Foundations of Guitar Mastery

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Craft Your Guitar Artistry

Immerse yourself in the teachings of Ashwani Kashyap, a seasoned guitarist with 18 years of rich musical wisdom. Inspired by a diverse range of musical styles, Ashwani infuses his passion and expertise into every lesson, guiding students to unlock their full potential and cultivate their unique musical voice.

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  1. String Names Mastery: Begin by familiarizing yourself with the names of the guitar strings, essential for navigation and tuning.

  2. Technique Refinement: Dive into basic guitar techniques, honing your skills in strumming, picking, and fretting for precise and fluid movements.

  3. Tuning Proficiency: Develop the ability to tune your guitar accurately, ensuring optimal sound quality and pitch consistency.

  4. Finger Agility Enhancement: Engage in targeted finger exercises designed to improve agility and strength, laying a solid foundation for chord transitions and intricate melodies.

  5. Chord Introduction: Explore the foundational chords of C and G7, mastering their fingerings and understanding their role in creating harmonic progressions essential to various musical styles.

  1. Introduction to Rhythmic Notation: Explore the basics of rhythmic notation, including note durations, time signatures, and rhythmic symbols.

  2. Understanding Note Values: Learn about different note values such as whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, and eighth notes, and how they relate to the beat.

  3. Exploring Time Signatures: Discover common time signatures such as 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8, and understand how they indicate the organization of beats within a measure.

  4. Syncopation and Rests: Dive into the concept of syncopation, where rhythmic accents fall on off-beats, and learn about rests and their role in creating rhythmic silence.

  5. Practical Exercises: Engage in practical exercises and rhythm drills using musical notation, designed to improve your rhythmic accuracy, timing, and sense of groove.

  6. Applying Rhythm in Music: Explore how rhythmic notation is applied in music across different genres and styles, and how understanding rhythm enhances your ability to play and interpret musical pieces.

  1. Exploring Open Chords: Delve into the world of open chords, foundational to countless songs across various musical genres, including the versatile and commonly used chords such as G, C, D, E, and A.

  2. Chord Exercises for Mastery: Engage in structured exercises aimed at mastering the finger placements and transitions between open chords, developing muscle memory and precision in your playing.

  3. Progressive Skill Development: Progress through a series of chord exercises designed to gradually increase in complexity, allowing for steady improvement and proficiency in navigating open chords on the guitar fretboard.

  1. Discovering Harmonic Depth: Delve into the rich soundscape of minor seventh and suspended chords, adding depth and complexity to your chord vocabulary.

  2. Enhancing Musical Texture: Explore various strumming patterns tailored to minor seventh and suspended chords, enabling you to create captivating rhythms and textures in your playing.

  3. Integration of Techniques: Integrate chord knowledge with strumming techniques, allowing for seamless transitions between chords and rhythmic embellishments, enriching your musical expression.

  1. Understanding Musical Intervals: Gain a fundamental understanding of half-steps and whole steps, the building blocks of scales and chords, essential for navigating the fretboard and constructing melodies.

  2. Mastering Barre Chords on the 6th String: Develop proficiency in playing barre chords rooted on the sixth string, a crucial technique for unlocking a wide range of chord voicings and musical possibilities.

  3. Exercises for Barre Chord Mastery: Engage in targeted exercises designed to strengthen your fingers and develop the dexterity needed to execute barre chords cleanly and effortlessly across the fretboard.

  4. Exploring Major Scales: Dive into the world of major scales, foundational to understanding music theory and essential for composing melodies, improvising solos, and understanding chord relationships.

  5. Practical Application: Apply your knowledge of intervals, barre chords, and major scales in practical musical contexts, empowering you to express yourself fluently and confidently on the guitar.

  1. Mastering 5th String Barre Chords: Develop proficiency in playing barre chords rooted on the fifth string, expanding your chord vocabulary and unlocking new possibilities for chord progressions and voicings.

  2. Understanding Keys and Key Signatures: Explore the concept of keys and key signatures, foundational to understanding how musical compositions are structured and organized. Learn to identify key signatures and their corresponding scales, enabling you to navigate songs and compositions with ease.

  3. Exploring Relative Major and Minor: Delve into the relationship between relative major and minor keys, understanding how these pairs share the same key signature but evoke different emotional qualities. Gain insight into how relative major and minor keys are used in songwriting and musical composition.

  4. Barre Chord Exercises for Mastery: Engage in targeted exercises designed to strengthen your fingers and develop the technique needed to play 5th string barre chords cleanly and confidently across the fretboard.

  5. Practical Application of Theory: Apply your understanding of keys, key signatures, and relative major and minor relationships in practical musical contexts, empowering you to analyze songs, transpose keys, and compose music with greater depth and sophistication.

  1. Mastering Strumming Technique: Dive into the intricacies of strumming technique, including rhythm, dynamics, and chord embellishments, to elevate your playing and create captivating rhythms.

