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Artistic Guitar

Creative Guitar 4

The student upon completion will be able to:


  • Sight read positions 4,5, 6
  • Read rhythms and melody from Paul Hindemith: pages 30 to 50
  • Perform selected pages fomr Berklee Modern method for guitar Volume 1: pages 50 to 113.


  • Using standard notation compose two 32 bar compositions using , secondary dominants and relative minor 7th chords.


  • Transcribe and memorise a 16 bar improvisation.


  • Play all major and minor 7th arpeggios in two octaves and in 6 positions


  • Play all major scales, in all keys with patterns: 5, 6, 7.


  • Drop 2 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 using anticipation and delay.
  • Play with the melody with more than one note a a time with:
  • two note voicings for vertical harmonisation.
  • Talk about the chords as a soloist and not as the accompaniment with:
  • lyrical soloing
  • ambiguous soloing: pedal tones, fourth sounds, pentatonic soloing
  • focus on available tensions: melodic or harmonic (UST ).


  • 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 movemen.t
  • Define chords and groove:
  • with single notes

• Arpeggios

• Pedal tones in high or low registers

• Ostinato: ambiguous and non ambiguous.

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