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.
NOTE: Should Believer Music Coaches find any student mismatched in any particular module, we reserve the right to transfer the student to another class after the first session to optimize the learning experience.
Is this course taught in Mandarin?
No. Lessons will be conducted in English. However, the songs learnt will be popular Mandarin pop songs.
Is there an age limit?
We accept registrations from ages 10 and above. We will channel students to classes of compatible age groups whenever possible.
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 do I learn in 2 months?
Conducted in small groups (i.e. 6-8 persons), the 1 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).
I received classical guitar lessons on 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 Training Rooms are fully equipped with practice guitars. Our Training Centres are conveniently located at either International Plaza - Flagship (beside Tanjong Pagar MRT station) or One Commonwealth (beside Commonwealth 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 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.