This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 40 25* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running
This course is delivered online and aims to expand a learner's knowledge of the guitar and its repertoire. Students will learn new pieces for guitar while simultaneously widening their knowledge of the key composers for the instrument. The course will also cover relevant music theory and performance techniques.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
Play technical exercises (including scales) at appropriate level.
Play pieces of music (individual, duet, ensemble) at appropriate level.
Understand and apply music theory at appropriate level.
Sight read music at appropriate level.
To benefit fully from this course, students are advised to practice the exercises and pieces in their own time.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: James Rowdon
James Rowdon was born in Dorset and studied both jazz and classical styles of guitar. He obtained a degree in contemporary music from Canterbury Christ Church University and takes great pride in seeing his students succeed on the guitar. James performs frequently throughout South East Kent in jazz and afrobeat ensembles, as well as performing solo classical guitar at local events.
How will I be taught?
Students will be taught both as a group and one to one, with opportunities to perform and practice individually, in duets and as an ensemble. The tutor will give detailed instructions and demonstrations.
This course will be delivered online.
You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone.
Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to have with me?
You will need to have your own guitar to participate.
Computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone.
What can I do next?
Students can progress to higher grade levels if required. Enrol early as places cannot be guaranteed.
What do I need to join the course
For this Improvers course it is recommended that you have already completed a beginners course or have equivalent experience.
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code FOL/86559/J/NC.
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