When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Alistair Pope
  • Course Code W22MPPF03B
  • 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 an amplifier and pickup and tone controls
  • Play open chords, strum simple rhythms and play simple songs
  • Play three simple scales, pick single notes and identify the notes on 3 of the 6 strings
  • Play barre chords and understand hand positions
  • Understand FX pedals


  • 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

    Electric Guitar 2