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Guitar - Improvers

Day of week:
Oakwood House, Maidstone
20:15 - 21:15
10 weeks

This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 22 22* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running

This Guitar (Improvers) course builds on the knowledge acquired in the Guitar (Beginners) course but is suitable for anybody who is reasonably proficient at playing melodies and chords and would like to take their playing to the next level.

It concentrates on developing both melodic and chord-playing skills, looking at how both aspects are used by guitarists in most forms of popular music. You will learn how scales can be used to form the basis of guitar solos and licks, whilst developing a repertoire of common and intermediate level chords.

By the end of the course, you will have a good grasp on the fundamentals of improvising solos (aka: 'lead' guitar playing), and performing chord charts (aka: ’rhythm’ guitar playing) in a range of styles from pop, rock, blues and country music.

To benefit fully from this course, students are advised to practice the exercises and pieces in their own time.

This course will be taught by Gareth Heritage. Gareth is the director of F#9 (Qualified Music Tuition), a Kent and S.E. London itinerant music school specialising in graded examination preparation. He is the guitarist and bassist for two bands currently performing across the South East, and a former examiner for Trinity College London.

Gareth has had a comprehensive career in music education, teaching in the primary, secondary and higher/further education sectors.

How will I be taught?

Students will be taught both as a group and one to one, with opportunities to perform and practice individually, in duets and as an ensemble. The tutor will give detailed instructions and demonstrations.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to bring an acoustic guitar to the lessons.

What can I do next?

Your Tutor will be able to advise.

What do I need to join the course

For the Guitar (Improvers) course it is recommended that you have either:

a) Already completed the Guitar (Beginners) course, or
b) Have equivalent experience, or
c) Taken a relevant grade (grade 1 or grade 2) in guitar playing

Getting to your course

Find us

Oakwood House
Oakwood Park
ME16 8AE

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code MAI/132394/N/NC.