About the Course
The class is for the guitarists of any level(beginner, intermediate or advanced). In this class, the student will learn how to apply musical concepts, such as rhythm, harmony, and melody to the guitar using various techniques(such as different types of strumming patterns, fingerpicking, vibrato, slides, sweep picking, alternate picking, palm muting, string skipping, etc). At the end of this class you will be able to play chords and melodies, by incorporating these techniques on guitar in a proficient way. The class is applicable for acoustic as well as electric guitars. Students will be further guided according to their genre of interest.
Topics CoveredTuning your instrument,
Identifying notes on the fretboard,
Finger exercises and patterns to help you build strength and flexibility,
Essential music theory including scales, chords and intervals,
Reading and understanding Tabs and Chord charts,
Practicing with a metronome,
Strumming patterns and rhythm exercises to help build a good rhythm sense,
Usage of Power Chords,
Diatonic Harmony and its usage and application in music,
Basics of alternate picking,
Pentatonic, blues scales and Dominant 7ths,
Popular chord progressions- 12 bar blues and its usage,
Learning riffs, licks and progressions of great songs,
Chord extensions and their use in modern music,
Soloing skills: An understanding of phrasing and different approaches. Hammer ons, pull offs, bends, legato, vibrato, harmonics and
pinch harmonics, string skipping and tapping, arpeggios, sweep picking, shredding, hybrid / economy picking, usage of a tremolo/ whammy bar,
Forming and applying the Major Scale using multiple approaches
Minor Scales, Blues, Pentatonic and scales from other cultures
Who should attendThe class is open for all age groups who have passion for music and playing guitar.
Pre-requisitesThe student should have his/her own guitar.
What you need to bringGuitar
Key TakeawaysAt the end of this class you will be able to play chords and melodies, by incorporating these techniques on guitar in a proficient way. You will also be able to perform on stage in front of live audience.