Classical guitar: advanced

Course Dates: 17/01/24 - 20/03/24
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
For experienced classical guitarists, this class will work on scales and arpeggios at grades 7 and 8, and fingerstyle versions of Baroque, Latin and popular music.
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Classical guitar: advanced
  • Course Code: ME134B
  • Dates: 17/01/24 - 20/03/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:30
  • Taught: Wed, Evening
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Kevin Cahill

Course Code: ME134B

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Wed, eve, 17 Jan - 20 Mar '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 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, English folk songs.

What will we cover?

Melody playing, legato, chordal accompaniment
Knowledge of the fretboard up to fret 12
scales and arpeggios at grades 7 and 8
Play solos and as an ensemble
Different tunings eg open G, drop D
The option to perform solos and duets in the class
Analysis of our pieces
Construction of 7th, 9th, 11th and 13th chords.

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 be able to read notation fluently up to the 12th fret, and be accustomed to regular guitar practice. You will be able to play 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, with some opportunity to play on your own. You will be expected to practise between sessions so there is observable improvement from session to session.

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

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

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

Classical guitar advanced will run for the full academic year.

Kevin Cahill

Kevin Daniel Cahill is a Classical Guitarist from Scotland and graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Folkwang Üniversität Der Künst in Essen, Germany. Cahill is an advocate and performer of 21st century music; he has commissioned several works for the guitar, supporting emerging composers and contributing to growing the diverse repertoire of guitar music. He is an active soloist and has given world premieres for newly commissioned music from a wide variety of composers throughout his career. Cahill uses his training in the classical arena to merge and fuse contemporary and impressionistic musical languages together through adopted classical techniques and approaches.

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.