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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.