Adult Improvers (Acoustic) Guitar Course (16+)

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

2.30 – 3.30pm
£100 for a 10 week course
at Coda Music Centre

This Improvers Acoustic Guitar course will be a natural progression from Coda’s Beginners Guitar Course, although you do not need to have to have attended the 10-week beginners Guitar Course to attend this one – just look at the list of foundation topics for the beginners course and if you feel comfortable that you know them then you will be ready to attend this Improvers Course  click here to see what is covered in our Beginners Guitar Course

Sessions will run from 2.30 – 3.30pm on a Wednesday at Coda Music Centre, Chewton Farm Road BH23 5QL and will be taught by Chris Hopgood.

10-Week Improvers Acoustic Guitar Course with Chris Hopgood

Foundation Topics:

Open Chords: A7, Bm, Dm, D7, D/F#, Em, E7, F, F#m, G7

Scales: G Major Open Position, E Blues Position 2

The Coda 10-Week Improvers Guitar Course is a follow-on course continuing the topics covered in the 10-week Beginners Acoustic Guitar Course.

The foundation for both courses is the learning of your first 20 open chords. Using these chords, we shall be continuing our learning of several basic techniques that are common for acoustic guitar including 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 of 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 2 Folsom Prison Blues Gmajor Scale

Lesson 2 Hot Tamales

Lesson 3 A Guide to using a capo

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 6 Dealing with odd chords

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Lesson 10 Q+A

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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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