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

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629 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 Marina J

Mar 2, 2022

Es excelente, expica muy bien y claro. Aprendí muchísimo. Gracias!

By Giovanni A N M

Sep 22, 2020

A first giant step to enter the world of guitar, excellent course.

By Tima M

Nov 27, 2016

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

By Juan G V G

Sep 7, 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 Bendeghost

Sep 25, 2019

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

By Luiz G P

Jan 4, 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 Dany M

Nov 8, 2021

Very polite techer and his thought are accurate to his teaching

By Sarah B

Dec 11, 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.

By Новосад Д

Jan 14, 2019

Отличный курс. Советую всем.

Great course. I advise everyone.

By Ezequiel M

Nov 1, 2016

Excellent course, very useful and didactic. High recommend!.

By Hector H O P

Jan 17, 2016

Thanks for everything....would you think a second course????

By jose f d d

Oct 21, 2015

Muy buen curso y las explicaciones son correctas y sensillas

By Roque B

Mar 17, 2021

I love this course and i want to continue doing more class.

By Maureen O

Dec 8, 2016

totally awesome. would redo this course over and over again

By Xavier M C

Nov 22, 2015

Thanks I really enjoyed this course and I've learned a lot!

By kuss

Aug 1, 2017

thank you M.Hogarth, thank you Berklee, thank you Coursera

By Rolando G

Dec 19, 2015

Espero ser un mejor instrumentista al terminar este curso.

By Kiara C

Nov 13, 2015

Great course. Very effective teaching and relative topics.

By Diana S

Jul 5, 2018

Very comprehensive course for beginners, amazing teacher.