Adult Beginners (Acoustic) Guitar Course

Not currently running. If you would be interested in taking this course, please contact Coda.

1.30 – 3.00pm
£120 for a 10 week course
at Coda Music Centre

Adult Beginners Acoustic Guitar Course (age 16+).

This will be a ten week course suitable for complete beginners (or people who know a few basic chords).

Sessions will run from 1.30 – 3.00pm on a Thursday at Coda Music Centre, Chewton Farm Road BH23 5QL and will be taught by Chris Hopgood.

This Beginners Acoustic Guitar course will cover all of the basic skills and techniques required to play a number of songs and instrumental pieces and will focus on techniques for strumming rhythms, finger style picking patterns, flat picking melodies and improvisation.

10-Week Beginners Acoustic Guitar Course with Chris Hopgood Foundation Topics:

Open Chords: A, Am, B7, C, C/B, C7, D, E, Fmaj7, G

Scales: C Major Open Position, E Blues Position 1

The Coda 10-Week Beginners Acoustic Guitar Course takes you right from the start. The foundation of the course is to learn your first 20 Open Chords, this learning will continue onto the follow-on improvers course.

With these chords as a basis will shall be learning a variety of techniques that are common to acoustic guitar playing. These will include, basic strumming patterns, Flatpicking Rhythms and Fingerstyle. In addition to these we shall also be covering some Single Note Melody Playing, Blues Rhythms and Improvisation, Basic Musical Theory and Exercises that will help speed up the trajectory f your learning.

This cause has been compiled by and will be taught by Chris Hopgood, a professional, multi-instrumentalist with more than 20 years’ experience both on the music scene, performing in a variety of bands covering a diverse range of music genres and as a teacher, having had students of a wide range of ages and abilities

Lesson 1 Finger Gym 1 A, D & E – Wild Thing Yankee Doodle Cash Style Rhythm The Drunken Sailor

Lesson 2 No Woman No Cry C Major Scale The Creggan White Hare

Lesson 3 The Guitarist Kit Bag

Lesson 4 12-Bar Blues in E Blues Scale Position 1 Blues in E Turnaround Blues Scale Position 2

Lesson 5 Continuous Right-Hand Exercise Baby Pls Don’t Go Redemption Song

Lesson 6 Tuning and Re-Stringing

Lesson 7 Hurt Notation For Guitar House of the Rising Sun Notation Examples

Lesson 8 Mama Don’t ‘low Mama Don’t ‘low full

Lesson 9 Hallelujah Chord Groups – C, G & D Major

Lesson 10 Q+A

There will be guitars available to borrow for anyone who doesn’t yet have one, although we recommend buying or borrowing one so that you are able to practise at home.

If you would like to join this new Adult Beginners Guitar Course, please get in touch to book your place.

Places are limited (to a maximum of ten participants) and only confirmed once payment for the course has been made.

You can book by emailing or by giving us a call on 01425 276 161

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At Coda, near Christchurch, on the Dorset/Hampshire border. We offer music tuition for all ages and abilities in piano, strings, woodwind, guitars, drums and vocals. Lessons can be one-to-one, in pairs or groups – depending on preference and budget. Classes are offered at a variety of times – just get in touch for current availability.

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