Grade 1: White Belt

Grade 1 Introduction video here

What's in Grade 1


  • ‘Open’ scales of E Natural Minor, E Blues and G Pentatonic Major – 2 octaves.
  • ‘Fretted’ scales of A Major and A Pentatonic Minor – 2 octaves.


Non-barré (open position) chords are expected at this grade.

  • Major chords – A, C, D, E, G.
  • Minor chords – Am, Dm, Em.
  • Dominant 7th chords – A7, B7, D7, E7.
  • Major 7th chords – AMaj7, CMaj7, DMaj7.