Creative Guitar Level 3

Beginners

Artistic Guitar

Level 3

The student upon completion will be able to:

Reading

  • Sight read in positions 1, 2 and 3.
  • Read rhythms and melody from Paul Hindemith: Pages 20 to 30.
  • Perform Berklee Modern Method for guitar: Pages 1- 50.

Composition

  • Using number notations compose a:
    • 32 bar composition with seventh chords and modal interchange.
    • 32 bar modal composition, to choose from major scales modes.

Transcription

  • Transcribe a harmonic structure of a chosen song, with modal interchange.( seventh chords)
  • Transcribe and memorise a 16 bar improvisation.

Arpeggios

  • Play all major and minor arpeggios, in two octaves and in 6 positions.

Scales

  • Play all major scales, in all keys with patterns:3, 4, 5.

Chords

  • Play all 7th chords derived from CAGED system.

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 ).

Improvisation

  • Create melodic variations using dynamics, articulation, register and adding notes .
  • Improvise with chord tone soloing targeting:

      • chordal notes
      • guide tone lines
      • embellishment with short and long notes.

Accompaniment

Full chords strummed or comped, defining groove, creating tension and release by:
• adding tensions as melodic tensions.
• adding tensions as harmonic tensions.

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