Short Courses

The Music Shed's short courses gives you a well-defined learning journey within a set time frame. Our short courses are designed to be goal-driven programs to help you reach your learning goals efficiently, and systematically with each learning session. Each of these short courses vary in duration and difficulty, so students are advised to select them based on their existing skill level.

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Guitar Foundation

8 weeks

The fundamentals of guitar playing for Complete Beginners.

Price

$240

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Guitar Foundation Course 

Class size: 2-6 pax
No. of sessions: 8
No. of Instructors: 1
Duration/session: 60 minutes
Frequency: Once a week
Course Fees: S$240

Who is it for?

Beginners who are looking to set a solid foundation in guitar. 

 

We will do our best to segment classes by age group, so students can be among peers of the same age. 

Classes will be held once a week, for a period of eight weeks. Students are advised to enrol at the 

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Learning Outcome

Students will be equipped with a foundational skill-set to start playing the guitar. Students will finish the course with a fundamental understanding of music theory, how songs are crafted, be able to play simple songs of their choice, and master proper playing technique.

 

This course is not aimed to be genre or repertoire specific; but to act as a starting platform for students to develop their personal musical goals and interests.

Why Choose this Course?

It is crucial for students who wish to learn an instrument to develop a strong foundation, and to correct any bad habits which may cause long-term injuries or hinder the development of their playing skills.

The Music Shed’s foundational courses are meticulously designed by our professional music educators, in order to ensure each student receives a comprehensive music education, alongside exercises and activities that keeps the learning process fun and exciting.

Syllabus Outline

Introduction

Outline

The Four Elements of music:

  •  Knowledge

  • Technique

  • Aural Skills

  • Opinion

Instrument introduction

  • Parts of the instrument

  •  How the instrument works

  • Holding the guitar

  • Posture

  • Naming the fingers

Course

Outline

Understanding the foundations of playing music

  • Pitch

    • Names of notes used in Western music

    • Accidentals Sharps and Flats

    • What is a scale?

    • The major scale

    •  Introduction to Intervals

    • Harmony

      • Building triads

      •  Diatonic triads available in C Major

      • Harmonic functions

      • Putting together simple diatonic chord progressions

        • ​. Case studies of chord progressions created in popular music.

  • Rhythm

    • Pulse

    • Note sub-division up to eighth notes

    • Time signatures

    • Bar lines

    • Slash notations

    • Creating simple eighth note rhythmic figures

Technique

  • Holding a pick and fretting a note

  • Right hand technique development

  • Single note melodies in open position

  • Keeping time

  • Open position chords (triads)

  • Changing Chords in simple chord progressions

  • Arpeggiating chords

​Aural skills

  • Identifying differences in pitch (lower/ Higher)

  • Clapping rhythms

  • Singing melodies

​​Musicality (opinion)

  • Creative thinking activities

​Practice Methods and processes

  • Understanding the process of practice

    • Identifying what to practice

    • How to practice

    • Setting goals and tracking progress

    • Planning practice sessions

  • Performance vs practice

How do I sign up?

It is crucial for students who wish to learn an instrument to develop a strong foundation, and to correct any bad habits which may cause long-term injuries or hinder the development of their playing skills.

The Music Shed’s foundational courses are meticulously designed by our professional music educators, in order to ensure each student receives a comprehensive music education, alongside exercises and activities that keeps the learning process fun and exciting.