This course is for players who are totally, or relatively, new to the guitar. It’s also suitable for more experienced players who are stuck in a rut and need a bump-start. This is a small class size course focusing on forming/changing chords with a groove.

As you’d guess from the title this course is aimed at the following level of player:

  • Raw beginner – has hardly put a finger on the fretboard.
  • Relative beginner – played for a little while but really struggling or maybe even someone who has been playing for ages but considers him/herself to be a ‘beginner’ i.e. totally stuck in a rut and wants a reset and basic MOT.

The nice thing about the course is that it’s a smaller class size compared to our other courses; this allows for more one-on-one time and we can cover subjects in as much detail, and at whatever pace, suits the group.

We start literally at the beginning. All the basics are covered in terms of:

  • forming basic open chords (and a few other cool ones!)
  • how to change between the chords accurately and cleanly
  • creating a solid strumming groove while changing
  • maybe touch on some very useful and practical theory aspects to help put things into context.

The overall aim is to simply get people playing together and learn a few tunes to take away and finesse. The course will set you off on the right path but the main work is done at home. We proivde a comprehensive set of notes to help this process.

If the group is up for it, and we have time, we regularly touch on elementary finger-picking, delve into the Blues and maybe even touch on Power and the dreaded barre chords.

As with all our courses, having a sociable weekend with other guitar hobbyists and having some fun is as important as the teaching and playing. This is especially true for this course – it’s hard work but we make it ‘enjoyable’.

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