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My School Of Rock (The Guitar Academy),#1 3rd Cross 5th A Block Kormangala 560034 Bangalore Phone No:+91 9483506398

My School Of Rock

My School Of Rock (The Guitar Academy),#1 3rd Cross 5th A Block Kormangala 560034 Bangalore Phone No:+91 9483506398

My School Of Rock

My School Of Rock (The Guitar Academy),#1 3rd Cross 5th A Block Kormangala 560034 Bangalore Phone No:+91 9483506398

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8 Finger Strengthening exercise | Guitar Classes Koramangala Bangalore

If you’re having trouble with either your right hand or left hand coordination and you want to see real improvement then these are the perfect exercises.

How to practice
Start out slow, real slow and play through each exercise a couple of times until it feels comfortable. Once you can play the exercises slowly without faltering try playing along with a metronome. Again begin real slowly and gradually increase the tempo of the metronome.
Pay attention to the quality of the exercise. Make sure all the notes sound clean and clear. Apply alternate picking technique with your right hand (down,up,down,up).
Focus fully on the exercise. Observe your left and right hand while playing and see if there’s anything that needs to be corrected or improved. The slightest change can make a huge difference.
Relax the muscles in your fingers, wrists, hands, arm and shoulders just enough to reduce strain and prevent any injuries. It’s also of great importance if you want to perform the exercise to its best potential.
Here’s the left hand fingering position:
1 = index finger
2 = middle finger
3 = ring finger
4 = pinky
Use the exercise to warm up and make it a regular part of your guitar workout.
Enjoy the ride!








How To Read Guitar Chords Chart | Guitar Class Koramangala Bangalore

If you want to learn how to play guitar chords, the first thing you need to do is learn how to decipher guitar chord charts.

A guitar chord chart is a list of chord diagrams. A chord diagram is a visual representation of a guitar chord.

Here's an example of a guitar chord diagram:

Guitar chord chart of C

Let me explain to you how to read this guitar chord diagram:

Guitar chord chart explanation

You see six lines going from left to right and six lines going from top to bottom.

The lines going from left to right represent the guitar strings. The line most to the left represents the thickest string of the guitar (the low E string). The line most to the right represents the skinniest string of the guitar (the high E string).
The lines in between represent strings A, D, G and B.

The lines going from top to bottom represent the frets.  The top line is the nut of the guitar (see picture above), the second line is the first fret, the third line the second fret, ...

The black dots on the guitar chord diagram represent the fingers.
A black dot means you have to place a finger there (between the two frets) and push the string down.  The chart doesn't tell you which fingers you have to use, but most of the time it's obvious what finger goes where.

The white dots represent an open string.  In our example above the white dots above string G and E mean that those strings have to be played open (so without fretting them).

Strings that don't have a black or a white dot are not played.

The C on top of the guitar chord chart represents the chord name.  In our example it's the chord of C.

Let's look back at our example:

Guitar chord chart of C

  • the low E string has no dots, so it's not played
  • the A string has a dot above the 3rd fret (we say 'on the 3rd fret', but you place your finger behind the fret and not on it).  So we put a finger on the 3rd fret
  • the D string is fingered at the 2nd fret
  • the G string is open
  • the B string is fretted at the 1st fret
  • the high E string is open
 There's one more thing you need to know to be able to read guitar chord charts.
Have a look at the following example:

Guitar chord chart of C

You see a 5 standing to the left of the guitar neck.
This means the first fret on the guitar chord chart is the actually the 5th fret on the guitar neck.

So in this example we play:

  • no low E string
  • 5th fret on the A string
  • 7th fret on the D string
  • 7th fret on the G string
  • 6th fret on the B string
  • 5th fret on the high E string
This chord is actually a bar chord .

One more thing we need to talk about is guitar chord fingering.
Like I told you above, it is most of the time obvious which fingering you use, but in some cases it's not.

