Playing the guitar is a good way to relax, as the instrument is easily transportable. This is a hands-on course designed for guitar lovers of all ages as well as teachers who would like to incorporate music and singing in their lesson plans.
It includes parts of the guitar, tuning, open strings, basic chords , simple chord progressions, blues, different strumming patterns, finger picking, reading notes and tablature.
Each class begins with tuning, which enables the group to play together. Revision of the previous lesson then follows on by discussing and resolving any problems arising from the last lesson.
One or a number of new techniques are then introduced which are related to songs that become the tasks to work on for the following lesson.
There is also an opportunity to listen to recorded songs so that students can 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 class and regular practice at home is encouraged.