Guitar Lessons

Pick any song of your choice to learn. (Absolute beginner, kids, adults? we’ll get you playing) Pay per song – no monthly recurring payments or commitments required. Guitar lessons online via zoom video conference, lifetime access to your one on one instruction videos suited to your specific learning needs. Post your video to get tailored feedback. Unlimited exclusive member only blog based discussion threads – post as many questions about the topic in discussion (No payment on sign up – you will be contacted with a secure link for payment – UPI, Paypal, credit/debit cards accepted)

Basic level (Pick 1 song for Rs.199 for customers in India, $2.99 for overseas or Pick 3 songs for Rs.499/$6.99) Covers chords of the entire song with shorter solos/melody lines, basics of a Guitar, Tuning, Scales associated with the song, Tips on guitar maintenance and care, How to read Guitar tabs to name a few.

Advanced level (1 song – Rs. 299 for customers in India, $4.99 for overseas) songs that have longer solos and complex guitar arrangements. Covers all aspects taught in Basic Level.

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Vimal Octavius

With the band “For Now”, Seattle, Washington.

Takamine @Tokyo Guitar Street

About the instructor, luthier

Vimal Octavius first held a Bongo drum when he was 6 picking up rhythm from his dad. He then moved on to learn Violin (Karnatic style) when he was 8, western Violin at 13 and picked up the guitar at about the same age. Has played in his school band, the trumpet, Bass Horn and Drums. As a performing artist, he has played with many bands in Hyderabad touring with his brother in early 2000s and lately with the Band “For Now” in Seattle, Washington. His first Hand Crafted Guitar, by the brand Octaveus Guitars was launched in 2017, with his sole shareholder, his soul-mate.

Disclaimer: Other artists depicted in the picture are in no way affiliated with Octaveus Guitars

With Victor Wooten (Grammy Award winning American Bass Guitarist), Charlie from For Now, Seattle
With Lee Ritenour (Grammy Award winning American Jazz Guitarist)

Octaveus Handcrafted Guitar

School of rock seattle, season preview, apr 2016

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Gear I use and recommend (Click image for details, you’ll be lead to Amazon.in)

Beginners Acoustic guitar (Small size for easy playability), with case, strap, string, 2 picks – unbeatable value for money.

(12 count) Great to improve picking speed. Easy to hold and pick, professional grade

Moves around easily for a better view – clip to the head stock of the guitar and ready for tune up!

Light gauge – easy to play, to hold down chords and solos – easy to bend strings, vibrato. Quite affordable for a branded string set.

When it comes to recording a live band, (18 in, 8 out usb interface) this is my bet. Although this is 2nd gen, it’s unbeatable with Pro Tools.

The latest as of this writing (Feb 2020), check out the tracks I’ve recorded on Amazon music with the band For Now, in Seattle, Pro Tools used primarily.

Korg nanoKONTROL2 Slim-Line USB Control Surface.

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The Layout is among the best money can buy. The solo mute and record are nicely spaced out with transport controls like play, fast forward and rewind on the left panel, laid out pretty neatly and they work without any need to install additional drivers. You will save a lot of time than trying to click around on your screen!

PreSonus V2 Single Touch-sensitive Faderport. (Click image above)

Presonus is your next bet. It has a ton of features. Footswitch for hands-free recording. Has a Shift button for say, toggle select multiple solo buttons in one go, undo and redo! Provides for Automation controls which are really cool.