Guitar Level 1

Course Duration

2 Years

Course Overview

The Grade 1 Guitar exam is for candidates who have been learning between six months – one year and have mastered the key basic skills. There are two types of exam available at Grade 1, Grade Exam or Performance Certificate.
The Grade 2 Guitar exam is for candidates who have been learning approximately one year to eighteen months and have established the key basic skills along with solid basic techniques. There are two types of exam available at Grade 2, Grade Exam or Performance Certificate. Please see the Examinations section for an explanation of the differences.
The Grade 3 Guitar exam is for candidates who have been learning approximately eighteen months to two years and have established the basic skills, preliminary techniques and the beginnings of stylistic awareness through articulation and the introduction of solo and improvisation work. There are two types of exam available at Grade 3, Grade Exam or Performance Certificate. Please see the Examinations section for an explanation of the differences.

Who can join this course?

• Candidates who have completed Entry Level course.
• Candidates who want to pursue music as a career choice.
• Candidates who seeking international certificate for admission through ECA quota in universities.
• Candidates who want to secure UCAS points for admission n foreign university.
• Candidates who plan to become music teacher

Requirements

• Computer/Mobile/Tablet/Laptop
• Earphones/Buds
• Printer (OPTIONAL)
• Music Stand
• Electric/Acoustic Guitar
• Guitar Amplifier for Electric Guitar
• Multi effect processor/Amplifier Foot Pedal for Electric Guitar

Learning Objectives

Grade 1
• Double stops, staccato notes, accents and slides
• Major and Minor scales. Minor Pentatonic scales and chords
• Playback and performance skills
Grade 2
• Arpeggiated chords, palm muting, alternate picking, pull-offs, shuffle feel
• Major and Natural Minor scales. Major and Minor Pentatonic scales. Major and Minor 7th chords
• Playback and performance skills
Grade 3
• Open-string pedal tones, bends, pre-bends, cross picking
• Major and Natural Minor scales. Major and Minor Pentatonic scales, Blues scales
• Major and minor arpeggios, barre chords
• Playback and performance skills