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 2017 dates are confirmed and are all Thursdays. Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will run from 7pm to 9pm:

2nd Thursday  4th Thursday
Jan 12th (AGM) Jan 26th
Feb 9th  Feb 23th
Mar 9th Mar 23th
Apr 13th Apr 27th
May 11th May 25th
Jun 8th Jun 22rd
Jul 13th Jul 27th
Aug 10th Aug 24th
Sep 14th Sep 28nd
Oct 12th Oct 26th
Nov 9th Nov 23th
Dec 14th 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 2017 to have a structure something like this:

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

This is followed with a group workshop in which everyone who wants to is encouraged to join in.

Playing with other musicians is a rare opportunity for classical guitarists so this represents an informal chance to learn about and practice listening, playing in time collectively; playing dynamics together; approaching complex rhythms in unison, playing counterpoint parts or may even be a jam around a particular theme. These will cater for all grades and sight reading abilities. This also helps everyone warm up if they want to play later on.

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.

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