Guisborough

Guitar

Welcome to the happy chaos of the GU3A guitar group.

We meet once a fortnight, for a session of learning, playing and laughing about all aspects of the guitar, and have been known to drink copious quantities of tea and coffee (but no whisky or gin up to now). The primary aim is to have fun though we do cherish the idea of gaining some skills and competence too.

We play guitar music from a variety of genres depending on what interests the people in the room! For example...

Classical

Recently we have been trying out pieces by Fernando Sor Fernando Sor , Here is a nice example, played rather faster than we do(!) by David Jaggs Op 35 No 17 (Segovia study No 6)
.. and we may one day aspire to: Recuerdos de la Alhambra played by Ana Vidovic Ana Vidovic

Folk

All sorts of variety but here’s a couple of examples:

Dougie MacLean – Caledonia Dougie MacLean The Dark Isle – a nice fingerpicking version by Tam Stevenson Tam Stevenson

NB we don’t just play Celtic folk, and singing is not forbidden!

Pop

We haven’t done so much of this recently, but in the past we have visited old favourites such as Eric Clapton's Tears In Heaven ... as well as the Beatles, the Kinks… and even Mary Poppins…

Future Plans

Currently we are pondering a plan to put together our own song book, and wondering if there may be scope for another GU3A guitar group more dedicated to happily bashing through the chords of some favourite songs, while this group perseveres with improving technique. :-)

So while There are currently no vacancies, there is a waiting list - to express an interest contact the Guitar Group Coordinator, Bernard, on 205504, or using the link on the side bar.

Venue: Home - Thursday PM - fortnightly - beginners 1 - 2pm. intermediate 2 - 3pm.

Activity Charge: 50p

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Walking 2 (7-8 miles) Walking 5 - 6 Miles Walking 5 - 8 Miles Walking: Short Walks
More Group Pages
60s/70s Music Ancient Greek
Art Appreciation Beginners Bridge
Book Club Boules
Bowls Bridge Improvers
Canasta Ceramic Art
Creative Writing EXCURSIONS
Flower Club Gardening
Guitar Industry and Infrastructure
Knit and Natter Latin for Fun
Laughter Yoga Mah Jong
Middle-eastern dance Music Appreciation
Needle Crafts Painting
Photography Play Reading
Poetry Res Classicae
Russian Literature Science
Scrabble Scrap Booking
Singing for Pleasure Spanish Improvers
Sunday Luncheon Club Tai Chi
Talks and Walks Walking - Pathfinders Group
Walking 1 (7-8 miles) Walking 10 miles
Walking 2 (7-8 miles) Walking 5 - 6 Miles
Walking 5 - 8 Miles Walking: Short Walks