USD 395

Course duration
12 week(s)
Max class size
Request Information

This course is for students who have completed the Guitar 102 course (Acoustic Guitar - Trinity College London - Grade 1 Part 1). This 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


All Trinity College London courses will train student(s) to prepare for Trinity College London examinations. The exams and certifications are external and registration for this can be completed by going to



Course Format

12 classes 45 minutes each 


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.

Completion of the 102 course.

Students should have the relevant books for Trinity College London - Acoustic Guitar Grade 1 Course

  • Concept of Arpeggios
  • Application of Arpeggios over chords

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