Reinvent your repertoire learning awesome Congolese guitar licks to performance standard in just 30 days or your money back.
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This course profiles all of the greatest and most influential Congolese guitarists that shaped the genre of Sebene and teaches you their guitar lines with a step-by-step and clear instruction.
Learn and understand the iconic approaches from Franco Luambo Makiadi, Roxy Thsimpaka, Popolipo Beniko, Alain Makaba, Pépé Felly Manuaku and more.
You won’t just learn how to replicate a Congolese guitar line verbatim but will understand how to develop an authentic African feel whilst creating your own guitar lines which could confidently be performed with an ensemble.
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2 hours of detailed lessons teaching you how to be an expert in the Congolese guitar styles; Soukous, Sebene and Rumba taught by the Grammy award winning virtuoso Niwel Tsumbu.
Learning new skills is easier with our innovative, interactive tools. Access on-screen notation, tablature, virtual fretboards, slow motion and more.
Take your Congolese guitar study even further with over 3 hours of detailed masterclasses led by Niwel Tsumbu.
Put your new techniques into practice and jam over traditional African grooves so you can develop your own authentic feel and be confident playing in a variety of new styles.
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Download Syran Mbenza’s tribute album to Franco Luambo Makiadi, one of Africa’s all time most influential musicians.
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If you aren’t happy with your African Guitar course, we’ll refund you within 30 days. There’s nothing to lose, and a lifetime of beautiful new music to gain.
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Let the World Music Method set you on the right road. Take it easy, take it slow, build your confidence and master the art. Explore the vibrant roots and invigorating rhythms of Sebene with one of its most accomplished practitioners.
Back in the day, Niwel Tsumbu was borrowing bits of fishing line and bike cable to build his guitars. Now he’s performed the world over with the likes of Buena Vista Social club, Natty Wailer and Baaba Maal. He’s recorded with Sinead O’Connor, Nigel Kennedy and Michael O’Suilleabhgin. He’s even written a symphony for the radical 20-piece Surge Orchestra.
From Irish folk to jazz, classical, rock and flamenco, Niwel’s story is one of cross-genre, cross-cultural exploration, improvisation, collaboration and integration. But with this session he’ll take you right back to the fundamental rhythms of his African roots, bedded in Soukous, Sebene and Rumba. Where it all began. Niwel is a real one-off. Don’t miss the chance to benefit from learning with this master musician.
In Niwel’s own words: “In the course, I’ll refer to arpeggios, intervals and modes. It’s where all these guitar lines come from. It sounds complex, but it’s all based on simple theory. I never understood much of it myself, and then one day it clicked.”
“I’ve planned these lessons to short-cut all that effort. I’ve broken everything down so that anyone, from any musical background, can quickly pick up the basics, then hone their skills, even if they don’t have any previous experience or knowledge of African music. There’s notation, tabs, and lots of exercises at all kinds of tempos so you can learn at your own pace, in your own way. This is my people’s music. The music of my ancestors and my nation.”
“It’s a real honour to share it with you.”
….. your entire musical repertoire with intricate, chromatic Sebene lines.
….. your playing with the 1970s fingerstyle plectrum combo octave technique.
….. Franco Luambo Makiadi’s interval approach down to the very last detail.
….. the Lead-Rhythm relationship to effortlessly blend into ensembles.
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