Just announced: Beginner Guitar Summer 2015, 1-to-1 and Group

Beginner Guitar 1 to 1 Course Early Summer

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Beginner Guitar 1 to 1 Course Late Summer

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Learn to play the guitar in the way you want from scratch. Personalised one to one tuition in an easy informal setting at the best music venue in Manchester.

Open to adults and young people over 16; a great guitar course for beginners and experienced players who want to learn extended fingerstyle techniques.

The beginner course encompasses a core set of universal guitar skills, whilst remaining flexible, to accomodate students’ individual abilities and personal musical tastes..

This course is taught in 5 week ‘blocks’. In the first 5 weeks (24th April – 22nd May) beginners will learn to play some well known melodies and chord patterns, as well as how to read basic guitar musical notation and some of the fundamentals of technique.

The second 5 weeks (5th June – 3rd July) will expand on what has already been learned, introducing some more diverse and interesting tunes and techniques, as well as some elementary theory.

After 10 weeks, students will have developed the skills and knowledge to develop their guitar playing independently and with confidence, with the option of returning for extra 5 week blocks of more advanced lessons at any time.

This course will be taught by Noel Maher. Noel is a solo acoustic guitarist and teacher. He plays regularly and runs events at local venues throughout the city. He was taught folk styles by his dad, learned styles from Metallica to classical and now specialises in fingerstyle techniques learning from greats such as Andy McKee, Erik Mongrain and Pierre Bensusan.


Beginner Guitar Group Course Early Summer

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Beginner Guitar Group Course Late Summer

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Always thought about learning guitar but not sure if it’s for you? Put off by expensive lessons fees? This 5-week course is designed to give you an affordable and accessible ‘taster’ of the wonderful world of the guitar.

In just five 1-hour group sessions, Brighter Sound’s experienced guitar tutor Noel Maher will take you through some of the basics of popular guitar, and show you that learning to play can be a fun and rewarding experience!

Starting from grass roots, this course will cover everything you need to start playing some great tunes within just a week or two:

How the guitar works.

Simple melodies and fingering.

How to read guitar TAB (guitar-specific music notation)

Basics of chords and strumming.

Don’t own a guitar? Don’t worry – Band On The Wall and Brighter Sound can provide guitars for use during lessons.