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Guitar Continuers

Course Overview

“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 the foundations of music with the guitar in an ensemble learning environment suitable for all players, from complete beginners to intermediate. 

Students will progress towards preparing and performing a repertoire of songs as an ensemble, specially arranged by Luis with individual parts for both beginner and advanced players.

This is a group learning environment, where you learn from each other, as well as from the tutor, find confidence and enjoyment playing and making progress as a group. 

Music choices are based on popular choices from the group, and reflect the mix of ages and interests: from jazz to contemporary rock.

The beginners and continuers groups run for 1.5 hours each, but cross over in the middle: 

- Beginner players start at 9am.

- In the first hour with Luis, you are introduced to the basic positions and posture, learning the notes, chords and rhythms. The course content and teaching are easy to follow and accommodates complete beginners to those with a basic knowledge of the guitar.

From 10-10:30am, the class becomes an immersive, ensemble musical experience, applying the basic techniques you have learned through preparing and performing as an ensemble with the continuers group.

Continuing players join the group at 10am for a half-hour session as a full ensemble, before the beginners finish at 10:30am. [Continuers are those students who already know the key positions, chords and basic tablature reading (level 2 beginners to intermediate)].

Please note: Luis will contact you on signing up to this class, to find out your previous level of experience, if any, and ensure you are placed in the right group. As well as your experience level, the dynamics of the group who sign up in each term may also affect whether you are better placed within the beginner or continuer groups, so a little flexibility with your start time may be required.

Continuers Course structure

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 (student's choice). Applying all the concepts learned in this second new song. melody, rhythm, chords.

Week 7: Bar chords. Repertoire songs 1 and 2 practice.

Week 8: Repertoire songs 1 and 2 practice

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

Term Dates

Term 2 runs from Saturday 27 May to Saturday 22 June

Term 3 runs from Saturday 20 July to Saturday 14 September

Term 4 runs from Saturday 12 October to Saturday 7 December

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

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

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(02) 9922 2299
Monday to Friday - 10:00am to 6:00pm
220 Miller St, North Sydney - Back of Ted Mack Civic Park