1-1 trial lessons available for new students. Please call +65 9688 4355 to enquire.

Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Take it on the road. No plugs, no switches. Ready for a new best friend?

Curious to know what it's actually like to play the acoustic guitar? Pop by our studios for a 1-1 trial class.

 

The Music Shed's Acoustic Guitar Courses caters to everyone, from beginners to advanced learners. For experienced players, we would recommend private classes. However if you're just starting out, feel free to join a beginner's group class. Our group classes are kept small, with just up to 4 people, in order to allow greater personal attention for each student. 

 

Up for a challenge?

Take on the internationally recognised Rockschool syllabus, and allow our instructors to tutor you through grades debut to 8, and prep you to ace examinations like a champ. 

Rockschool Acoustic Guitar Grades

 

  • Debut 

  • Grade 1

  • Grade 2

  • Grade 3

  • Grade 4

  • Grade 5

  • Grade 6

  • Grade 7

  • Grade 8

Trinity Guitar Grades

 

  • Initial 

  • Grade 1

  • Grade 2

  • Grade 3

  • Grade 4

  • Grade 5

  • Grade 6

  • Grade 7

  • Grade 8

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Beginner Techniques & Theory

  • Basic chords

  • Basic strumming patterns

  • Naturalize strumming and changing chords

  • How to use a guitar pick

  • How to read notations and TABS

  • How to use a capo

  • String muting technique

  • Major scale (1 & 2 octaves)

  • Introduction to rhythmic subdivisions

  • Basic theory on harmony (3 part chords)

  • Learn to read a basic lead sheet and chord diagrams

  • Develop basic fretboard memory (open strings to fret 6)

  • Introduction to guitar tone

  • Introduction to EQ

Not sure what to expect as a complete beginner?

Here's a quick summary of what your guitar instructor will cover at the start of your learning journey:

Instrument Maintenance

  • Learn the anatomy of the guitar

  • Learn how to tune & string your guitar

  • Instrument do's and don'ts, basic instrument maintenance

Intermediate Techniques & Theory

  • Barre chords 

  • 4 Part Chords

  • Muted strums

  • Picking individual notes when playing chords

  • CAGED system

  • Minor scale (1 and 2 octaves)

  • Hammer-ons and Pull-offs

  • Harmonics

  • Bending

  • Alternate picking

  • Pentatonic scale (1st position)

  • Syncopated rhythms (dots and ties)

  • Intermediate theory on harmony (4 part chords)

  • Fundamentals of music notation

  • Cycle of fifths

  • Intermediate fretboard memory (7th to 12th fret)

  • Genre exploration

  • Guitar solo composition

Mastered the basics? Here's what to expect as an Intermediate player.

Explore genres, develop your knowledge in music theory, refine your playing technique, and learn to compose music.

Ear Training

  • Recognition of intervals

  • Recognition of chords

  • Recognition of rhythm

Advanced Techniques & Theory

 

  • All 7 positions on major and minor scales

  • Pentatonic and blues - all 5 positions

  • Guitar solo composition (advanced)

  • Picking dynamics and tone

  • Advanced theory on harmony (extended chords)

  • Music history and repertoire

  • Advanced fretboard memory (application and how to construct chords on the fly)

Ear Training

  • How to write your own lead sheet as a guitarist

  • How to transcribe and learn another guitarist's solo

Already shredding on your instrument? Take on our advanced syllabus. 

Learn to be self-sufficient in a band and develop the ability to improvise, write music, create your rhythm, and perform.

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Contemporary Music Lessons

Established in 2018, The Music Shed is a contemporary music school based in Singapore, offering quality music education for children, teens, and adults. We provide music lessons and mentorship to students of all levels, preparing them to undergo accredited examinations recognized worldwide by Rockschool UK, Trinity Rock & Pop, ABRSM, and London College of Music.

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contact@themusicshedsg.com

159B Goldhill Centre Level 3

Thomson Road 

Singapore 307612

#01-04 Centropod @ Changi,

80 Changi Rd

Singapore 419715

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