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Guitar Ensemble Made Easy

Programme Details

Programme IDAEP0319260
Art Form GenreMusic
Programme TypeExperience
Programme Format Digital/Blended, On-site
Language English
Venue Music Classroom
Target Audience Primary-Lower, Primary-Upper, Secondary-Lower, Secondary-Upper, JC/CI, ITE, SPED


Programme Synopsis

NEW! DIGITAL FORMAT AVAILABLE TO SCHOOLS This programme is now adapted to: Allow students to view the selected programme synchronously through an online link, together with pre-recorded videos, to watch in the classrooms/during homebased learning. Note: Guitars (if required) will be delivered to schools and further Music / score video guides will be provided for teachers. The classical 'nylon-string' guitar is popular among most genres of music listened to by the youth of today. It is therefore vitally important that they have a deeper understanding of the versatility of the instrument, both as an accompanying instrument and solo finger-style instrument. In our programme, we will also adopt the 'playing together' approach which allows students to approach our fun and accessible material through group-work. Pedagogy Outline: 1. Basic Music Theory and Aural studies learning through a software (Auralia) 2. Basic strumming techniques to accompany oneself in songs. Computer-aided music will always be utiliised to guide the students in the early stages. 3. Guitar Percussion (Niibori Rhythm Method, NRM) to understand eurhythmics and internalising rhythms 4. Fundamental Techniques for Fingerstyle Guitar 5. 'Finding my A note' - A unique approach to understanding the fingerboard 6. Special Guitar Techniques for Guitar Ensembles 7. Creative Exercises in Rhythm & Melody using Boom-whackers. 8. Mini-Ensemble group work (Chamber Music). Short scores will be used here and students will be grouped in small groups. They will have to prepare the music independently and perform for the class. 9. Ensemble Performance as a class. This will be final goal of the programme, where students will experience the culmination of their training efforts through the weeks. The assessment will be during the Chamber Music segment. Students will perform in small groups and will be assessed according to the stipulated rubrics. Also, by regularly using video recordings of their rehearsals/performances during class and reviewing them, students will get immediate feedback on their learning journey.

Audio/Sound System/ Visualiser

PA system / Visualizer / Projector. Digital Format Available

The Tote Board Arts Grant was introduced in 1995 to encourage the development of a vibrant arts culture in schools, and to promote arts appreciation amongst students.

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  • Programme duration, including no. of sessions
  • Cost of programme
  • Class size

Under the above conditions, schools can make claims based on revised programme costs using the same Programme ID listed on the Letter of Eligibility (LOE).

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Guitarhympia Music

We specialize in guitar ensemble music and in nurturing young guitarists to play the guitar as a lifelong skill. As a performance group, we attempt to promote Asian music through music(guitars) and song.


Balraj Gopal 90686543 admin@guitarhympia.com   Visit provider page

This programme has not been reviewed