Guitar for Beginners

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Being able to pick up a guitar and play a beautiful melody is a gift that anyone can have with practice. Discover the challenges and rewards of playing the guitar in this practical beginners course.

This course is designed to cater for the person just starting to play as well as those who already know some basic chords and wish to further their knowledge and skill.

In this Guitar for Beginners course you will learn a range of skills including:
* tuning the guitar
* open position cords
* scales and basic principles
* basic music theory
* chord construction
* chord progression.

You can learn at your own pace and take exercises and songs home to practice. Music is great fun so come and have a go!

Course ID CAN1005
Price $215.00 (GST included)
Start date Monday, 07 May 2018
Finish date Monday, 25 June 2018
Sessions 6 sessions of 2 hours
Time 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Tutor Neil Gray
Status Module is full.


You will need to bring your own guitar and it is recommended that if you need to buy one get a student nylon-stringed guitar. An electronic guitar tuner is also recommended. Reference material is supplied, please bring along a pen.
As with playing any instrument, practice at home is important.

NB: There are no classes on Mondays 28th May and 11th June

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"Friendly, easy to understand and learn from." Garth
"Neil had great knowledge & kept the course interesting." Erin
"Basic, and the course got me started and motivated to continue learning guitar"
"Neil is excellent, I'll be back for more.' Michael
"Great communicator. Demonstrated different styles which was wonderful." Naveen

About your tutor:
Neil Gray taught the guitar course at CIT Solutions for many years before he was lured away to Queensland. He has worked as a professional guitarist/singer for many years. He has wide ranging tastes in music and enjoys playing (and teaching) most styles. Neil has run many guitar classes both in the ACT and in Queensland.

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