Date(s) - 07/08/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This will be a full course in 10 classes, every Sunday from June 19th (excluding holiday weekends), for the beginner guitarist:
— Ten 1-Hour Group Class/Registration limited to 10 students.
— Learn all the basic techniques and knowledge required to play popular guitar.
— Play fun songs to develop your skills.
— Learning to play songs in a group setting.
— Learn from a pro instructor and make new friends.
— Take home handouts, exercises, and audio recordings to aid in your learning.
Instructor: K. C. Roberts
Class 1: Sunday June 19th, 2-3 PM
Class 2: Sunday June26th, 2-3 PM
Class 3: Sunday July 10th, 2-3 PM
Class 4: Sunday July 17th, 2-3 PM
Class 5: Sunday July 24th, 2-3 PM
Class 6: Sunday August 7th, 2-3 PM
Class 7: Sunday August 14th, 2-3 PM
Class 8: Sunday August 21st, 2-3 PM
Class 9: Sunday August 28th, 2-3 PM
Class 10: Sunday September 11th, 2-3 PM *Special Performance Masterclass*
To provide students with strong fundamentals in guitar essentials such as proper posture, hand and arm positions and finger technique such as hammer-ons and pull-offs. Graduates will have a firm knowledge of all the notes on the guitar fretboard and can easily switch between G, C, F, Dm, D7, A, Am, E and Em.
By the end of the course, students can expect to be comfortable reading tablature and be able to sight read basic rhythm, note and chord notation. They also will be comfortable playing in a group setting, switching between rhythm, lead and bass parts. Students will also be taught basic song structures, dynamics and other essential music elements.
The basic 12 bar blues form will also be taught. Introduction to keys and chord progressions and an overview of essential open chords, pentatonic scales and power chords will be provided.
Helpful guitar practice techniques will be also demonstrated and students will be shown how to work with a metronome. Students will develop a proficiency on the basic rhythms, chords and scales and be able to play simple melody riffs. Techniques for keeping time and practicing and counting rhythm will also be covered.
Group Performance Opportunity: All class participants will get the opportunity to perform with their class to a friendly and welcoming audience at the next scheduled Toronto Guitar School Social and Concert!
GUITAR RENTAL/PURCHASE INFORMATION
Guitars are available for rent or purchase from our school store. You can either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 416-707-1077 for more information.
The cost of this class is $150 if you pre-pay in advance through e-transfer (email@example.com), paypal or over the phone with VISA. Payments can also be made in person at Mint Music’s Yonge and Dundas location (116 Bond Street) by appointment only. Cheque, VISA, debit or cash are the accepted methods of payment at this location.
Payment must be received 24 hours prior to the start of the class to receive the discounted price otherwise the regular course rate of $200 applies. If the course is not full by the start date, drop-ins may be allowed in up until the 3rd class. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 416-707-1077 if you have any further questions.
Bookings are closed for this event.