Fingers are named as followed:

Guitar chord fingering

Best Way To Learn Guitar - Guitar Music Lessons |Guitar Music Classes |Koramangala |Bangalore

Learning guitar can seem daunting. With all the different websites and teaching methods available it can be difficult choosing where to begin. . The answers to most common questions are featured here.

I'm new to the guitar. Where should I start out?
The greatest learning you can get is from a teacher. One on one lessons really allow you to grasp the concepts of learning at a faster rate and allow you to understand more effectively. If you are low on money and can’t afford a teacher then the internet is the next best thing. This, though, is going to mean that you will be learning ‘on your own’.

Which chords should I begin learning?
For someone starting out, the inability to get a full sounding chord can lead to much frustration which, in turn, can lead to deciding that maybe the guitar is just too much trouble and not worth learning. For younger students, and also for some adults, the confidence gained by playing some single notes on various strings is all they need to make the next “step” into chord playing. I’d like to make a quick point that learning chords is not always the best way to start out, particularly for younger children.

 Is there an easy way to learn barre chords?
 Whenever I teach barre chords to a student, I tell them before hand that they are going to be hard to learn. They are like riding a bike, though. Once you get them, you’ll never forget them. No capo in the world can do what the barre chords do for music. If you look at your index finger, it has a slight bend to it. This leaves the center of the barre hard to press down. Now rotate the finger ever so slightly backwards so the knuckle is facing toward the nut of the guitar. This flattens the finger. Sure it still has a bend to it, but it is no longer a factor because the side of the finger, which is now flattened against the fretboard, is holding down the strings.
  • The other factor to remember is that we have been used to grabbing things with our hands and curling the fingers inward toward the palm. Now, with barre chords, we have to develop muscles we almost never use to flatten out the finger. As with all muscles, it takes time for strength and size to come about. Even though the technique may be perfect, you may have to keep at it and wait it out for these reasons. But it will come to you.
    The last thing I want to say about this is this, look at the barre chord. Are there other fingers doing work in the center of the fretboard? If so then you don’t have to concentrate you barring efforts behind them. Watch what you are doing and what is needed.
 How much time should I spend practicing?
  • Whenever someone asks “how much time,” a teacher is going to respond “as much time as you can.” That’s almost a pure reaction. The reality, however, relies on two separate things: the amount of free time you truly have and the physical condition of your hands.
    How do I get the most out of my practice time?
    If you know some chords and where the notes are on the fingerboard, then you have to ask yourself, what you want to do? You already know enough to strum a lot of songs and even play song simple leads and riffs. You also know enough to start writing and playing some of your own songs. So there are a lot of choices and it’s really up to you.
    I know that this may not be the answer that you seek, but without knowing what your purpose for playing is, I truly can’t tell you what to play next. I can tell you that there are TONS of things to learn! Take some time and think about what you want to do.

    ld I learn to play on acoustic or electric?
    There are a lot of similarities between the electric and acoustic guitar; they each have advantages and disadvantages to the beginner. It is easier to learn to finger pick on an acoustic. Barre chords and power chords are easier to learn on an electric. Because of the nature of the acoustic guitar, most people learn how to strum them but rarely take the time to explore the many styles and sounds that it is capable of. Because of the nature of the electric guitar, many beginners learn power chords and then little else. And when the acoustic player gets his first electric, he tends to play it like an acoustic. And vice versa.
    Which is “better?” If you say right off the bat that you want to learn electric, I would tell you that electric is better for you. Is this necessarily true? No. But since this is where your interests currently lie, it is true for you.
    What you learn from the guitar, or anything, is usually a combination of what you want and whether or not what you discover on the way interests you enough to take a detour. If you really want to learn a riff or a solo and you learn it, will you also take the time to figure out how you can use what you learn in another song or in a different style? Only if it interests you to do so.
    It used to be that people started out with acoustic guitars mostly because it was expensive to get an electric guitar (and an amplifier and everything else that you’d need). That is not the case these days. If you want to play electric and you can get yourself a good set up, then by all means do so.
    Because here’s the fun thing – if you choose the electric guitar now, there’s no reason why you won’t find yourself with an acoustic guitar somewhere down the road. I’d almost guarantee that this will happen.

