This course will teach you basic finger picking techniques on an acoustic guitar so that you can play melodies independently and when accompanying other players.
During the course you will look at key skills for employment within the field.
Include elements of research and development into your working projects.
Consider how to develop and transfer your subject knowledge for community/ citizenship use.
No - this is a non-accredited course.
The course is for between 6 and 24 weeks. Please check the BAES web site www.learnbaes.ac.uk , BAES Learning Directory, visit or telephone one of our adult learning centres for details.
This course is for anyone who wants to learn finger picking techniques on a 6 string acoustic guitar.
You will need some experience of playing a guitar for this course, but you don’t need to know how to carry out finger-picking, or how to read music. The course involves a small amount of reading and numerical sequences, so you will need to have basic literacy and numeracy skills. You will have a short initial assessment at the start of the course to ensure that it is suitable for you
This course could lead to Acoustic Guitar at Intermediate Level.
To ensure that you gain maximum benefit from your course you will need to attend all sessions, be punctual, and bring your guitar to each session.
You will need to bring your own acoustic 6 string guitar (strung for right handed, or left handed players as appropriate). If you are unsure about where to purchase, your tutor will advise you at the enrolment session.