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.
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.
By Ashraf A•
The best course for beginners, even for those who never play guitar. You can learn basic music theory, music notes, forming major and minor chords, and even some scales. The quiz and assessment are suitable for beginners. By the end of the course, you could play and understand major and minor chords, major scale, and major and minor pentatonic scales. You can even learn how to do basic soloing in this course. Really recommend it.
By Mark A S•
Overall, this course is excellent for both beginners and slightly experienced folks - or people wanting a beginning refresher. By the end of the 6th week, if you've practiced and turned in your assignments, you'll have the calluses and knowledge to keep plinking out tunes from the tabs you can find on the Interweb. Prof Hogarth's videos are easy to watch and helpful. The community of users and TAs is friendly and helpful, too.
By Christine C•
Phenomenal Class! I went from never playing a guitar before to playing in a band, and actually playing all styles of music (Blues, heavy metal, folk, reggae, punk, & rock, pop, so far...) all in under three and a half weeks of instruction by Berklee Staff member Thaddeus! To keep it honest i made a point to practice A LOT- but the guidance from this Course is what took me to such proficiency so quickly. I HIGHLY recommend!
By Aaron S•
This is a wonderful class. The teacher is very skillful in Guitar and very patient as well. At first I thought it is a very easy class so I choose it as my first MOOC class and I hope I can finish it in a short time. Insteadly I had made some mistakes before my classmate pointed it out and I am really benifit through this class. Many basic knowledge of guitar are produced and some of them is I've not learned before.
By Letitia C•
This has been an interesting journey. Before this, I had never even touched a guitar. Upon commencement, I didn't even have an instrument. Things worked out. The videos were easy to follow and Thaddeus explained things as simply as possible. The resources such as the tuner was a tremendous help and reading and learning along my peers, understanding and sharing in their challenges and triumph was heart warming.
By Alan L•
This was an excellent beginners course for learning the guitar. It differs from other online courses by introducing music theory...which can be challenging to the newby...but yet that that challenges the mind...and is actually very interesting. The instructor is wonderful! Sometimes the material and exercises move too quickly...but this forms a foundation for continual practice and improvement.
By Louis K J•
This is a great introductory course! It gives you the basics that along with private lessons get you off and running in the journey to guitar playing. Thaddeus was an excellent instructor and was very complete in his explanations of the musical concepts. I throughly enjoyed this course and completed it before the deadline. Excellent course that I wish had a second course to continue the work.
By El J F•
If you want to see big improvements in your guitar playing, then enroll in this course. The course is well-suited for beginners with or without prior knowledge of the guitar. Everything that you need to know to jumpstart your guitar playing will be discussed in this course. Major takeaways from this course are the beautiful pieces and exercises that will help you have a focused practice session.
By Darío C L•
This is the first online course I take on music and gotta say it was really great. I have some basics on guitar but the theory was never given to me. I just followed. Now I am able to read basic music sheets and even though i still need more practice to fully understand everything the information will still be online. Thank you and keep it up with the great course.
By Levy S•
Clear, concise, nice user interface (UI), easy to navigate.
Great crash course on guitar basics 101.
I used to be an avid guitar player in my younger years, life, family, and work took priority.
This course has helped me get back to basics and build a strong foundation before I continue into music theory courses.
I'm stacking this with Rocksmith for that extra edge.
By Nicole B•
Thaddeus Hogarth is a super guitar player who under the Berklee College of Music instructs with simplicity how to play the guitar. There are definitely challenging moments in the course yet through Thaddeus lectures and guidance helps students have break threw moments. A rewarding way to practice refresh knowledge of the instrument or just starting out.
By Biren M•
This course if very good for Beginner Guitarist or anyone who is planning to learn guitar as this course covers all the basics for guitar playing and theory knowledge required while learning a guitar. The lessons are very interesting and tutor is also quite experienced. I had a great time learning it and suggest others to also enroll for this course.
By Deborah S•
What should I say. I learned to play guitar. I am on the beginning. But I have fun. The videos are very well. Everything is understandable. I learned to read guitar notes. All what a beginner neads.
I forgot. The most favourite on this course is that you get all material for download. Hence it is possible to go through the material again at any time.
By V i c t o r i a C•
Thank you Thaddeus Hogarth for patiently teaching us the skill require to start with all about Guitar. Thank you peers for reviewing my work. I enjoyed every bit of it even though sone times I felt like I need to give my fingers and my brains rest. This was by far the most enjoyable course on coursera to me.
By Mark P•
Good course for beginners. Covers all the basics in a very quick survey. The course taught me how to digitally record my playing. I became familiar with playing scales, and learned about time signatures and reading notes and tablature. I'm inspired and am off to take the next Guitar course in the series.
By Blaike B•
So far this course is amazing! The teacher is phenomenal and will most defiantly help me with my guitar. Within the first week I have realized that there is so much more to a guitar than just the guitar, the picks, and the case. I recommend this course for anyone looking on information on the guitar.
By Jorge S•
I loved everything about the course but I think that the last peer review part still needs to be polished as I was constantly going to see if someone has a pending review and none appeared. It was until I asked in the forums that people asked for help as their assignments have been peer reviewed.
By Swifty F•
So far, I have been enjoying this course and I don't regret taking it. This course has helped me learning a lot of skills in Guitar. It's a course that anyone should take to know better about Guitar and the lecturer is friendly and understandably good. I know more, I learn more, and I love it more!
By Phil B•
Great intro to guitar. Fast-paced if you work full-time, so make sure you plan to carve out some time and really practice the material. I am excited to go back through some of the handouts and work on things more when I have time, and hopefully before too long will feel ready for the next course!
By Vikram P S•
Thanks to Coursera for providing such an amazing course!! I'm very happy and satisfied by enrolling in this course and recently I've been successfully completed this course and earn a certificate too!! It is really a great experience of learning guitar from such a prestigious music college.
By Tania M•
Great course, now I understand what the pentatonic scale really is and the chromatic scale. Some of the Peer Reviews could crush you but this is the place to be a student and make mistakes. I made my first iPhone Garageband multi track for this course. Thanks Thadeus Hogarth and Berklee.
By Sai S V•
Its a wonderful experience..this course not only has training to play guitar..but it also has the subject.
Many know how to play a chord..but very few know the formation of a chord.. this course helped me to learn them. This increased my interest towards guitar even more. Thank you.
By Ong C W•
I like the flow of the lessons. The videos are well-recorded and edited in a way that presents the lessons with smooth transitions. Explanations are clear and detailed enough for an introductory course. Demonstrations on playing a guitar are well done. I truly enjoy the course.
By Sigit P•
I had been a self-taught artist my whole life. This course helped me to understand more about the essence of the guitar, the proper way to play it, how to do the correct techniques, and finally I know how to read music. This course gave me that much. Thank you so very much!
By bud b•
Starting from knowing nothing about music or guitars, to being able to play a couple of tunes, this is a testament not only to the content and value of the course, but also to the teaching of Thaddeus. It also encouraged me to buy a new Yamaha acoustic guitar. Many thanks.