October 2020 – Modern Acoustic Playing with Gary McCausland  bude, cornwall

23/10/2020 – 25/10/2020

From Friday 5pm – To Sunday 1pm


The focus of this weekend is to breathe new life into your acoustic playing, whatever level you play at. If you are tired of the same old strumming patterns, picking patterns and chord progressions, this weekend is for you!

Creativity and alternative ways to approach your playing are what we will be exploring, giving you a fresh and inspired approach to the guitar. Drawing inspiration from the guitar styles of modern acoustic artists such as Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Laura Marling, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, Jose Gonzalez, John Butler and many more.

 We will also be working on improvisation skills. Knowing what to play at the right moment in a creative way is a skill in itself. We will give you some tools, ideas and road maps on how to find that flow and how to play your part in a jam session with confidence.

We will learn together in a fun, relaxed and nurturing environment. All players will be able to develop at their own pace, and find inspiration in each lesson.

This is an opportunity for all players to develop; with essential strumming patterns for the beginners and more advanced contemporary techniques for the more confident, everyone is catered for on this course. If you want to stretch, build and develop your creative guitar muscles then this is the weekend for you. You will go home with lots of inspiration, new approaches and new techniques to add to your playing and lots of ideas to work on and develop back at home.