Play Guitar

Ref: C3670892

Progressing week by week the course will be tailored to the group as a whole and the needs of the individual learner. Assessment is by tutor using audio and Q+A. Can we do this yet or do we need more practise and tips will be given on how to practise. We have an extensive catalogue of popular music from a range of artistes, some songs have been simplified to suit the course in order that they are made easier to sing or play. You just need to own a guitar and be able to play simple chords. If you can sing then all the better. If not then just come along and play!

Course aim

To provide support and encouragement in getting a learner to play in a group situation and not in a back bedroom. Maybe even you’ll start singing along with the tunes.

Who is the course for?

- This course is for improvers - You need to be able to play and change between basic chords.

What topics will this course cover

- The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning - You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning - You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time - Home practice is essential for development and will be expected.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

Play along in a group situation and maybe take part in an open mic night. Sing along to a tune and keep time. Play tunes and rhythms and keep the guitar in tune. Have a knowledge of scales and have an idea of where to apply them. Be able to listen to a piece of popular guitar music and differentiate between the bass-lines, the lead guitar part and the rhythm.

How will I know I'm making progress?

- A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion - You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor - You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning - You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions - A ring binder of material will build over the course.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

- It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.) - You need a guitar, preferably an acoustic and a guitar tuner

Reading and information sources

- The complete guitarist – Richard Chapman – 2nd edition Web - Tabcrawler, Tab Robot, Chordie.com Youtube – online guitar lessons

What could the course lead to?

- Progress to a course with another provider - Join or form a band - go along to a jam session and join in!

Download full course outline

Play Guitar Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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