Folk and pop guitar 1B

Course Dates: 22/04/20 - 01/07/20
Time: 16:15 - 17:45
Location: Online
Tutors:

This second term of study is for novice guitar players who have experience of tuning the instrument, and know note names up to the fifth fret, and basic folk chord shapes.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
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.

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It's challenging and fun - I really like the tutor. Practising between classes is ESSENTIAL!
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Tutor Biographies
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.

This course has now finished

Course Code: ME615B

Finished Wed, day, 22 Apr - 01 Jul '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £143.00
Concession: £109.00

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