    What pitfalls should I avoid as a beginning student?
  •  Impatience. Perhaps this is a bit of my trying to lump a lot of stuff into a small and neat package, but I think that it is impatience, however it might be disguised, is at the root of a lot of frustration, for guitarists and many other people as well.
How do i find time to play guitar ?

Time is one of those things that we approach differently depending what we want to do with it. We find that we make time for things when we need to or want to but don’t always see where that time comes from.
Time adds up. Even if you manage to find fifteen or thirty minutes a day, it adds up. And if you’re honest with yourself, you’ll FIND that time and then MAKE it your guitar time.

Buy a guitar stand. When I first started playing, it seemed like a lot of work to take the guitar from the case, make sure it’s tuned then make bad sounds. Then I bought a guitar stand and placed the guitar in my living room. It serves as a monument to remind me that I am not playing the guitar with the 15 minutes I’m wasting on the couch. It catches my eye when I’m surfing the channels and says “play me instead”. The instant access of the guitar allows me to get that 10 or 15 minutes in (which often turns into an hour) while I’m waiting for something else. Also, you have to practice your chords and chord changes until you master the skill. However, learn some 2 chord songs (G7 and C) or simple 3 chord songs so that you can have some feeling of accomplishment while learning. You can make “music” with these simple sings and see your progress.

Things You Can and Can't Learn From Online Guitar Lessons - Music Lessons Bangalore

It has never been easier to find guitar lessons online.  There are thousands, and new lessons are added every day. There are also countless tabs and song guides. But students who learn guitar online often struggle with some "missing pieces" in their musical learning. That's because these pieces are most often learned from playing with more experienced musicians, or from a teacher. And although anyone can find guitar lessons online, not everybody has access to experienced musicians. 

Last year, we set out to create a new online guitar learning site. We wanted to find out what was currently missing out there in the "lessonscape" and fill in some gaps. 

Guitar players who primarily learn online often report at least one of these issues:
Challenges With Online Lessons

Lack of clear structure. The lesson landscape was full of learning examples, but guidance for navigating through this landscape was lacking. Because each student learns at a different pace, is interested in learning different materials, and has a different overall level of ability, it's impossible to give the same practice plan to every student. 

Lack of feedback. Learners reported that, without a teacher, they weren't sure if what they were doing was correct. Most were aware that their guitar habits might be formed over many years, and were wary of spending so much time building "bad" habits.

So there are benefits to having a private teacher, especially if you find one that can offer you these missing pieces. 

But you can definitely learn a lot by yourself if you're committed. And no matter what resources you have available, the most important thing is what you practice, how you practice, and how often you practice.
What Is the Internet Best at Teaching?  Studying on the Internet can be an important part of learning-central, even. Here are some of the things the Internet is best at providing:

Limitless songs. Although you have to be careful when learning tabs to make sure that you're getting accurate information, no teacher has a library of songs that matches the number found on the Internet. Most teachers will gladly use tabs and charts printed from online, so long as they appear to be accurate.

Guitar Fretboard Knowledge. Diagrams of chords, scales and arpeggios are plentiful. 

Techniques and tricks. No one teacher is familiar with the techniques and tricks used in every style. Thankfully you can find passable demonstrations of almost every technique somewhere out there. 
Why You Should Consider Guitar Lessons Using the web, you can usually find WHAT you want to learn, and hopefully you can also teach yourself HOW to play it. But playing with other musicians and learning from a teacher are useful in helping you understand WHY. And that's an important step in deconstructing what you're doing, setting your priorities, and deciding what you need to work on during today's practice.

