Dance and Music Courses

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS

Tuesday 24 September for 10 weeks
8.00pm – 9.00pm
£60

Brief Description:

This course is aimed at absolute beginners and will introduce learners to the basics of guitar playing. You will look at the mechanics of popular music through the study of the diatonic scale system and its relevant chords.

Learners would benefit from practicing / playing up to 4hrs per week – but not necessarily in one session or block.

Course Aims:

• Develop an understanding of the structure(s) of western music - the diatonic system
• Demonstrate the basic use of a plectrum to accompany a song
• Demonstrate a simple patterned finger pick to accompany a song
• Be able to play a simple solo guitar piece
• Be able to play along with a simple song in a group format

Extra Costs:

None

If you are intending to buy a new guitar, it is advisable not to make any purchase until the course has been confirmed as running.
What you need to bring to the first session:
Acoustic Guitar
Plectrum

Location:

Witchford Village College, Manor Road, Witchford, Ely, Cambs, CB6 2JA

Class Dates:

24 Sept
1, 8, 15, 29 Oct (No class on 22 Oct due to Half Term break.)
5, 12, 19, 26 Nov
3 Dec

GUITAR FOR IMPROVERS

Tuesday 24 September for 10 weeks
7.00pm – 8.00pm
£60


Brief Description:

This course is suitable for anyone who has been learning acoustic guitar for at least one year. Learners will be asked to speak to the Tutor in advance if they are unsure of their level.

Learners should have an understanding of the workings of the diatonic system and possess sufficient technique to demonstrate both a patterned finger pick and effective, basic use of a plectrum on a song or tune

Learners would benefit from practicing / playing up to 4hrs per week – but not necessarily in one session or block.

Course Aims:

• Expand knowledge of the diatonic scale / chord system
• Demonstrate the use of altered chords within the context of group playing, as well as playing relevant scales ‘freestyle’ over popular pieces of music.
• Work towards playing a more chalenging and complex solo piece
• Work towards recognising commonly used chord sequences and play along with others on a more 'advanced' chord progression.

Extra Costs:

None

If you are intending to buy a new guitar, it is advisable not to make any purchase until the course has been confirmed as running.

What you need to bring to the first session:
Acoustic Guitar
Plectrum

Location:

Witchford Village College, Manor Road, Witchford, Ely, Cambs, CB6 2JA

Class Dates:

24 Sept
1, 8, 15, 29 Oct (No class on 22 Oct due to Half Term break.)
5, 12, 19, 26 Nov
3 Dec