Section 4.0

Knowledge Summary


Before you start new work you should know/revise the following

You should know


Chromatic Scale A A#/Bb B C C#/Db D D#/Eb E F F#/Gb G G#/Ab

The major scale in the Key of C. C D E F G A B C

A minor pentatonic mode in A. A C D E G

Guitar String Names and Numbers

E(6) A(5) D(4) G(3) B(2) E(1)

Chords All Major, minor, Dominant7, and minor7 chords in Open position (where possible) and with at least 2 barred shapes of each chord. All is a list of these chords derived from using a root of the chromatic scale followed by the chord type. Example Em,Fm,F#m,Gm,G#m ...Ebm etc. Not all chords are available as simple 'open' chords - some have to be barred or use an even more advanced fingering technique. We have covered two bar shape types for each already see - Section XX.


Standard Classical arpeggio technique - perhaps only for 3 chords.


4/4 & 3/4 rhythms with bass/scratch method & alternating bass on 4/4

12 Bar blues rhythm ( swing theory)


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