When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Alistair Pope
  • Course Code K23MCAB05C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Are you looking to kick-start your guitar playing? Learn electric guitar in a small group setting at a fraction of the price of one-to-one tuition. 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. The Electric Guitar Beginners class is a good, fun, dynamic group learning experience for all ages.

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, writing materials and earplugs.

    What you can do next

    Continue enrolling on Electric Guitar for Beginners until you feel confident and ready to join “Electric Guitar Intermediate”.