january, 2020

2020wed15jan(jan 15)7:15 pmwed18mar(mar 18)9:15 pmCourse startedGuitar For Beginners 101223 712340 - Enquire in centre for further informationColeridge Community CollegeDay:Wednesday length of course: 9 weeks


January 15 (Wednesday) 7:15 pm - March 18 (Wednesday) 9:15 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

9 weeks

Book a place on the course

Price £117.00 (£71.00)

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Course details

Brief Description:

This Guitar course is suitable for you if you are a complete beginner with little or no musical knowledge or experience. Techniques and skills will be aimed at preparing you to play any style of guitar music. The course will introduce 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?

No experience required.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, the participants will be able to:
• Read written music and tablature.
• Play chords and well-known songs.
• Perform strumming, finger picking and plectrum techniques.
• Play scales with a mind to improvise.
• Replace strings and tune the guitar.
• Recognise chord symbols and music terms.

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?

You could move onto the Beginners 2 course starting in April.

You could also join another course with Adult Learn and Train. You will find lots of different provision available during the day, evening and over some weekends.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you. We also offer a songwriting course on a Monday evening at Parkside Community College.


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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