Guitar Continuers Ensemble

“Music es un Voyage” - connect to the music within you

Bring your guitar to this fun and inclusive learning environment for both acoustic and electric guitars. 

Receive support and structure to build on your foundations of music with the guitar. This course is a graduation from the complete beginners course, suitable for students who already know the key positions, chords and basic tablature reading. You will be immersed in a musical experience applying the techniques you know and learning new skills to develop your musicality further. Your learning will progress towards preparing and performing a selected repertoire of songs (based on popular choices of the group preferred bands/singers). The course content and teaching is easy to follow and we welcome level 2 beginners to intermediate levels.

Week 1. Rhythm concepts. Strumming patterns. Chord Progressions.

Week 2. Major scale. Left hand techniques. Improvisation concepts.

Week 3. Chord-Melody practice - 2 voices concept.

Week 4. Arrangement reading - Chord-Melody practice.

Week 5. Repertoire song 1. Students choice. We’re going to start preparing one of the songs of the course. Full arrangement: Melody, chords, Rhythm.

Week 6. Song 2 introduction (Students choice). Applying all the concepts learnt in this second new song. Melody, rhythm, chords.

Week 7. Bar chords. Repertoire song 1 and 2 practice.

Week 8. Repertoire song 1 and 2 practice

Week 9. Warm up, rehearsal and little performance with video recording.

Music is a journey of connections; between musicians, listeners, through time and across the world. Visit the links below to see the journey Luis has been travelling to connect with other musicians. 

Even as COVID brings geographical travel to a halt, music still offers adventure, exploration and connection: Sign up for this class and you’ll be joining the journey.

Youtube

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Web

*During COVID: Students studying on-site at NSCC will be expected to assist their tutor in a post-course clean down of the room & anything used during this time. Please understand we are putting in strict protocols across the board to ensure the safety of our entire community.

Materials List

An acoustic guitar with new strings and a guitar pick.  A folder and music stand if you have one.

Tutor: Luis Reys

With more than 20 years of career playing guitar alongside artists of various nationalities, Luis Reys also has a solid academic career and has taught guitar and music theory classes since 2000. Luis completed his master's degree in Music Composition at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) in 2017. For 8 years Luis taught guitar at the Berklee Music College partner in South America (Conservatorium Souza Lima, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, one of the most renowned music schools in Latin America) and was the artistic and pedagogical coordinator of the Vocational Program of arts for the Sao Paulo council, being in charge for planning and overseeing the music department in schools in the city. In 2019 Luis released his first solo album, “The Enjoyner”, inspired by his video project “Music es un Voyage” which since 2017 has taken Luis to meet and collaborate with more than 90 musicians in 20 countries around 5 continents. These videos can be found on the “Music es un Voyage” Youtube channel.

www.luisreys.com