Experience the Fluency

Beginner or been playing for sometime:

  • Play music, not notes
  • Learn fluent Indian music on standard tuned guitar
  • Avoid generic exercises, frustration and quitting
Master the REAL skills

while learning what matters to you

Interested in Indian guitar? Get optimized guidance, custom lesson plans, focused corrections from THE expert whose Indian guitar videos brought you here. You don’t have to struggle with generic guitar lessons that don’t match our culture or interests.

Get access to the private courses and corrections  for fees just a fraction of the price of even a basic decent guitar:

Access ALL courses  for 1 month or 1 year ($29 or = INR)>>

  • The whole bunch: 100s of video lessons, Tabs, pdfs – Fundamentals, Indian raga & Film song fluency, Rhythm & Chord connectedness…
  • Start learning in the next 5 minutes: the login and password is automatically emailed to you

Chat with Sreenath (teacher) for any details or doubts: +91 828 1234 828.

Start practising for results, playing music that matters to you:

Start practising for results, playing music that matters to you: Access all courses | Corrections with Shyam + All course access + more

Optimized methods for clear outcomes

Learn what matters

Want to play Indian music? Generic western exercises will not get you there. 

What to practice?

Repeating, hoping for improvement? Instead learn the exact steps to progress.

Pro Practice Strategies

Start and sustain your practice using focus, chunking and executive functions. 

Match your skill

Custom lessons: Challenging, not overwhelming. Fluid deliberate play.

Systems approach

Learn long impact, under the hood skills in a short time for sure progress.

Sound like a musician

Not a note player. Develop the producer’s mind to make music you are meant to.

1-1 classes & Private Corrections

Need details? (Whatsapp) +91 82812 34828 | Email: shyam@musicianself.com

With Shyam

  • 25 minutes (USD45) or 50 minutes (USD75)
  • Email me your goals before the call, follow up after call
  • Contact: shyam@musicianself.com

With Sreenath or Devi (Trained teachers)

  • All topics
  • Whatsapp +91 828 1234 828 for details to learn with Sreenath
Watch Youtube Videos: Sreenath | Devi
My Teacher - a gentle and beautiful way he teaches the instrument . With the backing of Ragacourses, I am realizing that the foundation, the speed and focus that I have now is wonderful. Signing to Ragacourses was one of the best decisions I have taken and I recommend wholeheartedly for music learners.
Ellicott City, US

My name is Shyam

A German village evening light
  • ex-IITian. 1998 BTech (All India Rank: 716)
  • playing Indian style guitar since 11 years of age
  • Teaching, building instruction systems, since 1.5 decades
  • Free videos: Youtube (musicianself, shyammonk)

I used my FOCUS – CHUNK – SKILL method to prepare and pass JEE, from a small town in South Kerala. My students and I use DELIBERATE practice methods.

Benefit from my learning and teaching methods; from the logic and behavoural methods you get when learning with me.


Sreenath | Trained Teacher

Sreenath started playing Indian style and chords by watching Shyam’s youtube channels. Later, he started using the ragacourse material, got instruction from Shyam, submitted video and theory material for examination. After validation, he started teaching students using Shyam’s teaching methods and value concepts.

Mr. Sreenath is my tutor, he is very humble and patient enough to listen to his students view. He understands what a beginner looks for, he scripts the sessions in such way that the interest never goes down. His teaching style is unique, he ask me choose what song I need and he gives the notes as per my understanding. My hearty thanks to Sreenath and Shyam sir for making this wonderful journey.

“I am a student of Shyam. I also teach in his method. In my life, I haven’t seen anything like this – goal oriented, without ineffective methods, not limiting information to prolong time spent, total commitment to student progress. Once you start in his method, you see the endless possibilities and you are hooked.” – Sreenath

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