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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Geoffrey Raggett
  • Course Code W24MPPE01A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

The course focuses on developing the grass roots skills acquired in term 1A.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply the chords A, C, E, F, G, Am, Dm, and Em to two well known song
  • Play the C major and A Natural Minor scales
  • Play a melody using the C Major scale
  • Play a guitar riff
  • Understand how to read guitar tab
  • Read the notes on the stave and understand the musical alphabet
  • Use plectrum to strum a pick single notes
  • Apply ‘clasp’ style finger picking
  • Play with confidence in a group, on your own and to backing tracks

Class format and activities

Listening to tutor explanation and demonstration Group tuition and group performance Playing to and with others in the class In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will receive regular feedback in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

To have ideally completed Acoustic Guitar 1A or have equivalent playing experience at that level. Prior to this course students will have successfully played open major chords G, C, D, and Em. Students should be able to play simple strumming patterns in 4/4. Students should be able to read guitar tab and rhythm notation to a basic level.

What you need to know before you enrol

You will need to be willing and able to do short, regular practice sessions between classes: at least 10–15 minutes, at least 4 times a week.

What you need

6-string acoustic guitar , A4 folder Notebook/Progression Diary Pencil and Eraser Capo All sheet music and learning resources will be provided

What you can do next

This course continues on to Acoustic Guitar 1C.