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.
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By Eduardo G•
Easy to follow for begginers.
By Peter E•
really good for beginners
By jaime b•
muy buen curso! genial!
By John M•
Great course !
simple and fun
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By Ananya K•
It was ok
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By Xavier W•
About: First Lessons contain some Interface/Questionnaire errors.
Hi, I reckon it's a tad too early to rate this course since it is only going to start - but I didn't see another option to contact the Course Administrator other than trough the rating process.
When going through the introduction of this course, there were multiple errors in the Quizzes/Q&A's. EG: On a question with 1 correct answer, the solution page would also show the clearly wrong answers as "correct" (or "correct, well done"). There were several examples like this. It was only a bit confusing at start (this is my very first course on Coursera, maybe it's common thing to happen.)
There was also no option in these videos to thumb-up or -down vote, or to report a problem, like I had seen on other courses.
In my opinion the videos were well spoken and easy to understand, and they included everything one could think of when first considering to start playing the guitar. Only the beginning of the first video had a slight feeling of "Ok, I'm a bit annoyed to do this now" but that could easily be a misinterpretation or a strategy to capture interest. ;-)
I do believe it's a good thing that T. shows all the possible extra's one can buy for a guitar, half of which no guitar player I know owns and which, all together would cost almost as much a beginner guitar, but I believe he omitted that guitar strings generally live longer when you clean the strings with a cloth where you touched them after playing. That's a good maintenance practice if you cannot afford to buy 2 sets of strings every month.
Maybe a good addition would be that guitars/instruments can also be rented for relatively cheap, instead of having to spend 500-1000 before even knowing what to look (listen) for when buying a guitar.
To me the questions until now were a bit too easy but that's Ok. I might be studying with people half my age so that's fine. Especially the first questions should not be frightening but at least tickle your brain "a little bit" instead of just repeating a word from the video.
Thank you very much for your consideration. I look forward to study with you (all) !
Sincerely, Xavier Weydert
By Deleted A•
The course is really basic but the instructor is good. I liked the idea to submit the exercises and count on other students to review it, however, its a little bit annoying the exercises.
By Richard T•
It is a good place to start if you are a complete beginner, but if you can already play some chords and picking patterns, then it might be too easy for you.
By Ivonne N M T•
The tasks are easy to perform. An advanced course , which also requires scores is needed. The revisions are not made by the tutor.
By Alex A•
It would have been good to have more assignments using more complex songs and asking for students to try soloing.
By Udit M•
The only problem was I had to watch 2 times to fully understand.
By Colleen C•
I think this was a little difficult for a beginner's course.
By Carlos R T G R•
It seems more like a weekend lesson than a well prepared course, I mean, it looks that it had little preparation and too much improvisation, therefore, it should be a FREE (ar at least cheaper) certificate due the quite poor planning and execution.
By Matthew j r•
just started so tryen to get a hang of it ill rate better later if i like it but my minds tellen me that im going to be rating you guys 5 stars later in the futer