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  • PART 1 - 12 Notes of Music | Guitar Tuning | Finger exercise

    12 NOTES IN MUSIC - TAA DAAAAAM!! Here are the 12 notes used in Western music. Made up of 7 natural notes and 5 sharp notes. We will be applying these to the fretboard in the lessons to come. If we had to translate this to Piano; the 7 natural notes would be the white keys and the 5 sharp notes are the black keys, as shown on the image above, these then keep on repeating along the full keyboard ... easy no? HOW TO TUNE THE GUITAR In the Diagram to the right we have a famous sentence which we will take the first letter of each word to denote the string notes that make up the "Guitar Open Tuning". Starting from the ticker bass strings that would be read as follows: Eddie Ate Dynamite Good Bye Eddie = E - A - D - G - B - E FINGER EXERCISE & WARM UP Here we have a picking exercise which will help co-ordinate both hands together. This exercise is built to improve ones ability to play single notes, as well as works on consistency and clarity of sound, not to mention rhythm. The numbers indicate the fingers on your left hand (given you're a right handed guitarist), the arrows next to the numbers indicate the directions to which we can do this exercise; therefore we can start with the ticker string E; 1, 2, 3, 4 down to the next string; A 1, 2, 3, 4 etc... and then take another exercise starting from the thinner string E; 4, 3, 2, 1 up to the next string B; 4, 3, 2, 1 etc... Ricky


    This online portal takes beginner students through the initial stages of learning guitar as well as equipping the student with an initial repertoire along the way. It is designed to tackle the arduous physicality of first starting guitar, whilst applying the fundamentals to music and song. Learning an instrument is a beautiful thing, however for some it might be daunting at first. Remember to enjoy the process, and results will ensue. Without rambling on any further, let’s get started! Ricky

  • Get up to 465€ VAT back on your first NEW Musical Instrument when buying from Sun-Sounds

    How about a 15.25% discount off your first NEW musical instrument??? Our Government is so kind to musicians who are starting off; they have this initiative for those beginning musicians. When buying from Sun-Sounds Music Shop you are eligible to getting this VAT refund. Get back all the VAT you pay on your first musical instrument. Up to 465€ of VAT could be refunded back to you off an instrument of 3050€. The more you spend towards the 3k figure the more you will get back. The calculation is to be done as follows .. The amount the instrument is priced at divided by 1.18. The result you get there is what you would be paying at the end. Example: 1000€ / 1.18 = 847.46€ 1000€ - 847.46€ = 152.54€ 152.54€ = the amount you be refunded Here's the process you would need to follow if you wish to apply for it online : 1. You must have an E-Id set up 2. This link gets you to the page -  LINK 3. Read through and click apply. 4. On the new window that appears; type in your E-ID and password and follow the verification process. 5. Enter all details including your bank details and click submit. 6. You will receive an sms and e-mail from confirming that a case has been opened 7. The submission will be reviewed and within a few days you will receive an sms/e-mail notification confirming the case closed and rebate should be received. Let's get playing some music! InJoy.

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  • Guitar Workshops - 1on1

    Guitar Workshop - 1on1 Custom / Advanced lessons ​ These lessons entail a guaranteed 1 on 1 lesson, in which we cover desired advanced topics; some of which are listed hereunder: ​ - Harmony ( Jazz blues, Rhythm Changes, Quartal harmony, ballad forms, 251's major and minor, harmonization) - Technique ( Sweep picking, Alternate picking, Hybrid picking, legato, harmonics, tapping.) - Improvisation ( Solo over any changes, phrasing, chordal soloing) - Repertoire ( build a cohesive set of songs in your desired style) - Song writing ( melody, song evaluation, guidance, expand on harmony) ​ Workshops such as this are designed to cover topics which are more conceptual , and which require the bulk of work to be done in your own practice space and time. ​ The frequency for this kind of method of tuition tends to be less frequent than our other standard tuition mode where you'd attend weekly lessons. Depending on the topics covered one could come at his own convenience according to availability. ​ Advanced guitar lesson price is of 30€ for a 1 hour 1 to 1 lesson and is to be paid in advance on booking. If you are interested to know availability, just write us an email on or give us a call on 00356 79016222 ​ Tags: #Advanced Guitar lessons in Malta #Guitar Workshops Malta #Guitar Song Writing guidance Malta #One off guitar lesson in Malta #Sun-Sounds Guitar Workshops BACK to GUITAR LESSONS

