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

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561 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

SM
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.

MH
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 Rene A C

Jun 19, 2018

Great course, the covered topics are useful for guitar learning. Very well explained by teacher.

By Ziqi F

Jul 27, 2019

Through learning this course,I learned a lot of basic knowledge about guitar.It's really great.

By Jardin L

Mar 20, 2017

Well instructed and paced out properly. The second half gets more interesting and challenging.

By Francis C

Feb 1, 2016

Wonderful introduction to guitar! Thaddeus takes the pace slow and explains concepts clearly.

By June K K

Jun 2, 2020

i love this course

i feel this course is systematic

thanks coursera & berklee and the teacher

By J-Man

Jun 12, 2019

A great course for beginners that goes through some basic an essential elements of guitar.

By Deyu X

May 3, 2018

Good Course! Introduce many basic skills and theory about guitar. I love it! Thanks a lot!

By Adel B

May 26, 2017

I lie the instructor so much, very helpful videos, i think I'm making progress. thank you.

By panasara m

Apr 27, 2020

its ok for standard beginners it was have theory and skill completely for guitar player

By stefan j

Feb 6, 2016

love thad!

great course for beginners and experienced players looking to hone their skills

By Rodrick H

Nov 16, 2020

This course was very useful. Instructions are clear and easy to understand. I had fun!

By Greta F

Mar 15, 2017

I really enjoyed this course! Nice structure and excellent lessons by Professor Hogarth.

By 戴思聪

Mar 17, 2016

I` m a zero on guitar, but I can keep up with the course, and I can feel my improvement.

By SUNITI K

Oct 2, 2018

What a course!!! I am a fan of this course. I liked it very much. For me it is the best

By Jamie M N

Sep 18, 2018

Great instructor! The exercises are fun and makes learning not feel like too much work.

By Gena S

Mar 28, 2020

It's a great course for beginners. Teacher Thaddeus keeps it simple yet entertaining.

By Adrian P

Mar 29, 2019

Un curso EXTRAORDINARIO si quieres aprender paso paso las bases para tocar guitarra.

By IOANNIS K

Sep 20, 2017

very very good for a begginer.

please continue guitar lesson for intermediate players

By Jose T M L

Jan 10, 2016

Love this Course cause it gives you everything you need to work and prepare yourself.

By Omar C

May 2, 2016

I'm really glad to make part of this course and learn what I always dreamed to learn

By Luiz G P d S

Mar 14, 2016

Muito bom, recomendo a todos que querem ter uma noção desse instrumento maravilhoso!

By Vilmantas T

Sep 13, 2015

Very good introduction course which will put you on solid path of playing guitar :)

By Code S

Jul 13, 2020

I enjoyed this course.

I would like to continue to learn more with my guitar tutor.

By Elisabeth d S

Apr 5, 2020

It was very useful to review the basics and learn some good musical theory behind.

By kathi s

Jan 16, 2018

this course moves quickly from basic onward - great review for practicing students