Acoustic Guitar Blues and Beyond Workshop

Your course will provide you with the skills, techniques and musical understanding to accompany songs, solo and expand in traditional blues forms and more contemporary styles, giving you a lot of one-to-one attention. This group can accommodate a wide range of levels and abilities and is very supportive of your learning while also presenting a wide range of challenges.

Course Content

Your course will develop your repertoire and knowledge of songs and tunes while introducing you to topics such as:

Arm, wrist, hand and finger exercises and technique to develop requisite strength/flexibility and to avoid risk of straining.
Listening/aural skills - recognising chords, hearing and predicting chord changes.
Twelve bar blues forms and progressions in different keys with rhythmic options at differing tempos.
Minor Pentatonic Scales for soloing
Ensemble playing - Starting with simple forms and practicing to high levels of clarity, timing, tone and expressiveness, then gradually developing complexity.
Further technique such as string bending, vibrato, hammer-ons, pull-offs, finger picking, open tunings and slide technique.

The course is delivered with a differentiated approach to support each player?s level of development

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

You should be able to play common chords and chord changes with some fluency.

First Class Requirements

Guitar, notebook and pencil.

You will need an acoustic guitar and accessories such as spare strings, capo, bottle slide & plectrum. You are also advised to purchase a blank stave notebook.

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email