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Guitar: Beginners

Saturday 19 January 2019
11:30 - 13:00
22 Hours / 11 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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£135.00 Half fee available. Course symbols: CL

Course description

Learn to play the guitar in a fun and enjoyable environment. The course is aimed at absolute beginners and players with a little knowledge. It will include playing chord progressions, learning a variety of different songs in different styles, rhythm playing, knowledge of the fretboard and some basic music theory and notation.

Entry requirements

Bring enthusiasm! Also bring a notebook, pen/pencil and of course a guitar!

What you will learn

The course will cover the playing of chord progressions, rhythm playing, knowledge of the fretboard and some use of basic music theory and notation. By the end of the course, you should be able to play a variety of simple pop/folk repertoire and have a basic understanding of the instrument.

How you will learn on this course

The emphasis will be very much on the practical, based mainly on playing and demonstration. Teaching will be both group and individual centred. Listening activities will be to the fore too.

How you will be assessed on this course

By the end of the course you will be able to: 1. Play a variety of different open chords. 2. You will also be able to read chord charts and tab. 3. You will be able to play a variety of different songs in different genres as well as being able to play rhythms in different key signatures. 4. You will also be able to play songs with a simple finger picking pattern.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Students are expected to practice the tasks between classes. The objectives can only be attained through this extra work.

What you need for your course

None, though the tutor may recommend some books and websites throughout the course.

What you need to bring to the first class

Writing materials and a guitar are all that is required for the course (bring enthusiasm too!).

What you can do next

Need to up your skills in Maths, English or Digital Skills? Look at our Functional Skills, GCSE and Digital Skills courses. We also offer courses and one to one training on iPads/tablets, iPhones and laptops.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking