Creative Guitar Level 3


Artistic Guitar

Level 3

The student upon completion will be able to:


  • 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.


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


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


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


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


  • 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 ).


  • 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.


  • Play 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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