  2. Understanding Intervals: Explore the concept of intervals, the distance between two pitches, and their role in creating harmony and melody. Learn to identify and apply intervals in your playing, enhancing your understanding of music theory.

  3. Practical Worksheets for Application: Engage in practical worksheets and exercises designed to reinforce strumming technique and interval recognition. These hands-on activities provide opportunities for skill development and musical growth.

  4. Integration of Theory and Practice: Seamlessly integrate strumming technique and interval knowledge into your playing, allowing for expressive and nuanced performances that capture the essence of the music.

  5. Enhancing Musical Fluency: Develop fluency in both strumming technique and interval recognition, enabling you to express yourself confidently and creatively on the guitar while expanding your musical vocabulary.

  1. Chord Essentials: Recap the fundamental guitar chords commonly used in songs, including major, minor, and dominant chords, as well as common chord progressions.
  2. Understanding Song Structure: Learn to identify song structures such as verses, choruses, bridges, and intros/outros, and how chord progressions are used within these sections.
  3. Transposition and Capo Use: Discover how to transpose songs into different keys to better suit your vocal range or play along with other musicians, and how to use a capo effectively to change the key without altering chord shapes.
  4. Playing by Ear and Reading Chord Charts: Develop the ability to play songs by ear, listening for chord changes and identifying the appropriate chords, as well as reading chord charts and lead sheets to quickly learn new songs.
  5. Putting It All Together: Apply your knowledge and skills to play a variety of songs from different genres and styles, using chords, strumming patterns, and techniques to create your own interpretations and arrangements.
  6. Practice and Performance Tips: Receive tips and strategies for effective practice, including breaking down songs into manageable sections, working on challenging chord changes, and building confidence for performance.
  7. Expanding Your Repertoire: Explore resources for discovering new songs to learn, including songbooks, online tutorials, and songwriting apps, and continue to expand your repertoire as you grow as a guitarist and musician.

Course Details

Duration:

  • Total Duration: 3 months

Course Breakdown:

  • 12 Weeks

Weekly Schedule:

  • Classes will be conducted on a weekly basis.

Class Frequency:

  • Number of classes per week: 1
  • One High Quality Video Workshop

Session Length:

  • Each class session will last 60 mins.

Batch Fee:

  • Course Fee: ₹3500/month
  • The total fee for the 3-month course is ₹10500

1-on-1 Session Fee:

  • Individual Classes: ₹ 1250 per session
  • The Total fee for the 3 months 1-on-1 course is ₹15000
  • Ideal for personalized attention and focused learning

Flexible Payment Options:

  • Installment Plans Available: [Updating Soon]
  • Payment methods accepted: [Updating Soon]

Weekly Hours Commitment:

  • Attend 1 hour of class per week
  • High quality Workshop’s video of each session will be given to practise at your own pace.

Recommended Practice Schedule:

  • Practise and play along  with the workshop video given right after each session.
  • Video contains variety of exercises recorded at different tempos.  

Flexible Practice Sessions:

  • Tailor your practice schedule to fit your routine, but aim for a consistent 1-hour practice everyday.

Practice Tips:

  • Break down your practice time into focused sessions for various aspects of guitar mastery (technique, theory, repertoire).
  • Utilize online resources and exercises provided in class to enhance your practice sessions.

About the Instructor:

  • Introduction: I am Ashwani Kashyap, a science enthusiast with a passion for music and guitar playing.

Educational Background:

  • Academic Journey: Studied microbiology in college, blending scientific knowledge with a deep appreciation for the art of music.

Guitar Journey:

  • Self-Taught Musician: Cultivated guitar skills through self-study and online courses.
  • Passion for Music: Developed a profound love for music, making guitar playing a significant part of my life.

Teaching Philosophy:

  • Approach to Teaching: Focused on making guitar learning accessible, enjoyable, and tailored to individual student needs.
  • Blend of Science and Art: Infusing scientific principles into music education to create a unique and effective teaching approach.

Experience:

  • Self-Taught Expertise: Acquired advanced guitar skills through dedicated practice and exploration.
  • Online Course Experience: Extensive experience in utilizing online platforms for self-improvement, bringing a modern and effective teaching style.

Passion for Education:

  • Teaching as a Calling: Driven by a passion for spreading knowledge and helping others discover the joy of playing the guitar.
  • Holistic Learning: Encouraging a well-rounded approach to music education, combining theory, technique, and practical application.

Contact Information:

Inspiration from Renowned Instructors:

  • Drawing Inspiration: My teaching philosophy is influenced by notable online guitar instructors such as Justin Sandecore, Steve Krenz, Juan Martin, among others.
  • Incorporating Proven Methods: Integrating effective teaching techniques and methodologies learned from observing and studying these instructors.

