Guitar Performance – Stage 1, Foundation 3


At Stage 1 Foundation 3 in Guitar Performance Learners will be able to perform pieces to a backing track that are longer than Foundation 2.  Styles will be further developed to develop fundamental techniques that will require them to demonstrate palm muting and vibrato. They will also begin to show simple development of material through short phrases. Rhythms will be further developed to include simple syncopation. They will continue to demonstrate theoretical knowledge of the performance pieces by showing and describing musical terms and directions and where and how they are used. This will be extended to include instrumental demonstrations of simple techniques. In addition, they will also continue to show stage presence through the addition of appropriate body language and awareness of an audience in their performance, through the ability of maintaining focus and confidence.


Brit Rock, Soft Rock, Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Country Pop, R‘n’B, Indie Rock, Hard Rock

Technical work

Major, Natural minor, Pentatonic Minor, Simple modes


Let ring, Double stops, Hammer On, Pull off, Slides, Bends, Vibrato, Octaves, Palm Muting

Musical Signs and Dynamics

Ties, Accents, Staccato, Crescendo


Simple – 8 bars


Simple ties, sixteenth notes


85 – 120 bpm

Amp Settings

Overdrive/ Distortion

Piece format

Repeats – 1st and 2nd ending, Repeat bars between repeat signs

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