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Our interactive syllabus is a fantastic way to improve all areas of your guitar playing. The material comprises of 5 levels and 23 modules (Level 5 to be released). Every module features an introduction to the technique, chords, scales, theory, ear training and sight reading chapters. All video examples use interactive musical notation allowing you to change the tempo of the music, view in fretboard mode, play songs in backing track mode and loads of other cool features. You can work your way through every lesson or pick and choose the things you would like to improve on. The bookmark feature is also a great way to plan a custom practice routine helping you along your way to guitar mastery.

New planned features include:

Teacher explanations for every chapter and teacher video run-throughs.

User forums allowing you join a community of like minded guitarists and receive advice from professional guitar teachers.

 

Level 1 – Beginner

 

Technique

  • How to hold the guitar and plectrum
  • Correct posture
  • Left and right hand exercises
  • Alternate picking & Introduction to finger picking

 

Chords

  • Beginner Open Chords
  • Power Chords
  • Introduction to barre chords
  • Various strumming exercises

 

Scales

  • 1 or 2 Octave open & moveable scales
  • Minor pentatonic
  • Blues
  • Major scale

 

Theory

  • Reading music notation and tab
  • Learning notes on the guitar with exercises

 

Sight Reading

  • Reading notation
  • Reading chord charts
  • From 2 bar phrases to 4 bar phrases
  • All Exercises use notes, chords and rhythms from the previous chapters

 

Ear Training

  • Hearing major, minor and power chords
  • Higher or lower
  • Identifying simple rhythms and basic chords
  • Identifying Minor Pentatonic, Major and Blues Scales

 

Level 2 – Intermediate

 

Technique

  • Hammer on’s, pull off’s and slides
  • Chromatic 4 finger and chord exercises
  • Left and right hand (palm) muting
  • Introducing the ring finger to finger picking + lots of exercises and songs

 

Chords

  • Slash chords
  • Sus2 and Sus4 chords
  • 12 Bar blues + shuffle rhythm
  • Open dominant 7th chords

 

Scales

  • 2 Octave minor pentatonic scale (shape 4)
  • 2 Octave blues scale
  • 2 Octave natural minor scale (shapes 1 & 4)
  • Improvising over a 12 bar blues
  • Relative major & minor pentatonic scales
  • 2 Octave major and minor arpeggios on the E and A string

 

Theory

  • Flats
  • Keys
  • Harmonising the major and minor scales in thirds
  • Chord numbering and cadences

 

Sight Reading

  • Reading the 1 octave major scale
  • Introducing quavers
  • Slash chords, dominant 7th chords, power chords
  • Introducing rests
  • Reading in 3/4

 

Ear Training

  • Identifying major, minor, suspended and power chords
  • Repeating riffs in blues, minor pentatonic and natural minor scales
  • Further rhythm and chord change identification
  • Hearing major and minor arpeggios

 

Level 3 – Semi-Pro

 

Technique

  • Hybrid picking
  • Altered tunings (Drop D and D standard)
  • Fretboard tapping
  • Vibrato on bends
  • Scale based finger exercises
  • Finger picking with alternative time signatures and tunings

 

Chords

  • Full major and minor barre chords
  • 7th barre chords
  • Major 7, minor 7 and minor 7b5 chords
  • Major and minor Add 9 chords

 

Scales

  • 5 Shapes of the following scales with licks and songs
  • Minor pentatonic
  • Major pentatonic
  • Blues

 

Theory

  • Circle of 5ths
  • Circle of 4ths
  • Dynamics
  • 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4 time signatures
  • Harmonising the major and minor scales in 7ths
  • Secondary dominant chords
  • 3 Part harmonies

 

Sight Reading

  • Reading the 1 Octave G, D and A major scales
  • Introducing dynamics
  • Barre chords including 7ths
  • Dotted notes
  • Reading in 6/8
  • Sharp keys

 

Ear Training

  • Identifying barre chords
  • Repeating riffs in different shapes
  • Identifying chords from the previous chapters
  • Identifying the root notes advanced chords

 

Level 4 – Professional

 

Technique

  • Double stop bends, unison bends, pre-bend, tone and a half bends, two-tone bends, two and a half tone bends
  • DADGAD Tuning, open tunings in A G D E F & C, C standard tuning, slide guitar, and open tuning scales
  • Natural harmonics, tapped harmonics, and artificial/pinched harmonics
  • Major and minor scale exercises
  • Chord voicing’s and percussive string slapping
  • Scale sweeping/economy picking, major and minor arpeggios, and min/maj/dom/dim 7th arpeggios

 

Chords

  • Barred sus2 & sus4 chords, minor/major 7 suspended chords, sharp 4 (#4) suspended chords, suspended 4th vs. Power Chords
  • Barred add9 chords – major & minor, major 6th, minor 6th and minor b6th chords, major6/add9 chords
  • The CAGED System
  • Major and minor triads and inversions

 

Scales

  • 5 Shapes of the major and minor scales with licks and songs
  • Using the CAGED System with scales
  • Major 7th arpeggios, minor 7th arpeggios, dominant 7th arpeggios, Minor 7b5 arpeggios

 

Theory

  • Intervals and compound intervals, intervals across multiple octaves, chords and intervals, and scales and intervals
  • Compound time signatures (6/8, 9/8, 12/8)
  • Guitars played in harmony, harmonising in fifths, harmonising in thirds
  • Implying chord tones, non-diatonic chords, chord tone variation
  • Harmonising the major and minor scales in 7ths

 

Sight Reading

  • Introducing new keys and more octaves
  • Semiquavers and semiquaver rests
  • Ties
  • Compound time signatures
  • Flat keys
  • Includes chords and rhythms from previous chapters

 

Ear Training

  • Identifying advanced chords and rhythms
  • Playing back riffs using scales from the previous chapters
  • Identifying root notes of advanced chords

 

Level 5 – To be released

 

Lots of exercises and songs included. All this plus more!