Guitar Performance – Stage 2, Intermediate 4


At Stage 2 Intermediate 4 in Guitar Performance, learners will be able to perform pieces to a backing track that are longer than Stage 1 Foundation 3. Styles will be further developed to develop fundamental techniques including faster tempi, that will require them to demonstrate muted strokes and octaves. They will also begin to show more development of material through extended phrases and also show the beginnings of solo application. Learners will be able to read and play more complex rhythmic phrases. 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 include instrumental demonstrations of techniques as well as showing knowledge of soloing used in the performance pieces. 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.


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

Musical Signs and Dynamics

Ties, Accents, Staccato, Crescendo


Extended solo sections requiring some complex phrasing


Including: Eighth note triplets, Quarter note triplets, Shuffle eight

Time signatures

4/4, common time, simple time change, 3/4, 2/4


80 – 140 bpm

Amp Settings

Overdrive/ Distortion, Volume balance

Piece format

Repeats – 1st and 2nd ending, Repeat bars between repeat signs, including D.S al coda and D.S al Fine

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Birthday Bash - Sample Track


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