Folk and pop guitar 1B
Time: 12:15 - 13:45
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: ME616B
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
Revision of material, concepts and techniques covered in guitar 1a : essential guitar technique, notation and chord symbols, fretboard technique, strumming and picking patterns, negotiating chord changes, learning songs and playing in time.
What will we cover?
Each week a particular area of guitar technique and musicianship will be explored in the class through carefully chosen songs and technical exercises.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
enjoy the confidence to accompany songs well
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?
For players who have completed folk & pop guitar 1a. You should be able to play the major chords E, A, D, G, C, E minor, A minor. You understand chord boxes. You should be able to keep good 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. You will mainly be taught following your tutor's demonstration, with the opportunity for some individual attention. Practice between classes is essential to your progress and the momentum of the course.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Play your acoustic guitar. All music materials will also be supplied in the google classroom.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
This course leads to Folk and pop guitar 1c next term.
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.