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The Stables

Guitar for Improvers

  • - 4:00pm
  • Workshop fee: £32
  • Adult/15+
To book call: 01908 280800

10am - 4pm

This follow-up workshop to our Guitar for Absolute Beginners is also suitable for beginners who may have been playing for a while but would like some extra help in moving on. It focuses on how to use chords and scales to play songs and will cover strumming and  finger-picking techniques.

You will learn about open, closed and bar chords and approaches on playing ‘movable’ shapes, chord types (focusing on on major, minor and seven(th) chords). We cover simple open scales and how to use them to play tunes and briefly look at more advanced  closed scales.

You also learn about using plectrums and types that suit you, tab notation and how it relates to standard music notation, along with its pros and its cons, as well as how and why to use a Capo. To take part you should know how to tune your guitar, the names of the  strings and be able to play most if not all of the following chords: G, C, D, D7, A, Am, G7, E, Em, B7. Also you should know the 12  chromatic notes and how to make up a major scale from them (the 2-2-1-2-2-2-1 or T-T-S-T-T-T-S rule).

Contact education@stables.org if you have any questions about your experience or suitability for this workshop.


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