Miami Guitar Lessons | Modern Blues Player Commentary

Hi this is Dyce Kimura. I am giving Miami guitar lessons and I just want to do a video blog today about some modern blues guitar players that I pay close attention to. So first up Joe Bonamassa and Derek Trucks, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Warren Haynes and Slash; so hopefully I’ll be able to get to all those, and also Billy Gibbons. I just want to talk a little bit about blues in general. It’s 2016 and what the scene is like and just some thoughts. Starting with Joe Bonamassa – I just got done listening to […] Read more

North Miami Beginner Guitar Teacher |How to play guitar finger style vs pick

Hey there, this is Dyce Kimura, a North Miami beginner guitar teacher. Today I’m going over some guitar techniques. Some of these are going to be beginner techniques and some of them are going to get more advanced. We are talking about acoustic finger style playing today. I want to go over a few concepts. I want to talk about the using a capo. Also finger style and using your thumb and your fingers to pluck, moving bass lines and giving a richer complex chord sequence that almost tells a story. I’ll give you an example. I’m going […] Read more

Skype Guitar Lessons: Lenny Kravitz's "Fly Away" Guitar Lesson

For our next lesson we are going to cover the song “Fly Away” by Lenny Kravitz. We’re advancing past the basic concepts we covered earlier and we’re moving into the realm of four chords per song.  The rhythm is more complex and exciting as well so get ready to dig in!

The chords are:  | A C | G D | Each chord is played 5 times each in a fast rhythm.  We will play the A chord as a barre chord which means you will lay your entire finger down on strings 4-3-2-1 (and slightly mute the 1<sup>st</sup> string by […] Read more

C and A minor Guitar Lesson

For today’s lesson we are going to cover how to play the C and A minor chords together.  This is a great beginner lesson because C and A minor are practically the same chord.  Both only use only five strings and only require a change in only one finger to switch chords.  Please follow the charts and the verbal and visual description in the video to learn the chords.


1)First get comfortable with the chords, and try switching back and forth.


2)Try to play each chord four times each and switch back and forth at your own pace.


3)Then try to play both […] Read more

Love Bites Original solo | Skype Guitar Lessons

I worked really hard practicing for this recording and to be honest with you, I drove my wife completely insane by the time it was done.  I would play this backing track of “Love Bites” (Def Leppard) over and over and over again until she would beg me to stop practicing because she couldn’t even think straight.  All committed musicians know that the work behind the scenes is laborious and tedious but it has to be that way in order to get an excellent result.

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Your Guitar’s Worst Enemy: Heat and Humidity

Written by Madison Iszler

Wooden guitars are very susceptible to the negative effects of temperature and humidity. The surroundings of your guitar matter because of these factors.

Humidity is not good for guitars because it can cause the metal parts of the guitar to rust and the wooden parts to become wet and weakened, which obstructs sound resonation.

Fort Lauderdale guitar teacher Dyce Kimura offers some personal advice of his own. “Part of the soundproofing in my office is done in plexiglass, which seals out the humidity and helps me keep my equipment in the best condition.”

Heat can negatively effect a guitar because […] Read more

Pick or No Pick for Beginner Guitar Players

Many beginning guitar students struggle with the following question: to use a pick or to use fingers to play? Are picks just another unnecessary product that companies can make money off of? Will one’s fingers develop callouses and scars if one plays without a pick?


Some guitar players maintain that the pick vs. fingers debate is largely based on sound preference. Playing with one’s fingers makes a different sound on guitar strings than does a pick, and the sound that the player prefers should determine their choice of pick or fingers. Different types and brands of picks sound different, so if […] Read more

Top 3 Guitar Amps to Buy Under $200 for Beginner Guitar Players

Let’s say you’re looking to buy an amp, but are unsure which one to get since you’re just starting out with playing guitar. You also don’t want to spend a lot.


Here’s a helpful countdown of the top three choices of experienced, Fort Lauderdale Guitar Teacher, Dyce Kimura.


Line 6 30 watt –

Dyce says, “This guitar amp has all the effect you would need to really explore your guitar’s soundscape. It’s also extremely easy to use and is a great value for the price. This could be a good choice for heavy metal– especially nu-metal– and rock guitarists. It offers you […] Read more