Guitar Performance – Stage 3, Advanced 6


At Stage 3 Advanced 6 in Guitar Performance Learners will be able to perform pieces to a backing track that are longer than Stage 2 Intermediate 5. New styles will be introduced to develop advanced techniques, including faster tempi, complex musical structures, changes of time signatures and techniques. They will show more development of material through extended phrases and also show considerable solo application. Learners will be able to read and play complex rhythmic phrases. They will demonstrate in depth musical knowledge of the performance pieces through linked responses. This will include instrumental demonstrations of instrumental techniques as well as showing knowledge of soloing used in the performance pieces. They will continue to show stage presence through confidence and stamina in their performance.


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

Musical Signs and Dynamics

Ties, Accents, Staccato, Crescendo


Advanced solo sections requiring complex phrasing


Advanced including: Eighth note triplets, Quarter note triplets, Shuffle eighth, Sextuplets

Time signatures

Time changes within piece


80 – 150bpm

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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The Night's Watch - Sample Track


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