• Intermediate

Intermediate Section

This is a common way I categorise my lessons. If you hate being put into molds or categories then don't read on, just keep on learning what ever you feel like. I find this a good guide to filling in the gaps when lessons skip certain topics.

  1. First I group student into 3 main levels (Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced).
  2. Then each of those main groups into sub groups (Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3).
  3. Then each of those sub groups into sections (Theory, Chords & Rhythm then Melody & Riffs)
  4. Then split melody & riffs into two sections (Notation & Tablature).

Categorising Lesson Levels

Intermediate - Level 1


  • Knows all the notes on the thick E & A strings for bar chord, 5th chord & scale placement

Chords & Rhythm

  • Can play and has memorosed variations on open chords (Am, Dm, Em, A7, C7, D7, E7, G7)
  • Can play the "E Shaped Bar Chord" (F Major) with a decent sustained sound (all six strings sounding out clearly)
  • Can get a grasp on a basic 16th note rhythm playing it fairly smoothly

Melody & Riffs

  • NOTATION: Can play a notation song fluently using the 1st 4 strings
  • TAB: Understands TAB/Playing effects like hammering, sliding, pull offs & bending, etc.