Aug. 26, 2022

092 - Are You A Beginner Or Intermediate Guitarist?

If you feel like a perpetual beginner and wonder where you are on your guitar-playing journey. Then this episode is for you as I will answer the question are you a beginner or intermediate guitarist?


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Main Content

BGA Levels 

  • Level One = Beginner
  • Level Two = Late Beginner
  • Level Three = Intermediate 

You are an intermediate guitarist if you can:

  • Confidently pick
  • Know and be able to change smoothly between your fundamental open chords (major, minor & 7ths)
  • Know power chords and be able to move them around cleanly
  • Know the basic bar chord shapes
  • Basic strumming patterns - whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth rhythms & equivalent rests syncopated rhythms & triplets
  • Be able to play along in time to a metronome
  • Play through several complete songs
  • Play the major, natural minor, major pentatonic, minor pentatonic & blues scales
  • Basic lead technique: sliding, hammer-ons & pull-offs & bends
  • Know your notes in the first three frets across all six strings
  • Improvise a solo

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