FAQs

What is BlueTimbre Music?

BlueTimbre is a Music Company that provide Music Education services and Recording Studio services. The BlueTimbre Music School is not a conventional Music School, it is very different. BlueTimbre’s aim has always been to create a generation of students (young or old) appreciate Music. BlueTimbre’s philosophy is to teach concepts, techniques and songs in such a manner that students can eventually play their favorite songs and keep learning new songs by themselves in the future.

We also believe that learning and playing is not enough, we even offer a platform called the “BLUEBOX EVENINGS” every month for our students to showcase their talents and perform.

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Why is BlueTimbre different from other Music Schools or Institutes?

Each class is structured with its own unique combination of topics to be covered for students to understand the concept(s) and song(s) being covered. Every class has the necessary equipment and instruments required for the training supported by trainers. Each instructor undergoes over 150 hours of training in the first year alone.

BlueTimbre also works on a completely different model compared to other Music Schools. BlueTimbre offers Unlimited Classes*, Easy Booking and Cancellation of Classes, World-Class Curriculum, Trained and Certified Teachers as well as many more benefits. Download the BlueTimbre App to know more!

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What Courses does BlueTimbre Offer?

BlueTimbre currently offers Contemporary Music Courses in the following:

  • Guitar
  • Drums
  • Western Vocals
  • Hindustani Vocals
  • Piano & Keyboard
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I am a Beginner in Music

BlueTimbre’s App will automatically link your Demo class to our beginner session or our ‘Fundamentals’ class. Here the teacher can assess your capabilities and introduce you to the Fundamentals of the course.

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I am a beginner in drums, what should I purchase?

For a beginner in drums, we would recommend the following items:

  • Drum Sticks– We recommend using sizes 7A drum sticks. (Recommended brands: Vic Firth Nova, Zildjian, Pro Mark)
  • Practice pads for hands– 12-inch size. Recommended brands: Muman, Zildjian, Vic Firth, Stagg (preferably purchase a practice pad that comes with a stand, if not please purchase a snare stand or a good strong stool to keep it on). This is very essential for a drum student to practice.
  • Bass drum Practice pads (for feet)– Recommended brands: Mapex Falcon POP1000, Pearl BD10 (you will need to purchase pedals additionally – Recommended brands: Stagg PP50, TAMA HP30, Basix PD800)
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I have some prior knowledge in Music

BlueTimbre’s Demo class is designed to assess the student’s capabilities and place the student in the correct level. The teacher will then guide the student to the office manager who will either set up another demo session or place them in the correct level.

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I am a beginner in guitar, what instrument should I purchase?

For a beginner in guitar, we would recommend the following:

  • Type– Acoustic Guitar, you can purchase an electric guitar but that would also require an amplifier and/or cables.
  • Brands– Pluto, Granada, Yamaha, Fender (based on your budget)
  • Size – Full size
  • Preferable model is Yamaha F310 (Acoustic)
  • Additional Items– Plectrums (at least 10) and a clip-on tuner (to tune the guitar)
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I am a beginner in keyboard or piano, what instrument should I purchase?

For a beginner in keyboard/piano, we would recommend the following beginner level keyboard(s) (61-key):

  • For small children, we recommend the Casio CTK 3200 (about 3.6kgs)
  • For older students and adults, we recommend the Casio CTK 4400, Yamaha I455, Yamaha PSR E453 or Yamaha PSR E353
  • The two main criteria to look for in the keyboard is that is must have 61 keys and Touch Response.
  • Touch Response (Sensitive) means that the keyboard should sound loud if you play it with force whereas if you play it softly, the sound should be less – essentially, it responds to finger touch and how much pressure you put on the keys.
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Where can I purchase instruments for my child or myself?

  • The easiest way is to purchase online at amazon.com or www.bajaao.com
  • Local stores in Bangalore include Tone Zone (Opposite Brigade Metropolis) or Sound Glitz (Innovative Multiplex, Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli)
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Renting an Instrument

Renting an instrument has never been easier than with our partners Cayal (based in Whitefield, Bangalore) in order to do so. They cater to all of Bangalore and can source an instrument to you quickly and hassle free! Just got to www.cayal.in, register as a borrower and request the instrument or item that you wish to rent. Cayal does the rest!

