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GUITARISSIMO
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SMU Guitarissimo is SMU’s resident Niibori guitar ensemble. Established in August 2000, it is one of SMU's oldest musical groups. Adopting the style of the Niibori guitar ensemble, the club comprises these main sections — Alto 1, Alto 2, Prime, Bass, Contrabass and Guitarron. 

SMU Guitarissimo is SMU’s resident Niibori guitar ensemble. Established in August 2000, it is one of SMU's oldest musical groups. Adopting the style of the Niibori guitar ensemble, the club comprises these main sections — Alto 1, Alto 2, Prime, Bass, Contrabass and Guitarron. 
 

With the motto “Passion~Heart~Soul.”, the club continues to be an open community and platform for enthusiastic guitarists on campus. It aims to provide platforms for members to showcase their skills, develop their musical talents, and share their love, heart and soul for guitar-playing while performing diverse genres of music, from classical to contemporary. New friendships, bonds, knowledge and joy are what our members can expect in their journey with us.

 

The club is guided by Mr Ow Leong San, who is also a part of Xpose Guitar Ensemble. Under his guidance, the spirit of playing together as an ensemble and the different guitar playing techniques are instilled in our members. The club has participated in many events like our annual Strings Blended concert, February Showcases and external concerts. Notably, the club has had the privilege of performing with distinguished partners at overseas concerts.

“It is no secret that SMU has a rigid curriculum. Guitarissimo has added colour to my school life that would otherwise seem grey and dull. I enjoy making music with my hands, and I love the wholesome people here that support one another in Uni and beyond.”- Kristin Qu, Member of SMU Guitarissimo, School of Business, Year 3, (AY2018/2019)

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“CCA has introduced me to more new friends outside of my school faculty. It motivates me when trying to cope with both school and work. Thanks to this club, I have gained more knowledge on music and guitars, allowing me to play the songs I like together with my friends.”- Goh Jun Hong , President, School of Information Systems

Year 3, (AY2019/2020)

Date, venue and timing of regular meetings/trainings per week:

Date: Every Wednesday and Saturday 

Venue: SMU Basement Studio 

Time: Wednesday @ 7.30pm to 10.30pm, Saturday @ 9am to 12am

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Q1: Are all the training/practices compulsory? 

A1: Yes, they are compulsory, especially during the periods when we are preparing for an upcoming performance. 

 

Q2: What is the commitment as a member?   

A2: In each calendar year, each member will have to meet the requirement of performing for Strings Blended and 1 other performance.

Q3: What if I cannot join for Strings Blended? 

A3: You can still fulfil the requirement by participating up to 3 other performances. 

 

Q4: What if I have no guitar at home? 

A4: Guitars will be provided by the school. 

 

Q5: What if I have no music/guitar background? 

A5: It is perfectly fine not having any music/guitar background as the club holds the “Beginners Class”. With that, you can join the beginner’s class to learn skills in music and guitar from scratch.