USD 329


Course duration
12 week(s)
Max class size
2
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The Trinity College Initial Grade Acoustic Guitar course is designed to teach essential musical concepts to a beginner guitarist in accordance with the Acoustic Guitar Syllabus of the Internationally recognized Trinity College London. This course will not only get the student up and running to begin playing music, but will also prepare them thoroughly for the Trinity Initial Grade Acoustic Guitar Music Exam.

Objectives

◗ To build on the basic concepts of music and technique as taught in  our “Fundamentals of Guitar” Course

◗ To develop the ability to sight-read modern musical staff notation

◗ To be able to improvise and come up with musical ideas when given certain types of musical stimulus

◗ To improve basic ear training abilities and to develop the ability to identify musical information by listening to music

◗ To help prepare thoroughly for the Trinity Initial Grade Acoustic Guitar Music Exam.

Course Prerequisites

◗ Student should be 8 years and above

◗ Student should have their own guitar so that they can practice at home

◗ Interest in music and willingness to learn the instrument as well as practice

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◗ Student should have completed our “Fundamentals of Guitar” Course

Guitar Technique
  • Recap of our “Fundamentals of Guitar” Course
  • Expansion of Guitar Technique capabilities
  • Plectrum & Fingerpicking Technique
Rhythm & Notation
  • Modern Musical Staff Notation
  • Sight Reading Techniques
Musical Improvisation
  • Basics of Musical Improvisation
  • Stylistic Stimulus
  • Motivic Stimulus
  • Harmonic Stimulus
Musical Knowledge
  • Musical concepts in relation to staff notation
Ear Training
  • Basics of Ear Training
  • Identification of Musical elements
Songs
  • Additional Scales along with Arpeggios
  • Trinity Songbook
  • Compositional Techniques

 

After completion of this course, the student will be able to:

◗ Improve upon on the knowledge gained from our “Fundamentals of Guitar” Course

◗ Read modern musical notation by sight reading sheet music

◗ Understand how to improvise when offered different kinds of musical stimulus

◗ Understand musical concepts in greater detail in an internationally accepted convention

◗ Take the Trinity Initial Grade Acoustic Guitar Music Exam