What is the course about?
Revision of material, concepts and techniques covered in module 1 : basic guitar technique, notation and chord symbols, fretboard technique, strumming and picking patterns, negotiating chord changes, learning songs and playing in time.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Each week a particular area of guitar technique will be explored through specifically chosen songs and exercises.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
enjoy renewed confidence in accompanying songs
have refreshed your understanding of and skills on the instrument
play with confidence: chords, finger-picking, strumming, rudimentary scales.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Players should have completed module 1. You should be able to play the chords E, A, D, G, C, and understand chord boxes. You should be able to keep 4/4 time strumming down on crotchet beats.
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?
Bring your acoustic guitar. All music materials will be supplied.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
This course leads to Folk and pop guitar 1: module 3.