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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

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

My School Of Rock

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

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!

Chords - Guitar Classes and Music Lessons Koramangala Bangalore

Chords You Need To Know !!

Major Chords

A chordC chordD chordE chordF chordG chord

Minor Chords

Am chordBm chordCm chordDm chordEm chordFm chordGm chord

Seventh Chords

A7 chordB7 chordC7 chordD7 chordE7 chordG7 chord

Minor Seventh Chords

Am7 chordBm7 chordDm7 chordEm7 chordFm7 chordGm7 chord

Major Seventh Chords

Amaj7 chordCmaj7 chordDmaj7 chordEmaj7 chordFmaj7 chordGmaj7 chord

Suspended Four Chords

Asus4 chordDsus4 chordEus4 chordGsus4 chord

Suspended Two Chords

Asus2 chordDsus2 chord

Add 9 Chords

Cadd9 chordGadd9 chord

Song Writing - Guitar Classes - Music Lessons - Koramangala Bangalore

Most people approach songwriting in the same general way. For those that write music, versus lyric writing only, that process is to go to their instrument and improvise until they stumble upon something that sounds good. They choose to focus only on the goal of having a completed song instead of focusing on the wide range of available processes to compose music. In other words, these people focus on the what (the song they want to write) instead of the how (which processes and methods can be used). Once the decision is made to write a new song, they begin with the one process that is easiest and comes most naturally to them - improvising at their instrument. For the purpose of illustrating the examples below, let us assume your main instrument is electric guitar. Natural pros and cons inherently exist with every songwriting process and method. Here is the obvious set of pros and cons for the process of improvising with your instrument: 

·  This is the easiest songwriting process for most songwriters.
·  You can begin immediately (without little or no pre-compositional planning or thought).
·  You can take advantage of the guitar's natural possibilities of tone, playability, pitch range, the number of pitches that can be played simultaneously, dynamic range, articulation, etc.
·  If you are a competent guitar player, you can easily create music that is natural for the guitar. You probably have at least a basic command of general guitar, so playing your guitaristic ideas won't be a major problem in most cases.
·  Because most songwriters (even many pros) write in this way, your musical results may be similar to some of those that have gone before you and written successful hit songs.
This Method's Disadvantages
·  You are limited by the instruments limitations of tone, playability, pitch range, the number of pitches that can be played simultaneously, dynamic range, articulation, etc.
·  You are likely to repeat similar ideas that you have used before in other songwriting sessions.
·  It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking like a guitar player only versus a songwriting musician.
·  You may discover your hands are doing most of the creating, not your true creative mind.
·  The range of possible musical results is limited when using this single process exclusively. Not necessarily because there is anything wrong with the guitar or you. Any single songwriting process will be limiting. You must really work hard to squeeze as much out of a single process as possible. Of course having multiple processes is better than having only one (I will discuss other methods of writing songs in future articles). Go to your instrument and begin improvising, notice what types of things you do naturally. What is the process that you usually start with? Do you begin by trying to write a melody? Or do you begin with chords? Here is a list of ideas you can use to begin.
·  Begin with Melody first. 01. In this case, decide if the melody you are trying to write will be a vocal or instrumental melody. This is very important because vocal melodies need to have room for a singer to breathe and you must also consider the pitch range - a singer's pitch range is more narrow than most instruments. Keep this all in mind when writing melodies. 02. Consider the melodic contour (shape and direction) of your melodies. 03. Is there a clear climax (high point)? Where should it be in the melody?
·  Begin with Chords first 01. Choose a tonal center (key) to begin with. You don't have to stay in that key for the entire song, but it is wise to at least begin in a single key. You can deviate from the key later if you wish. 02. Think about the progression of chords, where are there moments of tension and resolution? Are these moments placed in the best order?
·  Begin with Chords and Melody at the same time. 01. I like this one a lot. Begin with a single chord and a melody note or phrase, as you add on the next chord and more melodic notes, write them together. Experiment by changing the chord but not the melodic phrase. Experiment by changing the melodic phrase but not the chord.
·  Begin with Rhythm first 01. Consider the types of rhythmic patterns that you normally use. Perhaps one of them is exactly what you need to get into the grove of a new song. 02. Experiment with variations on your favorite rhythmic patterns. Take a common pattern and play it backwards. 03. Create something totally new. Force yourself to disallow any of your favorite rhythmic patterns to creep into your new song idea. Dynamics, Texture and Form are the most often overlooked musical elements among songwriters. Record companies hire producers to improve the quality of the songwriting done by the writers. Most producers have to spend a lot of their time (and the artist's advance money!) shaping the songs in these three areas because songwriters often neglect to spend enough time and effort on them. Most people can write a melody and put chords together, but struggle with dynamics, texture and form.
·  Begin with Dynamics first 01. If you are thinking about dynamics while composing each part of the song, you are already ahead of the game. 02. Plan out what the dynamic range of each section of your new song will be. Which parts will be louder and which will be softer? How can you create smooth transitions between them? Do you want smooth transitions?
·  Begin with Timbre first 01. The variety of instruments you use, and the sounds you get out of those instruments brings color to you music. Once you have written a melody, experiment with how many different types of tone qualities you can use to play it. Even if you are only writing a song for a solo instrument, how can you color the sound with that instrument? For example, on a guitar, playing down by the bridge produces a totally different sound quality than picking over the center of the string (12th fret).
·  Begin with Texture first 01. The density of sound and timbre may influence the types of melodies you compose. Consider how the density of texture may change from section to section. What type of musical effect will result? A single guitar line might lead you to write guitaristic lines, but if you use a guitar to compose a keyboard part, your approach will often be (and probably should be) quite different.
·  Begin with Form first 01. Starting here can do wonders to keep you out of trouble (musically speaking). When you don't think about the form (arrangement of the parts of a song) early on in the writing process, it is easy to paint yourself in a corner later. When you have written various parts for a song but can't seem to piece the individual parts together in a cohesive manner this usually happens because there was little or no thought about form early on in the writing process.


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