There’s another course starting this month that goes hand in hand with the songwriting course we told you about last week (click here to read all about it).
Gerry Murphy’s The Art and Craft of the Acoustic Guitar is a 10 week course that introduces students to the history and development of the instrument, and helps them to identify its components and mechanisms. Other sessions cover tuning, playing basic scales, identifying chord structures, strumming patterns, tablature, and performance.
No previous knowledge is required, although familiarity of music and the ability to play another instrument is useful.
Course: The Art and Craft of the Acoustic Guitar
Tutor: Gerry Murphy
Location: Calderstones Adult Learning Centre, Calderstones School Gate 2, Harthill Road, L18 3HS
Start date and duration: Wednesday 21st January 2015 for 10 weeks
Time: 6.30pm start, 8.30pm finish
You can enrol on this course by attending the first night or confirm your place by popping along to one of the open days and evenings at the following Adult Learning Centres.
Norris Green ALC: Monday January 5th and 12th, 9am-4pm.
Broadgreen ALC: Tuesday January 6th and 13th, 5.30pm-7.30pm.
Calderstones ALC: Wednesday January 7th and 14th, 5.30pm-7.30pm.
Cavendish Drive ALC: Tuesday January 6th and 13th, 10am-3pm
Newsham ALC: Thursday January 8th and 15th, 9.30am-8pm.
Park Road ALC: Friday January 9th and 16th, 9am-4pm.
More information is available on the Calderstones ALC web page at
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