Level Two

Guitar in Real Time Level 2

The video below shows one of the music pieces featured in Guitar in Real Time Level 2.  Play this after learning and practicing the hammer-on and pull-off techniques from the book.

Course Description and Backing Tracks

Guitar in Real Time Level 2 builds on the skills and understanding gained in Level One.  Develop skills that you’ve already acquired, learn new techniques, get to know new keys, and understand more theory.  Make this your next step to becoming the musician that you really want to be.

Get the Level 2 book here.

Here’s a summary of new things you’ll learn:

  • more advanced finger-style and picking techniques
  • how to play hammer-ons and pull-offs effectively
  • when to use suspended chords and what they are
  • play major 7th chords and understand what they are
  • how to play natural harmonics
  • to create your own chord progression and writing a melody for it
  • making melody lines using blues and pentatonic scales
  • reading and playing in 2-sharp and 1-flat keys
  • playing anywhere on the fret-board using movable scales
  • movable scale sequencing – note patterns that repeat
  • scales in 3rds and 10ths as the basis for chords and harmony
  • introduction to bar chords (a main focus of Level 3)
  • … and much more

Tracks

Following are examples and backing tracks of music featured in the Level 2 book. Listen to the tracks to hear how each piece “goes.”  You can benefit by working on each piece in the book without the track. Then when you able to play at the track speed try playing along.  When you can comfortably play along with each track you’ll know that it’s time to move on to the next one.

Page 13 Three By Three Play-along Track

Page 14 Four by Four Play-along Track

Page 16 Third Time Lucky

Page 18 Irish Washerwoman

Page 19 The Sailor’s Hornpipe (Slowed down version)

Page 19 The Sailor’s Hornpipe

Page 20 Nail It (live instrumental)

Page 20 S(nail) It (slow version)

Page 22 Shira Tune

Page 28 The Calm “C” Strumming Practice

Page 29 Hanging Out (Strumming Sus Chords)

Page 35 Boogie Blues – Play-along Backing Track

Page 35 Boogie Blues – Melody Example