Guitar Course For Beginners : Easy to follow lessons, taking you from the Basics to Intermediate Level.
Welcome to the A1 Guitar Course For Beginners.
If you want to learn the guitar in an easy to follow program then this course is for you!
Geoff Sinker is a professional guitar teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience working in various music schools around the world. He holds a bachelors degree in teaching the guitar from the Trinity College Of London.
This course is designed from the ground up, based on his experience in teaching beginners of all ages and working with examination boards including Trinity College and the Royal School Of Music. He has worked with hundreds of students preparing them for graded exams including Rockschool & Trinity Rock & Pop.
In this course you will learn the fundamentals of playing the guitar with just enough theory included to make sense of what your learning.
You will learn how to play basic beginner chords that are used on 1000s of easy to play songs. You will learn how to combine chords with strumming to create some of the most popular strumming patterns used in modern music.
You will also look at programs and tools that allow you to learn and study songs slowly so you can gradually develop and build your confidence in the guitar.
The course includes a number of classic songs arranged in a easy to play format so you can measure your rogress by playing songs that your know and will enjoy learning.
As you work progressively through the course you will be introduced to scales and in particular the Pentatanic scale. Through the use of the specially recorded backing tracks included in this course, you will start to play lead guitar solos you never though would be possible for you as a beginner.
By the completion of the course you will be able to:
Play a hundred chords both open and Bar chords
Strum the most popular rhythmic patterns
Understand and read tablature.
Have the ability to identify notes on the fretboard
Play the Pentatonic scale in any key
Play the Blues scale
Play along with backing tracks
Play a number of popular songs
Be satisfied with your progress
Meet your instructor
Geoff Sinker has a Licentiate Degree In Teaching from Trinity College Of London, and teaches numerous students around the world online.
Geoff started playing the guitar at 13, and by the age of 16 he was performing in bands in his local area of Bolton and Manchester. Always hungry to learn and expand his musical knowledge he studied under some of the foremost teachers at the time.
He spent the 80s honing not only his performance and technical skills but also his teaching abilities.
As well as performing in various rock bands he started teaching in various schools and academies including Kent County Schools where he was employed as their first contemporary music instructor for the guitar.
In the late 80s he relocated to London, working in recording studios recording and doing session work during the daytime and playing live in the numerous bars and clubs in the evenings. He also set up his own private teaching company. As his experience working in studios grew he began to record music for advertising and marketing companies, and small radio stations. As well as his teaching role he worked as a session musician recording music for record companies including Virgin Records and Acid Jazz.
In the 90s he made the bold step of moving to Florida. Where he focused on teaching, working privately and also in schools in the Orlando region. During that time, he was lucky to meet some great musicians that encouraged him to continue his own personal studies and grow his musical knowledge.
As one who loves to travel and see new places he decided that his next stop would be Panama. A great place to learn Jazz and amazing Latin Rhythm. He really enjoyed his time down there and worked some wonderful bars and clubs. It felt like everyone wanted to learn to play the guitar, young and old.
Next stop was Dubai. Here he focused 100% on teaching. It was actually in Dubai that he started offering Skype Guitar lessons to students based in the Middle East, now he spends more time in front of a computer than he does in the classroom. His love for teaching and exploring new technology means he can bring new and interesting ideas to his lessons.