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Guitar – Muziclub

The guitar is one of the most beloved instruments since its melodic, percussive and portable. Whether you want to simply pick up the guitar as a hobby, accompany yourself when you sing or add smooth guitar riffs and solos to collaborations, the Guitar is an instrument for everyone. Our Guitar lessons are flooded with simple tricks and techniques which make learning fun for all ages.

Acoustic Guitar: Portable, simple, travel-friendly and loaded with harmony and melody, the acoustic guitar is perfect for beginners as well as performers. We teach the instrument from scratch- from the basics to the professional techniques.

Muziclub Certificate Program
Level 1:

  • Holding posture
  • Plectrum position
  • Fretboard Hand positioning, wrist, etc
  • Alternate picking
  • Theory: String names, 12 tones, sharps, flats
  • Scales: Chromatic from E(6th string open) to G#(1st string 4th fret), C major, G major
  • Chords : C major, G major
  • Aural: Be able to clap a short 4 bar rhythm in 4/4 meter
  • Exercises: Chromatic patterns, Chord shifting C-G
  • Song: London Bridge, Dooba Dooba, Lukka Chuppi

Level 2:

  • Theory: major scale formula, chord formation
  • Scales: D major, A major, E major(open position i.e. within four frets only)
  • Chords: D major, A major, E major
  • Aural: 4bar rhythm in 2/4 3 /4 4/4 6/8
  • Composition: Simple 4 bar melody in a major key
  • Exercises: Major Scale Patterns, Chord Shifts C-G-D, E-A-D, G-C-D, etc.
  • Song: Kaisi Yeh Paheli, Wonderful Tonight

Level 3:

  • Theory: minor scale(only TSTTSTT approach), use of flat(F major scale)
  • Scales: A minor, E minor, D minor, B major, F major
  • Chords: A minor, E minor, D minor, B major, F major(Barred Chords)
  • Right Hand Rhythm patterns, Arpeggios (Basic)
  • Aural: Difference between major and minor chords
  • Composing: Simple 4 bar melody in 4/4 6/8 3 /4
  • Exercises: Barred Chords, Chord shifts: C-Am-F-G, G-Em-C-D, etc.
  • Improvise on Major Scales
  • Song: Teri Dewani, Knocking On Heavens Door, Summer of 69 (intro)

Level 4:

  • Introduction to Staff and Tabs
  • Theory: major scale chord family, dominant 7th chords , major 7th chords
  • Scales: G major full shape, minor full shape, melodic minor, harmonic minor
  • Chords: E7 , A7, B7, D7 and different major 7th chords
  • Aural: Recognise the intervals till perfect 4th
  • Composing: 8 bar melody in any time signature.
  • Exercises: Right Hand Rhythm Practice, 12 bar blues starting E and starting A
  • Improvise on Major scales in details
  • Song: Day Tripper- Beatles, Imagine-John Lenon

Level 5:

  • More on Staff and Tabs
  • Theory: Riffs, Power Chords
  • Scales: Major Pentatonic, Minor Pentatonic, Blues Scale
  • Chords: Compound Chords (add 9th, etc)
  • Aural: Recognize all intervals till an octave and be able to tell a song’s metre
  • Composition: 8 bar melody in blues or pentatonic scale with complex rhythm
  • Exercises: Finger Stretching Exercises, Arpeggios, Slide, Hammer n pull-offs
  • Improvise on A minor pentatonic along with 12 bar blues, 2 octave arpeggio
  • Song: Every Breath You Take-Police, Rock You Like a Hurricane, Smoke On the Water

Level 6:

  • Theory: Circle of 5th, Related Major-Minors,
  • Scales: all major scale position, minor scale positions
  • Chords: Minor 7th, sus2, sus4 (application)
  • Exercises: in-string exercise(Petrucci), Extending Exercise, bending
  • Aural: Recognize the style and structure of a composition, can imitate short melodies
  • Composition: 16 bar melody with complex rhythm and ornaments
  • Improvise on Major Scales contd.
  • Songs: Pinball Wizard- The Who

Level 7:

  • Introduction to Electric Guitar
  • Theory: Minor chord family
  • Scales: diminished scale
  • Chords: augmented, diminished chords
  • Aural: Recognise the key of any composition and figure out the progression
  • Exercises: Major-minor scales throughout fret board.
  • Improvisation on the scales using ornaments: legato, tapping
  • Own Composition of at least 1 min(recorded)

Level 8:

  • Processor: Patch Making
  • Theory: Modes
  • Scales: Individual Mode Study
  • Chords: Family using 7ths
  • Exercises: Modal Playing
  • Aural: Can imitate melodies effortlessly
  • Improvisation with ornaments: hammer and pull-off
  • Own Composition of at least 2 ½ min(recorded)

Class Format: 1-hour class

Class Frequency : [1 session per week] or [1 master + 1 practice sessions per week]

Course Details:

Guitar learning at Muziclub follows a 3 fold learning method:

  • Theory and Basics of the instrument
  • Technique and Skill enhancement
  • Ear training & aural exercises

This method is designed by our faculty to help you learn the instrument & its nuances in detail and proves its efficiency among amateurs and professionals alike.

Exam Course: We also prepare student for Triniy / ABRSM exam courses.

Bass Guitar:

Name any genre – rock, soul, funk, metal and the bass shines in every one of them. Learn about the nuances of Bass playing and master the art of synchronising with different elements of a band.

*Course structure under modification and will be published soon*

Class Format: 1-hour class

 Class Frequency: 1 session per week

Course Details:

A pre-requisite to enrolling for the bass-guitar classes at Muziclub is to complete the first 3 levels of acoustic guitar. Our faculty suggests that this will give a strong foundation for you to start learning the bass. A one-on-one teaching method for the bass includes a lot of exposure to playing along with beats as frequently as possible to be able to understand the formation of bass lines in real-time.

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