The guitar is one of the world’s most universal instruments, with different regions across the globe putting their unique spin on this 6 stringed wonder. Many guitar players start by learning the G, E-minor, C, and D chords. This progression opens you up to literally thousands of pop and rock hits but it can also limit your understanding of the instrument. The North Indian Hindustani system of music doesn’t even use chords. Nor do traditional Arabic makams. Turkish music separates sounds into groups of notes, but not the ones you are familiar with.
Imagine the freedom to view music from the perspective of an entirely different culture, a world away. Now imagine translating this into your regular guitar style and putting all this information at your fingertips.
Revolutionize the way you approach the guitar and influence your playing for life in just 10 days, with an international journey through sound.
Our instructors come from across the globe and, though they bring a diverse set of styles to the table, they all share a wealth of experience as veteran guitarists.
These handpicked guitarists are not just some of the most technically skilled virtuosos of their genres, but also some of the most respected teachers – all 7 tutors have dedicated their lives to sharing previously inaccessible musical insights and knowledge with the world.
Channel the combined lifetimes of experience of Niwel Tsumbu (Congo), Justin Adams (UK), Fernando Perez (Spain), Rafael Valim (Brazil), Camilo Menjura (Colombia), Jeannot Bel (Congo) and Vieux Farka Toure (Mali).
50 On-Demand Lessons – 14 Hours Of Live Sessions
10 Days Of Intensive Study – 7 World Class Tutors
4 Continents Of Melody – 1 Place To Learn
All live sessions are recorded and made available to be re-watched at any time during or after the retreat.
Day 1-4: Exclusive access to guitar lessons from 4 different continents. On Day 1, you’ll learn the South American styles of Colombian Joropo and Brazilian Samba. On Day 2, we journey to Africa, where you’ll learn the dancefloor-orientated style of Congolese Soukous and Tunisian Sufu music. On Day 3, the retreat focuses on Europe, with lessons on Flamenco and Bulgarian Rachenitza. On Day 4, we’ll cover Indian ragas and the Hindustani slide guitar where you’ll learn how the scale assigns difference dominance values and a hierarchical approach to the different notes of the raga. There will be daily live guitar coaching calls to support you through the material.
Day 5: Day 5 is a chance to recap the material of the first four days and attend an exclusive live-streamed concert by Brazilian guitarist and singer Silas Giron.
Day 6-10: Days 6-10 feature 2 hours of daily live lessons and master classes taught by Justin Adams, Niwel Tsumbu, Camilo Menjura, Fernando Perez, Jeannot Bel and Vieux Farka Toure. This will cover a range of styles from Africa, South America, Kurdistan and China. To help you get a feel for Brazilian rhythms, there will also be a session on Samba led by Cyro Zuzi.
Live Schedule Day 1 – 5: 4pm-5pm London time (UCT+1).
Live Schedule Day 6 – 10: 4pm-6pm London time (UCT+1).
Think of the 10-day retreat like a cruise, dropping you off in new musical environments for an hour or two at a time. Giving you the ability to revisit every destination on-demand, and that’s just scratching the surface. Here’s what’s included:
….. the syncopated right hand rhythms needed to play Samba.
….. your entire musical repertoire with intricate, chromatic Sebene lines.
….. the rhythms of North Africa, understood from a guitarist’s perspective.
….. traditional Indian slide techniques emulating the sitar sound.
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This 10 day interactive online course gives you direct access to the teachings of 7 world class tutors covering guitar styles from 4 different continents.
Learning new skills is easier with our innovative, interactive tools. Access on-screen notation, tablature, animate fretboards, variable tempos, and more.
Join the live masterclass on Malian music and get an insight into the career of award winning guitarist Vieux Farka Toure.
Practice your new skills over different backing tracks and grooves jamming along with the World Music Method tutors.
If you’re not completely satisfied with the World Music Guitar – 10-day interactive online retreat simply send us an email before July 19 and we’ll refund your purchase, no questions asked.
Starts July 14. Only 5 spaces left!