Guitar - Part Two

Guitar - Part Two

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

This course will suit you if you are a reasonably confident beginner rather than novices; can already play through some songs; or have already completed Karl’s Beginners course. What happens for lots of us is we get to the stage of being able to play a few songs, but then get a bit stuck, and don’t know where to go next. What can easily happen then is that we get bored playing the same old things and not progressing. Karl has a bunch of cool things to show you that will enable you to break through that. Additional materials $10.

What we will focus on in this course is taking the basic ‘open’ or first position chords (A, C, D, E, Am, Em, etc.) and show you how to move those shapes around the neck. This means you can take the shapes you already know and turn them into a whole bunch of new chords without learning any new shapes. So your chord repertoire just explodes. This also means you can play the same chord in a number of different ways or different places on the neck, allowing you to exploit a much greater range of tones from your instrument, as well as enabling you to move much more efficiently around the fretboard.

We’ll also look at some new right and left hand techniques to add a whole new level to your playing and make you sound a lot cooler. These techniques include hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, muting etc. We can also look more at the relationships between chords, how those relationships fit into song structures, and how to navigate those chord sequences around the fretboard. This makes learning new songs, or indeed writing new songs much easier.

My goal in this course is to help move you from ‘competent beginner’ to ‘confident musician’.

Past Student Feedback

“Kaarl was excellent at assessing everyone's skill level and needs and tailored the course material to suit. This course has certainly taken me to a new level in playing guitar,” Steve Marriot.

“A lot of very useful and mindblowing theory,” Dale Shaddick.

“Very interesting rhythm variation exercises. I found the theory component of chord construction and major keys particularly interesting and useful.” Peter Davidson

What to bring

  • Your guitar
  • Pen and paper
  • $10 to pay tutur for materials

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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