Level One

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Starting out

Beginning Guitar Classes

It's smart to follow a proven path toward a worthy goal, right? We offer tested, tried-and-true tools, and the guidance you will need to become a proficient guitarist.

You will need to bring a willingness to learn your lessons step-by-step, commit to the process, have patience and never give up.

Level 1A and 1B

Level 1A is a bit lengthy. The first few lessons are designed to give the student a fundamental background and education by answering the big questions. It teaches the basic tools to help you communicate musically and to begin putting the right foot forward. You will be amazed how enlightening the classes are.

The book begins by answering questions:

  • How to study
  • Understanding the difference between music and the music industry
  • What is sound
  • What is music
  • What makes music sound the way it sounds
  • What is a scale, where did it come from and why do we use them
  • The difference between true musical understanding and banging a few chords
  • Where do chords come from and how to build them on your own
  • Anatomy of the guitar
  • Tuning and knowing the Guitar and its parts
  • Proper right and left-hand technique
    Left and right-hand coordination and synchronization

The curriculum then teaches the major scales in the circle of 5ths, arpeggios, and chords for 8 of the 12 keys. Each new scale offers a new song, ear training, visualizing the fretboard.

Level 1B is the second half of level 1. It picks up where 1A left off and teaches the 7 flat keys in the circle of 4ths.

Believing false claims of learning to play overnight, in 10 days, in a month is an exercise in frustration. You can read my story here. Here is what you will learn in Maestro Melody's Level 1A, the first of eight levels:

Beginning Guitar Classes- Level 1A

Each key and lesson is designed for learning in the 1st position. Level 1A teaches the keys of C, G, D, A, E, B, F#, C#. Each key comes equipped with:

  • Scale
  • Arpeggio
  • Chord
  • Ear training exercise
  • Song
  • Fretboard note recognition exercise
  • "Fingerpower! Finger exercise
  • "My Daily Practice" regimen to guide in your practice

 

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Beginning Guitar Classes- Level 1B

Each key and lesson is designed for learning in the 1st position. level 1B teaches the keys of F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb. Each key comes equipped with:

  • Scale
  • Arpeggio
  • Chord
  • Ear training exercise
  • Song
  • Fretboard note recognition exercise
  • "Fingerpower! Finger exercise
  • "My Daily Practice" regimen to guide in your practice
What you will accomplish

At the end of the beginning guitar classes, Level 1A and 1B, the student will be able to read basic music for guitar in all 12 keys in the 1st position. They will play the lead (melody) guitar part and the rhythm (chords) guitar part for a dozen songs. They will gain confidence in not only knowing and understanding music fundamentals but be able to play the guitar. Best of all, you will have fun and be proud of your accomplishments.