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Acoustic/Classical Guitar Tuition

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Home Tuition in the Portsmouth/SE Hants region by an official RGT tutor


You can learn for enjoyment only or take up the exciting challenge of doing grades.  Either way, students will greatly benefit from following a structured approach or graded syllabus even if they choose not to take the exams.

Acoustic Guitar

RGT -  LCM (University of West London) Acoustic grades: Up to grade 8

Acoustic Guitar Topics Taught (dependent on the needs of the student):




Development of Rhythm


Picking melodies

Popular finger-picking styles: Contemporary Acoustic, Folk, Blues, Alternating Bass, Classical.

Aural skills

Music Theory for Guitar

Developing good Fretboard knowledge

Sight Reading skills and methods to speed up reading

Using Visualisation in playing, memorising and sight reading

Classical Guitar

Along with some selected topics taught with the Acoustic guitar the following syllabus is used:

RGT - LCM (University of West London) Classical Guitar Grades.  Up to grade 8. 

Repertoire: Renaisance through to Modern (includes music from around the world)

Scales and Arpeggios

Technical Exercises

Music theory

Sight Reading (including tips and exercises to speed up reading)

Aural training

Trinity College Classical Guitar Grades.  Up to grade 8.


RGT - LCM (University of West London) Ukulele Grades. (Up to grade 4)

Chord playing

Strumming rhythms

Picking techniques: melodies and accompaniment



Musical awareness