  • Guitar Lessons Malta | Sliema | Learn Guitar in Malta - Sun-Sounds

    GUITAR LESSONS Student Login Are you living in Malta? Or maybe you’re planning to move here? Do you have the dream of becoming a guitar player? Are you a guitar player already and you want to improve? Great! Sun-Sounds will help by providing you with guitar lessons in Malta! Here is some key information about our guitar tuition that you might find useful: Guitar Lesson classes for beginners and intermediate players. Classes are made up of 2 to 4 students. Students are categorised by age group and level . 👉 45 minute classes for children and pre-teens . 👉45 minute or 1 hour classes for teens and adults. Two options to choose from for your guitar lesson length; one option is of 45 minutes, the other is of 1 hour, depending on availability. ​ Our pricing. A session costs 15 euro for 45 minutes, or 20 euro for 1 hour. ​ ​ ​ ADVANCED GUITAR WORKSHOPs. We also offer one to one for high level musicians or for specific request. Click here for more info. ​ Weekly Guitar Lessons or more. It’s up to you to choose how frequently you will have your guitar lessons. We recommend weekly sessions, to have enough time to practice at home and integrate what you learn in your playing. But it all depends on your motivation and your goals! ​ Fully equipped studio in Sliema dedicated for Guitar Tuition. We have worked around the clock for a full year to build a professional studio dedicated just for guitar Tuition. The studio is located a few seconds walk from our shop in Sliema. ​ ​ Pick a time slot. Guitar lessons at Sun-Sounds are held all days of the week except for Sundays. Our schedule alters week by week, so you can let us know your availability and we will inform you of our closest available time slots/date. Should those slots be fully booked we will put your contact in a waiting list until a suitable time is available. ​ Everyone is welcome! Here at Sun-Sounds we welcome players of any age and skill. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, if you’ve been playing for 20 years or you have never even touched a guitar. It’s all about the motivation and the intention! Our youngest students start from 7 years of age and our eldest shoot up to 85, yup, it’s never too late. ​ You choose what style to play. It doesn’t matter if you listen to heavy metal, country, jazz or pop music. The guitar is a wonderful instrument that can be used to play any style. So there’s no need to worry, our teacher will adapt to your musical preferences. ​ Individually designed curriculum. The structure and content of lessons will be individually designed according to the needs and desires of the student. Our teacher will pay close attention to your opinion, your experience with music, your goals and dreams. But the basic topics you will touch upon in the guitar lessons will be reading musical annotation and developing the mechanics of playing. So you will learn to read and play scales and chords while learning to understand a bit of the musical theory. Don’t be scared by all these fancy words, you will have lots of fun! ​ Bring your own guitar. If you do not have one yet, come to Sun-Sounds! We will help you choose your perfect guitar that suits your budget and goals. We also offer to buy back that same guitar if you decide to upgrade or you feel that this path is not for you. ​ Practice makes perfect! Do you think Steve Vai or any other great guitar player became who he or she is now merely by getting lessons? Of course not. Sure, learning to play an instrument at that level is a long and dedicated process. It requires a lot of patience, time, love, inspiration and work, but why not try? It's always healthy to push our personal boundaries and surprise ourselves! So if you really want to achieve your goals, you will have to practice playing at home. Then you will show your progress to the teacher and you both will decide the direction to which you will move. ​ ​ You have probably come across countless DIY online guitar lessons that sound great. And maybe they are, but no video can ever replace that human contact and honest communication that we offer here at Sun-Sounds in Sliema, Malta. Also, many players find that the personal approach to music teaching and learning is definitely more efficient. ​ We are super excited to be working with one of Malta's coolest, talented and humble guitarist, he also happens to be the best guitar teacher we met; he's called Patryk/Ricky. - Check him out in the videos below. ​ ADVANCED PLAYER WORKSHOP

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