GUITAR Curriculum

What to expect to learn in our online acousticguitarlessons at a certain level.
Nonetheless will the teachers of our musicschool
always provide individual learning tailored to You.

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Beginner level

At beginner level, the instrumental technical and rhythmic basics

for playing an instrument are learned according to the age of the student.

Contents are the monophonic melody play in the octave space

as well as the simple accompaniment with simple open chords and power chords.

Intermediate level

Learning objective is teaching general knowledge of music theory

and the basics of the Jazz Pop and Rock.

Mastery of this basic knowledge includes listening,

knowledge of the notation of the material taught

and the practical application of the content.

Our goals:

After completing the lower level, the students

should have a basic understanding

of the music-theoretical parameters of a simple pop song

and understand the music-specific notation (lead sheet) of this song.

We will develop different finger and plectrum playing techniques.

You will be taught to play slides, flageolets

and You will learn about muting techniques

of the right and left hand (palm mute, ghost notes etc.)

We will introduce fingerstyle techniques (p-i-m-a in several variants)

and teach You how to play an alternating bass with Your thumb. 

We will train Your left and right hand coordination.

We will build the basics of  barre chords

and we will lay the foundations for bindings, hammer ons and pull offs.

You will learn how to song accompaniment with

simple open major and minorchords.

And You will learn about extensions (such as sus4, sus2, add9 and dominant 7th chords

and about playing and understanding syncopations and light patterns with accent shift.

Further goals:

You will be taught to arallel and equal use tablature and musical notation

abd nderstand and learn to read rhythm notation,

 whole to sixteenth notes with rests, stops and slurs, etc. in conventional or TAB notation

Introduction of Major and minor and pentatonic scales

You will learn to understand scales as a basis

for understanding diatonic scales and understanding the fretboard  in general

we will lay the foundations to understand the relationship

between melody and harmony and introduce You to

simple improvisation over harmonies or a chorus

You already are familiar with.

You will learn to improvise within the pentatonic scale

in at least one fingering / pentatonic pattern.

Semi Pro level

With the completion of the intermediate level, the pupils should be able

to cope with the instrumental and music-theoretical requirements

that are set for the entrance examination to a music high school.

Goals of the intermediate level

Developing a broad technical base

Lesarning all kinds of Barre chords

Finger and plectrum playingwill become more equally important,

but there still will be a focus

Deepening and expanding the techniques already learned

for example learning how to play articifical harmonics

Chords/song accompaniment with open and barre chords

Introduction into triads and quads for example maj7, m7, 7, m7/b5 and o7,

other sus chordsplus other common chords with extension tones.

Introduction to the Nashville Number systhem -

Understanding of chord symbol writing vs. NNS in theory and practice. 

Learn to harmonize simple melodies by ear and improvisation.

Improvisation with all five pentatonic fingerings in all keys.

Improvisations with major and minor scales (at the choice and interest of the student)

Learn about basic level arpeggios

Learn to improvise in different positions

Learn to improvise in (at least) two different keys within a song

Introduction to alternative tunings such as Drop D, Open E, D or G.

Independent tuning of the instruments in the tunings learned

Introduction to odd time signatue and

development of the sense of syncopation, halftime, doubletime.

Encourage the student to write his own little songs

as well as encouriging active and critical listening.

Learning basics about song arrangement

Learn how to transpose a song to another key.

Enable the student to tune a guitar without a tuner.