Structured 60-Minute Classes:

1.Warm Up and Quick Recap Section (20 mins):

  • Purposeful Start: Begin each class with a 20-minute segment focusing on warm-up exercises to enhance physical readiness.
  • Recap for Continuity: Dedicate time for a quick recap of previous lessons, ensuring a seamless progression in the learning journey.

2. Scales and Techniques (20 mins):

  • Technical Mastery: Allocate the next 20 minutes to delve into scales and techniques, providing a solid foundation for students’ skill development.
  • Systematic Approach: Break down complex concepts into manageable components, emphasizing hands-on practice and understanding.

3. Songs and Jamming (20 mins):

  • Practical Application: The final 20 minutes are dedicated to applying learned skills through playing songs relevant to the students’ proficiency level.
  • Creative Expression: Foster creativity and musical expression through collaborative jamming sessions, allowing students to explore their own musical style.

Interactive Learning Experience:

  • Student Participation: Encourage active participation during class activities, creating an engaging and interactive learning environment.
  • Q&A Opportunities: Allocate time for questions and answers, ensuring students have the opportunity to clarify doubts and deepen their understanding.

Utilization of Online Resources:

  • Supplementary Materials: Provide additional online resources, exercises, and tutorials to complement in-class learning.
  • Technology Integration: Leverage online platforms and tools to enhance the overall learning experience, making lessons accessible and dynamic.

Progress Tracking and Feedback:

  • Regular Assessments: Implement periodic assessments to track student progress and tailor future lessons to individual needs.
  • Open Feedback Channels: Establish a feedback mechanism to encourage communication and refinement of the teaching approach based on student feedback.

Comprehensive Guidebooks:

  • Each student will receive guidebooks tailored to the course, covering essential concepts, exercises, and reference materials.
  • Guidebooks will serve as a valuable resource for in-class learning and individual practice.

High Quality Workshop Videos

  • Following every session, you’ll gain exclusive access to our library of high-quality workshop videos. These videos are meticulously crafted to complement your learning experience, allowing you to practice at your own pace and convenience. With our comprehensive resources, you’ll have the tools you need to refine your skills and progress on your musical journey.

Weekly Assignments:

  • Students will be provided with weekly assignments to reinforce learning and apply concepts covered in class.
  • Assignments aim to enhance understanding and offer opportunities for practical application.

Bring Your Own Guitar:

  • Students are encouraged to bring their own guitars to class for a personalized and comfortable learning experience.
  • Using your own instrument fosters a connection and familiarity with your guitar.

Guitar Rental Option:

  • For those without a personal guitar, rental options are available for a convenient learning experience.
  • Renting a guitar provides access to a quality instrument without the initial investment.

In-Class Guitar Rental Fee:

  • A nominal fee will be charged for in-class guitar rentals, ensuring accessibility for all students.
  • This option is convenient for those who prefer not to carry their guitars to class regularly.

Convenience Fee for In-Class Guitars:

  • If students choose not to bring their guitars and opt for in-class guitars regularly, a convenience fee will be charged for the service.
  • This fee covers the maintenance and upkeep of the provided guitars.

Quality Assurance:

  • In-class guitars available for rent are well-maintained and of high quality to ensure an optimal learning experience.
  • Regular checks and maintenance are conducted to guarantee the functionality and playability of the rental instruments.

Flexible Options:

  • Students have the flexibility to choose the option that best suits their preferences and convenience.
  • Whether bringing their own guitar or opting for a rental, the goal is to accommodate diverse needs.

Certification of Completion:

  • Upon successful completion of the “Foundations of Guitar Mastery” course, each student will receive a personalized Certification of Completion.

High-Quality Video Gift:

  • As a special recognition, students will be provided with one high-quality video capturing their performance of a chosen song on the guitar.
  • The video serves as a memento of the student’s musical journey and progress throughout the course.

Featured on Website:

  • A dedicated section on our website will showcase the achievements and journeys of students who have completed the course.
  • Each student’s video will be prominently featured in this section, creating a lasting online showcase of their musical accomplishments.

Personalized 3-Month Journey Post:

  • In addition to the video feature, a personalized post summarizing the student’s 3-month journey will be created on our website.
  • The post will highlight key milestones, challenges overcome, and the overall growth and development demonstrated by the student.

Online Recognition:

  • The certification and featured video provide students with online recognition for their dedication and achievements in mastering the foundations of guitar playing.
  • This online presence can be shared on social media platforms, helping students celebrate their accomplishments with a wider audience.

Access to Certification Materials:

  • Students will have access to digital copies of their Certification of Completion and video for their personal records and portfolio.

Community Celebration:

  • The completion of the course will be celebrated within our learning community, fostering a sense of achievement and camaraderie among students.

Professional Video Production:

  • The video production will be handled professionally to ensure high-quality visuals and audio, capturing the essence of the student’s musical performance.

Please call 98166 97419 for admission related queries.

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