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

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618 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 Atharva B

Apr 2, 2019

Thaddeus is a damn cool guy!

By Whatever H h

Mar 22, 2021

It was great! Thank you :))

By Ryan S

Oct 23, 2020

great intro to music theory


Jul 27, 2020

Great content for beginners

By Atrandom

Aug 23, 2017


By Juan B

Oct 2, 2016

I want to learn everything!

By Vitalii R

Sep 15, 2016

Very useful and interesting

By Arka G

Aug 17, 2020

Excellent beginner course!

By Chatchaya W

Apr 24, 2020

chatchaya wongveerapaiboon

By Umut Y

Feb 18, 2016

Only and best in its class

By Yong L

Sep 1, 2015

sample to learn,very good!


Jun 4, 2020

Good course for beginners

By Purin T

Apr 25, 2020

I like this course a lot!

By omar j a f

Nov 4, 2016

This course is excellent.


Jan 22, 2021

i will take course other

By Amogh K

Jun 3, 2020


By 宋逸文

Jan 9, 2017

intuitive for beginners.

By Luis R S P

Dec 8, 2015

Me ha encantado el curso

By Joseph E S P

Sep 6, 2015

simplemente es increible

By Γιάννης Β

Jun 8, 2017

impresive for beginners

By Jon D

Aug 9, 2016

like the way he teaches

By Daniel P

Oct 17, 2015

Very Good!!!! Excellent

By 胡行宇

Oct 24, 2016


By José M G

Oct 27, 2015

Muy bueno e inspirador

By Sebastian W

Sep 3, 2015

Great course - thanks!