INTERMEDIATE GUITAR II

The focus of Intermediate Guitar II will be towards learning how to improvise melodies over traditional harmony. In other words, we’re learning how to play lead guitar!

The foundations for this skill have been set in Beginner Guitar I and Intermediate Guitar I providing the student is up to date on levels 1-150. Level 151 picks up where we left off in Intermediate Guitar I. 

The prerequisite for Intermediate Guitar II levels are:

  • Picking – The ability to alternate pick 16th and six-tuplet speed burst at 60–100 bpm. String crossing drill from Level 101 sustained for one minute at 60-70 bpm. Flat picking arpeggios from Level 141 using six-tuplets at 60-100 bpm (triplets at 30-50 bpm).
  • Strumming – The ability to read and strum basic rhythm patterns in 4/4 and ¾ time. Counting and performing half, quarter, 8th, and 16th notes with ties. Subdividing the count into triplets using 8th notes.
  • Finger Picking – Arpeggios using PIMA, pima, PIMAMI, and PAMIMA with a steady count.
  • Scales – All five forms of the minor pentatonic scale at 80 bpm on the metronome using straight and swing 8th notes. The sequence over all five forms using triplet rhythm with alternate picking at 80 bpm. The C-major scale forms I and II at 60 bpm using 8th notes.
  • Slur Technique –  The ability to play Hammer-On Pull-Off and Pull-Off Hammer-On using all five forms of the minor pentatonic scale at 60-120 bpm.
  • Chords – Memorization and the ability to switch between changes of open stringed major, minor, and 7th chords. The ability to play power chords comfortably across the neck. The ability to switch between the bar chords B-Minor and F#-Major comfortably. The 6th chord shuffle for blues. The ability to play the (CAGED) C-Form, A-Form, and G-Form comfortably across the neck.
  • Music theory and knowledge of the guitar – How to construct major scales in all keys. How to construct major, minor, power, sus4, add9, slash chords, 6th, and 7th chords/arpeggios in all keys. The ability to find any note on the guitar quickly. Understanding of the cycle of 4ths and 5ths. Understanding of the major chord scale and how chord progressions are constructed.

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Module 1 Level 151 to Level 160-
Unit 1 Level 151 - 16th Note Picking Drills
Unit 2 Level 152 - Guitar Strumming Patterns
Unit 3 Level 153 - Finger Picking
Unit 4 Level 154 - C-Major Scale Form III
Unit 5 Level 155 - CAGED System For Learning Chords (D & E Forms)
Unit 6 Level 156 - "Feelin' Up Beat" Song
Unit 7 Level 157 - Chord/Scale Relationships
Unit 8 Level 158 - Improvisation/Lead Guitar
Unit 9 Level 159 - Music Theory Quiz
Unit 10 Level 160 - Guitar Practice Routine
Module 2 Level 161 to Level 170-
Unit 1 Level 161 - Chord/Scale Relationships II
Unit 2 Level 162 - Improvisation/Lead Guitar II
Unit 3 Level 163 - Travis Picking
Unit 4 Level 164 – C-Major Scale Form IV
Unit 5 Level 165 - Memory Trick For Memorizing Major Scales (Sharped Keys)
Unit 6 Level 166 – Memory Trick For Memorizing Major Scales (Flatted Keys)
Unit 7 Level 167 - Major Scales Using 16th Notes
Unit 8 Level 168 - “Chuck” Technique For Strumming
Unit 9 Level 169 - Music Theory Quiz
Unit 10 Level 170 - Guitar Practice Routine
Module 3 Level 171 to Level 180-
Unit 1 Level 171 – Chord/Scale Relationships III
Unit 2 Level 172 – Improvisation/Lead Guitar III
Unit 3 Level 173 – Travis Picking II
Unit 4 Level 174 – C-Major Scale Form V
Unit 5 Level 175 – Chord/Scale Relationships IV
Unit 6 Level 176 – Improvisation/Lead Guitar IV
Unit 7 Level 177 - The Relative Minor
Unit 8 Level 178 - The Major Pentatonic Scale
Unit 9 Level 179 - Music Theory Quiz
Unit 10 Level 180 – Guitar Practice Routine
Module 4 Level 181 to Level 190-
Unit 1 Level 181 – Chord/Scale Relationships V
Unit 2 Level 182 – Improvisation/Lead Guitar V
Unit 3 Level 183 - Integration Of The Major Pentatonic Scale Into Practice
Unit 4 Level 184 - Double Stops
Unit 5 Level 185 – Chord/Scale Relationships VI
Unit 6 Level 186 – Improvisation/Lead Guitar VI
Unit 7 Level 187 - Moving Between Major Scale Forms
Unit 8 Level 188 – Chord/Scale Relationships VII
Unit 9 Level 189 – Improvisation/Lead Guitar VII
Unit 10 Level 190 – Guitar Practice Routine
Module 5 Level 191 to Level 200-
Unit 1 Level 191 – Travis Picking III
Unit 2 Level 192 - Travis Picking IV
Unit 3 Level 193 – Chord/Scale Relationships VIII
Unit 4 Level 194 - The Motif
Unit 5 Level 195 – Improvisation/Lead Guitar VIII
Unit 6 Level 196 – Chord/Scale Relationships IX
Unit 7 Level 197 - Palm Muting
Unit 8 Level 198 – Improvisation/Lead Guitar IX
Unit 9 Level 199 – Music Theory Quiz
Unit 10 Level 200 – Guitar Practice Routine
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