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Weeks 1 - 8:
Curriculum designed for students that have several years of guitar experience & performance background

Advanced Lesson Plan


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Curriculum Lesson Plans For Advanced Students:

Week 1 - 8

Our expert instructors at Guitar Development are dedicated to helping advanced guitar students reach their full potential, refining their skills and developing a unique musical voice. In addition to mastering advanced techniques, complex music theory, and diverse styles, we also focus on fostering creativity and artistic growth. Our senior guitar instructors provide personalized guidance to help students refine their technique, enhance their musicianship, and explore their own unique sound. As students delve deeper into music theory and performance, they will gain valuable insights into their own playing and learn to express their own artistic vision with greater clarity and confidence. Our advanced guitar lesson plan also includes valuable career development skills, equipping students with the knowledge and tools needed to build a successful career in the music industry. Whether you are looking to perform, record, compose, or teach, Guitar Development's advanced guitar lesson plan can help you achieve your goals and take your playing to new heights.

  • Introduction to extended chords (9ths, 11ths, 13ths)

  • Exploring chord substitutions and reharmonization techniques

  • Developing complex chord progressions and comping techniques

Week 2: Advanced Scales & Modes

  • Learning modes of the major, melodic minor, and harmonic minor scales

  • Understanding modal interchange and its applications

  • Practicing advanced scale patterns, arpeggios, and sequences

  • Mastering odd time signatures and polyrhythms

  • Developing advanced fingerpicking and hybrid picking techniques

  • Incorporating rhythmic displacement and syncopation in solos

Week 4: Advanced Improvisation & Phrasing

  • Developing a personal approach to improvisation and soloing

  • Incorporating chromaticism and non-diatonic tones in solos

  • Emphasizing phrasing, dynamics, and articulation in improvisation

Week 5: Advanced Techniques & Extended Range

  • Mastering advanced techniques such as tapping, sweep picking, and harmonics

  • Exploring extended range guitars (7-string and 8-string)

  • Integrating advanced techniques into playing and improvisation

Week 6: In-Depth Music Theory & Analysis

  • Understanding advanced harmony concepts and chord-scale relationships

  • Analyzing complex compositions and arrangements

  • Exploring advanced concepts in form and structure

Week 7: Exploring Different Guitar Styles in Depth

  • Mastering advanced techniques and concepts in blues, jazz, rock, and other genres

  • Developing an authentic voice within each style

  • Analyzing and emulating the playing of influential guitarists

Week 8: Performance, Composition, and Career Development

  • Refining stage presence, live performance techniques, and musicianship

  • Advanced songwriting, arranging, and recording techniques

  • Building a successful career in the music industry: networking, branding, and promotion


Guitar Class Offerings:


Beginner Classes:


Our beginner classes are designed to introduce young musicians to the basics of guitar playing, including proper posture, finger placement, and simple chords.


Intermediate Classes:


As students progress, our intermediate classes focus on building technique, expanding repertoire, and exploring different genres and styles of music.


Advanced Classes:


For students looking to take their skills to the next level, our advanced classes offer in-depth instruction on advanced techniques, music theory, improvisation, and songwriting.


Group Lessons:


In addition to one-on-one lessons, we also offer group classes, where students can learn alongside their peers, fostering teamwork, collaboration, and a sense of community.


Acoustic & Electric



Our instructors are well-versed in both acoustic and electric guitar styles, allowing students to explore their musical interests and develop their skills across various genres.

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