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How to Play Guitar Specialization
Berklee

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

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Thaddeus Hogarth
Amanda Monaco
Tim Miller

Instructors: Thaddeus Hogarth

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Specialization - 4 course series

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Specialization - 4 course series

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Beginner level

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1 month at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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Specialization - 4 course series

Guitar for Beginners

Course 122 hours4.8 (2,237 ratings)

What you'll 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'll gain

Category: Guitar
Category: Guitar scales
Category: Music notation
Category: Tablature
Category: Guitar chords

Guitar Scales and Chord Progressions

Course 214 hours4.7 (381 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Play scales in a moveable open position

  • Identify and play major, minor, diminished, and augmented arpeggios

  • Add rhythmic timing to arpeggios and strumming to enhance your playing

Skills you'll gain

Category: Guitar
Category: Guitar scales
Category: Music notation
Category: Tablature
Category: Guitar chords

Guitar Chord Voicings: Playing Up The Neck

Course 39 hours4.7 (53 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Look at a lead sheet and play chord voicings

  • Construct triads, 7th chords, and inversions

  • Play and know the voicings of various chord qualities such as a major triad, minor triad, dominant 7, and gospel chords

  • Play triads over bass notes

Skills you'll gain

Category: Guitar
Category: Music
Category: playing guitar
Category: Music notation
Category: Guitar chords

Guitar Performance Techniques

Course 410 hours4.5 (46 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Develop warm-up techniques to prepare for ensemble playing

  • Identify and play common chordal accompaniment

  • Demonstrate ensemble playing techniques while performing

Skills you'll gain

Category: Guitar
Category: Music
Category: Performance Techniques
Category: Guitar chords
Category: Ear Training

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Thaddeus Hogarth
Berklee
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