Getting Started - 5 x online group workshops for beginners
'Ideal to kickstart your guitar playing'
For groups of up to 10 students
Learning anything new can be a bit daunting, can't it? So the 'Getting Started' course of online workshops is ideal to kickstart your guitar playing. Giving you the skills and knowledge to start learning the necessities of the guitar and putting these things into practise.
We will be looking at your guitar, discovering how it works (literally!) and getting to grips with your first few notes and chords. There will be enough theory to give you the building blocks, but not too much to confuse.
And as we go through 5 weeks of workshops, we will be working towards being able to play your first piece of music, either as a solo melody or as chords for a song.
What you will learn:
- Workshop 1: Introduction to the guitar, its build and layout. Naming all the relevant parts of your instrument, discussing what they do. We will then start playing each string and looking to form our first chord.
- Workshop 2: Developing more chords and looking at how scales are built on one string. What's the difference between major & minor?
- Workshop 3: Discovering the difference between using a guitar pick versus using your fingers. Starting to work on strumming patterns
- Workshop 4: Learning more chords and starting to think about playing songs. How are songs structured? What is the role of the guitar player?
- Workshop 5: Looking at the structure of simple songs and beginning to play our chosen song/s.
When: To be confirmed.
Max number of students: 10
Book your place: You can book your place now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively your place will be confirmed as soon as you have made the payment. You can do that by clicking 'Add to Cart' above.
Former Director at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford, UK, and Head of Operations at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) in London, UK, Ian has spent the last 35 years playing guitar, writing songs, recording and performing in bands,
He has worked on projects with Jimmy Page, Brian May, Chad Smith, Stiff Little Fingers, Reef, Steve Vai, Wilko Johnson, Zodiac Mindwarp & the Love Reaction and many more.
Ian co-authored the book 'Running a Band as a Business' with Bruce Dickinson (Little Angels, BIMM, WaterBear) and has also written extensively for Guitarist & Total Guitar magazines. Ian now consults for music schools and artist development programmes and is the head honcho at Guitar Breaks.
- We use Zoom for our online workshops
- *You will be sent a Zoom invite for each workshop up to an hour prior to the start
- Internet requirement = 2.5 Mbps (up & down)
- Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth
- A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
- Your guitar!