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Change makers

Group calls, Lessons access, Private corrections

Youtube whirlpool. No results.

Life and work commitments – time is precious, finite. Know exactly what to practice, practice only what gives you results that matter to you.

Benefit from both worlds I learnt from musicians who performed regularly – practical musicianship. I teach to get you results.

I started playing Indian style guitar on stage since I was 11 years old. I am keenly interested in how to learn for results – IIT entrance AIR 716 in 1998, preparing from a small town, using old question papers.


  •  4 group calls in a month with Shyam
    • 2 on Saturday or Sunday 8.30pm IST (8am PST, 11am EST)
    • 2 on Weekday (most probably Thursday) 7.30pm IST
  • Access to Membership courses:
    • Guitar Basics That Matter
    • Indian Guitar First steps to fluency
    • Rhythm chord Basics (Fundamentals bundle) +
    • Fluency Mechanics
    • Rhythm Chord Mastery
    • Fingerpicking and Chord Melody exercises
    • Sing + Rhythm Chord
    • The Chord code
    • & Carnatic bundle
    • Post videos and doubts in the group chat
  • 1 private video correction: record you practice video & post directly to Shyam (will give details) – useful if you want private consultation outside the group

Upcoming topics:

  • Fundamentals, Proper technique and practice All skill levels and interests
  • Indian raga and film music on guitar Fluency, raga phrases, finger and proper practices, raga to song connection, improvise with raga
  • Rhythm Chord Mastery Which rhythm to use, downstroke to rhythm division for practical song playing, sing with rhythm, connectedness and other techniques

Doubts? Whatsapp Sreenath +91 828 1234 828

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What Students Say :

My Teacher keeps no pressure on me, but a gentle and beautiful way he teaches the instrument . With the backing of fundamental bundle from Ragacourses, covering the theory is well taken care of. 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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    KRISHNA MOHAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ellicott City, US

Shyam is a gifted musician and a teacher who knows precisely how to teach Indian music on guitar in such a way that anyone with interest can start making progress very quickly. Sarvesh, San Jose, California

BONUS free content as subscriber

When you give your email address above, you also get regular structured content

  • no more youtube whirlpools
  • no more doubting your talent, age, ability
  • no more confusion on knowing what to practice
  • no more playing irrelevant exercises when your interest is in Indian style

Detailed Review From a Student

Q. The community or the WhatsApp group, posting the videos. Did you find it helped you reach closer to your goals the corrections which we gave did it help you develop that feedback loop, complete the feedback loop, better your playing? 

Yes, I found it immensely helpful. You have given specific feedback for each person who posted videos and corrections that would help achieve progress. You have also suggested materials/videos based on the group call discussions we had.  It definitely helped me reach closer to my goals. For example, when we started the one -month course, you asked us to strictly take 2 songs and focus on those. I started Mahaganapathim and wasn’t sure I would be able to complete it as it involved difficult slides towards the end, however, I was able to complete it with the help of the specific feedback that I got. 

Q. Did you find the group calls useful? How did it help you reach closer to your playing goals? You can even give specifics like if there was a specific song or rhythm or chord or particular problem which you were able to solve during the group call, it would be useful to know. 

  1. The group calls were useful to some extent, however, I felt we haven’t used it to its full potential. You’ve would have already given the specific feedback for each person in the group chat. I found it more useful than the group calls. Also, the questions we asked during the calls would have mostly explained in one of the videos that you already have given us access to. But for difficult songs, techniques I found it useful for me. For. Example; you have explained a little bit about the chord melody for Roja/Mahaganapathim on the group call. It helped a little bit to understand how you go about the specific song. Not sure how much that helped others though. 

Q. The content which was promised to you and which was delivered to you, did you feel that there was enough content to practice, to go through, to understand the fundamentals and even advance particular techniques as a supplement to the group Calls and what we were doing in the community.

Yes, absolutely. There was enough content and practice videos and tips on the courses you gave us access to. The fundamentals were clearly and repeatedly explained. You also had specific videos that targeted advanced techniques such as difficult/long slides, unusual rhythms etc. 

Q. Did you also feel the quality of the content was useful, not just telling you more of what to do, but also how to do, the specifics, usual mistakes, some corrections, again which complements the work we do. if there was any specific content you found useful or any particular way you used it as a supplement to your work you can mention that. 

Yes, definitely. The quality of the content is top notch. For example, the Mahaganapthim course, you have explained how we are going to approach it. The scale first and then the raga notes and the specifics about playing the raga. During the course of the videos you’ve also mentioned the specifics which I found useful. I’ve also watched other videos where you have mentioned about the usual mistakes, alternate ways to play, common mistakes etc. I was able to use these techniques/tips on other songs which I’ve played outside of your content.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nikhil Joseph