Guitar Performance -Stage 2, Intermediate 5


At Stage 2 Intermediate 5 in Guitar Performance Learners will be able to perform pieces to a backing track that are longer than Stage 2 Intermediate 4. Styles will be further developed to broaden techniques, including faster tempi, more complex musical structure and techniques, that will require them to demonstrate trills and arpeggiate strokes. They will also begin to show more development of material through extended phrases and also show solo application. Learners will be able to read and play more developed 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 instrumental techniques as well as showing knowledge of solo and improvisation techniques 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, Trills, Arpeggiate strokes

Musical Signs and Dynamics

Ties, Accents, Staccato, Crescendo


Extended solo sections requiring more complex phrasing


More complex syncopation

Time signatures

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


80 – 140bpm

Amp Settings

Overdrive/ Distortion, Volume balance, Clean toggle with overdrive/ distortion pedal

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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Let Em' Bounce - Sample Track


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