A guide to membership. What is it and how to book
Hey Rock Star
Thank you for taking out or looking to take out a membership with The Guitar Social. We can’t wait to see you in one of our workshops or at one of our events very soon.
We’ve put your schedule together with loads of love and tonnes of care based on years and years
and thousands of hours of teaching.
We know what works, and we know what doesn’t and the result of our knowledge is the timetable
you’re about explore.
Membership isn’t just about courses. It also gets you access to free member events, 10% off food and drink at our two bars and 50% off ticketed events at our bars.
Here’s your guide for navigating your membership with The Guitar Social. We hope it answers any
questions you might have, but if it doesn’t, just come find us.
See you soon
Choosing your workshops by level
Beginner: Someone who has never played before or has very little playing experience. Please do
not sign up to this course if you can do barre chords and scales
Improver: Someone who can play open chords, read tab and chord boxes and feels fairly
comfortable playing a few songs and changing between chords. You are now ready to learn barre
chords, licks, riffs and theory.
Intermediate: You can play E type barre chords and perhaps some/all A type positions. You can
play a few scales and have been using them either to improvise or play solos, licks and riffs. Your
knowledge of the fretboard is good.
Advanced: You feel like you’ve got it. You’re looking for a challenge and can pick up and adjust to
new ideas quickly.
The Songs You’ll play in the workshops
We have between ten and fifteen new songs that we work with every term. You can find a song
book and playlist for these songs on the booking page on the website. You’ll be playing some of
those songs as indicated in the course description. It may well be that you play the same song
twice, or more, in a seven day period, but that’s kind of the point. Repeated practice makes us
Please note, some classes will not use any of the songs from the playlist and may use a song
relevant to one subject area.
Choosing your Joy of the Jam
All members are invited to pick a Joy of the Jam group and attend that same group on the same
date and time every week. You will notice that each Joy of the Jam is labelled with a level. Your
joy of the Jam group is for playing songs and connecting with other members.
Getting ready for your session
On the booking page you’ll find a number of links that will take you to videos, playlists and
resources related to your session. To make the most of your session we recommend that you
spend time exploring all links before you attend.
Where to find your resources after the session
Each session has a serial number. Go to the members login and input that number and just like
magic, you’ll find all of your materials right there waiting for you.
In your session and what to bring
We provide a tablet and a music stand to view your resources. We also provide all amps, and ask
that you don’t bring your own amp.
You just need to bring a guitar, a pen, a plectrum and a capo.
After your session we ask that you make way quickly for the next group.
Events and the perks of being a member
Many of our events are for members only and they take place all over London. You can view these
within the workshop calendar or on the events page and remember, you get 10% off food and drinks at our venues.
You’re part of the biggest community of musicians in London.