Guitar - Intermediate Macquarie Community College

Guitar - Intermediate

Guitar - Intermediate

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Guitar - Intermediate

<h3>Guitar Lessons - Intermediate - Sydney Course </h3>

<p><strong>We offer training in face to face and/or online learning formats.</strong></p>

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<li>Please see scheduled class for delivery

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Online classes will be held via Zoom’s video conferencing platform.

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 - Intermediate - Sydney Course

We offer training in face to face and/or online learning formats.

  • Please see scheduled class for delivery format.
  • Online classes delivered via livestream video over Zoom.

This Guitar - Intermediate course (Stage 2) will build and develop your guitar playing skills. You will continue to learn new songs on your guitar while you explore different keys, more complex playing styles, improvisation and performance.

You will develop skills in:

  • Chordal aspects of pieces for study including moveable chord shapes utilising triads and seventh chords
  • Melodic aspects of pieces for study including keys, scales and their positioning on the guitar
  • Solo aspects of pieces for study including scales, arpeggios and melodic development

This course follows on from the Beginners (Stage 1) course and is presented in a fun, interactive and collaborative environment.

By the end of the course, you will be able to play chordal accompaniment and melodies to several entire songs. You will have the knowledge to apply these skills to a variety of musical settings.

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

Course Outline

In this course you will learn several complete songs with focus on:

  • Presentation of pieces for study with explanation of techniques required to play them
  • Chordal aspects of pieces for study including moveable chord shapes utilising triads and seventh chords
  • Melodic aspects of pieces for study including keys, scales and their positioning on the guitar
  • Solo aspects of pieces for study including scales, arpeggios and melodic development
  • Practice methods and application
  • Basic music theory as applied to the guitar

Note: Course content is adjusted to suit different experience levels within the class

Course Outcome

  • It is intended that by the end of the course you will be able to play chordal accompaniment and melodies to several entire songs.
  • You will have the knowledge to apply these skills to a variety of musical settings. Students have the opportunity to practise the application of new skills on a piece of music of their own choosing. This will be presented to the group in the final week.

What to Bring

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

Prerequisite: Essential

  • It is preferable that you have completed the Guitar - Beginners (or similar Stage 1) course once or twice before attempting the Guitar - Intermediate course.

Skills required for successful transition into Guitar Stage 2 are:

  • an ability to play some open chords;
  • a basic understanding of bar chords (at least root note on string 6 and 5 major and minor shapes); and
  • elementary music reading skills.

Important Information

  • Guitar - Intermediate (Stage 2) is designed for students to repeat multiple times. In light of this, the course content is changed each term to suit different experience levels within the class
  • This is a group class. Material is 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.

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

  • We offer training in face to face and/or online learning formats.
  • To check the delivery mode of the course you are interested in please view the class timetable.

Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.

Classroom based learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students

Please note: Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Remote learning: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material via interactive livestream video classes online.

Remote learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Livestream video classes online
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions

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.

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

Course testimonials:

  • Debra said: Loving the virtual class as I am currently overseas.

  • Catherine said: Excellent tutor and collegiate atmosphere

  • Marilyn said: I found the course far more focussed and structured than previous courses - this suits my learning style and I felt I gained a lot. There were fewer distractions to the learning. I particularly enjoyed the greater level of theory and breaking songs down to their component parts.