WHAT: This is an Acoustic Guitar course designed for Beginners taught by John Silva. However, this is NOT an Absolute Beginner Course. If you are an absolute beginner we have a separate class that starts you off. This course assumes you can play basic chords (A, E, F, G, C, D Eminor. A minor). Our goal with this course is to enable to walk out after four weeks to more confidently play in a jam session with others. We will build upon what was covered in the previous Absolute Beginners course.
Content to be covered includes:
*Review of all the basic major and minor chords
*Exploration of 'e shaped' and 'a shaped' Bar chords
*More ear training
*Extensive practice on various songs from our Songbook
*More practice with different strumming patterns, getting a feel for the rhythm of a song.
*Learn to work well with others in a jam.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This is not absolute Beginner Course. It is designed for those who've gone through the Absolute Beginner Class that we offered in the past and/or can play the basic chords (ie-A,E,F,G,C,D, E minor, A minor) Maybe you are still struggling with F chord a bit. That's ok. If you want to start to make that bridge from beginner to intermediate this may be for you. We are looking for people who can play basic chords and want to expand their capabilities so that they can feel more confident taking part in group jams. If you've come to one of our free beginner jams and still feel a bit overwhelmed in your ability to keep up with others, then this class may be for you.
As with all classes, if you really want to improve you need to also set aside time to practice. Coming to a class without practicing really limits how far you can progress. If you plan on joining us make sure you can set aside time to practice.
THIS CLASS IS LIMITED TO 4 STUDENTS: Space is reserved when we receive your payment($76 through paypal, or you can send me a check for $72)
WHEN: This is a four week class which will be held on:
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
Saturday, June 1st, 2013
Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Saturday, June 15th, 2013
All classes start at 10:00am and end at 11:30am
FEE: This is a class, it's not a jam so there is a fee of $76 through paypal or $72 if you pay by check. (Contact me if you want to pay by check. Space is ONLY reserved once we have received your payment.) This fee covers all four lessons. Each lesson is 1 1/2 hours long. The semi private class is limited to 4 students, to ensure more individual attention than larger class sizes.
WHERE: All classes to be held at a private residence in Redondo Beach to be disclosed to those who register. Please contact me with any questions. Looking forward to seeing you at our Acoustic Guitar Lessons for Beginners!
Here is a video of Bijan performing for us at one our recent jams:
The Southbay Acoustic Musicians of Redondo Beach, CA are both experienced and novice musicians who like to get together and play for fun. It doesn't matter if you are a serious professional or if you are just learning to play an instrument. The Southbay Acoustic Musicians welcome all that can be respectful to each other. Vocalists and those who play brass, woodwinds, bongos, drums are also welcome.
JOIN OUR GROUP IF YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY GUITAR TOO
Even if you don't know how to play an instrument but you want to learn, join our group! We host a variety of meetups including those dedicated to teach people how play guitar, bass, piano and other instruments. We currently offer piano lessons and vocal lessons and vocal coaching as well. We will help get you on your way to becoming a more confident jammer.
Also, you don't have to be a performer to join our group. You can just come and watch us perform at any number of Southbay public parks and coffeeshops. There are an abundance of parks and outdoor beach areas in Southbay Los Angeles and we will take advantage of these free public places to meet. You will see us playing around bonfires, in parks, on piers especially as it warms up in the spring and summer.
As our group develops some of us may perform at local clubs or charity events. Our group will help them get into clubs, and the rest of us get discounts to watch them perform.
Here is a video from our 3/23/13 Acoustic Jam for Beginners...