3-Weeks Accelerated Beginner Module // 1.5hr per lesson
Receive up to BM$13 by attending this module. BM$ can be used to offset future course fee payments.
[This module is tailored for youths (age 10-18) aspiring to play contemporary praise songs]
Always wanted to pick up playing the guitar? This school holiday, experience the thrill and passion of playing the GUITAR for real. Following Believer Music's innovative and revolutionary approach to music learning, your child will play this instrument with purpose and focus in just 3 short weeks (accelerated module). This foundational module offers each child a genuine opportunity to speedily pick up guitar-playing aptitude. Right from the first class, they will be taught how to play a song and will learn up to 8 songs by the end of the term. The strumming exercises will also foster better concentration, listening ability, communication skills, and develop both fine and gross motor skills.
This 3-week module will inspire your child to engage joyfully with the harmony of music.
The nature of playing the GUITAR will, most importantly, awaken and set them on a life-long path after God’s heart.
Thematic Devotion: DISCOVERING GOD: Knowing God through His Covenants and revealed Names
Introduction: to the Guitar & its role
Rhythm: Essential strumming fundamentals
Harmony: Easy-to-play and great-sounding chords
Song Application & Techniques: Play up to 8 familiar praise songs
Built-In Weapons: Song enhancing techniques
Interactive Music Exercises: Rhythm & chord exercises
Duration: 3-week course; 1.5 hours weekly lessons
Who should sign up for this module? Am I eligible for signup?
You are eligible for this module if you have:
i) No knowledge of playing the guitar OR
ii) Wish to relearn the fundamentals of playing guitar especially strumming feel or rhythm. This will help you to develop your playing further.
*Should you have prior playing experience, use the Online Course Allocator to identify the module most suitable for you.
Is there an age limit?
We accept registrations from ages 8 to 16. We will channel students to classes of compatible age groups whenever possible.
Is there a difference between this accelerated Beginner and the usual Beginner module?
The lesson outline is similar. However, it differs in the following:
i) Held on weekday afternoons only
ii) Compacted Course Syllabus in 3 weeks
iii) Class Dynamics - Younger age group
But I know nothing about music!
This step-by-step course is designed for total beginners who have absolutely no prior knowledge in music or the guitar. Individuals who attended other beginner courses but are still unable to play confidently and effectively are advised to join this Beginner Module. What you are going to learn here is going to be fun, powerful and practical for your personal worship. Adopt a heart of worship right from the start.
What do I learn in 3 weeks?
Conducted in small groups (i.e. 6-8 persons), the 1.5 hr per week sessions include: INTRODUCTION to the guitar and its role RHYTHM Orientation - Strumming and Style HARMONY Orientation - Chord & Progressions SONG Application and Techniques BUILT-IN Weapons - Enhanced Techniques INTERACTIVE Music Exercises (Ensemble style) WEEKLY E-Newsletters. You will learn more than strumming rhythm and chords. You will learn to take steps to worship God effectively on the guitar.
I received classical guitar lessons previously. Is it still applicable in this course?
It is applicable because you have learnt to listen to yourself as you play and follow general timing. Here, you will learn how to strum effectively in a variety of styles. You will be able to decide the most appropriate rhythm to use as well as play the song in more than one fashion. The course is fairly demanding and requires concentration and time-allocated practice on your own. Nevertheless, what you are going to learn here is going to be fun and practical.
Do I have to bring my guitar around? Is it convenient?
All studios are fully equipped with practice guitars. Our Training Centres are conveniently located at International Plaza - Flagship (beside Tanjong Pagar MRT station), One Commonwealth (beside Commonwealth MRT station), and Tampines Plaza (beside Tampines MRT station).
Is it FUN?
You'll get to meet people who share the same passion. Learning to play a musical instrument is highly rewarding because it leads to growth in a music-spiritual dimension. Learning to play the guitar is more than fun. It's life changing. We all know of people around us whom we think have successfully learnt to play the guitar reasonably well. With practice, this skill will stay and enrich not only your lives but also the lives of people and family around you (and generations to come). For many of us who are just starting to pick up this unique skill, believe that the journey is well worth it.
Folk and Classical Guitar...What's the difference?
A folk guitar uses steel strings while a classical guitar uses nylon strings. The Folk guitar's neck is narrower which makes playing easier, and no, it doesn't hurt as much as you tell yourself! With proper stringing gauge, beginners will feel only a pinch. The folk guitar is made especially for strumming and you'll hear more varied tones as compared to a bass-mid sounding classical guitar .The feel achieved during strumming is probably more rewarding compared to a classical guitar.
I am a Music/Church pastor; I'd like to include a subsidy for my members.
We make it possible for you to track whoever signs up for the course and even include a subsidy appropriation. Are you interested in equipping and mobilizing the cells under your care in regards to worship? Please contact us for an appointment. We'd like to share with you how this guitar program can mobilize your cell ministry members and raise the level of worship involvement.