Guitar Level 3

Course Duration

2 Years

Course Overview

The Grade 6 Guitar exam is for candidates who have begun to develop advanced technical control and a competent grasp of stylistic techniques. At Grade 6 this is shown through mature stylistic conviction, execution of rhythmic complexity, creative and stylistic solo and improvisation work as well as a secure sense of communication and performance. There are two types of exam available at Grade 6, Grade Exam or Performance Certificate.
The Grade 7 Guitar exam is for candidates who have a developed and advanced technical control and a thorough grasp of extended stylistic techniques. At Grade 7 this is shown through mature stylistic conviction, execution of rhythmic complexity, mature and creative stylistic solo and improvisation work as well as a commanding sense of communication and performance. There are two types of exam available at Grade 7, Grade Exam or Performance Certificate. Please see the Examinations section for an explanation of the differences.
The Grade 8 Guitar exam is for candidates who have mastered advanced technical control and have a thorough grasp of extended stylistic techniques. At Grade 8 this is shown through mature stylistic conviction, consummate execution of rhythmic complexity, mature and creative stylistic solo and improvisation work as well as a commanding sense of communication and performance. There are two types of exam available at Grade 8, Grade Exam or Performance Certificate.

Who can join this course?

• The Course is for candidates who have appeared and passed Grade 5 exam from any music examination board.
• 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)
• Two Music Stand
• Electric/Acoustic Guitar
• Guitar Amplifier for Electric Guitar

Learning Objectives

Grade 6
• Natural and pinched harmonics, two-handed tapping
• All five shapes of the Minor Pentatonic scale. Dorian mode, Major 7th, Minor 7th and Dominant 7th arpeggios and chords
• Stylistic study
• Session work
Grade 7
• Articulated chromatic runs, Natural harmonics melodies, hybrid picking
• Lydian, Phrygian mode, Jazz Melodic Minor, Major 9th, Minor 9th and Dominant 9th arpeggios and chords. Stylistic Study
• Session work
Grade 8
• Time signature changes, 16th-note triplets, fingerpicked chords
• Whole Tone, Diminished, Altered scales, Dominant 7♯5, Dominant 7♭5, Dominant 7♯9, Dominant 7♭9 arpeggios and chords, Diminished arpeggios and Stylistic Study
• Session work