Folk and pop guitar 1A

Course Dates: 15/01/20 - 01/04/20
Time: 16:15 - 17:45
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Tony Rowden

Learn about tuning your instrument, strumming and picking, simple chords for pop songs, scales and chord symbols on this beginner's course. Please bring an acoustic guitar. Continues next term.

Description

What is the course about?

You will be introduced to basic guitar technique and you will develop an increased awareness of the instrument and its possibilities. You will learn basic guitar notation and chord symbols, fretboard technique, strumming and picking patterns, negotiating chord changes, and playing in time.

What will we cover?

This course introduces the instrument and how to play folk and pop tunes. Each week a particular area of guitar technique and harmony will be explored through specifically chosen songs and exercises.

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

- Play basic chord shapes and read chord symbols
- Demonstrate finger-picking and strumming patterns
- Understand bar chords and rudimentary scales
- Demonstrate essential accompaniment techniques
- Find the chords to simple songs and build new chord progressions.

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

This course is ideal for beginners, so no previous experience is necessary. You will need to provide an instrument: any acoustic guitar is suitable. You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

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

During the course, emphasis will be on playing and listening together with some work in pairs or small groups. You will mainly be taught through large group work, following your tutor's demonstration, with the opportunity for some individual attention. Practice between classes is essential to your progress.

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

All music materials will be provided by the tutor. You must bring your own acoustic guitar and a folder for the music.

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

ME615B next term.

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Book your place

Course Code: ME615A

Wed, day, 15 Jan - 01 Apr '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £151.00
Concession: £115.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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