What Do Students Learn In Step D?
- Four finger chords.
- Scales that use all six strings.
- Exercises to help play without looking.
- Exercises that use all strings and alternate picking.
- The complete musical alphabet.
- Sight reading for two guitar strings combined.
- New sight reading symbols.
- Listening exercises called “Interval Training”
How Much Should Step D Students Practice?
- At least five times per week.
- Each practice should be about twenty minutes long.
- Some students are quite busy with other events during the week, so don’t stress if they aren’t getting all five practices in every week.
How Long Does Step D Take?
- The Ultimate Guitar Method is a self paced curriculum, rather than a lesson by lesson course.
- The average completion time for students who diligently follow the practice regime is about 12-18 months, however some students may take longer.
- Students are only able to pass Step D if competency is achieved in all required areas.
Suggested Step D Goals:
- Memorise all Step D chords.
- Memorise all Step D scales.
- Learn how to play each Step D scale ascending (forwards) and descending (backwards).
- Memorise all notes of the musical alphabet, including sharps and flats.
- Learn how to Sight Read for the B string.
- Learn how to identify all intervals in the Aural component.
- Play a picking melody with your UGA Tutor playing the backing chords.
- Play a song with power chords.
Suggested Step D Listening:
- Katy Perry
- P!nk (Pink)
- Bruno Mars
- Taylor Swift
- Ed Sheeran
- David Guetta
- Delta Goodrem
- Guy Sebastian
- Justice Crew
- The Script
- Minecraft Parodies
- James Arthur
- Bon Jovi