Level 1

  • Learn how to correctly hold a Guitar and understand correct posture
  • Know what a plectrum is and understand its purpose
  • Learn how to hit 4 strokes in under 5 seconds
  • Be able to count your 2x table in under 10 seconds (Up to 20)
  • Learn how to play a G
  • Learn how to play an E
  • Learn how to play a D
  • Learn how to make the number 58 using all strings on the Guitar
  • Be able to continuously play single stroke roles at speed for 10 seconds
  • Understand what an accent is
  • Know all names of each string on the Guitar
  • Be able to distinguish the difference between a Verse, Chorus and Bridge
  • Be able to answer what’s: 9X4, 5X7, 84 – 31 in under 10 seconds
  • Know what 8 – 4 is and be able to create numbers for each part of Guitar and demonstrate the answer physically
  • To have completed 2 full songs (2x four-week project)
  • Earn 700,000 points

Level 2

  • Learn how to play a C
  • Learn how to play an Em
  • Be able to play a G continuously whilst implementing various foot combinations
  • Be able to count your 5x table in under 10 seconds (Up to 50)
  • Know what: 16 divided by 4, 49 divided by 7 and 144 – 72 is
  • Be able to explain the definition of a square root and be able to give 3 examples
  • Be able to strum the Em chord to a BPM of 60
  • Know how to make 82 using every string on the Guitar (The teacher decides what each Guitar string has a value of) in under 15 seconds
  • Listen to the sound of each Guitar string and tell the teacher what each string is called with your eyes closed
  • Understand what the purpose of a capo is and use to use one correctly
  • Be able to change between a G, Em and D chord without stopping (4 strokes on each)
  • Learn how to tune a Guitar
  • Be able to say your 3x table backwards in under 10 seconds
  • Use correct posture to improve playing
  • To have completed 4 songs (4x four-week projects)
  • To have created your own strumming pattern for your very own song
  • To have earned 1,200,000 points

Level 3

  • Be able to answer what’s the square root of: 9, 16, 25, 49, 64, 81, 121, 141
  • Know how to count their 6x table in 10 seconds (Up to 60)
  • Be able to play a G, Em, C, C2, D at a BPM of 70 whilst answering math questions at the same time without stopping (complete 30 second math quiz)
  • Know what 160 divided by 40 is
  • Be able to explain the definition of division and give 5 example sums
  • Know how to play a triplet and implement this technique into your strumming pattern
  • Be able to complete the speed challenge (4 strokes) in under 1 second
  • Know all common band gestures (Quiet, stop, repeat and come in)
  • To have understand and become familiar with basic Guitar plucking
  • To have lead 3 game situations in class (If you participate in a 1-2-1 lesson plan then the student teaches the teacher)
  • Understand what a Ghost and Accent note is and implement this into your very own Guitar song
  • Learn how to change strings on a Guitar
  • Understand what hammering is on the Guitar
  • Private project: Go home and create your very own Guitar song which contains the following song part (Verse, Pre-chorus, Chorus, Bridge)
  • Understand rest periods and use this technique to improve playing
  • To have earned 1,900,000 points
  • To have completed 6 songs (6x 4-week projects)

Level 4

  • Been able to teach the whole class a new plucking pattern that you’ve created (If you’re in a 1-2-1 class situation, then the student teaches the teacher)
  • Be able to count the 8x table in under 10 seconds (Up to 80)
  • Learn how to lead a jamming session by using band gestures to control the situation
  • Know the difference between various speed values (sheet notation)
  • Understand and be able to play all common Guitar chords with ease: A, D, C, C2, G, F, Am, Em, Bm, Asus
  • Be able to change to various tempos on command and play along to a drummer
  • Learn and become familiar with Ableton and know the difference between clicks and tracks
  • To have created your very own drum song (Guitar beats for: verse, chorus and bridge) and write structure notes for all parts
  • Be able to answer the following in under 10 seconds. What’s 50×50, 8 divided by 2, what’s the square root of 144 and what’s 80 – 32?
  • Learnt how to correct use the hammering technique to improve song quality
  • To have created your own mathematical game that works with the Guitar
  • To have a basic understanding of Premiere Pro
  • Be able to correctly answer (5X7) – 23 is
  • To have earned 2,400,000 points
  • To have completed 8 songs (8x four-week projects)

