This course is for students who have completed the Trinity College Grade 1 course. The course further expands on reading Guitar Tablature and Staff Notation introduced in the first course. Students are also introduced to basic music theory.They will learn melodies using techniques they learn during the course. The course will preapre them for the Trinity College London - Acoustic Guitar Grade 2 Examination. The Grade 2 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
Bad Jack - Powlesland
Blue Rag - Morandell
House of the Rising Sun - Trad., arr. Pells
Jamaica - Powlesland
New Memory Lane - Pells
Rockodile Reggae - Morandell
Sail Away - T J Walker
Turkey in the Straw - Trad., arr. Sokolow
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong (Thiele & Weiss), arr. Walker
The Technical Work for this course is as follows
Scales - D Major, Bb Major, E Harmonic Minor, A Jazz Melodic Minor
Arpeggio - D Major
Broken Chords - E Minor, A Minor
Chord Sequences - II - V7 - I in C Major & II - V - I in D 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
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 2 Examination.
Student should have taken the Trinity Grade 1 Acoustic Guitar examination or covered all the pieces for the same (Taking the 102/103 courses)**
** Students who have not cleared the Grade 1 exam or 102/103 courses will have to get a counselling session done to acertain if they are indeed ready to learn content from Grade 2
Students should have the relevant books for Trinity College London - Acoustic Guitar Grade 2 Course
Practical: ( Pieces & Aural Skills)
- Trinity Pieces for Guitar Grade 2
- Exercises and Theory for Grade 2 Trinity Guitar
The Student would be able to:
1. Take the Trinity College London - Acoustic Guitar Grade 2 Exam. and learn/play a minimum of 3 pieces (through all courses of Grade 2)
2. Able to demonstrate technical workings - playing scales and arpeggios
3. Able to sight read
4. Have knowledge of basic music theory
5. Play along with other guitarists.