Acoustic Guitar - Song Writing and Recording - Intermediate

Learning Aspects – Key Skills/Techniques/Outcomes 

Subject techniques: Record yourself playing a variety of strumming techniques in time to a backing track and share your performances with other learners using online audio apps and programs. 

Tools / equipment: Acoustic Guitar. A computer, laptop or phone that is up to date enough that it can run Bandlab, Reaper or Audacity software, 

Research + enrichment: You will play from a range of strummed guitar pieces from artists of diverse backgrounds, and can research your own songs for your final project. 

Project / Product outcome 

Program teaching is delivered through a blend of classroom teaching and online learning, for example: 

  • Tutor demonstrations 
  • Practical activities   
  • Research discussions  

You will be expected to work independently and engage in group tasks in order to develop your skills and knowledge. The course covers a range of techniques, skills, sustainability an awareness of employment other opportunities in the subject.  

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Know the main online packages for recording audio.
  • Record basic strumming pattern performances to a backing track
  • Collaborate with other musicians using online technology.

Suitability 

You will need to know the basic root chords, and perhaps have had a go at barre chords. Basic experience with a computer is desirable – such as importing / exporting and saving files to an app or program. 

Course length 

Course lengths vary. Please check the BAES web site www.learnbaes.ac.uk  BAES Learning Directory, visit or telephone one of our adult learning centres for details of dates and start times.  

Next steps 

It could lead to further courses in Guitar, Reading Music and Music Technology at higher levels. 

Your responsibilities as a learner on this course 

To ensure that you gain maximum benefit from your course you will need to attend all sessions, be punctual and bring the correct materials to each session. A commitment to working independently outside the classroom is required. 

Costs – Additional to course fees 

You will need your own guitar / PC / laptop / phone.

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