Grasp the essentials needed to begin playing acoustic or electric guitar. You'll learn an easy approach to get you playing quickly, through a combination of exploring the instrument, performance technique, and basic music theory.
About this Course
What you will learn
Identify string names and numbers and read music notation, tablature, chord block diagrams, and fretboard maps
Practice picking, finger picking, and strumming patterns
Play various chords including major and minor triads, open, barre, and pose chords
Read and play a lead sheet
Skills you will gain
- Music notation
- Guitar scales
- Guitar chords
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Welcome to Introduction to Guitar
Acoustic / Electric Guitar and the Basics
Getting Started: Fundamental Guitar Skills
The Twelve Half Steps and Basic Notation
Scales: Construction and Fingerings
- 5 stars83.80%
- 4 stars12.52%
- 3 stars1.86%
- 2 stars0.77%
- 1 star1.04%
TOP REVIEWS FROM GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS
This course was a brilliant experience. My special thanks to Thadeus Hoggart for his patient and well organized course. Highly recommended for all those who are planning to start playing the Guitar.
Great beginner's guitar course for getting started learning playing technique and early music theory. Well recommended for any budding guitar player looking for a good place to start!
Too good,very much informative & extremely knowledgeable, practical course for beginners in Guitars.
Thanks to Berklee College of Music & Coursera for such a wonderful course.
Very impressed in particular with the pace and technical depth of the instructor's videos that taught me how and why the scales and chords are constructed, rather than just having us memorise them.
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