Basics Of Guitar | Western Style | Learn Western Guitar Lessons Online

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This course is designed for beginners who have had no prior experience playing the guitar. Students will be introduced to the different types of guitars followed by the different parts in a guitar as well as the correct posture to hold the guitar. Information on the physical attributes of the guitar will be followed by topics related to the sound of the guitar, covering  tempo, rhythm, timing, patterns, chords, staff notation, understanding the guitar neck, fret board etc.. Find detailed index of the beginners course in the description mentioned below. 

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Course Duration
40 Weeks
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Google Hangout

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8 Years Experience
From: India
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Electric Guitar
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Music, Guitar
Trinity College
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Organization / Institute Name
Dolce Music Academy

Course Details

The list of topics to be covered in this beginner's online guitar lessons, apart from the aforementioned topics, is listed below. While all topics mentioned in the list will be covered through the duration of the course, the structure may differ depending on individual need or requirement.

  1. Know about music and its various elements;
  2. How to use the Chromatic scale and some motor exercises;
  3. Introduction to Tempo, Rhythm and Timing;
  4. Scales: Introduction to Major Scales and scale sequences;
  5. Introduction to Minor Scales;
  6. Introduction to Pentatonic and Blues Scales;
  7. How to play blues or blue pattern;
  8. Learn to play Chords and Barre Chords;
  9. Introduction to Major Chords;
  10. Introduction to Minor Chords;
  11. Introduction to Seventh Chords (7) (Major 7th and Dominant 7th);
  12. Chord Progressions and Chord families;
  13. Introduction to Strumming and basic finger picking;
  14. Introduction to Minor Seventh Chords (m7) (min7);
  15. Introduction to Staff Notation;
  16. Simple covers/songs with 3 or 4 chords;
  17. Understanding the Guitar neck/Fretboard; and
  18. Circle of fifths and fourths.

After successful completion of this course, students can gear themselves for the next course by Harish Marappa: Guitar Lessons For Intermediate Players | Western Style Guitar Lessons

About Harish Marappa: Born and brought up in Bangalore, Harish has been playing the guitar for the last fifteen years. Harish is a master of many styles playing contemporary, rock, metal, fusion, acoustic, ambience and blues. A keen learner, Harish is an equally adept teacher loved by his students for his patience and style of teaching. One of his student appreciating his teacher mentions that Harish comes up with finger exercises on the fly to help students having trouble with pull offs or barre chords. That is Harish’s commitment to ensure anyone turning up to him for guidance never returns empty handed. 

Value Additions

This beginner's course in guitar as a first, familiarises the student with the guitar. The correct way to hold the guitar when sitting or standing. The right way to strum the guitar using a pick or fingers. It trains students on exercises that attune the student's fingers to pressing on the guitar strings, moving it over the neck of the guitar, changing frets and most importantly strumming, alongside easy to learn basics that make guitar learning fun for the students. In this course, providing one of the best online guitar lessons, students by the culmination of this course will be able to sing along and play beginner songs.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this long-term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since long term courses are detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Course Specific Benefits

Students who have for a long time wanted to learn the guitar but have been pushed back due to some or the other reason can confidently come forward to learn guitar online. The confidence comes because of the teacher, Harish Marappa, who has spent more than a decade and a half teaching guitar to innumerable students. His style of teaching progresses at the pace the student wants to with no peer pressure to outperform someone or feeling demoralised because the other is learning at a faster pace. His strong knowledge of the instrument builds a strong foundation for students to further their interest in guitar either as a hobby or as a professional.


Passion for learning & Playing Guitar;

Acoustic or Electric guitar,

A metronome - A device that marks time at a selected rate by giving a regular tick; and

A tuner - an electronic device to tune the guitar.

Weekly Schedule

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How much time does the student need to practice everyday?
Students are advised to practice 30 - 45 minutes everyday.
Would students get any additional course material apart from the live sessions?
Yes, students will be provided, audio samples, recorded session of the training so that they can recollect and practice.
Will there be assessments?
Yes, there will be periodical assessments based on the lessons taught.
Can this course be customized to students need?
As a beginner, there would not be an option to customize, however based on mutual understanding with the teacher, the course can be modified to a certain extent.
What if the student cannot attend an upcoming class?
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, one day (24 hours) prior to the class. If the information about the student being absent from a session is conveyed one day prior to the class, the teacher will then reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case, the student misses to give prior notice about his absence to the teacher, the decision to reschedule the class is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
What if the teacher reschedules a class?
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students one day (24 hours) prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Is there an age restriction for students joining this course?
Students above 8 years can enroll for this course.
Which specific type of guitar is advised for the beginners course, the acoustic or electric?
Students for the beginners course should use an acoustic guitar for learning the basics.

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