CONGRATS On Wanting to Surpass Intermediate Guitar Level!
You have joined the ranks of the intermediate-level guitarists. You are no longer a beginner: Hooraaaay!
Most people who play guitar fall into the intermediate level category.
THIS is where the fun really starts.!!!
Now, if you think you had fun learning guitar at the beginner’s level, you’ve got another thing coming. The intermediate level is where the fun really starts.
You will discover new, amazing worlds opening up on your guitar journey.
At this level, you will delve into playing your first guitar solos, or discover how to be more colorful and creative with the scale fingerings you already know.
You will also discover:
… New chords, colors,
… New techniques, skills, knowledge, insights…
… New musical styles and genres, cultures, languages, songs,…
Some Of The Things You Can Learn
The intermediate level is divided into 3 groups: lower, middle, and higher intermediate.
(The following list is in no particular order.)
- Learning all your favorite tunes in no time
- Playing root-5th alternating bass with chords,
- Playing bass transitions between the basic chords,
- Interval ear training,
- Improve your sight-reading (but only if that is something you REALLY want to learn of course),
- Finger picking techniques,
- Intervals (in theory and practice),
- Closed position Triads in all 12 keys on all string-sets,
- Triad Arpeggios
- Basic 7th chord fingerings,
- All bar chord 7th chord fingerings,
- Improvisation in jazz, blues and rock idioms,
- Electronics and equipment,
- Slide guitar,
- All 7 modes and their fingerings,
- Classical guitar performance and technique,
- Blues accompaniment styles, blues rhythm playing and improv techniques,
- All about rhythm: from swing, to Texas blues rhythm technique, to reggae, to funk techniques, to advanced polyrhythms,
- Squealing harmonics, tap harmonics, and all that fun stuff
- Harmonic Tensions,
- Style and genre studies (blues, reggae, ska, metal, hard rock, rock, fusion, jazz, folk, classical, etc.,
- Ways for singer song writers to enhance your songs by improving your guitar playing,
- Recording and production,
- Guitarist psychology: how to find your own sound, how to overcome stage fright, how to achieve stage presence and charisma,
- Learning guitar solos from the masters or your favorite bands.