Private Guitar Lesson Level 6 revisits the melodic minor scale and its harmonic permutations. You will explore melodic minor in all keys and in three octaves. Knowledge of the whole tone scale will be extended to all keys as well. Chord inversions will be expanded upon and voice leading will be practiced by way of triads in C melodic minor. You will master four-part arpeggios and chord voicings in all keys, knowledge which will be applied to a final original musical piece under the guidance of the instructor.
By the end of Private Guitar Lesson Level 6, you will be able to:
Play the melodic minor scale in all keys from any degree or mode in three octaves (min. tempo of 60 beats per minute)
Play the whole tone scale in all keys in three octaves from the tonic (min. tempo of 60 beats per minute)
Play triads diatonic to C melodic minor, voice-led through six cycles from Root, first and second inversions, close and spread.
Play minor triad arpeggios three octaves from any chord tone, all keys (min. tempo of 60 beats per minute)
Play four-part chords of Min(maj7), Maj7#5, Maj7b5, Min7#5, 7b5, and Dim(Maj7) in all inversions
Play four-part arpeggios of Min(maj7), Maj7#5, Maj7b5, Min7#5, 7b5, and Dim(Maj7) in two octaves from any chord tone, all keys (min. tempo of 60 beats per minute)
Read level-appropriate single notes and chords with rhythm notation
- Perform an instructor-approved performance piece
Completion of Private Guitar Lesson Level 5 is required.
No Required Textbooks
A recording tool is provided within the course that will allow students to record videos of themselves playing for assignment submission. Alternatively, students can use a digital camera, smartphone, or tablet to record assignments.
- Audio interface such as the IK Multimedia Stealthplug, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, Mbox, etc. See the Student Deals page for discounts
- A built-in microphone or an external microphone plugged directly into your computer (via built in ports or an external audio interface)
- 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
- 500 MB hard drive space
- Speakers or headphones
- Internet connection with at least 4 Mbps download speed ( http://www.speedtest.net to verify or download the Speedtest by Ookla app from your mobile app store)