Beginners one day guitar workshop
On this one day workshop you’ll go from having never played a chord to being able to play more than 20 chords from memory and at least 4 different songs.
Over the course of 4.5 hours we’ll teach you:
- Open chords in the key of C (C, Dm, Em, F(maj7), G, Am)
- 7th chords (A7, D7, E7)
- Chord inversions (Am, Bm, Cm, Dm, Em, Fm, Gm, A, B, C, D, E, F, G)
- Note names on the 6th and 1st string
- 2 riffs
- Tab reading
- Finger exercises
- Blues 12 bar
- 4 different strumming rhythms
- At least 4 songs that apply these chords, riffs and rhythms
You’ll also learn how to jam. We teach in groups because ultimately we want you to be able to feel confident jamming with other people. We teach you how to break the songs down into different parts so that they sound really cool.
Once you’ve learnt how to jam you’re ready to come to any Guitar Social event to jam along with the rest of us. In fact, why not stick around that evening in our bar for our live music event at Vyner. We always open with a nice easy jam
What’s included in the (£110) price?
– 4.5 hours of tuition with small breaks to rest your fingers.
– Lunch (toastie)
– 2 drinks from our bar
What’s included in the (£190) price?
– Everything you see above plus an acoustic guitar worth £139 and gig bag
Is it a good guitar?
Yes. I can personally vouch for this make and model (Epiphone) because it’s the one I learnt on and I’ve recommended it to many students since.
Can I bring my own guitar? Acoustic or electric?
Yes you can and either acoustic, classical or electric is absolutely fine
What happens after my one day workshop?
We will be starting a ten week beginners course on Sunday 30th May at 11am. If you want to join this course we can offer it to you at 50% off (totalling £125) with you starting on the 13th June. Weeks one and two will cover what you have already learn. The following 8 weeks will re-visit some of what you’ve learnt and more will be added. Just get in touch with us if you want to join the beginners course after your workshop
What should I already know?
Nothing. You’re coming in fresh. Or you may know a few chords already but need some structure adding to your learning. Get in touch if you’re not sure if this is right for you.
When is it?
Saturday 5th June 10am – 2.30pm
OR Saturday 10th July 10am – 2.30pm
Where is it held?
From The Guitar Social Headquarters (our venue is now called Vyner)
1-5 Vyner Street
You can reach On Vyner by walking 8 minutes up from Bethnal Green underground station (Central line), by walking 2 minutes from Cambridge Heath Overground station (Orange line) or by driving. Parking is free on Vyner street after 5.50pm weekdays and all day over the weekend
How do I book?
There are two calendars below. One for workshop without guitar and one for the workshop with the guitar. Scroll down to which ever option you want then scroll across in the calendar to June or July to select your workshop date
Scroll to June or July in the calendar below to book. Make sure you have the calendar that matches your payment option
£110 – No guitar option
£190 – Guitar and gig bag option