Acoustic Guitar for Improvers

Course Details

This is a follow on course for students who wish to improve their guitar accompaniment skills.

Suitable for those who have completed an Acoustic Guitar for Beginners course or who have grasped the rudiments of guitar accompaniment using basic open chords. Please note this is not a classical guitar course although it may include the study of some elementary classical guitar techniques.

Teaching will take a hands-on approach and will be centred on songs covering popular musical genres. There will be audio and visual demonstrations by the tutor and practical application by students.  Learning will be aided by handouts provided by the tutor.

Information & Support

This is a follow on course for students who wish to improve their guitar accompaniment skills.

Students will need to bring to the lessons:

  • An acoustic guitar(steel strung or classical).
  • Medium picks/plectrums.
  • A music stand.
  • An electronic guitar tuner.
  • Notepad and pencil/pen.

Handouts for chord shapes/chord progressions/scales and blank guitar windows/TAB will be provided.

Simon Newton is an experienced Ringwood-based freelance guitar and vocal harmony teacher. He performs as guitarist and musical arranger with popular Dorset band Musique a Trois, and acoustic jazz band Retroswing. He was formerly a peripatetic guitar teacher for Hampshire and Southampton Music Services, and the University of Southampton. Simon studied jazz at The Keech School of Music in Hull and Chichester College. He enjoys arranging for solo guitar and composing classical music. He is a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors@ LCM and the Institute for Learning and has organized and led jazz guitar workshops and written technical articles for the Southern Jazz Guitar Society.

Course Cost

Course costs are as follows:

7 weeks - £67

Available dates and locations

Code Location Date Day Time Contact
LRMU3821SP Ringwood - Greyfriars Community Centre 11/01/2018 to 22/03/2018 Thursday 19:00 to 21:00 01590 625222

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