Are you looking to take your music knowledge to the highest level?¬† For those interested in pursuing music certificate or degree level programs, Crossroads Guitar’s lesson plans¬†are built to prepare you for college entry.

College entrance expectations:

Reading

  • basic note reading
  • chord changes
  • be able to follow form
  • improvise walking lines in latin, funk, rock etc music styles
  • soloing

Ear Training

  • be able to recognize:
  • all intervals
  • chord types & common chord progressions

Fretboard

  • be able to play all chords, as arpeggios in all keys, over two octaves, also for major, minor and modes

Technique

  • Insure proper fingering techniques, hand positioning
  • meter rehearsed by using a metronome
  • focus on tone
  • relaxed playing style

 

The above skills are built up through practice, practice, practice!

  • Play along with charts
  • Learn songs by ear to improve your ear-training
  • Explore alternate fingerings for all the different forms of scales