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Arun Kumar

"Unleash The Musician In You" - Blue Soul...

Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore, India- 560043.

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Overview

I am a guitar player/guitar instructor, song writer, and composer. I have been playing guitar for the past 17 years and have 10 plus years of teaching experience.

COURSES:

Basic Fundamental Course - Starting from beginning.
Basic Theory.
Chords (Major, Minor, Seventh, Sus4, Sus2, etc.).
Scales (Major and Minor).
Tuning guitar.

Intermediate Course - Various techniques of playing lead, scales, arpeggios, and modes.

Advanced Course - Classical, neoclassical phrasing/soloing, song writing, composing, etc.

TEACHING TECHNIQUES:

* Solfege - A methodology which helps to understand the pitch and harmony distinctively and enables to learn from listening and applying the same in guitar (also known as ear training).

*Melody and Harmony - Chords and Scales.

* Reading and Writing Tablature. Most of online reference material comes in tablature forms, so it is a must for musician to learn to read and also to write tablature for own composition.

* Advanced scales and modes, which helps student improvise and express the creativity beyond limits.

Western Music With Grading System:

Preliminary Grade
C major
A natural minor
G major
E natural minor

Grade One
As Preliminary Grade plus:
C pentatonic major
A pentatonic minor
G pentatonic major
E pentatonic minor

Grade Two
As Grade One plus:
D major
D pentatonic major
F major
F pentatonic major
B natural minor
B pentatonic minor
D natural minor
D pentatonic minor

Grade Three
Scales to the range of 2 sharps and 2 flats:
Major, pentatonic major, natural minor and pentatonic minor.
Blues scales: C, G, D, F and Bb.

Grade Four
Scales to the range of 3 sharps and 3 flats:
Major, pentatonic major, natural minor, pentatonic minor and harmonic minor.
Blues scales: C, G, D, A, F, Bb and Eb

Grade Five
Scales to the range of 4 sharps and 4 flats:
Major, pentatonic major, natural minor, pentatonic minor and harmonic minor.
Blues scales: C, G, D, A, E, F, Bb, Eb and Ab.
Dorian modal scales: D, A, E, B, F#, G, C, F and Bb.
Mixolydian modal scales: G, D, A, E, B, C, F, Bb and Eb.

Grade Six
Scales to the range of 5 sharps and 5 flats:
Major, pentatonic major, natural minor, pentatonic minor and harmonic minor.
Blues scales: C, G, D, A, E, B, F, Bb, Eb, Ab and Db.
Dorian modal scales: D, A, E, B, F#, C#, G, C, F, Bb and Eb.
Mixolydian modal scales: G, D, A, E, B, F#, C, F, Bb, Eb and Ab.
Lydian modal scales: F, C, G, D, A, E, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db and Gb.
The chromatic scale starting on any tonic.

Grade Seven
Scales in all keys:
Major, pentatonic major, natural minor, pentatonic minor, blues and harmonic minor,
Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian and Mixolydian modal scales.
Chromatic and whole tone.

Grade Eight
All requirements from all previous grades, plus in all keys:
Locrian modal scale.
Phrygian major modal scale.
Jazz melodic minor scale.
Lydian b7 (Lydian dominant) modal scale.
Altered scale.
Diminished scale.

Demo Class

No

Languages Spoken

Malayalam, Kannada, English, Hindi, Konkani

Education

Master of Arts (M.A.) from Karnataka State Open University in 2012.

Address

Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore, India- 560043.

Guitar Classes Overview

Guitar Classes

Genre of guitars taught

Acoustic, Electric

Demo classes provided

Yes

Type of classes

Group classes, Individual classes

Ownership of equipment is compulsory

No; but willing to buy

Class Location

Student's Home

Tutor's Home

Online (video chat via skype, google hangout etc)

Years of Experience in Guitar Classes

10

Teaching Experience in detail in Guitar Classes

After a decade into teaching business, I have realized that a fixed material will not be suitable for everyone (everyone has different representational system), hence, currently i develop lesson according to the taste and musical background of students enable them to unleash the musician in them and express themselves musically.

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"What is best way fora beginner to start learning chords in Guitar!" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar

Start with open chords. 1, 4, 5. G C D. Start with 4 down strokes for each chord and get a smooth transition between chords.

