Level Six- Exceptional

o“The harder I work, the luckier I get. When you have momentum going, play the momentum.” -Donald Trump

You are Extraordinary

At the end of this level you will have conquered the guitar neck. No matter where you look on the neck you no longer see strings and frets but instead now see the keys, scales chords and lics you are looking for and know exactly where to find them (and you never thought it would happen). These are your tools and you have learned what they are and how to use them. You can hear them in your head, you can see them in your mind's eye. You are almost there.

Maestro Melody Level Six:

Sight Reading

  1. In 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th positions and the entire neck utilizing all skills, 12 keys and relative minors, fingerings, scales, chords, and arpeggios
  2. Learn Songs utilizing realized keys

 

Instrument Proficiency

  1. Left and right hand coordination and synchronization
  2. Alternate picking
  3. Strumming techniques
  4. Finding most efficient position when learning a new song
  5. Chord building in all Major and relative minor chords in above positions
  6. Adding color tones to all keys in above positions

 

Dave D.
Far from where I was but..level 6

Ear Training

  1. Listening to and playing back what you hear
  2. Writing what you hear
  3. Recognizing chord progressions and voicings

 

Musical Notation

  1. Writing music
  2. Songwriting including melody, chords and lyrics (lyrics if applicable)

At the end of this level the student will know where to find, understand and be able to play in all 12 keys through  the entire neck; utilizing leads, chords and further deepen understanding of the guitar neck.