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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Guitar for Beginners by Berklee College of Music

2,105 ratings
607 reviews

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 Huang L

Jul 6, 2021

It's fun and not too difficult to understand .

By Tofiq B

Jan 22, 2021

Thank you! :) You inspire hundreds, thank you!

By Vanessa G N

Sep 13, 2020

Amazing teacher! I enjoyed a lot this course!!

By Indra W P

Feb 26, 2016

Very good foundation knowledge for beginner :)

By Jen W

Feb 6, 2016

very basic, very clear, very good suggestions.

By Luca S

Sep 13, 2015

Excellent course for beginners with ambitions.

By Josué M G L

Sep 21, 2020

Increíble curso para comenzar con la guitarra

By Leandro L L

Aug 27, 2018

It's a great course and an excellent teacher!

By Lisseth E B P

Jun 19, 2017

Easy to follow and very useful for beginners.

By Mark W A

Oct 17, 2020

Lesson from the very root of guitar playing.


Mar 4, 2018

wonderful opportunity for a beginner like me

By Kenneth H

Jul 25, 2020

Great Course to start learning guitar bases

By Avishek C

May 28, 2020

Excellent course and very much recommended.

By Chinmay J

Jul 3, 2017

Best Introductory course for Guitar lovers.

By guillermo b a

Mar 15, 2017

excelente curso para empezar en la guitarra

By Петров А С

Feb 10, 2017

very good course to start playing on guitar

By Dmitry P

Dec 17, 2015

very cool as guitar studying should be! THX

By William E L

Dec 20, 2020

Well done course! Thank you for your time!

By Luis E P

Sep 4, 2019

This course is essential, it is very good!

By Kirsty M

Jan 1, 2020

Excellent free course! Really enjoyed it.

By Vaibhav A

Feb 24, 2018

Best course to begin your Guitar journey.

By shann

Mar 1, 2016

i like this though i did not finished it

By Katlyn M

Mar 16, 2021

This was an amazing course to start out!

By Luis P L

Jun 13, 2020

Very interesting for absolute begginers.

By Ajay C

Nov 21, 2017

A good way to learn the basics of guitar