Intermediate level II
Course Duration: Eight Weeks
Class size – 8-10
Dates and times of classes:
All at 7.30-9 pm on Tuesday evenings. Week 1-31st of August, week 2-7th of September, week 3-21st of September, Week 4- 28th of September, Week 5-5th of October, week 6- 12th of October, week 7- 19th of October and week 8 27th of October.
What is an Intermediate level II Guitar Player?
You’ll have spent your time learning the fretboard and can now name all the notes everywhere (smarty pants). Barre chords in A and E forms, perhaps C forms are common to you and you’re good with some inversions and creative chord options.
Your scale knowledge includes the pentatonic series as well as some Major and natural minor scales. You can improvise and have tackled other peoples solos.
You’re awesome. Perhaps you did The Guitar Social’s intermediate course. Perhaps you’re from YouTube tutorials or you played as a young guitar obsessive and now you’re returning to it.
Whoever you are, welcome aboard.
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
The seven modal houses A Guitar Social concept through which you can learn all seven modes, what they sound like and how they are built using a fun memory and visualisation trick
Chord chemistry- Taking your chords from the 7th to the 9ths, 11ths, 13ths with loads of pit stops in between.
Arpeggiation and chord tone soloing- The natural progression from our intermediates improvisation module, here’s how you navigate problematic chord progressions whilst building upon your theory knowledge.
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.
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
15 hours of guided jamming and learning
4 modules of learning with assessments and video practice guides
3 music theory podcasts
8 weeks of practice schedules
4 practice sessions with your group organised by The Guitar Social (but you and your class mates may decide to do more independently)
8 + weeks of events
8 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 email@example.com
We can’t wait to have you with us.
Scroll to September in the calendar below, select the date of the first session and book.