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 Instructors: Brian Smith, Tom Coppin and Ze Wen Seah

  • 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
  • Lesson 6: Guitar Setup
  • Lesson 7: Guitar Warm Ups

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 4.1: Tips for barre chords
  • Lesson 4.2: Barre chords exercises
  • Lesson 5: Strumming
  • Lesson 6: Anchor Finger
  • Lesson 7: Chord Changing Exercises
  • Lesson 8: How to Use a Capo

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
  • Lesson 6: Guitar Workout Speed and Accuracy

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 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 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

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 8:

Country Music

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Country Music Tone
  • Lesson 2: Hybrid Picking
  • Lesson 3: Double Stops (Part 1)
  • Lesson 4: Double Stops (Part 2)
  • Lesson 5: Family Tradition by Hank Williams Jr
  • Lesson 6: Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash

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