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Guitar

The guitar is a versatile instrument with tones and timbres that work well with most musical genres. Popular music, Rock, Latin music, funk, jazz, and other genres all heavily include the guitar. Additionally, it has appeared as a cameo instrument in the majority of other musical genres. Join our music class if this seems interesting.

Guitar Course Details

Basic course

Introduction to guitar parts and Open string notes.

Basic chromatic exercises for left hand.

Rudiments of music

Finger exercises

Tuning of guitar

Major Keys – Scales and chords (C, D, E, F, G, A and B)

Major scale theory

Tablature

Songs with major keys

Rhythm

Playing along with the metronome.


 Intermediate course

Minor Keys – Scales and chords (Am, Bm, C#m, Dm, Em, F#m and G#m)

Minor scale theory

Songs with minor keys

Different strumming patterns

2/4, 3/4, 4/4 and other rhythm patterns

Arpeggios

Guitar ornamentals – slide, hammer on, pull off, vibrato, bends etc

Develop a melody or riff

Improvisation



Advanced course

 Introduction to sight reading

Writing staff notation

Musical symbols

Songs with staff notation

Advanced time signatures

Trinity syllabus Grade 1-8 (Trinity college London)

1)   Introduction

2)   Scales:

     i. Major scale

     ii. Formation of major scale

     iii. Minor scales: natural minor, melodic minor, harmonic minor

 3)   Melodies

 4)   Chords

      i. Triads:  Major, Minor, Augmented, Diminished

      ii. Sevenths: Dominant, Major

      iii. Suspended

      iv. Understanding complex Chord information

 5)   Chord progression

       i. Natural formation of Chord progression

       ii. Roman numerals

       iii. Technical terms

 6)   Chord progression analysis:

       i. 1-4-5-1

       ii. 1-6-4-5’seventh

       iii. 1-2-4-5

       iv. 1-3-6-4-2-5’seventh

 7)   Chord colours

 8)   Understanding the Rhythms and Beat:

       i. 2/4

       ii. 4/4

       iii. 3/4

       iv. 6/8

 9)   Playing  Songs:

       i. Set 1: 8 songs

       ii. Set 2: 12 songs

       iii. Set 3: 10 songs