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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Guitar for Beginners by Berklee

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About the Course

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. For students who have long thought about picking up the acoustic or electric guitar, this course will provide an easy-access foundation that will get you playing. When first learning guitar, it is important to have the material presented in stages, in an enjoyable way that allows you to grasp the basics of the instrument and music. The course begins simply with the parts of the guitar, the names of the strings, tuning, and technique—whether finger-style or pick. It then explores the basics of music theory with such topics as scales, triads, power chords, and fingering and shapes. At the end of this course, students will understand the structure, parts, and accessories of the instrument, in addition to an understanding of its basic maintenance. Electric guitar players will learn the operation of their instrument along with basic options for amplification, effect pedals, and sounds. Students will also learn to develop correct technique and apply theory concepts to their playing. They will have the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue most intermediate guitar courses....

Top reviews


Sep 11, 2020

If you want to learn guitar no matter which guitar you want to learn acoustic or electric if you are a beginner then quickly join this course it will really help you to upgrade your skills in guitar.


Apr 4, 2020

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.

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By Roy R

Aug 26, 2018

Great introduction to playing guitar that is taught at an easy to learn pace!

By Ajinkya W

Nov 4, 2020

I am very about this week. I really feel proud to myself. Thank you so much.

By Aditya D

May 11, 2020

Great tutorials and just right to set you on the right path to learn guitar.

By Kiko M

Nov 19, 2016

Excellent course, even for people that already play the guitar as a beginner

By Gbenle I F

Sep 26, 2020

This course has been really helpful. Thank you Berklee! Thank you Coursera!

By Anubhav

Jun 22, 2020

Great course, Lots of insight, really driven into my guitar more than ever.

By Lilian H

Nov 21, 2015

Estou achando bastante instrutivo!!! Show demais! Esse professor é demais!

By Elijah A

Sep 16, 2020

I loved taking this guitar course and had a fun time learning new chords.

By Brett R

Feb 22, 2016

Professor Hogarth will build your confidence as you learn to play guitar.

By Kagehousi

Dec 31, 2015


其次呢,很高兴在这里找到了一个学习吉他的平台,课教得很棒, 自己可以在家里慢慢钻研和回味。

By Leandro M L

Oct 19, 2015

The best online course that I have been. Excellent teacher and plataform.


Jan 4, 2022

A great course to make your foundation of guitar really strong and clear

By Konstantin P

Oct 4, 2015

Great course!

Very intuitive and clear.

Thanks professor Thaddeus Hogarth.

By Christian A T P

Jun 30, 2020

Es un curso excelente, los conceptos son claros y se aprende un montón.

By Pedro I J

Sep 1, 2017

maravilhoso curso,ótimos instrutores,muito bem explicado,método simples

By Roland J A U

Jun 14, 2016

Muy bueno el nivel introductorio ya quiero empezar las clases prácticas

By Alvinus M

Mar 27, 2016

This is a great course. Gentle on the beginner but very robust content.

By Lennox Z R J

Nov 4, 2015

Really enjoyed this course and the people who participated. Thank you.

By Yihan S

Jul 23, 2019

Pretty good as a start point and guide you to the next level, like it!

By Ravi Y

Dec 25, 2016

Very easy to understand and I recommend it to all new guitar learners.

By Georgian P

Dec 24, 2016

Really great course for reviewing fundamentals! I highly recommend it!

By Ricardo A

Dec 14, 2015

Aprendi tudo bom de mais. Por favor mais cursos com o mesmo professor.

By Ezequiel R M

Oct 22, 2015

Very good course and teacher, specially about notations and staff and.

By Andres M

Sep 22, 2015

Excellent course so long as you have the time to put in some practice.


Jul 6, 2020

Really enjoyed throughout the course. Very neat explanation.

Thank you