The Guitarstand@Bullion & The Guitarstand@Blackhill.

THE GUITAR STAND is designed to help beginners, those of an intermediate level and even advanced players to develop. 

To achieve this I promote member interaction with players of a similar or more advanced level. Here, we all help each other. Everyone has something they can bring to the table at THE GUITARSTAND

More advanced players are particularly welcome, as I believe the more experienced members can help bring on the newer players as well as enhance their own standard. 

What happens during these sessions? The first thirty minutes of the allotted two hours is usually dedicated to technical matters such as scales, maybe finger picking or some other aspect of playing we are contemplating.

We normally spend the next hour playing songs, using a play-list developed by the members themselves.

The final half hour is, theoretically reserved for more tech. stuff but, as we’re usually having such fun with the play-along section, everyone tends to press to continue until time catches up on us.

How much?                    

£8 for as much of the two hours as you want.

These groups take place at:-

BULLION HALL (Community Centre); 

SOUTH APPROACH; CHESTER LE STREET; COUNTY DURHAM DH2 2DW

(Wednesdays 6 to 8pm)

BLACKHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE

DERWENT STREET; BLACKHILL; CONSETT; COUNTY DURHAM; DH8 8LS.

(Saturdays 12:30 to 2:30pm)

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How do I get involved?

The first thing to do is to register. Once you have registered you just sit back and wait for your e-mail invitation. This will happen with consideration to our Register Rotation Policy which is currently in operation to comply with Covid rules.

How do I Register?

Simply contact me using this web-site, by e-mail (guitarstand01@gmail.com), on facebook, Twitter (tomwelch2), or on Instagram.

GuitarStand – Covid Rules For Operation

The following are details of how we intend to operate The GuitarStand Club:-

6 Max Rule

We will be operating the 6 max rule. That means 6 of you plus me, all nicely socially distanced, P.P.E‘d and respecting the covid rules that Bullion & Blackhill already have in place. We will have to operate the 6 Max Rule at least until July 19th 2021, or until the Government decides to lift the restriction.

Advanced Booking System 

The advanced booking system is by e-mail.  So look out for an message from guitarstand01@gmail.com.

The important thing is knowing in advance who we are expecting to arrive for any given session. The ABS will operate on a week to week cycle alongside a simple rotation system . It also requires clear lines of communication.

It is also important for all members to respond to their e-mail invitation within 48 hours of receiving it.

Reminder

An e-mail reminder will be sent to any members who have failed to respond to their original e-mail invitation. Those members will have a further 24 hours to respond to their e-mail reminder.

Invitation Withdrawal

The original email invitation will be withdrawn should no response be received following their e-mail reminder. The invitation will then be passed to the next person on the reserve list.

Rotation & Payment

The first six invitees will attend the first session, whilst those not invited will sit out this session.

Those who miss the first session will be invited to the second session, with some from the first session sitting out the second week.

Everyone will take it in turn to sit out a session to help us keep to the 6 Max Rule

Payment

Invitees should pay in advance of the session day/night and by bank transfer/payment. This method is easy, quick and instantaneous. I can provide bank details at the time of invitation.

Payment should be made within 48 hours of invitation

The fee is now £8 for the session. This will remove the any need to handle cash on the day, (Although I will try to maintain a float for exceptions).

Cancellations

Members not scheduled to attend, will be invited to attend in the event of another invitee having to cancel. Again, we will attempt to be as fair as possible when selecting a substitute invitee.

Built-in Social distancing and regular sanitization is a must and probably goes without saying, even though mentioning it does provide everyone with reassurance that the main issues are being taken seriously.

You can get in touch by E-mailing guitarstand01@gmail.com

Tom


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