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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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. I can let you  know more about these rules if or when we do firm up a date.

Advanced Booking System 

The advanced booking system can take the form of a text or an e-mail.  

Someone suggested the excellent idea of setting up a Whatsapp Group for each club. This would create an instant forum for everyone in each club, but it would require everyone having the WhatsApp App. The important thing is knowing in advance who we are expecting to arrive for any given session and it would be operated on a week to week cycle. It also requires clear lines of communication.

Appointments & Payment

The first six respondents would be given the first sessions appointments. Those with appointments can be known as Appoinment Holders (A.H.) 

A.H. should pay in advance of the meeting day/night and this should be done by way of a bank transfer/payment . This method is easy, quick and instantaneous. I can provide bank details nearer the time. The fee is now £8 for the session.


Those members who miss the cut will be placed on a reserve list, (again first come first served).

Re-booking

A.H. will always have the opportunity to re-book and retain that same appointment for the following week. They will also have the opportunity to forego that appointment. This will allow the first member on the reserve list to take their place.

A.H. may disclose their intention for the following week verbally upon conclusion of that days session, or they could wait for the next Invitation and respond to that (as they would always hold priority for retaining that appointment until they can not attend).

Response Time

Each A.H. will have 48 hours to respond to their invitation, confirming or otherwise. Should an A.H. Fail to respond to an invitation, a reminder will be sent with a 24 hour response time limit, beyond which the Appointment will be offered to the first person on the Reserve list. Confirmation of this action will be sent to the relinquishing A.H.

Moving From A.H. to Reserve List

Should the A.H. have alternative plans, or should they fail to attend their appointment, then they would be moved to the reserve list.

The person who is first or next on that list will be offered the priority opportunity to book for the next session in place of the relinquishing A.H.

Moving From Reserve List To A.H.

The member from the reserve list being offered an appointment will, thereafter, hold priority for re-booking/relinquishing the same appointment for the following session, whilst the member being moved to the list would now be required to wait for the next opportunity to arise to acquire an appointment..

Built-in Social distancing and regular sanitization would be 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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