3-Day Beginners Guitar Boot Camp
Explore the Art of playing the guitar!
The Music Shed presents an 3-day crash course for complete beginners! Go beyond the conventional guitar lesson and REALLY learn how to play the guitar.
Understand how the instrument works and learn the language of music. Participants can expect to learn the building blocks of music and its application to the instrument. This crash course aims to equip students with the knowledge and technical know-how to play songs of their choice.
This holiday exclusive workshop will be led by our senior guitar instructor Justyn Kang.
Register before December 10th for an Early Bird price!
Introduction to the mechanics of the Guitar
Construction of the Guitar
Physics of sound creation
Music Theory: The Building blocks of music (Part 1)
Elements of playing music
Application to the instrument
Technical Development: Getting your fingers to do what you want!
Music Theory: The Building blocks of music (Part 2)
Introduction to Triads
Etude of the day
Day 1 Recap
Music Theory: Diatonic Chord Families
Introduction to Building Triads
Technical development of chord changes
Music Theory: Rhythms and Reading
Further development of basic subdivision and creation of rhythms, and understanding how it’s represented in slash notations
Right hand exercises
Right and Left hand synchronisation
Technical exercises with common chord progressions
Music Theory: Understanding diatonic chord functions
Basic understanding of diatonic chord functions
Creation of Simple chord progressions
Chord Progressions Case studies
Song Playing Activity
Question and Answers
Do I Need Guitar Playing Experience to Join?
No, this workshop is for complete beginners who are interested in learning the guitar. No guitar-playing experience is needed to participate.
Do I Need to Bring Anything?
If you don't own a guitar, we will be happy to provide you with one. Guitars are available on a first come first serve basis, so we advise students without instruments to register early in order to avoid disappointment. Feel free to bring along your own guitar if you already own one.
20 - 22nd December (Friday to Sunday)
The Music Shed,
80 Changi Road
Boot Camp Fees
Early Bird: $200
Guitarist, Justyn Kang
Electric Guitar & Acoustic Guitar Instructor
With over a decade of teaching experience under his belt, Justyn has taught children as young as 4, and adults as young as 72. His guitar teaching experience includes conducting MOE workshops in Primary and Secondary schools, teaching inmates at Tanah Merah Prison, and teaching special-needs students with autism and physical disabilities.
Hailing from a family of teachers, Justyn is passionate about teaching music. He works relentlessly to improve, revise, and find new methods to impart his knowledge and inspire his students. To date, he has produced a one hundred percent distinction rate for his students’ graded examinations.
A music graduate from LASALLE College of the Arts, he has played professionally for studio recordings, nightclubs, private functions, and MediaCorp events. Justyn is the guitarist behind the official soundtracks for Vasantham television shows Vettai 3, and Ragasiyam.