Guitar Basics for Wizards

First Name
Shantanu
Last Name
Arora
Course Summary

This short term course in guitar learning is for beginners. Anyone interested to learn playing the guitar can enrol for this course. Apart from introducing students to aspects such as lead, chords and rhythm in relation to the guitar, the course will train students to play three different songs from a combination of Western, Indian and instrumental music.

Course Duration
9 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Google Hangout
Individuals
US$39.60
per week per student
1 week =
1
sessions
1 session(s) =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Shantanu
Last Name
Arora
Number of years of relevant experience
18 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Acoustic Guitar
Electric Guitar
guitar
Music
Spanish Guitar

Description

This beginners course will initially introduce students to the guitar, its components and the right posture when holding a guitar. Further on, students will be taught to play a set of notes on the guitar, otherwise termed as ‘chords’. Once the students familiarise with chords they will be trained on rhythm, meaning regular repeated pattern or flow of sound. After the students have acclimated to playing rhythm, they are then introduced to leads and taught to play single note lines without using chords instead depending on solos and licks. A lick, or riff, is a short piece of guitar work that is often repeated through the verse and chorus. After the student is familiarised with leads, chords and rhythm, the student gets to choose 3 songs from a list of twenty, comprising western, Indian and instrumental songs to practise in the guidance of the teacher. The student can also suggest a song that interests him and learns to play it on the guitar, seeking guidance from the tutor.

If the student wants to learn more insights on the Basic's of guitar like chords, rhythm, plucking, fingerstyle picking, Here is another course tailored by Shantanu Arora: Guitar Basics For Bloomers | Guitar Lessons For Beginners Online

About Shantanu Arora: Shantanu Arora can easily be termed a child prodigy, who started learning the guitar at the age of eight to make his stage debut at 10. Ever since winning competitions has come naturally to Shantanu, with over 70 laurels as the best performer under his belt. No doubt, his talent has been recognised by many who have had him in their bands. The most renowned of them being Silk Route, All Seven Notes and Hyperion. At 28, Shantanu has turned out to be a professional with the guitar, establishing his own institution for musical learning called the Shan School of Music, that provides certifications from the prestigious Trinity School of Music in London.

Value Additions

By the end of the beginners course, provided the student has been practising regularly and following the teacher's advice on the technical aspects of playing the guitar, he or she will be able to perform or play three songs on the guitar, comprising of a western number, an Indian song and an instrumental song.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this short term course on ipassio have the advantage of getting introduced to or learn the intricacies of an art form, from an experienced exponent of the art. Short term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a short term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students an understanding of the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given time frame. The class strength for short term courses is limited to 3, ensuring that each student gets attention. A set of 3 individuals enrolling for a short term course encourages learning from peers and social interaction. This short term course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long-term or advanced level of learning.

Course Specific Benefits

Enrolling for this beginners course gives an opportunity for students to learn from a celebrated artist and master of the instrument. This course not just strengthens their foundation in music, learning chords, rhythm and leads, they are also trained on playing three songs comprising Western, Indian or instrumental music.

 

Prerequites

The course requires students to possess;

1. A guitar could be acoustic or electric with a pick.

2. A notebook and pen to take down notes.

3. Students have an option to have a metronome, a mechanical device which indicates the exact tempo of a piece of music by producing a clicking sound.

4. A must above all requisites, for students enrolling for the course 100 percent commitment and focus on learning the instrument is required.

Schedule Weekly

These sections are for individual students.

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Section A
Wed 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM America/New_York
3 Seats
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Section B
Thu 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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FAQs

Question
Is learning online a feasible medium to learn guitar?
Answer
Yes, with consistent practice and focus, online classes prove to be very effective.
Question
How long does it take for a student to get to a proficient level?
Answer
Students practicing regularly can improve their skills and become proficient at playing pieces like drifting and other percussive compositions in six months time.
Question
Is there an age restriction to enroll for this course?
Answer
Students above the age of 8 can enroll for this course.
Question
Is the 9 week time frame enough for the student to learn the basics?
Answer
If the student follows given instructions correctly and puts in the required effort, then he or she can successfully complete the course.
Question
Can the student choose the songs he/she wishes to learn?
Answer
Yes, the student can choose songs depending on the level of the songs.
Question
Can the student learn songs as per his/her choice?
Answer
A song chosen by the student can be considered, depending on the level of understanding the student has about the instrument and the knowledge garnered about playing the instrument.
Question
What will the student learn through this course?
Answer
Following the teacher's advice and practicing regularly will help the student get favorable and satisfactory results from this course.
Question
How much time does a student need to practice everyday?
Answer
Students need to practice for a minimum of 30 minutes everyday.
Question
What extra course material will students get apart from the live sessions?
Answer
Students will be provided PDF files, e-files and reference links on YouTube.
Question
What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, one day prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will 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 two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students one day 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.

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