Guitars Absolute Beginners/Beginners

What is the course about?

You will learn and develop a range of skills required to play the acoustic guitar. There will be tutor explanations and practical demonstrations to help you develop your skills as well as gain knowledge of guitar chord shapes and guitar tab. You will also learn how to tune the guitar and develop your knowledge of the language and vocabulary associated with guitars and music development. You will also develop the ability and confidence to play both individually and as part of a group.

The course content will be negotiated to meet your needs and will include some of the following:

  • The history and construction of the guitar.
  • The tuning of the instrument.
  • The names of the strings.
  • Chord boxes and how to read them.
  • Basic chord shapes.
  • Strumming patterns and keeping time.

What do we expect from you?

You will be required to attend an induction to establish your current level of skills and knowledge. At the induction you will be advised about the acoustic guitar you will require prior to the start of each course.

Additional equipment required is a good electronic tuner, a USB flash drive (memory stick) and an A4 ring binder.

Regular attendance is essential for progression to a higher level and you will be encouraged to practise techniques at home.

Recognising and recording your progress and achievement

As with all learning it is important for you to know how you are progressing.

Your learning on this course will be recorded through the individual learning goals that you agree and set with your tutor at the beginning of each course.

This will allow you to see, as you work towards those learning goals, how well you are learning, what you have achieved, and how you have progressed during the course.

You may also discuss what you would like to progress on to after the course to further your learning or career.

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Venue: Ings Adult Education Centre
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Duration: 112Weeks

Course ID: I115

Day and Time Monday 6.30-8.30pm

Cost Full Fee £88 / Reduced Fee £45

Starts Monday 17 September 2018

To enrol Please ring 01482 61 5349 for more information