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Why you should choose Lorraine Music Academy

Lorraine Music Academy’s GUITAR Classes & Lessons for children, teenagers, youth & adults

Our Guitar classes, programs & courses, will help you bring out your hidden musical talents. You will receive Guitar lessons that will help develop your guitar learning skills. Out trained guitar teachers will teach you how to play guitar the right way. Our programs include guitar for kids / children, guitar lessons for beginners, guitar lessons for teenagers / youth and guitar lessons for adults.

At Lorraine Music Academy, we believe that if our students can use their hands, then they can play an instrument (if they desire to). Through our education programs and courses we bring to our students musical experiences and musical memories that will last for a life time. Our students get excellent training and develop great confidence by being exposed to wide range of musical and creative opportunities through our training programs, workshops, recitals, concerts and public performances. Through music education we wish to provide children with social, educational and skill development opportunities. We also aim to promote in them a sense of self-esteem, accomplishment and pride. We maintain a special learning environment designed to provide a rich and rewarding musical experience for each student.

We have various programs for a student to learn the GUITAR ranging from the Beginners level to Grade-8 level. We have a faculty of internationally qualified musicians under the talented leadership of Lorraine Fiona Aloysius, our Creative Director & Principal. Lorraine also oversees a regular visiting faculty that comes in from across the globe including some of the top global Colleges of Music & Drama, to teach our students during various periods of the year.

As our student’s instrumental skills progress, development in music theory and musicianship becomes increasingly important in helping him/her to perform with sensitivity, understanding and confidence. Lorraine Music Academy aims to give all our students a thorough understanding of the building blocks of music, starting with the basics of rhythm and notes, and going on to cover harmony and counterpoint, composition, and a broad knowledge of western music, including composers and their works, structure, style and period. They are also equipped to prepare for scales and arpeggios, sight-reading and aural tests.

Programs and courses offered in Guitar include:

  • Classical Guitar
  • Rock & Pop Guitar
  • Bass Guitar

All students of Lorraine Music Academy get assessed through our periodic Internal Examinations. We also prepare our students for International Examinations conducted at our Music Centres by world renowned & globally accredited organisations such as Trinity College London, U.K., Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (A.B.R.S.M.), U.K., RockSchool, U.K., etc.

Graded Music Exams are great for developing a full range of skills and techniques, learning new styles of music and also nurturing your performance skills. Grade Exams and Performance Certificates are available from Entry Level (Debut) up to Grade 8.

It is essential for a student to possess a GUITAR of their own at home which would be used to practice on. Regular practise at home after each learning session at the Lorraine Music Academy Centre is imperative in order for the student to get ready for the next learning session.

Join us on this journey to making Guitar  learning fun. Play your heart out on the guitar and hear the applause.

Transform yourself within 30 weeks to be a talented musician of great potential, even if you are little! Age is no bar (4 years to 84+ years). It is never too early or too late to begin. Dive right in. Enrol for this program by fixing an appointment for a Musical Evaluation Session.

GUITAR

The guitar is a popular musical instrument that makes sound by the playing of its typically six strings with the sound being projected acoustically or through electrical amplification. The guitar is a plucked string instrument, played with fingers or a pick. It is played by strumming or plucking the strings with the right hand while fretting the strings with the left hand. The guitar comprises of a body with a rigid neck to which the strings – generally six in number – are attached. Guitars are traditionally constructed of various woods and strung with wither nylon or steel strings. Some modern guitars are made of polycarbonate materials.

Guitars are recognised as a primary instrument in genres such as blues, bluegrass, country, flamenco, folk, jazz, jota, mariachi, metal, punk, reggae, rock, soul, and many forms of pop music.

There are primarily two families of guitars:

  • the Acoustic Guitar
  • the Electric Guitar.

Acoustic Guitar

The tone of an acoustic guitar is produced by the vibration of the strings which is amplified by the body of the guitar, which acts as a resonating chamber. The classical guitar is often played as a solo instrument using a comprehensive fingerpicking technique. There are three main types of the modern acoustic guitar:

  • the classical nylon-string guitar
  • the steel-string acoustic guitar
  • the archtop guitar

Electric Guitar

Electric guitars use an amplifier that can electronically manipulate and shape the tone. Early amplified guitars had a hollow body, however a solid body was eventually found more suitable as it was less prone to feedback. Electric guitars had had a profound and continuing influence on popular culture.

Bass Guitar

The bass guitar, which is also called the electric bass, or simply bass, is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum, often know as a pick. The bass guitar is similar to an electric guitar in appearance and construction, but has a longer neck and scale length, with four to six strings. The four-string bass is the most common. The bass guitar is a transposing instrument. Like the electric guitar, the bass guitar is plugged into an amplifier and speaker for live performances. Many styles of music utilise the bass guitar, including rock, pop, metal, punk rock, country, reggae, gospel, blues, and jazz. It is often a soloing instrument in jazz, jazz fusion, latin, funk, progressive rock and other rock and metal styles of music.

Modern guitars are constructed to suit both left-handed and right handed players. Usually, the dominant hand, which in most people is the right hand, is used to pluck or strum the guitar – very similar to the convention of the violin family of instruments where the right hand controls the bow.

Parts of a guitar

  • Headstock
  • Nut
  • Machine heads (Tuning keys)
  • Fretboard (fingerboard)
  • Frets
  • Truss rod
  • Inlays
  • Neck
  • Neck-joint (heel)
  • Strings
  • Body (electric)
  • Sounding board / sound box (acoustic)
  • Pickup
  • Electronics & Wiring
  • Bridge
  • Saddle
  • Pickguard
  • Whammy bar (tremolo arm)
  • Guitar strap

Guitar Accessories

  • Capotasto (Capo)
  • Slides
  • Plectrum

Well-known manufacturers of guitars include Yamaha, Gibson, Godin, Fender, Guild, Washburn, Taylor, Takamine, Seagull, Samick, among many others.