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