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Artistic Guitar

Artistic Guitar 5

The student upon completion will be able to:


  • Sight read in positions: 7, 8 and 9
  • Read rhythms and melody from Paul Hindemith: pages 30 to 45
  • Perform Berklee Modern Method for Guitar Volume 2: pages 1- 50.


  • Using number notations compose two 32 bar modal compositions.


  • Transcribe and memorise a 32 bar improvisation.


  • Play all diminished and augmented 7th in two octaves .


  • Play all major scales in all keys with patterns: 6, 7, 8.


  • Drop 3 chords all inversions, major , minor, diminished , augmented.

Solo piece

  • Play solo guitar piece of their choice.

Ensemble Work

  • Perform two songs to choose from the following styles: Jazz, Rock, Blues, Folk, Latin Flamenco (developing melody and accompaniment ).


  • Create variations of melody, augmenting and shortening time span.
  • Play with the melody with more than one note a a time with:
  • Three note voicings for vertical harmonisation
  • Triads or upper structure triads on selected targeted areas.
  • Talk about the chords as a soloist and not as the accompaniment with:
  • Ostinatos
  • Motif soloing, multi motif soloing , motif development variation, extension fragmentation
  • Play rest approach
  • Rhythmic displacement , augmentation and diminution.


  • Play chords in a manner where we help define the groove and enhance the rhythmic harmonic variety and excitement, with triads of opposite harmonic function to create movement.
  • Define chords and groove with melodic lines as:
      • Guide tone lines
      • Low register melodic lines: ascending or descending lines
      • Thinking of the whole background as one new melody line with motifs.
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