Indian guitar & Rhythm-chord mastery

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Ask me your doubts:


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 interest 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.

How can I help you reach your goal?

Watch the below video to know how to choose your courses or learning path. We have simplified it without having to access separate paths, instead having access to all that is relevant to you including deliberate error oriented corrections.

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Focused courses available for you now:

Instead of just 1-1 classes, we have an extremely optimized way of learning and teaching based on better educational methods, that ensure the best use of your time, money and effort, resulting in sure, fast and deep progress of the student. 

Once you join, we will discuss and I will give you a custom path to follow.

1. Fundamentals Bundle: Absolute and advanced beginner  (open for registration now)

    • Just beginning? You want a clear path from zero to quality playing without confusion, making sure of learning the best practices and fundamentals properly so that you can confidently continue with your learning and playing.
    • Been playing for sometime but not happy with song playing fluency OR rhythm chord continuity? Learn the skills needed to play connected at note level, slide level, connected phrases. Learn to do transitions well, learning the underlying mechanics. 
    • Get Guitar basics that matter, Indian guitar first steps, Rhythm chord basics – competencies and skills to make you a confident guitar player
    • Own the three courses content and use at your own pace

2. Better 1-1 + Membership access to Courses| Direct learning with Shyam – custom material, focused practice paths, corrections and guidance Looking for 1-1 classes with me? This is better.

    • Continued option to learn songs, chords, find notes for songs, individual corrections, your custom needs like in 1-1.
    • Membership access to core course content – use on your needs
    • Grow and scale in your abilities, with continuous feedback from the expert (no need to wait for weekly classes) – keeps you accountable, keeps you away from confusion, brings clarity and speed to your musicianship progress.

Specific Topic courses:

  1. Complete Carnatic and Indian Style Playing Library Lifetime access + Guidance (Lifetime access option, monthly payment)  
  2. Want to learn to find chords on my own for ANY raga, songs, scale… (slightly advanced theory)  

Who am I?

My name is Shyam. You are here probably because you have seen me play on youtube – lead and chords. I have been playing our Indian style music since 1990 (I was 11).

I have a Btech from IIT Madras. Been into music, internet, and teaching-related fields most of my life. I live in Germany.

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.

How you will benefit

Efficient correction and guidance oriented teaching and learning methods that make sure of fast and sure progress for the time and money you spend. Please watch the below video to understand the advantages of avoiding pre-internet methods.

Once upon a time in a small town in south Kerala, content was scarce. Now with internet, education is error oriented, guidance and corrections are extremely effective, practice time and progress is optimized using deliberate practice. The above video shows you how you can use it to your advantage, regardless of joining a course with me or not.


Will you benefit from my help?

Choose one of the options below based on your primary interest at this time.
Included is an option to send me videos for correction and guidance.

Using video corrections and a call, you can audit your current playing, see how you can get to your goal from where you are now. What to be focused on (80/20). How to do deliberate practice specific to your needs.

I have  students from India, the US, UK etc using this method. This method works.

Using this hybrid approach of videos plus individual corrections we are able to ensure fast and sure progress, while being more efficient with time, energy and money.

The core content is provided as videos. all through the path we will be interacting to make sure every minute detail of your learning needs are taken care of.

Get the benefits of 1-1 skype classes at a fraction of the price

As you can imagine, 1-1 started becoming unrealistic.
PLUS, i have been playing and teaching for a long time – i condensed the core material to videos, provided based on individual needs + custom corrections for any unique needs. 

When I see you playing through videos or on a call, I can immediately suggest specific exercises to make your fingering better, technique better, specific song problems corrected. THis makes sure that our practice is very focused, saving us time. 

If you will benefit from 1-1 classes with me, you will benefit from these hybrid courses + interactions.

You won’t make a mistake – whichever option you choose, we will be interacting and needed resources will be added to your access based on your skill and goals.