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Top 5 Tips For Guitarists - Guitar Classes/Lessons Koramangala Bangalore

Top 5 Tips For Guitarists
1)  Only play what you want to play

“Don’t judge yourself while playing. This is something that came from Lennie Tristano. His idea was that if you’re constantly saying to yourself things like, ‘Oh, that’s no good. I should have played the F instead of the F#,' you’re never really living in the moment; you’re not improvising fully and expressing yourself and embracing the idea that music is an art form.

2) Never play with pain
“This is extremely important. If you’re whipping out that metronome every day and you’re playing two- and three-octave scales up and down the neck, at some point if you go, ‘Ow! My wrist hurts,’ then you should stop. 

 3)  Learn something new each month
“This is an easygoing yet difficult parameter to maintain for practicing. It’s easy, of course, to play something that somebody taught you 10 years ago and to practice it over and over. Every time you play it well, it’s like you’re patting yourself on the back. 

4) Experience imitating other players
“The long way of saying this is ‘Experience imitating other players and develop an opinion of what you like and don’t like, and then build your sound and style.’ That’s a mouthful, so let’s break it down.

5) Listen to music like a music lover, not like a player
“One of the things that can skew the development of a point of view about somebody’s artistic statements is when you forget that the people who listen to music aren’t playing it. It’s easy to get so caught up in the details of something that you lose the forest for the trees.

Music Theory - Guitar Koramangala Bangalore

There are essentially two things you need to understand in order to become highly creative and express emotions in music:
  1. You have to understand the manner in which great guitar players and musicians ‘think’. More specifically, this means determining WHY they choose the specific notes and musical ideas that they do. This is something that you cannot learn if you simply copy the “notes” of your favorite songs and guitar solos. Rather than just playing the same notes as other musicians, you must spend time thinking about the musical emotions you want to express, and what specific musical choices you need to make to achieve that goal. Once you gain this level of musical creativity, you will develop your own unique sound as it relates to the ideas and emotions that come from your mind.
  2. You must know how specific musical emotions can be created and expressed by making certain musical choices while composing music or playing a guitar solo. Additionally, you need to be able to make your audience understand exactly what emotions you want to express with your music, without having to say a single word. Many guitarists struggle greatly with doing this and as a result they end up limited to only playing the music of others without ever really expressing themselves through their guitar playing.
If you want to truly master musical creativity, you will need to learn how to use music theory. Unfortunately, most guitar players have one of two misconceptions about what music theory IS. Some people stay away from theory because they believe it contains unbreakable “rules” that will limit their freedom of musical expression. Other guitar players think that the purpose of music theory is only to learn abstract ideas about all the nuts and bolts that make up music.
The truth is, music theory is neither of these things. Music theory is the idea of connecting one’s thoughts, feelings, and emotions together through musical expression. It is the ability to explain WHY we feel emotions in music, and how we can continue to use musical creativity to recreate our emotions.
Here are the most important skills you will get from learning music theory:
  1. Music theory will help you understand exactly why you feel the way you do when you listen to any given piece of music. The best part is that you will then be able to use this knowledge in your own musical expression to make much higher quality music.
  2. You will no longer have to waste time trying to find the “right notes” when making your own music. You will be able to quickly identify the exact musical elements needed to express your emotions in music. This will put your level of musical creativity far ahead of most guitarists and musicians who simply play around on their instrument until something sounds interesting.
  3. Music theory gives you all the equipment you need to put together new musical ideas much more quickly, without having to rely on remembering the way something sounds. Having the ability to associate specific feelings and emotions with the musical tools needed to express them allows you to compose and organize entire sections of your music on paper (or by ear) before even playing any notes.
  4. When you understand exactly which musical choices to make in order to accurately convey a certain musical emotion, you will be able to anticipate how people will interpret your music.

Why Do People Given Up While learning to play the Guitar?

