Joy of the jam
This is a place for players from improver level upwards to get together and support each other through a set list of songs that will ultimately be played live at an end of term performance. It’s a guitar class that is about moving away from just strumming through a song. It’s about creating textures and variations and reinterpreting songs to challenge their meaning. It’s also a lot of fun, and sells out very quick.
For improver players upwards, this is a chance to explore some key tracks from some key albums. It also comes with Album facts, in class quizzes and general silliness.
Current term content:
Week 1 Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks,
Week 2 Van Morrision Astral weeks,
Week 3 Nirvana Never Mind,
Week 4 The Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street,
Week 5 Pink Floyd The Wall,
Week 6 Amy Winehouse Back to Black,
Week 7 Best of
An overview of harmony, chord structure, intervals how scales are built, the circle of fifths, CAGED and what this means for you as a player. All levels are welcome. Bring a pencil. Because learning guitar is more than just the playing
Acoustic or electric?
Both. If bringing an electric you'll need to bring your own amp and cable
What if I miss a session?
You can transfer up to 2 sessions to another class (we run 14 different classes a week)
How many people in a class?
About 7 - enough to get a good jam going, not too many to ensure you won't get individual attention
What do I need to bring?
A guitar, capo, tuner and a pen. Sometimes your resources will be emailed to you ahead of the session for printing, sometimes they will be bought to session for you
What are my practice materials?
The song sheets sent to you before class or given to you in class, videos made in class and added to your WhatsApp group, notes you make in class on the worksheets