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

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1,540 ratings
429 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

MH

Apr 05, 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.

RR

Oct 12, 2015

Dear Friends,\n\nI really enjoyed this course, specially the way "Thaddeus Hogarth" teach the course, It is unbelievably strong and master piece.\n\nThanks a lot "Thaddeus Hogarth"\n\nGod bless you

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By Lennox Z R J

Nov 04, 2015

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

By Yihan S

Jul 24, 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.

By Sergio D

Jan 12, 2019

Excellent even if you are not a beginner, helps you clarify the basis

By Stefin G

Jul 02, 2017

Very good to learn the essential concepts of guitar as well as music.

By Olivier B

Mar 29, 2016

Great material, great teacher, it was a pleasure taking this course.

By Gio N

Dec 20, 2016

Great elaborate starting point or refresher to guitar fundamentals!

By Tomislav

Sep 29, 2016

Great course for beginners. Highly recommended. Great teacher, too.

By gabriel a g e

Sep 20, 2015

I like this course. I would like other similar about guitar. Thanks

By Ravi A V

Aug 30, 2015

i always wanted to be a student of Berklee!!! finally it happened!!

By Tima M

Nov 28, 2016

This course helped me fill in important gaps for my guitar playing

By Juan G V G

Sep 07, 2015

Just what i needed to have a better understanding of guitar theory

By Melody

Jan 18, 2016

very clear and step-by-step instruction. Thanks for your efforts!

By Luan Z

Sep 26, 2019

O pouco que já tive de experiência já foi muito válido para mim!

By Luiz G P

Jan 05, 2019

Great course!! it takes you to the next level on playing guitar!

By Puilam L

Jan 29, 2016

good, good, good!

proper balance between the theory and practice

By Sarah B

Dec 12, 2015

Lots of good information. Perfect for beginners and for pros. I

By David L

Nov 14, 2015

really enjoyed this class, learned a lot and gained confidence!

By Tolulope, B

Nov 16, 2015

great course,very enlightening and educational and fun as well

By 何玉玲

Oct 10, 2015

Reasonable arrangement for entry level. Strongly recommended.

By Juan B

Jan 21, 2020

Very good to begin, learn finger exercises and follow tempo.