Course Summary

Guitar lessons that will get you strumming!

This series of class-based guitar lessons covers basic chords, strums and finger picking through folk, pop, classical and rock songs. Become competent in basic chords, strum rhythm to suit a variety of songs, learn to read notes and tablature. BYO guitar.

Course Sessions

Tuesday, 16th October - 6 classes

Session ID HWA45607C
16 Oct - 27 Nov 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$329 / $313 (conc)
Jeff Harrison

No class on 6 Nov due to Melb Cup Holida y

Saturday, 10th November - 6 classes

Session ID HWA45606C
10 Nov - 15 Dec 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$329 / $313 (conc)
Andrew Mccubbin

Don’t let that beautiful instrument sit there gathering dust, start playing!

Playing the guitar is a great way to relax and even better, easily transportable. This hands-on course is designed for guitar lovers of all ages including teachers who may like to incorporate music and singing into their lessons.

During the course you will learn:

  • The different parts of the guitar
  • Tuning
  • Open strings
  • Simple chord progressions
  • Different strumming patterns
  • Finger picking
  • Reading notes and tablature
  • The Blues

Each lesson begins with tuning (enabling the group to play together), revision of the previous lesson then discussion. There’s opportunity to talk about any questions or issues that may have arisen in the previous lesson. A number of new techniques are then introduced which are related to songs that become homework tasks to work on for the following lesson.

During class you’ll also be able to listen to recorded songs to hear how the guitar is used in various musical styles. While the class works as a group in a relaxed and friendly environment there is also time for some individual tuition.

Homework is set at the end of each lesson and regular practice at home is encouraged.

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

  • Identify various parts of the guitar
  • Recognise and play basic chords
  • Strum rhythms to suit a variety of songs
  • Finger-pick patterns to suit different songs
  • Read notes and tablature
  • Play a variety of songs individually and with other people
  • Listen to recordings and recognise how the guitar is used in various musical styles.

Andrew McCubbin

BYO guitar (nylon strings recommended – easier on fingers)

Last updated: August 17, 2018 01:20pm