01. August 2020 - 18:00

Starting Guitar: Available from 1 August to 30 August, Online, Saturday, 01. August 2020

Find out which type of guitar might best suit the style of music you are interested in playing and look at tuning, basic technique, chords.

About this Event

Approximate course length: 1 hour

This course is for:

Those who want to start learning the guitar and need to know the basics.

You will learn:

Which type of guitar might best suit the style (or styles) of music you are interested in playing and will look at tuning, basic technique and the chords you will need to get you started.

The course will cover:

• The attributes of different types of guitar.

• How to tune the guitar.

• How best to achieve clean and clear notes.

• How to play basic chords and how they work together to make a tune or accompaniment.

• Advice on further learning resources and ideas.

This course can be completed online at a time and pace to suit you.

There are no exams or formal assessments.

Work outside of sessions:

There is an expectation that you will complete work outside of the sessions in your own time. Your tutor will give you guidance.

Additional costs and what to prepare:

This course is offered free of charge and there are no other costs.

You will need a smart phone, tablet, laptop or other computer with internet access to take part in this Nearpod session.

You will need a pen and paper, laptop or tablet so that you can make your own notes.

Handouts will be emailed to you after the session.

How to access your course:

You can access this Nearpod session at a time to suit you during the advertised 30 day period. An email will be sent before the course is available with joining instructions.

To download information about your course visit:

Progression from this course:

You may wish to progress to more advanced learning. The session will conclude with recommendations for further sources of learning and information.

Discuss your next steps with your tutor via email which will be provided during the course.

For further information on our Autumn term programme or on the additional support we offer visit: derbyshire.gov.uk/adulteducation

For impartial information, advice and guidance on careers and learning visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ncs or ask about the support available from your local Careers Coach

What can you expect from DACES?

Our courses are aimed at Derbyshire (UK) residents primarily but are open to others to attend where space is available.

Before booking onto this course, please read the Derbyshire ***** Education Learner Entitlement

When you book onto the course you need to provide Personal Information. To see the privacy notice issued by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Department of Education (DfE), please visit Education and Skills Funding Agency privacy notice: April 2019

Safeguarding and Prevent

Whilst on our on-line courses you can expect a safe space, free from abuse, bullying, discrimination or threat. Click on the following link for more information: Safeguarding and Prevent

If you have any concerns/queries regarding safeguarding/prevent please report these to your tutor or email: email

Further information:

Due to the coronavirus outbreak our ***** community education centres are currently closed. We are working hard on our Autumn programme and our brochure/ bookings will be available from the beginning of August. For further information visit our website or Facebook:

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We wish you every success with your course. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any comments or enquiries at email

Saturday, 01. August 2020, Online, Starting Guitar: Available from 1 August to 30 August

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