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Guitar for improvers at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)

Guitar for improvers at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)

About the Course

This Guitar course is ideal for students who have previously taken the beginners course, or have some experience. Learn more advanced techniques (e.g. finger-picking), as well as trickier chords and melody playing.

Who is this course for
The course is ideal for anyone who has previously enrolled on the beginners course, and is looking to further their development as a guitar player. The course is also open to anyone who has been playing acoustic guitar for a little while, and can competently strum and play some essential chords. The ability to read chord charts and tablature is recommended, but not essential.

What does this course cover
This course picks up where the beginners course left off. We will continue to learn a range of chords, songs in different styles.
Additionally, we'll start to look at some more advanced techniques, such as fingerpicking, trickier strumming patterns, barre chords and alternative chord voicings.
The course will also focus on improving sound and tone. The songs themselves will start to get a bit trickier, and when performing as a group the arrangements will get a little more challenging.
As always, towards the end of the course there will be an opportunity to perform what you have learnt!

What you should be able to do by the end of the course:
- Play the songs and exercises as recommended by the tutor, solo or in an ensemble
- Demonstrate some more advanced techniques, such as fingerpicking and trickier strumming patterns
- Refer to an increasing range of chords
- Read a chord chart and understand chord symbols for acoustic guitar
- Demonstrate an understanding of guitar tablature (simple notation)
- Demonstrate a developed confidence with singing and playing simultaneously.

Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’

Please get in touch via the links above for more details or to book your place.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.


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Greater London
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  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Wheelchair users

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12 weeks (7:30pm to 9:00pm)

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