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What do you think is missing in your playing? What could be your next step or progress? What do you want to add or improve?
If we can find what you don’t have yet, we can make a plan to solve and reach your goals & this method will work for you.



 Ask me your questions:


You could be an absolute beginner, advanced beginner, or been playing for a long time. (see options below for your skill level)

You are interested in playing Indian music on the guitar, fluently like it is sung. Raga, carnatic or film songs. Slowly be able to find notes on your own, improvise authentically, compose.

You are interested in chord and rhythm playing, especially for Indian music. You want to be able to play fluent rhythm, maybe find chords on your own, play fingerstyle and chord melody, play rhythm and chords while singing etc.

Who am I?

My name is Shyam. You have probably found my youtube videos useful/interesting. I have been playing our Indian style music since 1990 (I was 11).
Been into music, internet, and teaching-related fields most of my life. I live in Germany. 

I have a BTech from the IIT Madras. Prepared for the exam from a small town in southern Kerala, using old question papers and guides, got an AIR of 716 in JEE 1998. So, I do know a bit about preparing, practising, getting outcomes 🙂

Foundation courses

Starting to play Indian style guitar or want to play Rhythm & Chords?  (Click to see details)

  • Standalone courses for Indian style playing or Rhythm & Chords 
    • Use the Learn with Shyam option above, if you want guidance with film songs, specific material.
    • Choose a course below if you want to learn techniques and method without much interaction)

Your talent or ability is questioned

… while the real problem is 1) the wrong content 2) lack of frameworks teaching what you need (don’t know how the path will lead you to your goals, no clarity) 3) lack of knowledge of teaching/learning in available sources (quantity of songs vs quality of how you are playing)

Our method, we have clear competencies and skills, not just more songs but your skill will improve making you and others also say how you are playing better and not just striking notes, specialized for Indian music and the kind of rhythm chord you see in my videos, no time money effort waste, directly from where you are to the skills you want to have. 

The core videos are made available like a text book, but since you are an individual with unique needs, custom corrections and guidance is an important part of our courses. SO, it is not about a fixed curriculum, but giving you what is useful for your needs, to take you from where you are to where you want to be.