Fully booked – 6 week Wednesday Improvers guitar – East London

6 week improvers guitar class starting 10th November

Date: 10 Nov 2021

6 week Wednesday Improvers guitar course – East London

Course Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: £140 + VAT

Dates and times of classes: 
Every Wednesday at 7.30-9pm – Week 1 10th November, Week 2 17th November, Week 3 24th November, Week 4 1st December, Week 5 8th December, Week 6 15th December

Class Size approx 10

What is an improver?
You’re improving, so well done you, but you move with uncertainty. There are areas in the arena of musicality that leave you feeling confused and sometimes, when you think you’ve nearly got it, you go to play something and it just sounds…off. 

You’re good with open chords like C, Dm, Em, G, Am, E, A, D and E and your changes between these chords are good. You have played around with some scales and maybe even tried to make your own melodies with them. 

You can strum but maybe don’t feel all that confident about it. You need a lift onto the next stage. 

Elevator going up! 

Quick overview of the course 
You’ll be working alongside a group of players who have arrived at the same stage of learning as you and have identified that there is more fun to be had if we move our playing along as a team effort. This involves group jams, organising practice groups, sharing the experience and using positive peer pressure.

What you’ll learn 
Module Two 
Scale work: Working with shapes one and two of the Pentatonic series to play riffs and licks. 

Module Three
Finger Picking: An introduction 

Module four
Building Speed and dexterity: Speed based metronome hand workouts. 

Module five
Improvising and creating harmony, the rudiments. 

How a typical session runs
We open with a simple two song jam to blow away the cobwebs, raise the roof, place the woes of the day in the bin of rock and roll abandon. 

Turn to our random topic generator (literally a wooden wheel of fortune) and see where it lands. It might take us to New York in the late 1970’s or to Berlin in the 80’s or to a great film soundtrack or one of popular music’s great eccentrics. Wherever it lands, we’ll have a discussion about it, learn some new stuff and then jam a relevant song. 

We then spend 30 minutes discussing the practice material from the previous week which you’ll have been doing diligently (of course) and set up the practice for the week ahead. 

The remainder of the session is spent applying the material we have picked up by jamming through our repertoire. 

Song choices 
We have a library of songs that work well in group jams that we can lean upon in the early stages, but, as time passes the songs we play are likely going to be chosen by you and your class mates.

How do the Social events work
The Guitar Social is the biggest network of ‘offline’ guitar players in the UK. This means that in the real world, away from the computer screen, we have more players of every level linked, networked and sharing the incredible experience of being a musician together than anybody else. We know this because when we started in 2013, there were no other organisations such as ours. We invented it. So with confidence you can attend any of events and be sure to meet an interesting character who will tell you about an album they love or a passionate strummer who will wan to talk about a guitar purchase they’re about to make or a semi shy beginner hiding a serious vocal talent and gigantic stadium filling ambitions. Your phone book will fill with new friends, people to go meet, people to go jam with. This is what we do best and this is what our events are for. 

Where does it take place
All our classes are held from our bar in Bethnal Green. The address is 3, Vyner Street, E2 9DG

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

The nitty gritty  – Here’s what you get for your money 
9 hours of guided jamming and learning 
4 modules of learning with assessments and video practice guides
2 music theory podcasts 
6 weeks of practice schedules 
2 practice sessions with your group organised by The Guitar Social (but you and your class mates may decide to do more independently) 
6 + weeks of events 
6 weeks of access to our members club and bar in Bethnal Green 
1 principle tutor 
2 guest tutors 
Countless good memories. 

Any questions can be sent to contact@theguitarsocial.com 

We can’t wait to have you with us. 

From the Guitar Social Community

The class is run by a group who really understand the principles of learning and the reasons for doing it! Also we are given sensible and realistic targets and outcomes coupled with very helpful practice schedules.
Lindsay, London
Thanks to The Guitar Social , I am living my dream after years of longing to play the guitar but feeling too scared to go for it. I am loving it. The classes are so enjoyable.
Beverley, Birmingham
The lessons are great fun, the resources are excellent and I’m learning more than ever before. On top of that, there are loads of opportunities to get together and play with other students. Best guitar lessons I’ve ever had.
Stevie, London
The Guitar Social is unique, vibrant, edgy, always fun and uplifting. Where else could I get top quality guitar teaching alongside a jam in the park, fun Zoom guitar based games or an inspiring and sociable camping trip.
Helen, Devon

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