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College of Extended Learning

Acoustic Guitar 1

CCOM 7401

You’ve always dreamed of playing guitar, and now is the time to begin!

In Guitar 1, we will start at the beginning. You’ll learn how to tune your instrument, identify the strings and how to play basic chords. You will learn how to “count” music and learn to play in different time signatures. You don’t need to know any music theory to start this class, you will learn the necessary basics as we go along.

You’ll learn how a capo works, and how to find the right range to match your guitar and voice. You will learn basic right-hand strumming patterns, and how to keep time.

By the end of this class, you will know some chords that are the building blocks for 100’s of songs. You will be able to play a handful of simple tunes with confidence, and you’ll be ready to branch out into more complex works!

Course details

Upcoming dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 25 - Oct. 30, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Saint John Social Enterprise Hub
139 Prince Edward Street, Room TBA
Course fee: $175 (+ HST)
Instructor: Sean Ridder
Materials: An acoustic guitar, a tuner, and a capo.

Register for Sept. 25 - Oct. 30

About the instructor

Sean is an American transplant who has been living in Saint John since 2016. He's played in jazz ensembles on stages across New Jersey, with folk acts in Nelson, BC, alongside punk and indie bands in Montreal and as a solo performer in the Saint John area. Having played guitar for over half of his life, he has a keen understanding of the instrument and its unique power, energy and versatility. Sean is thrilled to be able to share his passion for performance with students of the UNB College of Extended Learning.

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