In the first lesson of Owen’s Next Steps Course, he looks at different strumming patterns that can be used when playing the guitar. This Post is only available to subscribed members.
Next Steps for Guitarists
Build on your guitar playing technique
The Next Steps for Guitarists course builds upon knowledge and skills based on the Guitar for Beginners course which you may have previously worked through.
The course focuses on music theory and chord numbering as well as strumming and picking styles.
It finishes by looking at some melodies, their chords and ornaments that can be added to give colour to the tunes.
Course Syllabus & Structure
|Strumming Patterns||06m 50s|
|Picking Patterns||05m 45s|
|Looking Through||28m 10s|
|Nashville Number System||15m 12s|
|Tàladh Chrìosda||47m 42s|
|Hunting the Squirrel||30m 57s|
Most of the lessons are split into clips depending on what is being taught.
This might take the form of
1. An intro and discussion of the key of the piece.
2. A tutorial of the Some of the lessons are split into clips as we learn the different aspects of the guitar and playing it.
Each lesson has downloadable materials to accompany it including Chord charts, tab and sheet music.
Your Tutor -
A multi-instrumentalist within the Glasgow trad scene, Owen Sinclair has made his mark as an international performer and teacher.
Performing regularly with Tannara, Westward the Light and Inyal, as well as staple tutor at the renowned Glasgow Fiddle Workshop. He also performs as part of the Bell Rock Cèilidh Band
Owen follows up his first lesson on strumming patterns with one on picking patterns on the guitar. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login
Owen’s first piece in his Next Steps Course is one called Looking Through written by the musician and composer Mike Vass. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login
Owen next focuses on a very important aspect of playing chords and transposing them on any instrument – the Nashville Number System. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login
Owen’s next lesson looks at the lovely Gaelic Christmas Carol Tàladh Chrìosda, which translates as directly as Christ’s Lullaby, but the piece is more known as Christ Child Lullaby. This Post
Owen turns his attention now to a jig called Hunting the Squirrel which can be played in G Major and A Major. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login
Owen completes his Next Steps course by discussing ornaments that can be used when playing to add colour and texture to the pieces. This Post is only available to subscribed members.