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What should I be doing??? The things you need to know at each level on guitar

July 23, 2015

 

Hey guys,  As most of you know I'm heading off tomorrow (very, very early!!!) so just thought I would do a quick post about what you need to know at each level of your guitar playing....

This will give you a broad idea of what you need to do in your practice in  order to consistantly improve.

Please refer to your particular level "Page" (at Student Login area) for more information, or just ask during your lessons.

 

 

This is a basic outline for each level. Remember to memorise all the information at your level before moving to up.

 

 

Young Beginners

 

 What do you need to know?

 

Warm up – “The Worm”

Songs – learn 3 - 4 (See sheet)

Notes on the guitar fretboard

Rhythm – Learn 3 basic rhythms – (1234, *234, *2*4)

Chords – Cmaj, Amin, Fmaj (triad) Gmaj (triad)

Scales – Open position - C maj

Reading music - TAB & standard notation

 

Go to the Young Beginners Page

 

Beginners

 

 What do you need to know?

 

Warm up – The worm (Chromatic scale)

Songs – learn 3 to 5 (see sheet)

Notes on the guitar fretboard

Rhythm – Learn 4 basic rhythms – (1234, *234, *2*4, 123)

Chords – learn all 21 open chords (Maj, Min & Dom7)

Scales – Open position - C maj, A min pentatonic. 

Arpeggios – Open position Cmaj, Dmin, Emin, Fmaj, Gmaj, Amin, Bmin

Chord Progressions- I, IV, V (12 Bar Blues - Guitar Boogie)

Technique - Relax, use the minimun physical effort to get the job done.

(Chords Tip: Curve your fingers and use your tips on single notes, and relax your hand and arm as you play)

 

Go to the Beginners Page
 

 

Intermediate

 

What do you need to know?

 

Warm ups - "The Worm" & variations

Songs – Have at least 10 songs in your repertoire.

Rhythm – Learn Rhythm sheet (Know how to subdivide a beat by 2's, 3's & 4's)

All notes on the fret board (see sheet)

Chords – Learn all moveable (bar chords) - Maj, Min & Dom7

Scales –(Moveable) C maj, A maj pentatonic, A min pentatonic. 

Arpeggios –

  Cmaj, Dmin, Emin, Fmaj, G7, Amin, Bmin7b5

  Gmaj, Amin, Bmin, Cmaj, D7, Emin, F#min7b5

  Fmaj, Gmin, Amin, Bbmaj, C7, Dmin, Emin7b5

The Cycle - moving in 4ths or 5ths

Chord Progressions- I, IV, V (12 Bar Blues variations,)

Transcribing.... learning songs or musical ideas by ear

Improvisation....

Song writing.....

 

 

Go to the Intermediate Page

 

 

As always, happy playing, and see you all in a few weeks! :-)

 

 

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