Learn Guitar Essentials

Course Details

This course aims to get you ready to play the guitar as soon as possible, so we only cover the absolute essentials. Learn how to maintain your guitar and gain the basics to play both lead and rhythm guitar.

Course Instructor: Brian Smith and Tom Coppin.

  • Guitar

  • Beginner

  • 35 Lessons

  • 8+ Hours of Video

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Guitar tuning
  • Posture
  • Chords
  • Scales and arpeggios
  • 12-bar blues
  • Picking techniques
  • Legato techniques

WHO IT’S FOR:

Complete or early beginners with a desire to pick up any type of guitar.

Course Content

Module 1:

Guitar 101

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Picking up your guitar
  • Lesson 2: Parts of guitar
  • Lesson 3: Tuning
  • Lesson 4: Power chords and drop D tuning
  • Lesson 5: Restringing

Module 4:

The Blues

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: The dominant 7th chord
  • Lesson 2: 12 bar blues
  • Lesson 3: The pentatonic scale (first position)
  • Lesson 4: Bending
  • Lesson 5: The blue note, chromatics

Module 7:

Legato Techniques

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Basics
  • Lesson 2: Starting patterns
  • Lesson 3: Mechanics and adding slides
  • Lesson 4: Scalic patterns
  • Lesson 5: Diagnosis-legato

Module 2:

Rhythm Basics

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: C, G and D chords
  • Lesson 2: A, E and F chords
  • Lesson 3:Em, Am and Dm chords
  • Lesson 4: Barre chords
  • Lesson 5: Strumming

Module 5:

More Pentatonics

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Pentatonics-2nd position
  • Lesson 2: Pentatonics-3rd position
  • Lesson 3: Pentatonics-4th position
  • Lesson 4: Pentatonics-5th position
  • Lesson 5: Bending position

Module 3:

Lead Basics

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Learning the fretboard
  • Lesson 2: Major scale
  • Lesson 3: Natural minor scale
  • Lesson 4: Arpeggios
  • Lesson 5: Ornamentation

Module 6:

Picking Techniques

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to picking
  • Lesson 2: Downstrokes and upstrokes
  • Lesson 3: Alternate picking 1
  • Lesson 4: Alternate picking 2
  • Lesson 5: Pinch Harmonics

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