoot and a half! And a total added gem. I cannot recommend his services, enough!" - Theresa McNeill, Greenville

"What I enjoy most about my guitar lessons with Palmetto Music Institute is the individualized approach Chad uses based on my preference in music mixed with his easy to follow, cumulative practice schedules. Within a few short months, I have noticed that my focus in practice is steadily moving onto more complicated, foundational techniques and my hands are able to keep up! Chad continues to emphasize every week the mental aspect of retraining your hands and fingers. I believe the emphasis on mental focus, a weekly detailed practice schedule, and some essential music theory make Palmetto Music Institute the best place in town to learn how to effectively and effortlessly play guitar!" - Brian Browning, Greenville

"Chad Crawford at Palmetto Music Institute is an excellent instructor as well as an outstanding guitarist. I been taking lessons for about a year, my only regret is that I didn't start sooner. I have learned so much more about guitar and music in the time I have been taking lesson than I ever could on my own. I find his instruction challenging, encouraging, and rewarding. I look forward to each session. I highly recommend the Palmetto Music Institute." - Dave Harvey, Greenville

"I have had the priviledge of taking lessons from Chad for about 18 months. At Palmetto Music Institute the approach is not textbook and it definitely works. I have learned in eighteen months the equivalent of three years of traditional music lessons and I actually understand what I am being taught to do instead of just memorizing boring stuff that doesn't make sense. If you are thinking about guitar lesson this is the way to go. Whether you are already a pro or never even touched a guitar Chad will help you find your strengths and weaknesses then custom design your lessons to help you become a real guitar hero!" - Micah Gibson, Greenville

"Great place to learn how to play guitar! Great teacher makes learning fun. PMI is the place to learn!!" - Joel Holmes, Simpsonville

"I started taking guitar lessons as a 12 year old. I lost interest when results were dissappointing. I tried to teach myself through trial and error with no real success. Then I took lessons again as an adult for three years. I learned some popular songs but no actual musical knowledge and understanding. I started taking lessons from Chad Crawford at Palmetto music Institute about 1 year ago. I've already learned way more than I had learned previously. Chad has a structured curriculum to systematically teach how to play guitar and learn to create music. He also teaches how to learn and play your favorite songs. Not only has Chad taught me musical knowlege, and how to create original music, but he is also correcting bad technique habits I have gained over the years. I really appreciate all that Chad has taught me and recommend him highly." - Jeff W. Brown D.C., Greenville

"I had always wanted to learn to play, but could never find the time during my younger years. I knew that at 50 years old, it would take a special instructor to help me learn to play. I searched all over Greenville trying to find the right person who was not only passionate about guitar, but also passionate about teaching guitar. I was almost ready to give up when I found the Palmetto Music Institute. Chad has a unique style of teaching in which all of the pieces fit together without becoming overwhelming. Each lesson along with the personal practice routine designed by Chad, will help each student develop an understanding of theory as well as well as practical applications for playing. I have been so impressed with Chad’s teaching abilities that I am now in my third year of lessons. I have been amazed at the progress I have been able to make. Progress doesn’t come without commitment. One must be willing to have patience, listen attentively and practice, practice, practice in order to make weekly improvements in playing the guitar." - Stan Pendergrass, Greenville

"I have been taking lessons at Palmetto Music for about a year. Chad has a very comprehensive course and customizes it to the student’s needs and desires. The one thing I’m learning, that I did not expect is music theory. When you learn how music is put together you can learn to play quicker. If you want to learn, really learn, the guitar and have fun and be challenged along the way, this is your place and Chad is your teacher." - Butch Pearson, Greenville

"I purchased my guitar at Christmas in 2014. Even with no background in music, I still thought I could teach myself using various on-line resources. After trying this approach for six months and realizing it wasn't working, I turned to Palmetto Music Institute for professional instruction. Chad is guiding me in proper guitar technique and helping me to build a foundation in music, literally from scratch. I am very pleased with his precept-upon-precept approach, his correction where technique is wrong, and his on-going encouragement as I endeavor to learn this instrument." - Rusty Allen, Mauldin

"I would like to express my gratitude to Chad Crawford of Palmetto Music Institute for teaching guitar to my 13 year old son, Trent. Chad has been instrumental in cultivating Trent's musical abilities. The rapport of the instructor and the student is amazing. Trent was learning songs within weeks along with the 'solos' of the songs. With Chad's teaching ability and detailed program, Trent has excelled to the point that he has earned a tremendous opportunity to pre-enroll for the Fine Arts Center - a year and a half early. I am extremely proud of Trent's accomplishments, and I highly recommend Chad." - Brandy Long, Travelers Rest

"For years I had wished that I could play the guitar. Unfortunately that was as far as I ever went with the idea. I really believed that, since I had no natural musical talent, there was no way I could play the guitar well. Since meeting Chad Crawford, I have learned that most musicians, including many well-known professionals, didn't just pick up a guitar and start playing at an advanced level. Their "natural talent" actually was the result of receiving instruction in proper playing techniques along with a willingness to practice to improve those skills. I was thrilled to discover that playing guitar wasn't just one of those things I always wanted, but knew could never happen. I am optimistic that with a proven teaching method and the guidance of a qualified instructor, learning to play the guitar well is within my reach. I have found both the method and the instructor at Palmetto Music Institute. I know now that the realization of my goal is possible if I am willing to listen, learn, and practice. I am looking forward to making some great music!" - Marshall Black, Greenville

"Whether you are an experienced player or picking up a guitar for the first time Chad has a plan for you. Unlike other guitar teachers Chad doesn’t teach you a top 40 song a week and he doesn’t start you out learning simple melodies either. His system is well researched and thought out. It’s organized to offer his students a comprehensive program of fundamentals with which to build a musical foundation. With these tools and practice his students are able to progress at their own pace and get to where they want to be musically. Recommended for serious students committed to practice and learning." - Bob Brugnoni, Greenville