The Apprentice course is an introductory programme that will focus on developing your playing skills as an individual with opportunities to later play as part of a group if you so choose. You will learn a variety of basic playing skills that will address key areas of the guitar and provide you with a solid base upon which to build in the future.
During this course you will learn:
- The Basics: tuning your guitar, knowing your instrument, body posture and finger placement, holding a plectrum, developing an effective practice schedule.
- Warm Up Exercises
- Finger Work-Out
- Learning the notes on the fretboard
- How to Read TAB and Chord Boxes
- The Essential Open Chords
- Chord Changes
- Simple Rhythm Strumming Patterns
- Tapping Your Foot and Keeping Time
- Funamental Scales (Major, Minor, Pentatonic)
- The Blues (I-IV-V)
- Shuffle Rhythms
- Palm Mutting
- Simple Finger Picking Patterns
- How To Use A Capo
- Basic Music Theory
- How to put it all together and make music
This course is suitable for both acoustic and electric guitar players.
Choose Your Song
As part of this introductory programme a number of early stage songs will be taught to enable you to get to grips with the instrument. If a song is not featured on the list below and you would like to nominate a song of your choice please let your tutor know and they will accomodate your request.
Here is a list of the most popular early stage songs ideal for beginners:
- Blowin’ In The Wind – Bob Dylan
- Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
- Before You Accuse Me – Eric Clapton
- Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
- Mr Tambourine Man – The Byrds
- Mr Jones – Counting Crows
- No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
- Polly – Nirvana
- Redemption Song – Bob Marley
- Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
- Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
- Twist and Shout – The Beatles
- Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi
- Wild Thing – The Troggs
- Working Class Hero – John Lennon
- Zombie – The Cranberries
Or choose any song you like. Just request the song to your tutor!
This course is a one-on-one course and is suitable for a beginner level student or an intermediate player who would like to recap the basics before taking that step to the next level.
This course is available in the following formats:
- 4-weeks (£64)
- 6-weeks (£96)
- 8-weeks (£128)
Each lesson lasts for 30-minutes. Longer lessons are available on request.
Please contact us if you would like to sign up to our Apprentice course.