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Music lessons now available in Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar and Ukulele. Presented by CJ Bergh.

Course Options:

1. The Informal Course is tailored-made based on the student’s abilities and enables students to choose the direction of their tuition. This can include learning specific songs, focusing on certain genres or technical aspects and improving general musicianship. This course is available to all instrument groups.

You will learn:
– How to tune and care for your instrument
– Basic fundamentals of music theory
– Correct playing posture and playing technique
– Reading music in TAB and Lead Sheet forms
– Chords, scales, exercises
– All left hand and right hand techniques
– Better your musicianship and aural skills
– Performance skills
– Playing along with other musicians
– Improvisation and composition

All lesson materials will be provided. Students are required to provide their own A4 file (“Flip File”) where they will keep their notes.

2. The Rockschool Graded Examination Course enables students to work through an internationally accepted music syllabus and achieve grades for their instrument. These exams are also accepted by most universities in South Africa and is a must for students who wish to enroll in a music programme. The course is split into grades (Grade 1 to 8). Each grade contains necessary technical skills and original music in contemporary styles – such as Rock, Pop, Blues and Jazz. Students can enter the annual exams and those who pass earn certification for their instrument. This course is currently available for Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar and Bass Guitar.

The Rockschool Graded Examination Course is presented with the official book/e-book and CD which contains full and backtrack versions of the songs as well as the required tests. Books can be purchased through the Red Revenge Shop at a special discounted price.

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Informal and Rockschool Graded Examination Courses available

All ages and skill levels are welcome.
If you are only starting out, you will learn to play your favourite songs and all the associated techniques and basic music theory. This includes reading music in TAB format, open chords, barre chords and scales. Proper playing posture is always enforced in order to play with efficiency and without injury.

Advanced players will learn more about how to improve their technique and sharpen their skills. A more detailed approach to applied music theory will enable you to use modes, chromatics and advanced techniques in your playing. You will receive specialised exercises to increase speed and fretboard knowledge. We will also look more into getting a good tone from your instrument, playing with other musicians and improvisation and composition skills.

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Informal and Rockschool Graded Examination Courses available

All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Beginners will learn all the basic chords and strumming techniques through their favourite style of music, or from popular guitar music repertoire. Different strumming patterns, finger picking and accompaniment styles will also be learned. Students will learn to play in various contemporary styles, such as Rock, Folk, Blues and Jazz, and learn the various techniques used in these styles.

Those who already have started playing and wish to improve their skills will learn more advanced techniques and also how to add their own unique style to music that they love, or even their own compositions. Aspiring songwriters will learn how to construct melodies and songs with the guitar as compositional tool. A more in-depth approach to scales, modes and extended chords will equip students with the skills to perform or compose with confidence.

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Informal and Rockschool Graded Examination Courses available

All ages and skill levels are welcome.
The bass guitar forms the backbone of any music ensemble. You will learn all the basic techniques through contemporary songs (requests are also welcome). Learn to play with your fingers or pick, or both. Basic music theory forms part of this course and presented in a practical way through seeing its function in well-known songs.

Advanced bass players can learn new scale and arpeggio patterns and how to add their own basslines to a song. Learn how to create walking bass patterns and improvise bass solo’s. Work on your technique through specialised exercises and become a more efficient player with improved fretboard knowledge.

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This little instrument is gaining in popularity because of its affordability, delightful sound, ease of play and portability. The Ukulele course includes songs from popular and folk repertoire. As you progress through the course you will learn chords, strumming and picking techniques, basic music theory and how to read music in TAB and Lead Sheet formats. You will also learn basic music theory and how to compose your own music.

The Ukulele easily fits into any musical situation and you will learn how to play along with other musicians, no matter what instrument they play. This will include interpreting chords, transposition and performing different rhythms. As with all instrument courses, you will improve your musicianship and aural skills.

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More about the tutor
CJ Bergh has been passionate about music since he was a child and has been playing the guitar, his first ever instrument, for over 15 years. He is trained in classical and jazz music theory and has also learned various other instruments, including the bass guitar, ukulele, piano, tuba and drum kit.

He has been teaching music for 5 years and is currently completing his BMus degree. His work as performer, composer and sound engineer drives his holistic approach to teaching all the wonderful aspects of music.

See more about his work on Facebook and Soundcloud.

Lesson Structure & Pricing

– R240 per lesson – this includes all materials and students can benefit from reduced fees on equipment from the Red revenge Shop
– Lessons are 50 minutes in duration, one lesson per week
– Lessons are paid upfront monthly

To enroll or for more information, please contact CJ Bergh via e-mail: cjberghmusic@gmail.com

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