On September 22, 2018, we celebrated our 8th Creative Guitar School Concert.
I must say thank you, to all guitar students that participated and shared with the audience, their love of music and guitar at our Creative Guitar School Concert. It was wonderful to hear so much hard work come to life, with music that touched all our hearts.
I am looking forward to our next concert, and to hear your progress and compositions. Definitel, I am eager to join your journey, to self discovery, through music and the guitar.
Join us at our next concert, sign up for a interview and learn more about music yourself and playing with others
The objective of all Guitar Courses, at our music school, is for students to interact in group settings, to develop melody, accompaniment and spontaneous compositions, which is referred to as improvisation.
In all courses, we learn to understood the skeleton of a song, and the skills required to create variations in the melody, background and accompaniment. Students play solo, in duos, trios and quartets; we play jazz, pop, funk, flamenco and blues styles.
We understand how songs can be played in different styles as we learn to modify melody and accompaniment, with the appropriate chord scale relationship.
And we have a lot of fun, as we create on the go. This feels good.
Every 10 weeks a Creative Guitar School Concert
Guitar courses last for 10 weeks. As a result, at the end of the course, we all get together, have a nice lunch and celebrate a two hour Creative Guitar School concert, at a public venue.
At the concert, we have performances of present and past guitar students, on electric, nylon and steel strings guitars. The variety of styles performed , reflect common contemporary urban musical expression as Blues guitar, Jazz guitar, Funk, Rock and Flamenco ( Spanish Urban )
Live showcase of compositions
As part of the guitar course requirements, all students must compose a song. A composition would be similar to an essay in a written language. This essay is proof of understanding, of the topic, the students has learnt.
Not only will you develop, a deeper understanding of the musical knowledge, when you compose, but, you will also learn to explain to others how to play your composition. There fore, all students must learn to use the appropriate language to explain the actions; all students must learn to read and write.
Fun and Practice
This is all great fun, since while you are learning you can hear immediate results of your progress, at our concerts.
But to really enjoy yourself , you are required to practice daily, to develop aural, rhythmic and performance skills, to help you develop further your creativity. These will not come naturally but only through constant practice.
For example: You will not be able to play a song if you cannot hum the melody. If you cannot hum or sing, what you wish to play, you will spend many hours finding your way through the guitar, with the uttermost frustration.
You must sync all movements to a pulse, the beat. Therefore you must practice with this objective, always in mind
Creativity and Well being
At the Creative Guitar School you will learn the underlining skills required to play songs, develop them and be expressive in your task. Creativity is the tool of our expression. The final consequence is that you will feel good about your playing,
Join us at our next Guitar School concert, sign up for a interview and learn more about music yourself and playing with others