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.
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.
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.
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.
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.