Level 5

  • Create your very Guitar song that contains all common notation values (e.g. quarter, 8th, 16th and 32nd)
  • Private project: Learn how to play the song ‘Dream catch me’ by Newton Faulkner
  • Be able to distinguish the difference between a verse, pre-chorus, bridge and outro
  • Be able to create and play a bridge that contains 6 layers
  • Know your 9x table and be able to say this in under 10 seconds (Up to 90)
  • Be able to play the Guitar and change between various strumming and plucking patterns and use the Guitar itself to make additional noises to improve sound.
  • Be able to play the Guitar (Chords stated by the teacher) whilst doing hard foot combinations and answering various math questions at the same time (without stopping)
  • To have successfully elected and/or lead 5 group activities set by the teacher (If you’re on a 1-2-1 lesson plan, you will lead the teacher in 3 activities set by the teacher)
  • Create your very own mathematical game on the Guitar
  • To have earned 3,000,000 points
  • To have created your very own film project idea
  • Learn how to change between common and alternative strumming patterns (E.g. like Mumford and sons songs)
  • Understand what Bm7 is
  • Understand how to read tab music
  • Been able to take lead on the video editing role for your progression video and been able to complete a whole edit in one lesson by yourself
  • To have completed 12 song projects (12x four-week projects)

Level 6

  • To have learnt and played 15 online HWDRUMS tuition skill set videos
  • Be able to play to a BPM of 180
  • To know your 3, 6, 8, 9 times table off by heart (Up to the value of 10)
  • To have learnt correct posture when playing and used this technique to improve overall sound quality and performance
  • Know all square roots (up to 144)
  • Lead a full jamming session and delegated roles to all band members
  • Been able to use Ableton to improve live playing and learnt how to change between tracks and clicks like you would on stage
  • Be able to play the Guitar to a drummer playing a tempo of 70 BPM and count your 6x table backwards without stopping playing the Guitar
  • Private project: To have gone home and learnt how to play ‘People should smile more’ by Newton Faulkner
  • To have created their very own composition and thought of a film project for their song (All song sections)
  • Be able to answer the following questions in 10 seconds. What’s: 25×7, 2786 – 735, 8×5, the square root of 49, 280 divided by 40
  • To have earned 3,800,000 million points
  • To have learnt 15 full songs (15x four-week projects)

Level 7

  • To have learnt 25 HWDRUMS online tuition skill set videos
  • Correctly completed a half-finished sheet notation bar from the teacher with correct time values
  • Know all following times tables and be able to count each table in under 10 seconds (3,6,7,2,8) (Up to 10x for each table)
  • Understand in further detail how to create original compositions in Ableton
  • To have earned 4,500,000 million points
  • Know what 160 divided by 40 is
  • Students can play along to a gradually increasing BPM counter whilst playing continuous foot combinations without stopping. Start slow and go up to 230 BPM
  • To have created your very own film project idea, drum beat and structure notes for your composition
  • The students create numbers for each string of the Guitar and play a Paradiddle with hard foot combinations, then verbally create and answer 4 sums without stopping playing
  • To have gone home and learnt how to play ‘I will wait’ by Mumford and Sons
  • Use different stroke power to improve playing quality
  • To have completed 20 full songs (20x four-week projects)

Level 8

  • To have directed and created their own film project idea and learnt how to organise transport, speak with film crews, create running orders for all film crew, spoken with land owners and played in their own production. Once recorded, students then have to edit the entirety of their own film
  • Know all times tables (Up to 12)
  • Learnt all band gestures and become completely confident in live playing situations
  • To have earned 6,000,000 points
  • Know all square roots (Up to 144)
  • To have learnt 30 HWDRUMS online tuition skill set videos
  • Be able to use all previous techniques and knowledge to create their very own song composition and direct and work with other musicians
  • Be able to answer a variety of division questions asked by the teacher and be able to answer them all correctly whilst playing a continuous foot Paradiddle
  • Be able to play the song ‘Badman’ by Newton Faulkner
  • Learn how to play basic Drums so that you can play and or change instruments if needed in live playing situations
  • Be able to listen to a new song that’s set by the teacher and learn how to play the entirety of that song and be recording/film ready within one hour
  • Be able to switch between a variety of time signatures on command and answer hard math questions without a mistake (45 second math challenge)
  • To have completed 30 full songs (30x four-week projects)