Complete Beginners Guitar Camp
COMPLETE BEGINNERS SUMMER GUITAR CAMP
For ages 9 – 18 years
Absolutely no experience needed. The Complete Beginner Guitar Camps are 3 hour half days, consisting of either a morning session or an afternoon session both of which are 3 hours in length. There is a morning camp which starts at 9am and finishes at 12:00pm. The afternoon camp starts at 1pm and finishes at 4:00pm.
The Complete Beginners Guitar Camp objective is to practically put the FUN into fundamental, teaching the skills and techniques of guitar playing. Students will be introduced to Tablature, Fingerboard Charts, Chord Charts, Rhythmic Notation and Strumming Patterns, Common Chords, Power Chords, Tuning Methods, Tuners,Tuner Apps, different types of acoustic guitars, string gauges, picks, electric guitars, amplifiers, amp modelling, guitar effects such as chorusing, flanging, delay, reverb, wah wah, rotating speaker, distortion, dirt, edgy sounds, etc. Electric guitar tricks will be demonstrated such as whammy bar dives, whammy extreme tremolo, pick scrapes, natural harmonic sweeps, pinch harmonics, feedback, volume swells, whale noises, etc.
Basic popular 3 and 4 chord Rock, Country, Blues songs and more will be introduced to the student to play. It’s truly amazing how many of the popular songs in all genres contain more or less the same chords and often the same rhythm pattern. Simple melodic lines and scale patterns will be explored. Students will have the opportunity to write their own melodies or chord progressions. Popular chord progressions and song forms in Country, Folk, Pop, Rock and Blues will all be learned as well.
Song forms will include the elementary and widely popular 12 bar blues format. There are many 12 bar songs. Simple examples being, Twinkle Twinkle, Silent Night, and pretty much any Blues song and Blues Rock songs. Most popular songs repeat over 4, 8, or 12 bars and only use 4 chords. Songs like Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire”, Adele’s “Hello”. Bob Dylans “Wagon Wheel”, “Stand By Me” Ben E. King, “Take it Easy” The Eagles, “Lost” Hunter Brothers, “Simple Man” Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”, Poison, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” Bon Jovi, “Santa Monica” Theory of a Deadman, “Zombie” The Cranberries, “Country Roads”, John Denver, “Collide” Howie Day, “Good Riddance”, Green Day, “We’re Gonna Be Friends”, The White Stripes, and the list goes on and on and on. These tunes use pretty much the same chords and are pretty easy to play and some can be played with 2 finger chord forms.
This Guitar Camp will give campers many tools and knowledge to explode them into the world of guitar playing. This camp will also give students a huge head start if they decide to enrol in guitar lessons later on. The camp will be a Ton-O-Fun while learning some cool stuff about guitar playing.
Registration fee for The Complete Beginners Summer Guitar Camp is $130.00 per camper. All learning materials, information and 1 inch binder are included with camp registration.