This intermediate guitar course is a fantastic opportunity for guitarists who have been playing for a while and who are looking to improve upon their existing skills and to start to build a strong technical and theoretical foundation for their future guitar playing. The knowledge and skills you will develop on this course will be applicable to almost any style of guitar playing on both the electric guitar and steel-strung acoustic. The course will be divided into three levels, each level will take place over the course of a day with 4 weeks between each day giving students plenty of practice time to lock down the techniques and study the concepts presented. The following is a brief description of each day’s course content.
On the intermediate day 1 you will be covering –
Foundation picking techniques, major and minor triads and their construction, the major scale and the chord scale relationship, core rhythmic concepts, an introduction to improvisation and more!
On the intermediate day 2 you will be covering –
major, minor, major 7th, minor 7th and dominant 7th chords, further study of the major scales and the chord scale relationship, basic modal concepts, further development of your picking technique, improvising using scales and some modes, time signatures and more.
On the intermediate level 3 day you will be –
extending your chord knowledge to include suspended chords, 9th chords, diminished and augmented chords. Learning about chord substitutions, the 7 modes and how to apply them, developing your knowledge and understanding of minor and major scales and their chordal relationship, further development of your improvising skills and advanced rhythmic concepts, advanced performance techniques and skills.
NON ATTENDENCE – If for some reason a student is unable to attend any given day they will have the opportunity to attend the same ‘level’ day on another date as we will be running this course concurrently on other weekends and in other venues. we just ask that students give us as much advanced warning of non attendence as possible
REFUNDS – should a student who has completed day 1 of the course feel that she or he doesn’t wish to continue with the full course then we will refund to them the full value of the remaining 2 course days minus 5% administration fees. We do not offer full refunds.
CONCESSIONS are available and applications for a concession will be assessed on an individual basis.
We are in the process of looking at suitable venues and organising tutors, so please don’t leave straight away! because if you want to get in contact with us and let us know what course or workshop you are interested in attending and where you are based, we can start to look into setting up a course in your area. And if that sounds good carry on reading because in addition to that we offer a 7% reduction on your course fees for every additional course participant that you introduce to us!
We look forward to hearing from you