This is the Orange Rock Guitar Foundation Course. It takes you from a complete beginner to Grade 2. It starts with the basics, such as how to hold the guitar, before moving onto teaching the fundamentals of rock guitar playing such as how to play open chords, power chords, and how to develop your technical skills through commonly used scales, arpeggios, and chromatic picking exercises. You will also learn basic sight reading skills and aural skills. All throughout the course you will learn supporting theory that will allow you to really understand exactly what it is you are playing.

Once you have finished this course you can then take the RQF and EQF accredited Orange Rock Guitar Foundation Online Exam. See what this course covers below.


String names on the guitar
How to hold the guitar
How to read notation and TAB
Scales & Intervals
Open Chords
Power Chords
Alternate Picking
Applying basic music theory to your playing
Listening to simple intervals, melodies, rhythms, and chord progressions, and then playing them back
Sight reading simple melodies and chord progressions


Foundation Course

  • Guideline Study Time

    78 Hours

  • Difficulty: Easy

    Debut, Grade 1 & 2 (out of 8)

  • Includes...

    Teacher videos, backing tracks, sheet music, quizzes

  • UK & EU Accredited Course

    RQF and EQF accredited

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