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Guitar - Beginners (C00183-161703)

Availability: Yes

Price: £129.00 Discounts available Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Mon (18:30 to 20:00)

Started: 24/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 11)

End Date: 17/07/2017

Tutor Approval Required? No

Course Overview:

Your course will begin at the very beginning and you will soon be playing simple tunes and developing your enjoyment of playing guitar in a fun and creative environment.

How to Enrol:

You can enrol online by selecting Enrol Now at the top of this page or in person at reception.

Entry Requirements:

This course is open to all and there are no specific entry requirements. Level 1 literacy or above an advantage as handouts will be distributed at different times to reinforce learning. No knowledge of music notation or theory is required.

Course Content:

This course will provide you with a solid understanding of playing the guitar and music in general and you will develop your guitar playing and consider topics such as:

Understanding the neck of the guitar
Developing good posture
Strumming, fretting and picking techniques
Developing a repertoire of simple tunes
Reading music (notation and tab)
Basic music theory
How and what to practice

You will learn as a group but inevitably each learner will develop at their own pace. You will explore a range of music from simple pieces to some more challenging ones as appropriate to your level. You will explore some ensemble (group) pieces appropriate to everyone’s ability and level.

Assessment Methods:

There is no formal assessment on this course although you will be able to identify individual goals and later reflect on your development. Your tutor will assess your learning and progress during the practical nature of the classes.

Additional Information:

An acoustic guitar is most suitable for the course, and may be steel-string or nylon-string. (An explanation of the differences will be given in the first lesson.) If you have an electric guitar, that's acceptable, but you may need to bring a small practice amp too.

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

Guitar, notebook and pencil. A tuner, music stand, and folder for handouts will also be useful.


Attendance throughout the course will help you gain maximum benefit from the course.

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

You may wish to progress to further guitar courses at RACC or be inspired to explore more of our practical music courses such as singing.

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.


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