Fluent Indian Guitar.
Rhythm Chord Mastery

  • Stop hitting notes, play music
  • avoid frustration and quitting – learn to play music you want to play, are familiar with.
    Beginner or been playing for sometime, learn the underlying mechanics, the techniques and methods of fluent, connected playing. 

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1-1 classes & Private Corrections

Want details about 1-1 classes and corrections? OR which path is best for you?
shyam@musicianself.com OR Whatsapp: +91 79010 51947

Learn with Shyam

  • no more mediocre teaching and confusion – learn optimized processes from a specialist teacher
  • fast and sure learning without inefficiencies – set a unique path from where you are to what you want to be
  • mix of video corrections and 1-1 calls for the busy, modern, practical student

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Trained associate teachers Whatsapp: +91 79010 51947 (Gnananand)
Starts at ₹2000

  • trained in our methodology (pleasant, knowledgable, instructional scaffolding, reverse gap, error oritented deliberate corrections, GPS focus etc.)  
  • using our detailed content and proprietary playing techniques and theory methods
  • Indian style, carnatic, chords and rhythm, ear training – tell your unique needs
  • GET A FREE VIDEO CORRECTION Send your video or doubts to the above whatsapp number to get 1 free correction or guidance specific to your situation

Access All Courses

1 year access to all course topics:

  • Beginner Courses: Guitar basics, Indian guitar basics, Rhythm Chord basics
  • Indian guitar skill growth & Fluency
  • Rhythm chord exercises, patterns, methods
  • Fingerstyle and Chord Melody exercises
  • Chord and rhythm knowledge and practice
  • How to find chords on your own
  • Ear training exercises
  • Carnatic basics and techniques lessons


Beginner Course

Help you be a better musician

My name is Shyam. Originally from Kerala.
Live in Germany. 
Playing Indian style music, chords & rhythm since I was 11 years old.
Been teaching online and helping others build instruction systems, since 1.5 decades. 

You may know me from my Youtube (musicianself, shyammonk) free detailed videos.  

IIT BTech. Prepared from a small town, on my own: JEE 716. Relevance? I know how to chunk, prepare and get results for myself and others. The background for the analysis and logic you get when learning with me.

A German village evening light

Your Needs & Interests

Beginner Best Practices

You have the right to start learning music playing towards what you like, knowing for sure that you are in the right direction, absorbing the best practices without wrong methods.

Indian Guitar Fluency

Stop hitting notes. Play music. Learn the rules of connected sustained playing. Practice exercises relevant to playing your favorite Indian songs fluent and efficient like it is sung!

Rhythm Chord Ability

Automated rhythm hand. Smooth intelligent transition moves. Underlying mechanics to reduce the time you take to go from 0 to be a consistent rhythm chord player.

Chord Melody & Fingerpicking

Fingerstyle rich playing using song notes and chords at the same time. Better sound when playing alone. 0 to Higher skill level exercises.

Sing while rhythm

Play with family and friends? You play the rhythm while you sing or accompany. How to sync and not go awkwardly out of rhythm? Rhythm hand automation, chord techniques.

Advanced skills

How to find notes and chords on your own? Ear training, improvisation… other musician concerns. Join the family, let us go the path together. Custom solutions – just ask us.

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Path & Practice

  Learning theory, methodology, frameworks, steps we use to systematically and efficiently learn the different skills involved in playing music fluently and connected as we want it. Instead of trying in vain to somehow get the final sound, you understand the sub skills that chunk down the bulk to managable rewarding substeps. Spend your time, energy and money to get the best results as possible:
  • Beginner what to do
  • Indian guitar fluency – raga or film song – how
  • carnatic on guitar – additional
  • rhythm and chord steps
  • the smart chord root & pattern method overview
  • how to find chords steps
  • finding notes on your own – logic
  • learning using songs you like. Why
  • raga improvisation on western instrument – phrasal
  • fast and sure progress