Guitar Lessons – Beginners

Course Overview

Would you like to learn the foundations of playing the guitar? Look no further than our Guitar Lessons for Beginners . This interactive course is designed to introduce foundational techniques in chords and accompaniment, fostering a fun and interactive learning environment.

Students will delve into the world of guitar, learning about its layout, bar chords, open chords, and basic music reading encompassing rhythmic and pitch notations. Strumming and picking patterns will also be explored, providing a well-rounded understanding of guitar techniques.

By the end of the course you will have the proficiency to play chordal accompaniments using a mix of open chords, bar chords, and simple strumming patterns. These newfound skills will equip you to apply your learnings across various musical settings, allowing you to infuse your music into a diverse range of genres and play multiple song excerpts.

Join this course to lay a strong foundation for your guitar journey and gain the skills to play in a variety of musical settings, setting the stage for your musical exploration and development.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

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 you need to know

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge is required for entry into this course.

What you need to provide

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

Other 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.
  • 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.

Class details

Start Date07 May 2024
End Date02 July 2024
Time6:30pm - 8:30pm
TutorMohamed Emam
Location Online Zoom Class


Class details

Start Date11 May 2024
End Date29 June 2024
Time11:30am - 1:30pm
TutorMohamed Emam
Location Online Zoom Class


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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How to Enrol

Step 1

Anyone 18 years or older may enrol into our non-accredited short courses by: • choosing the course you are interested in and; • finding a day and time that is suitable.

Step 2

After selecting your course and class. click ‘’Enrol Now’’ and enter your details. • You will be asked to verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address. • Once you have returned to the enrolment page you will proceed through the secure checkout and payment process. • Alternatively, you can call customer service on 1300 845 888. To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit:

Step 3

Once your enrolment has been processed, you will receive the following emails: • Enrolment confirmation: you will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. Please check and read your Terms and conditions. • Tax invoice: the payer of your enrolment will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. • Course reminder: you will receive a reminder the day prior to your class commencement. • Zoom link (for remote zoom classes only): you will receive a Zoom link and password the day prior to class commencement. If your course has multiple sessions, use the same link and password to access each session.