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

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605 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 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.

By Roberto A

Aug 20, 2015

This course is very good!


Roberto Afonso!

By Dongxu W

Jun 29, 2020

The theory and practical skills taught are very helpful.

By Benjamin W

Nov 7, 2016

I loved the experience and how simplified it was. Great!

By Jose A I S

Jan 27, 2016

Perfect to start playing the guitar. Totally recomended.

By Leoncio J O R

Dec 7, 2015

Un excelente curso, la primera semana la llevo muy bien.

By Max H

Nov 29, 2020

an amazing way to start on guitar, l loved the course!!

By nimal p

Dec 20, 2015

very well explained , and highly practical approach....

By Deleted A

Nov 26, 2015

Good coverage of fundamentals with a hands-on approach

By Francisco A C C

Nov 19, 2015

Excellent training, i want to take anothers like this.

By Onel M

Jan 12, 2020

Excelente curso. Realmente aprender a tocar guitarra.

By Emilson A V

Nov 16, 2017

It is simply a wonderful course. I am learning a lot.