Classical guitar taster

Course Dates: 14/07/21
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: Online
Tutors: 
Enjoy this introduction to playing classical guitar. Please use a nylon-strung guitar for this online session.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00

Course Code: ME1055

Wed, eve, 14 Jul - 14 Jul '21

Duration: 1 session

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? music@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2630

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What is the course about?

We will look at basic fingerstyle techniques, simple chords and learn to read some music notation.
This course is designed as an introduction to Classical guitar 1a in September.

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?

Play a small number of chords.
Understand what harmony and melody are.
Learn musical terms.

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

Hold your guitar properly.
Understand what harmony and melody are.
Understand some musical terms.

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

Beginner - no previous knowledge required or desired.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

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

Group and individual work, teacher demonstrations.

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

Please have a nylon strung classical guitar, a pencil and paper.

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

Classical guitar 1a starting in September.
You may also be interested in general music courses such as Musicianship 1.

Tony Rowden Tutor Website

Tony Rowden studied with the eminent Spanish guitarist Carlos Bonell initially at City Lit and then at The London College of Music. He has also attended classes given by Gary Ryan and John Mills. He has performed with Carlos Bonell and Clive Carroll as well as flautists, recorder players, Renaissance singers and a guitar trio. He has recently played in Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding, Lope de Vega's Peribanez and a musical version of George Orwell's Animal Farm. Tony premiered Memórias, the published works of Silvestre Fonseca's Fado arrangements, and had a piece, Serenata, written for him by Silvestre Fonseca. He has several arrangements published: Ennio Morricone's Once Upon A Time In The West and The Master and Margerita and the book Easy Ensembles. His playing is featured in the film Silent Shakespeare, with pieces composed by Laura Rossi (London to Brighton, Song for Marion), and an animated film with music composed by Miguel Mera. Tony has been teaching at City Lit for the past twenty years

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.