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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Learners should complete "Guitar for Beginners" before enrolling in this course.

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Play scales in a moveable open position

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    Identify and play major, minor, diminished, and augmented arpeggios

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    Add rhythmic timing to arpeggios and strumming to enhance your playing

Skills you will gain

TablatureMusic notationGuitar scalesGuitar chordsGuitar
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Learners should complete "Guitar for Beginners" before enrolling in this course.

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Welcome to Guitar Scales and Chord Progressions!

Welcome to Guitar Scales and Chord Progressions! Here we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your experience....
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Reading3 readings
Connect with Your Classmates10m
Course Resources10m
Earn A Certificate10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
What Are Your Goals?8m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Scales

In this lesson, we'll be learning and practicing the pentatonic scale. First we'll learn the b3 pentatonic scale, then the b7 pentatonic scale, and then we'll learn how to play the scale on one string. We'll also work on improvising using a single string. Finally, we'll practice playing scales in a moveable open position. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 24 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
The b3 Pentatonic Scale3m
The b7 Pentatonic Scale3m
The Major Scale and Improvising On One String3m
The Pentatonic Scale on One String3m
Playing a Scale in a Moveable Open Position5m
Putting It All Together3m
Reading3 readings
Practicing the b3 and the b7 Pentatonic Scales30m
Practicing On One String20m
Practicing Scales30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Scales20m
Self Assessment: Practicing Scales6m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Arpeggios

This lesson, we'll be working with arpeggios, which means playing the notes in a chord one at a time. We'll be learning and practicing major, minor, diminished, and augmented arpeggiated chords. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 19 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Major Arpeggios3m
Minor Arpeggios3m
Diminished Arpeggios2m
Augmented Arpeggios4m
Putting It All Together3m
Reading5 readings
Practicing Major Arpeggios30m
Practicing Minor Arpeggios30m
Practicing Diminished Arpeggios30m
Practicing Augmented Arpeggios30m
Practicing Arpeggios30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Arpeggios20m
Self Assessment: Practicing Arpeggios6m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Chords and Progressions

In this lesson, we'll begin practicing chords and popular chord progressions. We'll also begin practicing these progressions with both open and barre chords. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 28 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
I IV V and I V I V3m
I VI II V and I VI IV V4m
I V VI IV3m
The 12 Bar Blues6m
Putting It All Together8m
Reading5 readings
Practicing the I IV V and I V IV Progressions30m
Practicing the I VI II V and I VI IV V Progressions30m
Practicing the I V VI IV Progression30m
Practicing the 12 Bar Blues30m
Practicing Chords and Progressions30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Chords and Progressions20m
Practicing Chords and Progressions6m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Rhythm

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Reading
7 videos (Total 24 min), 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Rhythm and Scales4m
Arpeggios with Rhythm3m
Strumming Patterns with Chords7m
Arpeggios and Chords3m
Putting It All Together2m
Reviewm
Quiz1 practice exercise
Rhythm20m
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Top Reviews

By PKNov 25th 2018

Great run through scales , chord progressions & arpeggios whether experienced & reviewing your skills or just getting started.

By EAOct 29th 2018

very useful if you play guitar or want to learn a solid base of basics\n\nthanks Amanda Monaco from Berlkee College of Music

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Amanda

Monaco
Guitar

About Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online....

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