Berklee
Guitar Scales and Chord Progressions
Berklee

Guitar Scales and Chord Progressions

This course is part of How to Play Guitar Specialization

Amanda Monaco

Instructor: Amanda Monaco

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14 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Play scales in a moveable open position

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

  • Add rhythmic timing to arpeggios and strumming to enhance your playing

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8 quizzes

Taught in English

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There are 5 modules in this course

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.

What's included

1 video3 readings1 quiz

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.

What's included

7 videos3 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

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.

What's included

6 videos7 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

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.

What's included

6 videos5 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this final lesson, we will focus on arpeggiated chords and playing them in different rhythms. We will also practice blues scales and finally, put all of these aspects together.

What's included

7 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

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Amanda Monaco
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