Why do people not enjoy learning to play guitar enough to keep at it?
Here are some of the more typical answers to these questions. People often say that they:
  • don't have the talent;
  • just too busy;
  • don't have the necessary drive or desire;
  • know they have to stick with it, but it's just too hard;
  • it turns out it's just "not my thing."
There are of course some people who make excuses, who are not committed, who aren't willing to do what it takes, but I'm not writing this article to point the finger at anyone who may seem to have these symptoms. I don't wish you to read this only to find out that there are "winners" and there are "losers" and if you don't do such and such then you're a "loser." This is not the way I roll.

I'll say it simply - people quit because they're not having enough fun with it. The fact is, learning a musical instrument should be fun! And that, taking the correct approach is what will make or break the fun factor.

When thinking about having fun playing guitar, one of the first thoughts that comes to mind for many people, is that of impressing others who hear and see you play. This may seem vain, but let's be real. 95% of us feel this way. And it's perfectly healthy, as long as you have a reasonable grip on reality.

Close behind this or perhaps at the same time are the cool vibes, excitement or even euphoria we experience with certain pieces of music while listening, but then to be playing it? Wow! Even just to play this music alone with no one listening may be fantastic already, but then to be able to share it with an audience, to do it really well, and be the envy of your peers? Wow and double wow! Seriously.

But the fun doesn't end there. And most importantly, it doesn't start there.

Whether it be status, recognition, attracting people to you, or the pleasure, excitement, euphoria, some or all of these things together, these things are products of you being able to play your instrument.

The other fun that I want to tell you about is a different kind of fun. This kind of fun is more crucial to your enjoyment, and continued success in learning to play.

It is the fun of learning how to do something we didn't know how to do before. I'm not just talking about the sense of accomplishment. The sense of accomplishment is another product of your being able to learn to play.

It is the fun of discovering exactly what needs to happen in order to learn a particular skill and making it happen. In most cases, if we have made a satisfactory effort in developing decent understanding of what it is we're attempting to accomplish, then we have 95% of the job in hand. It is the other 5% of the job that we are not able to figure out yet.

Now here's a sweet idea: learning just what that 5% is, is often enough to get it done! In many cases this is all that is required! Just finding out what it is! And there it is - 100%!

Now this may or may not mean you are now ready to go play rock star and feel the magic glow. However in any event, you are now ready to go to the next level in your learning and developing of this particular item or skill.

In many other cases of course, this 5% may require more than simply identifying the problem area. And here is where our problem solving skills are put to use and given a chance to grow, to build strength, stamina, focus, patience, persistence. This is it people!

This is the real fun. The serious fun. The confident fun. The most useful fun. The skill that we need in order to truly succeed in life! Not just in music, but in all areas of life.

And this is why learning to play music is so good for people. Once we have experienced this on a deeper emotional level then we can naturally feel this way when trying to overcome other challenges that face us. The payoffs are huge. When you apply your problem solving skills in other areas of life the same as you do with music, you are unstoppable!

It was more commonly said in the past that music is simply part of a good education. Why? Because it's true!

Is there something else you can do to grow your brain, and develop your life skills that gives you as much personal pleasure as music? And that gives all those other fantastic products of being able to play? Is there?

Now why do so, so many people not have enough fun when learning to play an instrument? Is it their own fault? Very rarely.

In the vast majority of cases, it is simply the teacher's fault. Fault may be a harsh word. "Shortcomings" may sound more reasonable. It's not realistic on your part to expect every teacher to posses the needed skills to make your experience fun.

This is why you need to find not only a good teacher, but the best teacher you can find. A teacher who understands you, your personality, your learning style, your goals, your aspirations. If your goals and aspirations are not clear, then it is just as important that the teacher help you to start developing your sense of what you truly want to accomplish.

Once you have found this teacher and established a good student/teacher relationship, you will be willing and able to do whatever they instruct you to do in order to achieve your goals. You will then be achieving them. You will then be... having fun!


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