Fingerstyle Guitar

Date Tuesday 05 May 2020 until Tuesday 23 June 2020
Time 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
TutorGary Lutton

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Fingerstyle Guitar


1 - 1 Course

Fingerstyle guitar refers to a range of techniques which open up new possibilities, allowing the guitarist to play melody, harmony and rhythm at the same time. This can be seen in the likes of Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac), John Martyn, Tommy Emmanuel and Ed Sheeran who often use unconventional and creative techniques. 

Whether you are completely new to fingerstyle guitar or are a seasoned player you can benefit from Gary's tailored fingerstyle guitar lessons.

Learn the fundamental techniques of fingerstyle guitar and (if intermediate-advanced) learn Gary's methodology for arranging any song for solo fingerstyle guitar.

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About the Tutor

Gary Lutton is a final-year PhD researcher at Ulster University and a lecturer in music at Belfast Metropolitan College.

His research focuses on developing a new improvisatory vocabulary for fingerstyle guitar, integrating theories from cognitive psychology and flow.

Gary has been a lecturer at Belfast Met for 4 years and frequently gives workshops at Ulster University, in local schools and at community events.

He is a touring musician in the UK, Europe and the US, winning Sky TV’s Guitar Star (2015) and placing 3rd in global competition Six String Theory (2014).

Gary is also a founding member of US-based record label Fretmonkey Records and co-ordinates the Belfast Guitar Night, a bi-monthly event featuring guitarists from around the globe.


Age Range14+ yrs

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