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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Geoffrey Raggett
  • Course Code W23MPPF02B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Suitable for those with over a year's playing experience in folk and pop styles (preferably having attended Acoustic Guitar 2A). Further develop your barre chords, strumming and picking skills, and ability to read music notation. This course is a continuation from Acoustic Guitar 2A and therefore requires tutor approval and you are unable to enrol for it online. Please contact the Music department on 020 7450 1838 or email us at for guidance on how you can get approval.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Play 2 songs that have developed three specific technical skills
  • Song 1 technical skill: - Strumming and Plectrum Application – master up and down stroke 16th note rhythms,  express precise dynamics and articulate licks using hammer and pull off techniques.
  • Song 2 technical skill: - Fingerstyle – Apply pima to 8th note rhythm arrangement and also applying hammer, slides and pull off techniques
  • Play a selection of chords and successfully change between them
  • Read music and guitar tab
  • Understand chord formula (Major, Minor)
  • Play with confidence in a group, on your own and to backing tracks


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Listening to tutor explanation and demonstration  Group tuition and group performance Playing to and with others in the class In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will receive regular feedback in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    To have ideally completed Acoustic Guitar 2A or have equivalent playing experience at that level.  Prior to this course students will have successfully played open major, minor and 7th chords and are currently in a position where they are looking to increase their chord library. Students should have previously played arpeggio style finger picking; have previously attempted left-hand articulations: - hammer, pull off, and slides; should be able to read guitar tab and 16th note rhythm representation (or willing to engage in additional study to achieve required level).

    What you need to know before you enrol

    You will need to be willing and able to do short, regular practice sessions between classes: at least 15-20 minutes, at least 4 times a week.

    What you need

    6-string acoustic guitar , A4 folder Notebook/Progression Diary Pencil and Eraser Capo All sheet music and learning resources will be provided

    What you can do next

    This course continues in Term 3.