Dates Available

More information icon black

There are other versions of this course available. We’ve listed them below and summarized the differences between the one that you are currently viewing.

When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Geoffrey Raggett
  • Course Code W23MPPF03B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Suitable for those with over two year's playing experience in folk, rock, blues and pop styles (preferably having attended Acoustic Guitar 1 & 2). Further develop your Plectrum style repertoire applying the skills acquired in Acoustic Guitar level 2, to dedicated Plectrum style song arrangements. This course is a continuation from Acoustic Guitar 2 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 two songs that have developed three specific technical skills. 
  • Song 1: - Apply Barre Chords - change between them, grasp their movable  characteristics and navigate fretboard using the CAGED system
  • Use Plectrum – Expressing rhythm and solo licks using slides, hammer on and pull off techniques
  • Song 2: - Play Fingerstyle – play Travis picking, using thumb for bass line and fingers for melody
  • Read music and guitar tab 
  • Understand the Roman Numeral chord numbering system
  • 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 3A or have equivalent playing experience at that level.  Prior to this course students will have successfully applied barre chords and now in a position where they are looking to increase their chord library and understand the concept of movable barre chords.  Students should have previously played Travis style finger picking; have previously attempted left-hand articulations: - hammer, pull off, and slides; and should be able to read guitar tab and 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 10–15 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

    What you can do next

    Acoustic Guitar 3C