DEBUT

Practical

  • Chords, power chords, string crossing and rests

  • Major and Minor Pentatonic scales, chords and riff playing

  • Playback and performance skills

Theory

  • Basic music notation, time signatures and note values

  • Basic elements of popular music harmony

  • Instrumental components and notation

  • Ability to identify music notation, harmony and instrumental characteristics within a multi-instrumental score

GRADE 1

Practical

  • Double stops, staccato notes, accents and slides

  • Major and Minor scales. Minor Pentatonic scales and chords

  • Playback and performance skills

Theory

  • Basic music notation, time signatures and note values

  • Basic elements of popular music harmony

  • Instrumental components and notation

  • Ability to identify and modify music notation, harmony and instrumental characteristics within a multi-instrumental score

GRADE 2

Practical

  • 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

Theory

  • Basic music notation, time signatures and note values

  • Basic elements of popular music harmony

  • Instrumental components and notation

  • Ability to identify and modify music notation, harmony and instrumental characteristics within a multi-instrumental score

Beginner

Intermediate

The Music

GRADE 2

Practical

  • 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

Theory

  • Basic music notation, time signatures and note values

  • Basic elements of popular music harmony

  • Instrumental components and notation

  • Ability to identify and modify music notation, harmony and instrumental characteristics within a multi-instrumental score