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Electric Guitar Lessons

Be it Jazz, Pop, or Heavy Metal, the sound of the electric guitar is undeniably versatile in nature. 

The Music Shed's Electric Guitar Courses cater 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. 

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


Up for a challenge?

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

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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

  • Basic barre chords 

  • 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 the fundamentals which your electric guitar instructor will cover!

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 continued (4 part chord)

  • Muted strumming technique

  • Picking individual notes when playing chords

  • CAGED system

  • Minor scale (1 and 2 octaves)

  • Hammer-ons and pull-offs

  • Harmonics

  • Bending

  • Tapping

  • Alternate picking

  • Sweep picking

  • Pentatonic scale (1st position)

  • Guitar solo composition

  • Syncopated rhythms (dots and ties)

  • Intermediate theory on harmony (4 part chords)

  • Reading and understanding intermediate level  music notation

  • Cycle of fifths introduction

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

  • Genre exploration

  • Introduction to guitar pedals

Mastered the basics? Further your knowledge as an Intermediate player.

From the smooth melodies of jazz to the strong energy of heavy metal, our lessons cater to all musical tastes and equip you with the skills you need to become a better guitarist.

Ear Training

  • Recognition of intervals

  • Recognition of chords

  • Recognition of rhythm

Advanced Techniques & Theory


  • Advanced theory on harmony (extended chords)

  • Music history and repertoire

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

  • Arpeggio shapes

  • String skipping technique

  • All 7 positions on major and minor scales

  • Pentatonic and blues - 5 positions

  • Guitar solo composition (advanced)

  • Picking dynamics and tone

  • Further knowledge on guitar tone - amps and pedals

  • Developing your sound

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. 

In our advanced-level electric guitar lessons, you'll elevate your proficiency as a versatile and confident electric guitarist. Let us help you master complex chord progressions and advanced soloing techniques to unlock your full potential.

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