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Level 1

Parts of a guitar.
How to hold a guitar.
Right hand technique.
Left hand technique.
How to tune a guitar.
The C major scale.
Definition Tone and Semi-Tone
Sight Reading Basics
How chords (triads) are derived from a scale.
Chords of a major scale.
Open chords and strumming.
Popular chord sequences.
Chromatic scale.
Tonality of a major scale.

Guitar techniques which every student needs to be trained to be able to play and perform
Whammy bar techniques.
Economy picking.
Eight finger tapping.
Greek modes.
Pick and finger picking.
Scale modulation.
Wah pedal usage.
Volume knob usage.
Controlled feedback.
Tone modulation.
Tone production.
Amplifier settings.
Effects processor editing.
Electric guitar maintenence.

Level 2

Deriving 12 major scales.
Chords of 12 major scales.
Open major scales.
Circle of fifths and fourths
Power chords.
Hammer ons and pull offs
Alternate picking.
Natural Harmonics
Moveable chord shapes.
Chord arpeggios for triads.
12 moveable major scales.
Transcribing Level 1
Minor pentatonic scale.
Major pentatonic scale.
Improvising with Pentatonic Scales
Aural Training - recognizing intervals.
Riff playing.
Rock and metal rhythms.
Finger slide.
String bends.
Learning notes on fret board.

Level 3

Chord transposition.
Major 7th, minor 7th, dominant 7th chords.
Blues minor scale.
Artificial Harmonics.
Diminished 7th, minor/major 7th, augmented chords.
Suspended 4th, Suspended 2nd, Suspended 7th chords.
Dominant 9th, major 9th, minor 9th, minor/major 9th.
Two handed tapping.
Finger Picking
Jazz Standards
Transcribing Level 2.
Economy Picking
Using Volume/tone Knobs.
Using Effects Processor/Pedals.
Producing a good Guitar tone.
A Look at Different Genres.
Double Stops.
Harmonic Analysis.
Functionality of Various 7th chords.
Arpeggios for 7th chords.
Different types of tunings.
Using Octaves.
Aural Training - recognizing chords.

Level 4

Greek modes.
Improvising over various modes.
Dominant 11th, major 11th, minor 11th, minor/major 11th.
Augmented 7th, suspended 7th.
Four note chord shapes.
Chord substitution. (reharmonisation).
Diminished scale.
Augumented scale.
Whole Tone Scale
Whammy bar techniques.
Chord fragments. Clusters.
Walking bass with chord fragments.
Harmonic minor, melodic minor, real melodic minor scales.
Modes of Harmonic and melodic minor.
Sweep picking.
Pick and finger picking.
Transcribing Level 3
Transcribing other instruments
Aural Training - recognizing intervals, advanced chords and harmonic progressions.
Funk Guitar rhythms.

World Music Conservatory
#42/4, East Park Road,
Between 17th & 18th Cross,
Malleshwaram, Bengaluru-560055
Karnataka, India

Ph: +91-80-23448400
E-mail : worldmusicconservatory@gmail.com


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