Mu­sic to the ears

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dO you dream of hav­ing your own rock band like that of Linkin Park, Led Zep­pelin, Avenged Seven­fold and such? If so, come un­leash your in­ner pop star talent by be­ing part of a fun and ex­cit­ing mu­si­cal jour­ney with the Yamaha Pop­u­lar Mu­sic Course (YPMC).

The course, which is de­signed for as­pir­ing mu­si­cians from young per­form­ers to adults, en­ables stu­dents to ac­quire fun­da­men­tal mu­si­cal skills that will be in­stru­men­tal should they choose to progress fur­ther in their cho­sen mu­si­cal path.

The YPMC fea­tures a va­ri­ety of cour­ses cater­ing for in­stru­ments rang­ing from acous­tic gui­tar, bass gui­tar, elec­tric gui­tar and drums to key­board, vo­cal, pop piano, vi­o­lin, sax­o­phone and flute.

Now, all that is left is for you to se­lect an in­stru­ment you are in­ter­ested to play and you may be­gin your ex­cit­ing and en­joy­able mu­si­cal jour­ney of dis­cov­ery.

The Drums syl­labus en­hances co­or­di­na­tion skills while teach­ing you drum tech­niques and giv­ing you a sense of rhythm through play­ing to­gether with the mu­sic midi as the back­ground for var­i­ous mu­sic gen­res. The learn­ing process leads you to ex­pe­ri­ence and utilise var­i­ous types of drum stick con­trol and you will learn how to com­ple­ment each other so you will be able to play in a band or as an en­sem­ble.

Un­der the Acous­tic/Bass/Elec­tric Gui­tar course, you will learn and un­der­stand the ba­sic func­tions of the gui­tar with many dif­fer­ent gui­tar-play­ing tech­niques, learn how to play var­i­ous chord pro­gres­sions for dif­fer­ent gen­res of mu­sic and most im­por­tantly, build up the con­fi­dence and ex­pe­ri­ence to per­form in a band with the pro­vided mu­sic midi.

Yamaha Mu­sic School, with out­lets across Malaysia and around the world, is in­deed one of the best plat­forms to kick-start a great mu­si­cal jour­ney in life for all mu­sic lovers.

For de­tails, con­tact Yamaha Mu­sic (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd at 8, Jalan Per­ban­daran, Ke­lana Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Se­lan­gor, from 9am to 6pm, Mon­day-Fri­day, ex­clud­ing pub­lic hol­i­days. You can also call 03-7803 0900, log on to or check out Face­book: Yamaha Mu­sic Malaysia

The course is de­signed for as­pir­ing mu­si­cians.

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