|Coordinator John Bewick||Phone 01623 796497|
|Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday 10am-12noon||Ravenshead Church Lounge|
|Group Full? Yes||Status Current|
‘The Guitar Group, based primarily on the Acoustic Guitar, is now well established with around 15 regular members. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Many of the group, with both ladies and gents involved, were beginners but are now developing well.
The sessions are very participatory and we try to learn something new each meeting, whilst devoting considerable time to review as people learn at different speeds. The group is based on having lots of fun whilst learning and is largely ‘theory-free’. There is a cost to group members of around £1.50 per session which covers hire of the venue and handouts.
Much of what we do is based on learning chords and using these for accompaniment, with various different styles of accompaniment. A wide range of genres of music are visited, from both traditional and modern folk, to more popular songs and occasional blues. Handouts, including techniques, songs and resources are provided to aid practice, or by email where appropriate.
In the last few years we have done occasional performances in the local area and members of all abilities participate if they wish. Some members also join up with a local U3A ukulele group for joint playing and performances. A few members are even venturing out to play at local folk clubs.
With the number of people now involved we have had to mark the group as ‘full’ at present. However if you would like to consider joining please contact the Group Leader John Bewick to discuss being put on the waiting list and for advice on how to get started if you are a beginner or haven’t played for a long time.’