Meetings

Meetings take place in the Large Music Room  at the Department of Music of the University of Liverpool. The Department of Music generously supports us by providing a great venue for our meetings.

All of the following 2018 dates are confirmed and are all Thursdays.  On the 2nd Thursday of each month we hold a practice for the Liverpool Guitar Society Ensemble; the 4th Thursday are regular Guitar Society Meetings with opportunity for solo and small ensemble playing. For further information please see below. Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will run from 7 pm to 9 pm:

Ensemble practice  (2nd Thursday)  Player’s Meeting (4th Thursday)
Jan 11th (AGM) Jan 25th
Feb 8th Feb 22nd
Mar 8th Mar 22nd
Apr 12th Apr 26th
May 10th May 24th
Jun 14th Jun 28th
Jul 12th Jul 26th
Aug 9th Aug 23rd
Sep 13th Sep 27th
Oct 11th Oct 25th
Nov 8th Nov 22nd
Dec 13th no meeting

How to get here

Here is a link to a details of how to get to the venue (google maps). If travelling by car, there is parking space available free after 6pm in the neighbouring streets.

The building is number 104 one the  University of Liverpool campus map.

The address is: The Department of Music, University of Liverpool, 80-82 Bedford St S, Liverpool L7 7BT
(Please note this is not our postal address, if you wish to post something to us please email)

About the Meetings

We like to have a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere in the meetings but are hoping in 2018 to have a structure something like this:

Player’s Meeting

We begin each meeting welcoming any new members / introduction to the group and format.

Some meetings we’ll then have some players play a particular ‘study piece’ (entirely voluntary) with this a little bit like a collective master class, where players can discuss their interpretations of the piece, any difficulties etc. There may be a few pieces being studied by various members of the society to play in such sessions over a few months, and there is a selection of pieces of various grades.

Playing time, for soloists and any groups such a quartets or duos, makes up the bulk of the meeting.

The society is open to people of all abilities, all ages etc. so don’t worry about being a beginner. We have a wide range of playing abilities in the Society.

There is no obligation to play, though by all means bring along your guitar to play if you’d like to. Everyone always gets a warm positive reception.

Finally we’ll have a brief roundup on any Society news on gigs – by Society ensemble(s) or individual Society members; visiting guitarists (organised by the Society); other concerts in the area; and anything else we’re involved in.

Ensemble Practice

Playing with other musicians is a rare opportunity for classical guitarists the Liverpool Guitar Ensemble provides an opportunity for gaining such an experience. We are working on several pieces as an ensemble together under the guidance of our musical director. The aims include: playing in time collectively; playing dynamics together; approaching complex rhythms in unison, playing counterpoint parts and working together towards an ensemble performance. Players are assigned specific parts which they are expected practice and work on for the ensemble. These will cater for all grades.

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