- Guitar scales
- guitar performance
- Guitar chords
- Music notation
- playing guitar
- Ear Training
- Performance Techniques
How to Play Guitar Specialization
Learn to play the guitar in under four months. Everything you need to know to be able to play your favorite songs
What you will learn
Identify string names and numbers and read music notation, tablature, chord block diagrams, and fretboard maps
Practice picking, finger picking, and strumming patterns
Play various chords including major and minor triads, open, barre, and pose chords
Read and play a lead sheet
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Throughout this specialization, you will practice and perform various guitar techniques and skills including scales, chords, strumming, and picking. You'll practice your new skills up and down the guitar neck and in different positions. You'll also perform rhythm and melody lines reading a lead sheet, using tablature and notation.
How the Specialization Works
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Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 4 Courses in this Specialization
Guitar for Beginners
Guitar Scales and Chord Progressions
Guitar Performance Techniques
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