Guitar Beginners - Part 1
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Victoria House 02-Oct-19 04-Dec-19 Wednesday 18.30 - 20.30 £144 £57

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course covers all you need to start playing – tuning, chords, melody, strumming and picking. Learn correct technique and basic theory from the start with a wide variety of songs.  No need to read music. New students with a little experience are welcome to join in Spring and Summer terms. You will need to bring your own guitar.

There are further dates throughout the year - please contact us for information or visit the website again from September 2019.

What topics will I study?


• Parts of the guitar
• Tuning
• Tablature (a much simpler system of music notation for the guitar)
•  Starter Chords
•  Strumming, rhythm and timing
•  Picking
• Melody

What are the entry requirements?

None. This course is aimed at absolute beginners.

What facilities are there?

The college library and learning centre is available for use by students.

What can the course lead on to?

Continuation of the Beginners Guitar course into the Spring and Summer terms, followed by the second and third years of the course - click here to view other options.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need a guitar and pen and paper. The tutor will advise you on any other equipment that you will require.

What do our students think?

Pleasure to learn in a relaxed environment”

A wide range of knowledge and skills have been introduced.”

I was able to understand strumming patterns and how to pick patterns where I didn’t know how to before.”

Very enjoyable and learnt more than I expected"

Very informative and practical course. Five stars ***** "

Excellently taught. Learn a lot"


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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