Classical guitar 2C

Course Dates: 23/04/24 - 02/07/24
Time: 19:45 - 21:15
Location: Keeley Street
For players with 2 years experience of studying and reading for classical guitar. Develop a range of technical skills and expression as you learn repertoire of solo and ensemble guitar repertoire.
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Classical guitar 2C
  • Course Code: ME130C
  • Dates: 23/04/24 - 02/07/24
  • Time: 19:45 - 21:15
  • Taught: Tue, Evening
  • Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Jeff Rodrigues

Course Code: ME130C

Tue, eve, 23 Apr - 02 Jul '24

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

On this course you will gain confidence in using the guitar in a free and creative way. You will expand your knowledge of classical guitar rechnique, musical styles, and develop your sight reading skills.

What will we cover?

- Right hand technique including free stroke, rest stroke, arpeggio patterns
- Left hand technique including ascending/descending slurs and simple Barre
- Chord playing as a harmonic accompaniment, and a range of arpeggios (F, C, G, D, A, E, Am, Dm, Em)
- Special effects will include rasgueo, tambora, harmonics and pizzicato
- Playing solos and playing in an ensemble
- Harmonising melodies
- Transposition up or down by an octave
- Styles covered will include Classical, Spanish, Baroque, Renaissance, and popular music arrangements.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Read from notation above the fifth fret
- Play a simple melody to harmonic accompaniment
- Play a range of 2-octave scales
- Play a 3 octave chromatic scale in a variety of rhythms
- Play solo and ensemble pieces with more confidence.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should have completed Classical guitar 2a and 2b, or be at an equivalent standard. You need to be able to read from notation at least up to the fifth fret, and to do so with a reasonable fluency. You should have guitar playing technique including melody playing and chord playing and some experience of improvisation.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Practising together in class, reading guitar pieces, tutor demonstration, guided listening, and solo presentation in the class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Play a nylon strung guitar. All music materials will supplied also in the google classroom.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Classical Guitar 3a follows in September.

Jeff Rodrigues

Portuguese-Canadian guitarist Jeff Rodrigues is a London based musician and music educator fluent in both Classical and Jazz fields. His career as a concert recitalist and ensemble player has included performances in both Classical and Flamenco settings, and the release of three recordings - two dedicated to 20th century music, and another to 16th century music performed on Vihuela de mano. Additionally, he works as a jazz guitarist in the London area and beyond, performing in settings ranging from accompanying vocalists, to various instrumental combinations. Jeff studied guitar in his native Toronto, and holds a BMus and FRSM in Guitar Performance.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.