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BANGALORE GUITAR ACADEMY

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Program 1

Comprehensive Guitar Program (Level 1 to Level 6)

Program Overview (Comprehensive Guitar Program)

A complete guitar program from Beginner to Advanced level. Program structure & Training method designed to develop your skills at a fast pace.    

Learn both Plectrum & Fingerstyle Acoustic and Electric guitar to make you a versatile guitarist

Phase 1 (Beginner-Intermediate)

Basics

  • Learn Tablature (TAB) , the easiest method to read music
  • Learn to read Chord Diagrams
  • Learn the Left & Right hand techniques to build coordination and dexterity 

Chords & Chord Progressions

  • Learn all the important chords, power chords, bar chords and chord progressions that are used to play hundreds of songs
  • Learn various strumming patterns to build right hand control and technique
  • Learn the techniques & exercises to easily shift chords in a chord progression
  • Learn the techniques and strumming patterns used across various genres like Rock, Blues, Reggae, Techno, Pop etc 
  • Learn the theory behind chord formation and extended chord theory
  • Learn about Chord harmony and composition

Songs & Instrumental across genres

  • Learn to play plenty of songs and instrumental pieces across genres from Western music to Bollywood across the program. Learn the various musical aspects and techniques used in genres like Rock, Blues, Reggae, Techno, Pop, Metal etc to build versatility in your playing
  • Learn songs using a "Simplified Learning Method". A method designed to learn & play any song easily.

Scales

  • Learn all the important scales like Major, Minor, Harmonic Minor, Pentatonic, Blues scale, modes etc
  • Learn scale shapes across the fret board to easily shift position and improvise
  • Learn various scale patterns to build speed and melodic ideas
  • Learn to use scale combinations to build solos
  • Learn relationship between scales/modes, chord families, chord formation, extended chords, arpeggios etc

Techniques & Soloing

  • Learn the important strumming techniques like Staccato, Palm Mute, Dead  Notes, Rest etc to build dynamics in your playing
  • Learn all the soloing techniques like vibrato, hammer-on/pull-off, slides, string bending, legato, two handed tapping etc.
  • Build speed and accuracy in your playing and master the alternate, economy and sweep picking techniques
  • Learn to use scales and arpeggio techniques to shred across the fretboard
  • Learn to improvise against backing tracks

Fingerstyle  (Complete fingerstyle program content)

Workshops

  • Focused workshops to build speed, timing and perfection in playing
  • Jam sessions to build coordination in a group

Practice Schedules (Minimum Practice Maximum Vale):

Clearly defined "Practice Schedules" across the program for ease of learning & efficient utilisation of practice time

Phase 2 (Advanced) : Become a Pro Guitarist !!

  • Master all the techniques across various areas to make your playing professional sounding
  • Learn in depth of music theory, scales/modes, chord formation, extended chords, arpeggios and various aspects of improvisation & composition
  • Learn technically advanced songs and instrumental pieces
  • Learn to compose original songs, guitar solos and instrumental music

Program 2

Fast Track Guitar program (Short term-6 Month Program)

Program Overview (Fast Track Guitar program)

Master the Guitar in 6 Months !!  Minimum theory Maximum playability !          A Fast track “Beginner-Intermediate” program designed to make you Stage Ready

Take your playing to the next Level ! Flexibility to continue into the "Comprehensive Guitar Program" or "Fingerstyle Guitar Program".

Program Duration (Depending on Individual and Experience):            Absolute Beginners : Between 6 to 8 Months                                                        Experienced Guitarist : Between 4 to 6 Months

Basics                                                                                                               

  • Learn Tablature (TAB) , the easiest method to read music
  • Learn to read Chord Diagrams
  • Learn the Left & Right hand techniques to build coordination and dexterity 

Chords & Chord Progressions

  • Learn all the important chords, power chords, bar chords and chord progressions that are used to play hundreds of songs
  • Learn various strumming patterns to build right hand control and technique
  • Learn techniques & exercises to easily shift chords in a chord progression

Techniques

  • Learn the important strumming techniques like Staccato, Palm Mute, Dead  Notes, Rest etc to implement dynamics in your playing
  • Learn the alternate picking technique to develop pick control & attack
  • Learn various soloing techniques used to play guitar solos
  • Learn to play with metronome to build timing and perfection
  • Introduction to Fingerstyle

Songs & Instrumental across genres

  • Learn to play Songs & instrumental pieces  from various genres from Western music and Bollywood to build versatility in your playing
  • Learn songs using a "Simplified Learning Method". A method designed to learn & play any song easily.
  • Learn to use strumming techniques to create dynamics in playing

Basic Music Theory

  • Learn the basic theory of scales and chord family
  • Learn the important aspect of "Time Values" using music notation
  • Learn the basics of song writing, song structure and composition 

Practice Schedules (Minimum Practice Maximum Vale):

Clearly defined "Practice Schedules" across the program for ease of learning & efficient utilisation of practice time

Program 3

Fingerstyle Guitar program (Short term Program)

Program Overview (Fingerstyle Guitar program)

A complete Fingerstyle guitar program focused on various genres like Western classical, Folk Instrumental and Flamenco styles

  • The fingerstyle Program is designed for Experienced guitarists
  • Absolute Beginners interested in fingerstyle have to complete "Level 1" of the "Fast Track Guitar Program" to take up the fingerstyle program

 Guitar Required : Steel string Acoustic or Nylon string classical guitar

Program Duration (Depending on Individual and Experience):      Experienced Guitarist : Between 4 to 6 Months

Right Hand Fundamentals

  • Learn the important exercises & techniques to build right hand finger independence, picking patterns and chord plucking techniques
  • Learn variations of the Flamenco Rasgueado strumming technique
  • Learn various Etudes, pieces and arpeggios to develop good coordination between Right & Left hand fingers

Fingerstyle Instrumental & Songs

  • Learn to play some of the greatest fingerstyle Western classical pieces from J S Bach, Fernando Sor, M Giuliani, Niccolo Paganini etc
  • Learn to play fingerstyle Folk Instrumental pieces
  • Learn to play fingerstyle songs from genres like country, rock, pop, etc
  • Learn to improvise melodies into fingerstyle compositions using chords & melody lines together 

Practice Schedules (Minimum Practice Maximum Vale):

Clearly defined "Practice Schedules" across the program for ease of learning & efficient utilisation of practice time

Program 4

Crash Course (3 Month Guitar Course)

Program Overview (Crash Course)

Crash Course designed to quickly learn the guitar to perform !! 

Take your playing to the next Level ! Flexibility to continue into the "Comprehensive Guitar Program" or "Fast Track Guitar Program".

The program is designed for Absolute Beginners and Beginners with basic experience

Basics

  • Learn Tablature (TAB) , the easiest method to read music
  • Learn to read Chord Diagrams
  • Learn the Left & Right hand techniques to build coordination and dexterity 

Chords & Chord Progressions

  • Learn all the important chords and chord progressions that are used to play hundreds of songs
  • Learn various strumming patterns to build right hand control and technique
  • Learn techniques & exercises to easily shift chords in a chord progression

Techniques

  • Learn the alternate picking technique to develop pick control & attack
  • Learn basic soloing techniques to play simple solos and Riffs
  • Introduction to Fingerstyle

Songs

  • Learn to play Songs from Western music and Bollywood genres to build versatility in your playing
  • Learn songs using a "Simplified Learning Method". A method designed to learn & play any song easily. 

Practice Schedules (Minimum Practice Maximum Vale):

Clearly defined "Practice Schedules" across the course for ease of learning & efficient utilisation of practice time