GROUP – Guitar

Group Leader: John Bewick

The group meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month. We meet in the Ravenshead Church Lounge from 9.45am.

About our Group

The Guitar Group continued in various ways throughout the Covid pandemic and is now fully back to normal at the times above.

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.

Find out more about the activities of the u3aAcoustic group by clicking this link : u3aAcoustic website

See the Diary of Events for more information about what is planned.

Group Contact Details

If you are not yet a member of Ravenshead u3a and would like to find out more about this or other groups, then contact the Group Leader using the link below.

Contact our Gtoup Leader : John Bewick

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