Classical guitar taster

Course Dates: 03/08/24
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Location: Keeley Street
Enjoy this introduction to playing classical guitar. Please bring a nylon-strung guitar.
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Classical guitar taster
  • Course Code: ME913
  • Dates: 03/08/24 - 03/08/24
  • Time: 13:30 - 15:30
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Jeff Rodrigues

Course Code: ME913

Sat, day, 03 Aug - 03 Aug '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

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

What will we cover?

Play a small number of chords
Understand what harmony and melody are
Play a simple piece
Learn some music theory
Understand musical terms.

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

Play some chord shapes and know the names
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.

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

Group and individual work, demonstration and guidance by the tutor.

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

Please bring 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 to support your instrumental study.

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.