Guitar for Beginners - Online Course - Community Learning - 17:30-18:30

Online Courses, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Wednesdays: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
No. sessions 10
Venue Online Courses, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £45

About this course

This introductory course is suitable for those with no previous experience and are wanting to learn the basics of guitar playing.  Over the 10 weeks, you will learn basic techniques, working towards playing simple songs and tunes.


Starting with the absolute basics of guitar playing, we will look at:

  • String names
  • Playing ‘open’ strings 
  • Fretting notes
  • Mini (3 string) chords
  • Adding very simple melodies
  • Learning about and playing to the beat / pulse
  • Playing to online video mini songs & exercises complete with backing tracks
  • Moving on to your first full 6, 5 & 4 string chords
  • Beginner strumming / rhythm guitar playing exercises using the above chord knowledge 
  • Learners will have access, from home, to all the online resources used on the course, for practicing

You will need a guitar (acoustic or electric) to participate in this course.  Instruments can be hired from Inspire for a small termly fee, please call 0115 977 3287 for more information.


As this course is online, a suitable device such as laptop, smart phone, tablet or computer will be required to access the course.  Zoom will be used for the live sessions and the link will be sent to you once your enrolment has been completed. 


Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information  https://www.inspireculture.org.uk/skills-learning/funding-your-courses/

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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