Intermediate Guitar 201 Course Overview

What You’ll Learn in Intermediate Guitar 201 Curriculum

This course builds on the foundation of music and guitar started in Beginner 101. It is the second course in the three course series intended for the budding guitarist. After the eight weeks you will:

  1. Be able to play common chords of most contemporary songs.
  2. Understand how to make chords, find chords to any song you hear, and transpose songs and chords to different keys.
  3. Know music focal points.
  4. Be playing common strumming patterns in the key of C, D, E, G, and A.

NOTE: All songs learned are Christian hymns.

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What you’ll get:

  1. Intermediate 201 Guitar Lesson DVD’s – eight sessions total!
  2. Intermediate 201 Chord Drills and Songs Audio CD
  3. Intermediate 201 Class Workbook

In order to become a great player, it’s crucial to learn through seeing, hearing, and writing. The workbook will be a resource you will revisit for years to come!

Video Links to Intermediate Guitar 201 Lessons

Intermediate Week 1 Video Lessons
Part 1 – Mission and Goals of Intermediate Guitar Course Lessons
Part 2 – Review Basic Theory Learned in Beginner Guitar Course
Part 3 – Learn to Play A2, B/E and C#m Chords in key of E
Part 4 – Learn the Cut-Half Strum Pattern and Practice Chord Drills #1 – 2
Part 5 – Practice Chord Drills #3 – 4 for Week 1
Part 6 – Practice Chord Drills #5 – 6 for Week 1
Part 7 – Practice Chord Drills #7 – 8 for Week 1
Part 8 – Practice Goals for Week 1

Intermediate Week 2 Video Lessons
Part 1 – Review and Warmup with Week 1 Intermediate Chords A2, B/E and C#m
Part 2 – Pop Quiz to Review Beginner Course Theory
Part 3 – Learn New ‘Sliding’ Chords F#m, A, and B Chords
Part 4 – Learn New Wk 2.1 Strum Pattern on Guitar
Part 5 – Learn New Wk 2.1 Strum Pattern on Guitar
Part 6 – Practice Chord Drills #1 – 4 with 2.1 Strum Pattern and New Chords F#m, A, and B Major
Part 7 – Practice All Down Strum Pattern Chord Drills 5 – 8 with New Chords F#m, A, and B
Part 8 – Learn All Creatures of Our God and King song
Part 9 – Practice Goals for Week 2 Strum Patterns and F#m, A, and B Chords

Intermediate Week 3 Video Lessons
Part 1 – Review and Warmup with Week 2 Chords F#m, A, and B and Strum Patterns
Part 2 – Learn Major Chord Family and Friends
Part 3 – Learn New Chords G Aug, F# Dim, G/C Chords
Part 4 – Learn to Play Two Strum Patterns – Week 3.1 and 3.2
Part 5 – Chord Drills #1 – 4 for New Chords G Aug, F# Dim, and G/C
Part 6 – Learn Amazing Grace hymn song in G
Part 7 – Learn Amazing Grace hymn song in G

Intermediate Week 4 Video Lessons
Part 1 – Review and Warmup with Week 3 Chords G Aug, F# Dim, G/C Chords
Part 2 – Learn First Barre Chord – F Major Barre Chord
Part 3 – Learn Two New Strum Patterns for Week 4
Part 4 – Chord Drills 1 – 4 with new F Barre Chord
Part 5 – Chord Drills 5 – 8 with new F Barre Chord
Part 6 – Learn All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name song

Intermediate Week 5 Video Lessons
Part 1 – Review and Warmup with Last Week’s F Barre Chord and Wk 4.1 Strum Pattern
Part 2 – Learn Barre Chord Patterns E, A, Em and Am and Root Notes
Part 3 – Practice Identifying E, A, Em, and Am Barre Chord Positions
Part 4 – Identify and Practice Barre Chords with Chord Drills 1 – 7
Part 5 – New Strum Pattern and Regular (Non-Barre Chord) Chord Drills 5 – 8
Part 6 – Practice Goals with Barre Chord Positions, New Strum Pattern, and Chord Drills

Intermediate Week 6 Video Lessons
Part 1 – Learn Barre Chord Families Using Root Notes
Part 2 – Three Tips to Determine the Key of Any Song
Part 3 – Chords A7 and G7, Wk 6 Strum Pattern, and Chord Drills #1 – 4
Part 4 – Barre Chord Plug and Play – Identify them and then Play Chord Drills #5 – 8
Part 5 – Practice Goals for Barre Chord Families, Determine Key to Song, A7 and G7 Chords, and New Strum Pattern

Intermediate Week 7 Video Lessons
Part 1 – Review and Warmup with A7 and G7 Chords and Barre Chord Families
Part 2 – Introduction to Bass Line Walkdown Basics
Part 3 – Learn Bass Line Walkdown Chords in G
Part 4 – New Week 7 Strum Pattern
Part 5 – Practice Chord Drills 1 – 4
Part 6 – Learn Praise to the Lord the Almighty song
Part 7 – Practice Goals for Week 7 Lesson

Intermediate Week 8 Video Lessons
Part 1 – Review and Warmup with Week 7 Bass Line in G and Strum Pattern
Part 2 – Try Transposing with this Key Signature Scenario
Part 3 – Learn to Play Chords E2 and A Major 7
Part 4 – Strum Pattern and Chord Drills #1 – 4 with New Chords E2 and A Major 7
Part 5 – Mix and Match Chord Drills #5 – 8 with Various Intermediate Strum Patterns
Part 6 – Learn to Play Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus song
Part 7 – Practice Goals for Transposing Key, E2, A Maj 7, Strum Pattern, Chord Drills, and Song