Online Western Guitar Lessons | Basics of Guitar


by Harish Marappa

8 Years Experience

Performed in over 100 stage shows in India and abroad.

US $24 per class |

for 1-on-1, 45 mins class

Pay as you go, 2 classes at a time

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

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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Harish Marappa

Experience: 8 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Electric Guitar, Chords
  • Education

    Music (Guitar) from Trinity College

  • Work Details

    Guitar Instructor - Dolce Music Academy

  • Online live sessions completed

    This particular teacher is already a hit among our students.
  • About the Course

    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. 

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    The earlier guitar was constructed from wood with its strings made of catgut. Catgut is a type of cord which is prepared from the natural fibre found in the walls of animal intestines. Sheep, goats, cattle, hogs, horses, mules, or donkeys were the animals used for this.

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