Step B

What Do Students Learn In Step B?

  • Three finger chords.
  • Two new scales, using at least three strings.
  • Picking exercises to develop finger control and technique.
  • How to read any notated note.
  • Sight reading musical notation for guitar.
  • Rhythm symbols.
  • How to use a capo.
  • How to identify pitch and tonality.
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How Much Should Step B Students Practice?

  • At least four times per week.
  • Each practice should be about fifteen minutes long.
  • Make sure to practice all areas on a frequent basis. This doesn’t have to be every single practice, but it will ideally be at least half of them.
  • Try quizzing your child on the different notes on the musical stave.

How Long Does Step B Take?

  • The average completion time for students who diligently follow the practice regime is less than six months, however students will take longer if they aren’t frequently practicing all aspects at home.
  • Students are only able to pass Step B if competency is achieved in all required areas.

Suggested Step B Goals:

  • Memorise all Step B chords.
  • Memorise the F Major Scale.
  • Memorise the G Major Scale.
  • Memorise all notes of the musical alphabet.
  • Play a song using a capo.
  • Learn how to identify any note on the musical stave.
  • Learn how to play all Step B Sight Reading Exercises.

Suggested Step B Listening:

  • Katy Perry
  • P!nk (Pink)
  • Dua Lipa
  • Bruno Mars
  • Taylor Swift
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Bastille
  • David Guetta
  • Delta Goodrem
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Justice Crew
  • The Script
  • Minecraft Parodies
  • Pitbull
  • James Arthur

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