Sky Music Curriculum
“NO LIMITS” CURRICULUM OVERVIEW - GUITAR
-Parts of the guitar and how they contribute to the instrument’s overall sound
-Guitar maintenance and tuning
-Rhythm guitar: chords and strumming
-Lead guitar: scales, riffs and licks
-Flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques
-Chord chart reading, tablature and song chart reading.
-Other technical skills such as hammer-ons and pull-offs, palm muting, and much more.
“NO LIMITS” CURRICULUM OVERVIEW - VOICE
-Anatomy of the voice
-Body awareness, relaxation and posture
-Breath control and support
-Tone creation and range building
BOTH CURRICULA INCLUDE:
-Basic music notation (The music alphabet, rhythm, the staff, ledger lines, time signatures, etc)
-Major and Minor Scales and Key Signatures
-Intervals (Major, Minor, Perfect)
-Chord Theory and Harmonic Analysis
-Aural and Rhythm Skills
MUSIC HISTORY AND APPRECIATION
Have you ever wondered about the origins of the guitar and how it came to be one of the most popular instruments today? Or how modern Western music formed and how it became what it is today. We’ll start with Ancient Greece, travel through the Middle Ages, learn about Classical composers such as Beethoven, and study different styles of music from Ragtime to today’s popular music.
If you grow tired of playing other people's music, then it’s time for you to get your songs on paper or recorded. We’ll teach you how to develop your lyrics and chord progressions into cohesive, tightly arranged songs. Songwriting expands the limits of learning that merely playing another artist’s music cannot do. Tapping your "creative vein" is the ultimate path to learning music.
Alright, you’ve got knowledge, you’ve got skills and you’ve got songs. You have the tools to get out there and show the world what you can do. But before you hit the local area open mic or book a gig, let's talk about music performance. You’ll learn simple, effective techniques such as strong stage presence and audience rapport.