Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Sapphire Ng | Berklee Guitar Private Instruction - (Week 12) SPRING 2015 [Class Materials & Concepts]

Guitar Private Instruction Lesson

Berklee College of Music
SPRING 2015 Semester

Private Instruction Teacher: Sheryl Bailey

[Week 12]

Concepts/content covered in class:
-Revision for Guitar PI final exam
         ~Whole-Half Diminished scale
                 -Fingerings: <6 string> 1 3 4, <5th string> 1 2 4, [shift down a fret] <4th string> 1 3 4, <3rd string> 1 2 4, <2nd string> 1 3 4, <1st string> 1 2 4.
                 -To be able to see the Dim7 arpeggio as falling within the Diminished scale pattern; & to be able to see the Diminished scale pattern as an extension to the Dim7 arpeggio fingerings. 

         ~Drop 2 Triads
                 -To drop the 2nd voice from the top down 1 octave from closed voicing Root, 1st inversion & 2nd inversion of the triad.

                 -Denominations for Drop 2 Triads: "3 R 5" for 1st inversion form; "5 3 R" for 2nd inversion form; "R 5 3" for Root inversion form. 
                 `Eg. C major drop 2 triad 1st inversion form "3 R 5" = E C G; D major drop 2 triad 1st inversion form "3 R 5" = F# D A. 
                 `Eg. C major drop 2 triad 2nd inversion form "5 3 R" = G E C; D major drop 2 triad 2nd inversion form "5 3 R" = A F# D. 
                 `Eg. C major drop 2 triad Root position form "R 5 3" = C G E; D major drop 2 triad Root position form "R 5 3" = D A F#. 

                 -To be able to play drop 2 triad voicings up & down an octave from any Root or inversion:
                 `i.e. Starting from 1st inversion, to 2nd inversion, to Root position, and then back down to 2nd inversion and then finally back to 1st inversion again. 
                 `i.e. Starting from 2nd inversion, to Root position, to 1st inversion, and then back down to Root position and then finally back to 2nd inversion again.
                 `i.e. Starting from Root position, to 1st inversion, to 2nd inversion, and then back down to 1st inversion and then finally back to Root position again. 
                 
                 -2 options in movement direction along the fretboard when playing the drop 2 triads up and down an octave
                 `To travel up and down the neck of the guitar along the frets - horizontal movement
                 `To move across the fretboard of the guitar along the strings - vertical movement/ within a single position 

                 -For each of the drop 2 triad root position or inversions, learn to play voicings with the lowest note on the 6th string, 5th string and 4th string. 

                 -If interested, explore multiple fingering patterns for the same drop 2 triad voicing/denomination. 

Class Homework:
-Practice 1 octave arpeggios for Guitar Level 3 chord qualities and to be able to play them from any note of the arpeggio, i.e. Root, 3rd/b3rd, 5th/b5th or 7th/b7th. 
-To learn and be able to play at least 2 forms of each Guitar Level 3 chord quality, including Dom7(#9), Dom7(b9), Dom13 etc.
-To learn and be able to play Drop 2 triad voicings from any inversion up & down an octave.
-To be able to play the Harmonic Minor scale from all scale degrees/ To be familiar with the scale patterns for the Harmonic Minor scale starting from any note in the scale. 

Class Material:


Whole-Half Diminished; 
Drop 2 Triads in Root, 1st Inversion & 2nd Inversion









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