You may also find other things to rent like books, kids toys and more!

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Creating a login

You can login using your Facebook profile, Google profile or by signing up with your email ID and mobile number. You will receive an OTP (One Time Password) that you need to enter. Once that is completed, you will be asked to choose a location – please select the location of your choice. Now you will be at the landing page.

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Creating a student profile

When you try to book a class, you will be prompted to choose a student else create a student profile. If you haven’t already created a student profile, please create one. You need to enter your name and your age.

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Booking a Class & Viewing a Booked Class

To Book a Class, you can click on the course of your choice and then you can book a class. The first class is free and is a DEMO class. This class is a regular class so please be mindful of other students and save your questions till the end of the session.

In order to view your booked classes, you need to go to Student Profiles > Click Student > Click Bookings, here you will be able to view and (if required) cancel any bookings.

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Canceling A Class

In order to cancel a booked session, you need to go to Student Profile > Click Student > Click Bookings. Here you can see all the currently booked sessions. These can be cancelled by clicking on the ‘x’ button. The App will then ask you if you wish to Delete, please click Yes. You will now notice that the session has been deleted from your bookings.

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What does Course Level mean?

Course Levels are divided into Fundamentals, Debut, Level 1, Level 2 …. Until Level 8. Fundamentals is the basic beginner level and as you progress you will get to intermediate and higher level. All beginners at BlueTimbre get assigned to ‘Fundamentals’.

If you are a complete beginner, you would need to go through this level as it introduces the basics of music, your voice or the instrument you have chosen to learn. Some students may be at a higher level when they join, this assessment is made by the teacher and then assigned to the student.

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What does Unlimited Classes* mean?

Everyday, you will have options of 1-2 classes of your course/level. The classes can be at different times on different days. Students can choose to attend multiple times in a week and/or day (if session is available). All classes are subject to availability as there are limited seats. Some classes have 5 seats, while some can have up to 10 seats. These are based on the course, infrastructure, instruments and several other factors.

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Types of Membership

Once you have experienced BlueTimbre’s Music Classes and are interested in enrolling – we provide multiple membership options. The options currently available are:

  • 12-Month Unlimited Classes*
  • 6-Month Unlimited Classes*
  • 3-Month Unlimited Classes*
  • 1-Month Unlimited Classes*
  • Per Class (Currently not offered) *

Book Unlimited sessions at your preferred center. Please note that at any given time, you can have 3 sessions booked in advance. The moment you finish one you get the option to book another session.

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Don’t have a Music Instrument?

If you don’t have a music instrument, you don’t need to worry. BlueTimbre classes are fully equipped with the necessary instruments and accessories for your learning. However, in order to develop your skills in the instrument, we recommend you purchase an instrument at home for practice.

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How does a student progress to the next Level?

In order to move to the next level in our progressive Music Curriculum, the student needs to complete the syllabus. Once the syllabus is complete, the teacher will inform the student that they are ready for an assessment. The assessment is used to determine if the student has knowledge of all the theory, techniques and song requirements of that level.

In order to schedule an assessment, student can book it through the App. Go to Student Profile > Click Student > Meeting Request. Here the student can enter “Request for Assessment” and click Send. BlueTimbre will then respond with options for time and date of the Assessment.

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How do I request an Assessment?

You can request an Assessment by going to Student Profiles > Select Student > Meeting Request. You will be asked to write your message “Request for Assessment” and click send. You will soon receive an email from BlueTimbre confirming a time and date for the Assessment requested.

If you have any specific time or date restriction, kindly mention it on your message.

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Meet the Teacher

If you wish to Meet your child’s Teacher, you can set up a meeting. In order to do so, you need to click Student Profiles > Select Student > Meeting Request. You need to type the message you wish to convey, for instance ‘I wish to meet the teacher to discuss my child’s progress’ and click Send.

You will soon receive an email with the details of date and time when you can meet the concerned teacher.

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