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"Hi All, I have Two Question: 1) I want to have Guitar. So which will be the best one upto the range of 15K. I need Acoustic Guitar only. (Please provide link if possible) 2) I want to learn how to play it. If someone can help me out by giving good Link. Any Indian Teancher in English or Hindi language. 3) If any other GOOD (if) Source of learning, like DVD CD etc then please provide the details or source to buy. Thanks in advance Dixit Ranka " in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar

Hi! Dixit: 1). You will find nice guitar for 15k, Walden, Washburn, Yamaha, Ibanez, etc. These guitars are good one and it is nice to gift yourself a decent guitar. 2). It is good to learn guitar under supervision of good teacher as it is very important to get the basics right. 3). There are a lot of instructional videos (DVD/CD) available online as well as you will find them in books strokes. However, I strongly advise you to take up a class and learn fundamental theory and practical, as it will help you to grasp the subjects covered in instructional videos. I wish you all the very best for your guitar journey.

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"Is it possible to learn guitar from the internet and how much time it will take?" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar

Yes it is possible, but I strongly recommend taking classes on basics, as it is very important to get the basics right. Internet lessons does not always follow step-wise fashion and there is highly likelihood of missing basic correct techniques.

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"I dont know anything about guitar or how to use it also. How much time will it take to learn for me? I don't want to be a professional in it ..But likely" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar

It will take anywhere from 3 months to 6 months depending on your practice hours. If you put 2 to 3 hours weekly practice and weekly 1-hour lessons, it might take 6 months to learn chords and major and minor scales and play few songs.

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"In a day how many hour of Practice can be really productive, some theory says 3hrs per day etc... kindly clarify..." in   Music/Instrumental Music

There is no hard and fast rule; however, some intensive programs requires minimum of 4-hour practice per day. I think considering busy life-style, 30 minutes per day 5 days weeks would be ideal for average program. Again, the more time you spend practicing, the faster you progress.

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Guitar Classes

Genre of guitars taught

Acoustic, Electric

Demo classes provided

Yes

Type of classes

Group classes, Individual classes

Ownership of equipment is compulsory

No; but willing to buy

Class Location

Student's Home

Tutor's Home

Online (video chat via skype, google hangout etc)

Years of Experience in Guitar Classes

10

Teaching Experience in detail in Guitar Classes

After a decade into teaching business, I have realized that a fixed material will not be suitable for everyone (everyone has different representational system), hence, currently i develop lesson according to the taste and musical background of students enable them to unleash the musician in them and express themselves musically.

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"What is best way fora beginner to start learning chords in Guitar!" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar

Start with open chords. 1, 4, 5. G C D. Start with 4 down strokes for each chord and get a smooth transition between chords.

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"Hi All, I have Two Question: 1) I want to have Guitar. So which will be the best one upto the range of 15K. I need Acoustic Guitar only. (Please provide link if possible) 2) I want to learn how to play it. If someone can help me out by giving good Link. Any Indian Teancher in English or Hindi language. 3) If any other GOOD (if) Source of learning, like DVD CD etc then please provide the details or source to buy. Thanks in advance Dixit Ranka " in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar

Hi! Dixit: 1). You will find nice guitar for 15k, Walden, Washburn, Yamaha, Ibanez, etc. These guitars are good one and it is nice to gift yourself a decent guitar. 2). It is good to learn guitar under supervision of good teacher as it is very important to get the basics right. 3). There are a lot of instructional videos (DVD/CD) available online as well as you will find them in books strokes. However, I strongly advise you to take up a class and learn fundamental theory and practical, as it will help you to grasp the subjects covered in instructional videos. I wish you all the very best for your guitar journey.

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0

"Is it possible to learn guitar from the internet and how much time it will take?" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar

Yes it is possible, but I strongly recommend taking classes on basics, as it is very important to get the basics right. Internet lessons does not always follow step-wise fashion and there is highly likelihood of missing basic correct techniques.

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"I dont know anything about guitar or how to use it also. How much time will it take to learn for me? I don't want to be a professional in it ..But likely" in   Music/Instrumental Music/Guitar

It will take anywhere from 3 months to 6 months depending on your practice hours. If you put 2 to 3 hours weekly practice and weekly 1-hour lessons, it might take 6 months to learn chords and major and minor scales and play few songs.

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0

"In a day how many hour of Practice can be really productive, some theory says 3hrs per day etc... kindly clarify..." in   Music/Instrumental Music

There is no hard and fast rule; however, some intensive programs requires minimum of 4-hour practice per day. I think considering busy life-style, 30 minutes per day 5 days weeks would be ideal for average program. Again, the more time you spend practicing, the faster you progress.

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Arun Kumar describes himself as "Unleash The Musician In You" - Blue Soul School Of Music. He conducts classes in Guitar. Arun is located in Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore. Arun takes at students Home, Regular Classes- at his Home and Online Classes- via online medium. He has 10 years of teaching experience . Arun has completed Master of Arts (M.A.) from Karnataka State Open University in 2012. He is well versed in Malayalam, Kannada, English, Hindi and Konkani.

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