Guitar - Beginners

Guitar - Beginners

$145 Limited inc GST
Guitar - Beginners

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Online learning option now available – join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom.

You will need to sign up for a Zoom account prior to your first class. A link to join the class via Zoom will be sent 24-48 hours before the first class and will include a link to a Zoom “How To” document.

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Guitar Lessons – Beginners – Sydney Course

Online learning options now available

This Guitar – Beginners course is at the Stage 1 level and designed to provide the beginning guitarist with foundational technique in chords and accompaniment. It is conducted in a fun and interactive environment.

You will learn all about the guitar, how it is laid out, bar chords, open chords, basic music reading (rhythmic notation, pitch notation), strumming and picking patterns.

By the end of the course, you will be able to play chordal accompaniment to several song excerpts using a combination of open chords, bar chords and simple strumming patterns. You will have the knowledge to apply these skills into a variety of musical settings.

Online learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Group exercises, group discussion, reading dialogue, written exercises, and games to practice new learned skills in an enjoyable way.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on discussions between the tutor and students as well as the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course you will learn:

  • How the guitar is laid out
  • Open chords
  • Bar chords
  • Basic music reading – rhythmic notation, pitch notation
  • Strumming and picking patterns
  • Combining rhythmic reading and strumming/picking patterns to create a chordal accompaniment
  • Note: Course content is adjusted to suit each class

Course Outcome

It is intended that by the end of the course you will be able to play chordal accompaniment to several song excerpts using a combination of open chords, bar chords and simple strumming patterns. You will have the knowledge to apply these skills into a variety of musical settings.

What to Bring

  • Acoustic guitar
  • Manuscript book/writing materials
  • Electronic guitar tuner
  • Guitar picks
  • Capo

Prerequisite: Desirable

  • No prior knowledge is required for entry into this course.

Important Information

  • Students are welcome to repeat this level if they wish to spend more time on the concepts presented. If this occurs alternate examples and exercises will be provided. Course content is adjusted to suit each class.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Delivery Mode

  • Material will be presented using a combination of written and played musical examples. Students will play individually and in small groups. Feedback will be provided individually and to the group as a whole.

Online learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Group exercises, group discussion, reading dialogue, written exercises, and games to practice new learned skills in an enjoyable way.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on discussions between the tutor and students as well as the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Course testimonials:

  • Alexi said: Friendly learning environment. Sam provided good notes, guidance and encouragement. He paced the learning according to my capability and learning style. The students in the course were fun and friendly.

  • Angela said: The lessons were absolutely wonderful. Sam is an absolute professional. He has the ability to work with each person’s stage of the lesson.