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Overview of scales Formation of major scale and notes. Scale shapes of Major scale in different positions. Connecting the scale shapes. Sequencing patterns. 3 notes per string patterns. Practicing scales using backing tracks. Formation of minor scales. Minor scale relation with major scale and visualization of the shapes. Introduction to modes. What do you mean by modes? What are the modes of a Major scale. Chop building exercises. Alternate picking exercises. Economy picking exercises. Basic Sweep picking exercises. Scale chord relationship. Harmonized major scale Chord formation theory. Introduction to CAGED system. CAGED Barre chord shapes. Extended chord formation Some basic shapes of extended chords. Arpeggios Arpeggios shapes using CAGED system. Arpeggio exercises with sweep picking. Introduction to Riffs Power chords. Power chord rhythm study using down strokes and accents. Palm Muting. Popular riffs. Techniques. Slides Hammer-on. Pull-off. Vibrato. Legato exercise. Introduction to Bending. Introduction to improvisation. How to choose a scale for improvising over a chord progression. Basic ideas for improvisation using major scale Using backing tracks. Using Arpeggios along with scales for improvisation. Introduction to the Blues How 12 bar blues chord progressions are formed. Types of Blues chord progressions. Swing rhythm in 12 bar blues. Basic Blues riffs. Pentatonic scale shapes. Pentatonic scale sequencing Patterns. How to use pentatonic scale in blues soloing. Blues Licks. Basic blues licks in different pentatonic scale positions. Blues scale and application in standard blues licks. Revisiting Bending and vibrato for blues licks. Blues soloing Using the licks in 12 bar Blues. Playing over chord changes. Jam sessions. Acoustic Finger style. Basic finger picking exercises. Etudes and popular song riffs. Finger style rhythm.
Semester -1  Basic  Level Semester -2  Intermediate  Level
Correct posture (Holding the guitar and plectrum)

Introduction to guitar parts and Open string notes.

Open string exercises for right hand.

Basic chromatic exercises for left hand.

Open position C major scale with different picking

patterns.

Tunes/Tabs of songs in C major scale.

More chromatic exercises using alternate picking.

Listening to different kinds of music (Non Bollywood)

Pre-chord exercises.

Introduction to chords

Basic chord progressions and strumming.

Counting the beats along with strumming.

Playing along with the metronome.

Introduction to the notes on the guitar and tuning

procedures.

Different strumming patters and how you can create your

own strumming patterns.

Learning easy songs using chords.

Tips on how to sing along while strumming.

Major scale theory (How scales are formed)

Few scale shapes (not using open strings)

Playing different scales using one shape.

Few classical melodies using scale shapes.

Arpeggios of from popular songs to learn right hand

picking patterns.

Minor scale theory.

A few Minor scale shapes.

Semester - 3  Advance  Level
Detailed study of modes and improvisation using modes. Extended arpeggios and application. More extended chords (used in Jazz) Advanced blues soloing. Funk rhythm study. Advanced finger style grooves. Metal riffs and scale sequences.

Acoustic Guitar

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Overview of scales Formation of major scale and notes. Scale shapes of Major scale in different positions. Connecting the scale shapes. Sequencing patterns. 3 notes per string patterns. Practicing scales using backing tracks. Formation of minor scales. Minor scale relation with major scale and visualization of the shapes. Introduction to modes. What do you mean by modes? What are the modes of a Major scale. Chop building exercises. Alternate picking exercises. Economy picking exercises. Basic Sweep picking exercises. Scale chord relationship. Harmonized major scale Chord formation theory. Introduction to CAGED system. CAGED Barre chord shapes. Extended chord formation Some basic shapes of extended chords. Arpeggios Arpeggios shapes using CAGED system. Arpeggio exercises with sweep picking. Introduction to Riffs Power chords. Power chord rhythm study using down strokes and accents. Palm Muting. Popular riffs. Techniques. Slides Hammer-on. Pull-off. Vibrato. Legato exercise. Introduction to Bending. Introduction to improvisation. How to choose a scale for improvising over a chord progression. Basic ideas for improvisation using major scale Using backing tracks. Using Arpeggios along with scales for improvisation. Introduction to the Blues How 12 bar blues chord progressions are formed. Types of Blues chord progressions. Swing rhythm in 12 bar blues. Basic Blues riffs. Pentatonic scale shapes. Pentatonic scale sequencing Patterns. How to use pentatonic scale in blues soloing. Blues Licks. Basic blues licks in different pentatonic scale positions. Blues scale and application in standard blues licks. Revisiting Bending and vibrato for blues licks. Blues soloing Using the licks in 12 bar Blues. Playing over chord changes. Jam sessions. Acoustic Finger style. Basic finger picking exercises. Etudes and popular song riffs. Finger style rhythm.
Semester -1  Basic  Level Semester -2  Intermediate  Level
Correct posture (Holding the guitar and plectrum)

Introduction to guitar parts and Open string

notes.

Open string exercises for right hand.

Basic chromatic exercises for left hand.

Open position C major scale with different

picking patterns.

Tunes/Tabs of songs in C major scale.

More chromatic exercises using alternate

picking.

Listening to different kinds of music (Non

Bollywood)

Pre-chord exercises.

Introduction to chords

Basic chord progressions and strumming.

Counting the beats along with strumming.

Playing along with the metronome.

Introduction to the notes on the guitar and

tuning procedures.

Different strumming patters and how you can

create your own strumming patterns.

Learning easy songs using chords.

Tips on how to sing along while strumming.

Major scale theory (How scales are formed)

Few scale shapes (not using open strings)

Playing different scales using one shape.

Few classical melodies using scale shapes.

Arpeggios of from popular songs to learn

right hand picking patterns.

Minor scale theory.

A few Minor scale shapes.

Semester - 3  Advance  Level
Detailed study of modes and improvisation using modes. Extended arpeggios and application. More extended chords (used in Jazz) Advanced blues soloing. Funk rhythm study. Advanced finger style grooves. Metal riffs and scale sequences.