Guitar : ’’ Choose a Guitar course and join the beating heart and soul of the Musicians Stop  itself ‘’.

Course Outline : Beginners :

Open position chords,
>Naming guitar parts,
>Introduction to the  Musical alphabets,
>Basic strumming patterns,stringing,tuning and maintainence,
>Introduction to major and natural minor scales(one octave)
>Alternate picking
>Introduction to basic theory of triads
>Sight reading with whole, half and quarter notes and rests
>Introduction to playing with simple metronomic placements
>Regular feedback from the teachers.
>Term end exams (Rock school,Trinity,London)

Intermediate

Chord inversions
>Introduction to finger picking styles
>Major and Natural Minor scales (two octaves)
>Introduction to arpeggios (major and minor)
>More alternate picking exercises and build-ups
>Introduction to theory of chord inversions
>Sight reading with whole, half, quarter and eighth  notes and rests
>Introduction to Aural : Intervals, major and minor triads
>Introduction to four note chords
>Regular feedback from the teachers.
>Term end exams (Rock school,Trinity,London)

Advance:

Elaborate Scales : major, minor(natural, harmonic, melodic)locating anywhere in the fretboard.
> Introduction to CAGED forms.
>Locating four note chords anywhere in the fretboard.
>Introduction of economy picking ,sweep picking and hybrid picking and their usage.
>Jamming with complex metronomic placements and  odd time signatures.
>Locating major, minor, diminished arpeggios anywhere in the fretboard.
>Introduction to chart reading
>Sight reading with odd time signatures and with whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth notes and rests. quarter and eighth note triplets and tied notes etc.
>Introduction to standard Jazz and comping.
>Regular feedback from the teachers.
>Term end exams (Rock school, Trinity, London)

Western Classical Guitar  ‘’There is a vibrato which occurs without moving the finger: it is the vibration of the heart of the one that feels deeply what one plays’’ Emilio (Emili) Pujol Vilarrubi (classical guitarist)

Course outline:

Correct way of holding the guitar.
> Notes on the fretboard.
> Tuning
> Finger style picking (pima)
> Staff Reading (compulsory)
> Studying of various guitar repertoires.
> Sight reading techniques.
>Regular feedback from the teachers.
>Term end exams (Trinity London)

BassThe Musicians Stop’s bass department delivers programmes for students

looking to become professional musicians/bassists.

Course Outline:

Correct way of holding the guitar.
> Notes on the fretboard.
> Tuning.
> Right and left hand techniques.
> Covering some popular songs.
> Scales
> Jamming and its concepts.
> Bass slaps and pops.
> Term-end exams (Rock school Trinity and Royal school)

Keyboard/Piano : ’’

The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth.” – Andre Segovia. Despite the rise of guitar bands in recent years, piano and keyboards remain virtually omnipresent in contemporary music, and it is therefore crucial for any aspiring keyboardist to know how to apply their technical skills and sonic knowledge appropriately and creatively. While no one ever really wants to sit down and practice — it’s the only way to improve and maintain your musical abilities. So, when it comes time to hit the bench and get to work, you may find yourself looking for a little bit of inspiration.Fortunately, our institute caters to the need of every musician and Piano lovers.We offer lessons with passionate and talented instructors you won’t need to look anywhere else for the tools you may need to further your musical career and music life.

Musicians Stop  provides a cutting-edge approach to learning the myriad of skills needed as a keyboardist and the holistic skills needed to function at a professional level in the music industry.

Course Outline:

Introduction to the notes on the keyboard
> Introduction of Staff notation (compulsory)
> Scales and Arpeggios
> Improving hands together coordination
> Major and Minor chords (Single fingered and Fingered chords)
> Playing of some popular songs (both English and Hindi)
> Studying of Keyboard /Piano repertoires.
>Regular feedback from the teachers.
> Term-end exams (Trinity and Rock School)

VOCALMusicians Stops’ primary goal is to provide singers with industry relevant skills, knowledge, experiences and guidance, and the courses have been designed to help you develop not only vocal and performance skills, but also general musicianship and business know-how.

Course outline:

Sight Singing
>Aural
>Introduction to Keyboard as an accompaniment
>Breathing exercises
>Techniques and stage presentations  both as a solo singer or as a BV (backing vocal)
involving both western styles and the contemporary Bollywood singing.
>Scales and arpeggios
>Vocal stamina exercises
>Introduction to song writing
>Regular feedback from the teachers.

> Term end exam (Rock school,Trinity,London.