Folk and pop guitar taster
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
Essential guitar technique : chord shapes on the fretboard, chord symbols on paper, reading tablature, 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?
Chord strumming patterns and finger-picking. We'll learn to play the chords of a song.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Read chord symbols and play (together) several songs using 3 or 4 chords.
Tune your guitar.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Ideal for absolute beginners. This is a taste of guitar study, so you may decide to join folk & pop guitar 1a in September.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Play as a group following your tutor's guidance and demonstration.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Use any style of acoustic guitar.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Folk and pop guitar 1a.
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.