Who is best suited for this?

This is by no means all-conclusive, but rather to help you decide whether or not you would be a good candidate for the Academy.

We believe that all prospective Members should evaluate the details, so that they may make an informed decision when deciding to enroll or not.

In general:

Know most common Open chords and be able to play them clearly

Barre chords are a plus, but they are also taught in one of the Modules here, just in case.

Be versed in the following articulations:

  • Picking/strumming
  • Hammer Ons
  • Pull offs
  • Slides
  • Bends (to pitches such as 1/2 step, 1/4 step and a full step)
  • Vibrato

Be familiar and able to play at least a 1st position Box Pentatonic Minor scale, Major scale or “blues scale”

Know the note names and tuning of the open strings of the guitar.

If you have any questions about this list, we would be happy to help you determine if the Academy would be a good fit for your needs.

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