Classical guitar 3A

Course Dates: 20/09/23 - 29/11/23
Time: 19:45 - 21:15
Location: Online
For graduates of the level 2 course and other experienced players of Spanish classical guitar. This online class will work on scales and arpeggios at grades 5 and 6, and fingerstyle versions of Baroque, Latin and popular music.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: ME164A

Started Wed, eve, 20 Sep - 29 Nov '23

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Extend your knowledge of technical matters and musical styles. Improve your playing technique so you may concentrate on a smooth and polished performance. Musical styles will include Classical, Spanish, Baroque, Latin, pop, and English folk songs.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Melody playing, legato, chordal accompaniment
Knowledge of the fretboard up to fret 12
scales and arpeggios at grade 5
Play solos and as an ensemble
Use different tunings eg open G, drop D
The option to perform solos in the class
Analysis of our pieces.

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

Read notation up to the 12th fret.
Play a melody with harmonic accompaniment.
Play 3 octave scales and arpeggios.
Play solo and ensemble pieces to a high standard.
Improve left and right hand technique sufficiently to be able to focus on musicality.

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

You should have completed Classical guitar level 2, able to read notation fluently up to at least the 5th fret, and accustomed to appropriate practice of guitar study. You must be able to melody and chords on the guitar.

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

We practice and play together in this group instrumental class on Zoom, with opportunity to play to the class on your own. You will be expected to practise between sessions so there is observable improvement as term progresses.

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

Play your nylon strung classical guitar. Extensive course materials and resources are available in the google classroom.

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

Continue to classical guitar 3B and 3C to span the academic year.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.