At Greenvale Guitar School we pride ourselves on covering all aspects of guitar playing. Even though we specialise in advanced playing, our lessons are designed for the individual, no matter what skill level. 

 

 

 

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6 - 12 Months

  • Open Chords

  • Major/Minor Barre Chords

  • Notation Reading

  • TAB Reading

  • Simple Rhythms

  • Beginner Chord Songs (3+ Chords)

  • Using The Pick Properly

  • Introduction To Improvising

  • Posture

  • Pentatonic Scales

  • Classic Riffs

  • Beginner Aural Skills

  • Common Progressions

  • Music Listening

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1-3 Years (12 Years Or Older)

  • 7th Chords

  • Major/Minor Scale

  • Intermediate Chord Songs
    (10+ Chords, multiple sections)

  • Extended Notation Reading

  • Extended Tab Reading

  • Extended Improvising With Scales

  • Tricky Rhythms
    (up to 16th note rhythms, syncopation,
    odd-time signatures)

  • Introduction To Specific Styles
    (Blues, Rock, Country, Pop, etc...)

  • Intermediate Techniques
    (Hammer Ons, Pull Offs, Tapping)

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4+ Years (15 Years Or Older)

  • Chord Extensions (9,11,13)

  • Modes (Major, Melodic Minor)

  • Songs Of Advanced Difficulty

  • Advanced Transcription

  • Difficult Rhythms
    (Polyrhythms, Modulating Time Signatures)

  • Stylistic Specialisation

  • Advanced Technique
    (Sweeping, Economy Picking,
    Hybrid Picking, etc...)

  • Playing Like Your Heroes

  • Advanced Ear Training

  • Playing Changes
    (Improvising Over Changing Chords)

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All exam preparation covers both the requisite theory and performance elements. 
 

  • AMEB Rock School Acoustic Grade 1 - 8

  • AMEB Rock School Electric Grade 1 - 8

  • AMEB Contemporary Popular Music Grade 1 - 4

  • ANZCA Modern Guitar Grade 1 - 8

  • ANZCA Modern Guitar Associated Diploma

  • VCE Music Performance

  • University Auditions
    (Specialising in VCA and Monash Uni)