Guitar Lessons – Intermediate

Course Overview

Are you ready to build on your foundational guitar skills? Join our Intermediate Guitar (Stage 2) course and improve your ability in a fun, interactive, and collaborative environment.

With our intermediate lessons you will continue to learn different keys, complex playing styles, improvisation, and performance techniques.

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 and learn solo aspects of pieces for study including scales, arpeggios and melodic development.

This course follows on from the Beginners (Stage 1) course and once completed you will have the proficiency to play both chordal accompaniments and melodies for entire songs and 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, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

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 you need to know

Entry requirements

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:

  • The ability to play some open chords
  • Basic understanding of bar chords (at least root note on string 6 and 5 major and minor shapes)
  • Elementary music reading skills.

What you need to provide

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

Other 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.

Class details

Start Date09 May 2024
End Date27 June 2024
Sessions8
DaysThu
Time8:05pm - 9:35pm
TutorSam Mudie
Location Online Zoom Class

$215

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

FAQ

How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

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: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/terms-and-conditions/

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.