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

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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 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

By Marcelo N B R

Sep 3, 2016

Excellent! Very high quality for an introductory course. Absolutely recommendable.

By Gaurav K

Apr 20, 2016

The course is very good and get students familiar with basics of guitar very well.

By Neo P S

Aug 27, 2020

This course helps beginners to quickly learn and understand the basics of guitar

By Cecilia S

Sep 22, 2019

Simple yet efficient , it explains very well the music theory essential to play.

By Enio A

Jun 6, 2017

Excelente curso! Já vi quase todos os vídeos, mas me falta tempo para a prática.

By Filipe M

Dec 30, 2015

I really helped to create an understanding of my instrument and music in general

By Richard W

Dec 17, 2020

These Berklee Guitar courses have been great for me and improving my technique!

By steven j

Nov 7, 2020

Extremely good course for a starter or to brush up on basic theory. I loved it.

By Kevin M B

Jul 18, 2016

Great course! Just wish I had the time necessary to dedicate to do well in it.

By Kelly N

Feb 22, 2016

Videos are well done. Starts out slow so you don't have to have any experience.

By Vishal K

Jul 25, 2020

Great opportunity for those who love to play their guitar and feel the rhythm.

By Pablo d T F V

Dec 2, 2016

Perfect for absolute beginners! With a bit of practice, practice and practice.

By Mayur S

Jul 8, 2016

i like this course very much the technique of teaching is simple and effective

By Peter R

Dec 29, 2015

Extremely good in taking a beginner and getting them on their way into guitar.

By Sybille A

Jun 12, 2022

To pass the tests, quizzes and playing guitar to complete this course is fun.

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!