april, 2023

2023thu27apr(apr 27)7:00 pmthu06jul(jul 6)9:00 pmGuitar Beginners 2£140 (£84 CONCESSION) This course continues from the first term in January and is not suitable for complete beginners.Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Thursday length of course: 10 weeks


April 27 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - July 6 (Thursday) 9:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks


Course details

Brief Description

This course is suitable for you if you are a beginner with little musical knowledge or experience (approximately 20 hours experience). Techniques and skills will be aimed at preparing you to play any style of guitar music. The course will provide an introduction to reading music and tablature, successful tuning and replacing strings, playing/performance techniques and building a repertoire of songs and exercises. You will need to bring your own guitar to classes.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Skills attained in Guitar Beginners 1

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:
• To read music to the 2nd level/reading music with two voices
• To play barre chords and learn how to find inversions of major, minor and 7th chords
• To increase repertoire of tablature riffs and songs
• Play chord progressions to well-known songs
• Develop skills in picking and strumming techniques
• Play major and minor scales with a mind to improvise.

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

Cost of a method book available from the tutor at the first session. Approximate cost £6.00

For the first session you will need to bring:

One working guitar; acoustic, classical or steel string.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Guitar Beginners 3.
The Adult Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.

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You will find provision on some Saturday and Sundays, you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more.

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£140 (£84 concession) Please call the office on 01223 712340 to pay with your card.


James FreeJames Free is a multi instrumentalist with over 20 years of experience in teaching and performing music. He gained a BA(Hons) degree in Music from Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge in 1998 and a PTLLS teaching qualification also from Cambridge. He has since gone on to perform across the UK, Europe and the United States with a variety of artists and acts at many venues including Glastonbury


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