This course is for students who have completed the Guitar 101 course or have cleared the Trinity Acoustic Guitar Grade Initial examination .The course further expands on reading Guitar Tablature and Staff Notation introduced in the first course. Students are also introduced to basic music theory. The course will preapre them for the Trinity College London - Acoustic Guitar Grade 1 Examination.. The Grade 1 course is divided into 2 parts to ensure students have ample of practice to be able to perform a minimum of 3 pieces, if not all.
The Performance Pieces for this course are as follows
Cuba Kick! - Pells
A Fistful of Pesos - Powlesland
The Hungry Ghost - Searle
Perfect Sky - T J Walker
Photograph - Ed Sheeran (with McDaid, Leonard & Harrington), arr. Rye
Sailor's Hornpipe - Trad, arr. Burden
A Tale of the Green Isle - Morandell
Tango Memories - Pells
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks (Davies), arr. Walker
The Technical Work for this grade is as follows
Scales - C Major, G Major, A Natural Minor
Arpeggios - C Major, G Major, A Minor
Chord Sequence - I - V7 - I in C Major
1: To help students understand the concept of scales, arpeggios and chord sequences
2: To familiarize the student with using arpeggios over the chord progression.
3: To familiarize the student with the notes within each chord.
4: To give the student the ability to play more musically.
5: To prepare the student for the Trinity College London - Acoustic Guitar Grade 1 Exam.
1: Students would have learned a minimum of 3 songs (through all courses of Grade 1) required for the Trinity College London - Acoustic Guitar Grade 1 Exam.
2: Students would have learnt the technical work (scales,exercises & arpeggios) for the examination
3: Understanding grade specific theory