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Guitar Set Up and Maintenance

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Course Description:

During this excellent Guitar Set-Up and Maintenance course Steve Seost, a veteran musician, luthier and guitar repairman demonstrates the proper techniques of the basic set-up and maintenance of the four primary guitar types: solid body fixed bridge, solid body floating Tremolo Bridge, acoustic, and bass. Receive expert instruction throughout this Guitar Set-Up and Maintenance course and learn the correct way to change strings, adjust the neck, assess the nut, adjust the pick-up height, and set the intonation and action so that your instrument is ready for whatever you are. Whether you are a seasoned guitarist or a beginner, you will benefit from Steve’s clear and concise instruction.

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What skills will I gain?

  • Learn to change guitar strings
  • Learn to adjust the neck of your guitar
  • Learn to adjust the bridge of your guitar
  • Learn the fundamentals of guitar intonation

Meet the instructor:

Steve is a musician, songwriter, luthier and vintage guitar connoisseur. He is an accomplished guitar technician with over 30 years of experience in the repair, modification, restoration, and construction of both vintage and new guitars. Soest works closely with Fender Guitars So Cal Service Center and is a consultant with Fenders Custom Shop and Artist Endorsement Programs. Steve has a distinguished client list including many of the worlds greatest guitarists: Brian Setzer, David Hidalgo, Dave Mason, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. When not in the repair shop, you can catch Steve playing gigs around the LA/OC area with the band Superlark.

Course outline:

  • Module 01: Introduction
  • Module 02: Guitar String Changing
  • Module 03: Guitar Neck Adjustment
  • Module 04: Guitar Bridge Adjustment
  • Module 05: Guitar Nut Adjustment
  • Module 06: Guitar Pick-Up Adjustment
  • Module 07: Guitar Intonation
  • Module 08: Conclusion

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What Certification am I going to receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Guitar Set-Up and Maintenance certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate, and printed certificate.

What careers can I get with this qualification?

This Guitar Set-Up and Maintenance course will qualify you to be a Music Producer. The average salary of a Music Producer in the UK is £29,479, and this will increase with experience. Upon successfully completing this course you could go on to become any of the following:

  • Musician
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Producer
  • Recording Engineer

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 31
1: Introduction
1. Guitar Set-Up and Maintenance Introduction
2: Guitar String Changing
1. Guitar String Changing Introduction
2. Guitar String Changing-Solid Body Floating Tremolo Bridge Guitar
3. Guitar String Changing-Solid Body Fixed Bridge Guitar
4. Guitar String Changing-Acoustic Guitar
5. Guitar String Changing-Bass Guitar
3: Guitar Neck Adjustment
1. Guitar Neck Adjustment-Introduction
2. Guitar Neck Adjustment-Solid Body Floating Tremolo Bridge Guitar
3. Guitar Neck Adjustment-Solid Body Fixed Bridge Guitar
4. Guitar Neck Adjustment-Acoustic Guitar
5. Guitar Neck Adjustment-Bass Guitar
4: Guitar Bridge Adjustment
1. Guitar Bridge Adjustment Introduction
2. Guitar Neck Adjustment-Solid Body Floating Tremolo Bridge Guitar
3. Guitar Bridge Adjustment-Solid Body Fixed Bridge Guitar
4. Guitar Bridge Adjustment-Acoustic Guitar
5. Guitar Bridge Adjustment-Bass Guitar
5: Guitar Nut Adjustment
1. Guitar Nut Adjustment-Introduction
2. Nut Adjustment-Solid Body Floating Tremolo Bridge Guitar
3. Guitar Nut Adjustment-Solid Body Fixed Bridge Guitar
4. Guitar Nut Adjustment-Acoustic Guitar
5. Guitar Nut Adjustment-Bass Guitar
6: Guitar Pick-Up Adjustment
1. Guitar Pick-Up Adjustment-Introduction
2. Guitar Pick-Up Adjustment-Solid Body Floating Tremolo Bridge Guitar
3. Guitar Pick-Up Adjustment-Solid Body Fixed Bridge Guitar
4. Guitar Pick-Up Adjustment-Bass Guitar
7: Guitar Intonation
1. Guitar Intonation-Introduction
2. Guitar Intonation-Solid Body Floating Tremolo Bridge Guitar
3. Guitar Intonation-Solid Body Fixed Bridge Guitar
4. Guitar Intonation-Acoustic Guitar
5. Guitar Intonation-Bass Guitar
8: Conclusion
1. Guitar Set-Up and Maintenance Conclusion
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