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    Beginner guitar lessons for singers and songwriters

    This class is aimed at singers and songwriters who wish to learn the basics of guitar so that they can accompany themselves and / or compose songs using the guitar , to help them find chord progressions and also melodies to fit with their song.

    The level i am teaching currently is for beginners. We will go over the following concepts :

    Rhythm / Tempo / Basic Key Signatures / Basic Scales / Harmony / Chords and Melody.

    Additional topics we can cover during the lesson are :

    Writing chord progressions to fit the melody you have already created.

    Writing melodies to a pre written chord progression.

    Writing songs from original lyric ideas.

    Basic song structures.

    I look forward to teaching you the basics of this wonderful instrument and will hopefully help you to start writing and finishing your own songs.

    Extra information

    Have an acoustic guitar , preferably folk ( steel stringed ) or classical will work too.

    Guitar tuner.

    Metronome.

    Location

    Online via webcam
    At student's location: Around Brussels, Belgium

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    General info

    Skills:
    Guitar:
    Acoustic, Electric, Folk, Indie & alternative, Pop, Rnb
    Age:
    Teenagers (13-17 years old)
    Adults (18-64 years old)
    Seniors (65+ years old)
    Student level:
    Beginner
    Intermediate
    Duration:
    60 minutes
    The class is taught in:English, French

    About Me

    Hello , so my name is Cormac.

    I have been writing songs for over 10 years now and have started to finally teach other people how to approach songwriting from both a lyrical and melodic angle. I was born and raised in Belgium to Irish parents and have been singing for most of my life either in choirs at school when i was younger , to bars / cafes and even on the streets of Brussels. Due to the covid situation and the lockdown i started to think about teaching more people online about songwriting and getting to grips with the basics of piano and guitar which , in my opinion are two of the best tools for writing songs.

    I look forward to being able to teach you the basics of guitar / piano and / or singing so that you can start to develop your own songwriting skills and also find your own unique sound that you can share with the world!

    Education

    European School of Brussels 3 2010

    University of Westminster 2011 ( music industry studies )

    BAST vocal teaching training course 2018 ( singing teaching course )

    Point Blank Music School London 2020 ( course on music production online )

    Experience / Qualifications

    Diploma in vocal coaching with the BAST program online 2018

    Diploma in music production from Point Blank Music School London 2020
    This class is aimed at beginners / singers and songwriters who wish to learn the basics of piano so that they can accompany themselves and / or compose songs using the guitar , to help them find chord progressions and also melodies to fit with their song. The level i am teaching currently is for beginners. We will go over the following concepts : Rhythm / Tempo / Basic Key Signatures / Basic Scales / Harmony / Chords and Melody. Additional topics we can cover during the lesson are : Writing chord progressions to fit the melody you have already created. Writing melodies to a pre written chord progression. Writing songs from original lyric ideas. Basic song structures. I look forward to teaching you the basics of this wonderful instrument and will hopefully help you to start writing and finishing your own songs.

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