Getting the Basics Right
This group of lessons is ideal for you if you can play already but want to go back to basics to build a better technique and learn more about music.
If you’re new to the guitar, you can’t wait to get started but you want to do things really thoroughly and systematically.
To get the most out of this course we recommend that you use a nylon strung guitar- but you will develop the skills to go on and explore any style of music on any type of guitar. We aim to help you develop the knowledge and skill to make your own musical choices.
Each lesson is around 10 minutes, slow paced and fairly gentle, but - you will also need to practise to get the most from the course.
Throughout Richard concentrates on building a greater awareness of posture and relaxation to help you safely build strength and agility. He recommends a standing position, if you are able, so you will need a good strap and locking strap buttons. If not you can sit in the conventional classical position.
This module will show you a good, simple and flexible technique. You’ll be introduced to written notation and will become familiar with chord symbols.
Unlimited Access with an Academy Passport
Instead of paying for this course in one lump sum; for less than the monthly price of some gym memberships, the Academy Passport helps you flex your musical muscles while staying in control of your budget. Plus, if you have a Hobgoblin or other coupon, this is where you'll need to use it.
With the Richard Durrant Academy Passport you will have full, unlimited access to every one of our public courses, for any type of guitar or ukulele and to every other resource designed to assist you in your musical journey.
This means you will be free to learn at your own pace, repeating lessons as many times as you like, reaching new levels of ability as you tackle more challenging techniques.
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Richard studied guitar, cello, composition and piano at the Royal College of Music. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Music, a Fellow of the London College of Music and a proud ambassador for the Brighton Youth Orchestra.
This guitarist and composer is instantly recognisable as he is the only virtuoso soloist who performs standing up - and usually in bare feet! His playing is richly romantic, truly virtuosic and crosses all musical boundaries.
He performs on concert guitar, tenor guitar, ukulele and a variety of other instruments.
Richard was born in Brighton, England. By the time he entered the Royal College of Music, aged 18, he had already begun to explore classical, folk and contemporary music and had a growing reputation as a concert guitarist.
Following his official debut recital at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London in July 1986, Richard turned sharply left and pursued his diverse interests in electro/acoustic music, improvisation, composition and multi-media. He has remained, by choice, outside of the classical music establishment ever since, in fact he recommends a total abandonment of what he calls “the C word”.