Quick Start Tenor Guitar

taught by Richard Durrant

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Course description

Often confined to a dark corner of the guitar shop these beautiful musical curiosities could usher in your next musical adventure.

Whether you are a complete beginner, or have moved across form the six string instrument, this 10 lesson course is for you. 

The course focusses on two areas of the Tenor Guitar’s rich personality:


  • Learning melodies and chords with an acute stylistic awareness.
  • Using phrasing and articulation to bring the music into focus.


  • A clear and thorough understanding of technique including sound production.
  • Using written notation as an easy reference point. This is made super simple even if you have always avoided written music.

Start off by having a look at the course introduction video, then get straight into the first lesson. There are more Tenor Guitar films in the Academy 'Tea Bar'. And, if you don’t yet own a Tenor Guitar,  get yourself down to your favourite music shop and grab one (you’ll find them in a dark corner).

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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. You can also participate in our interactive, live sessions.

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Richard Durrant
Richard Durrant

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”.

Course Curriculum

Quick Start Tenor Guitar - Lesson 2
Quick Start Tenor Guitar - Lesson 4
Quick Start Tenor Guitar - Lesson 6
Quick Start Tenor Guitar - Lesson 7
Quick Start Tenor Guitar - Lesson 10

Reviews (1)


by Albert Gholson
Very good. I am enjoying this.


by Albert Gholson
Very good. I am enjoying this.