When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Alistair Pope
  • Course Code W23MPPF06B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

If you are an absolute beginner, or if you have learned a few chords already, this is the course for you. After learning how to tune your guitar, you will learn your first chords, scales, rhythms and songs this term. A good, fun, group learning experience.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Tune your guitar, operate pickup and tone controls
  • Play open chords and barre chords
  • Strum simple rhythms and play simple songs
  • Pick single notes, identify the notes on 3 of the 6 strings
  • Understand FX pedals, understand hand positions


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Talks, Listening assignments, Demonstrations, Note taking, Practical workshops, Group work, In-class group performances

    Entry requirements

    You will have a strong interest in electric guitar playing and a desire to improve.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Homework will be given every week and students must be prepared to spend time doing the given assignments and preparing tunes for performance in class.

    What you need

    You will need to bring your guitar to lessons. Amps will be provided if/when needed. Manuscript paper, notebook and writing materials.

    What you can do next

    Next term of Electric Guitar 1, Electric Guitar 2, Acoustic Guitar 1/2