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Free Beginner Electric Guitar Lessons (JamPlay.com)

Perfect for those new to guitar. Learn to play electric guitar with these easy step-by-step video lessons from JamPlay!
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  • Chris Liepe JamPlay.com - Online Guitar Lessons

    Hey! My name is Chris Liepe and I am a guitar instructor for JamPlay.com, the leading site for online guitar lessons. I'm pleased to be able to offer a portion of my series here on Udemy.com. Dive into my beginner guitar course and you'll be learning to play your guitar in no time!

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Free Beginner Electric Guitar Lessons (JamPlay.com)

Perfect for those new to guitar. Learn to play electric guitar with these easy step-by-step video lessons from JamPlay!
93 reviews

Chris Liepe, guitar instructor for JamPlay.com, is here to teach you everything you need to know to get started with playing your guitar. This course is designed for those whom are absolute beginners. You will start with the basolute basics and work your way into some basic chord shapes and patterns. We'll have you playing recognizable music in no time!

  • Lesson 1 - Intro to Your Electric Guitar
  • Lesson 2 - Your First Chords
  • Lesson 3 - 3 New Chords
  • Lesson 4 - Basics to Tablature and Chord Charts
  • Lesson 5 - Intro to Scales
  • Lesson 6 - Barre chords
  • Lesson 7 - Strumming Patterns and Time Signatures
  • Lesson 8 - Intervals
  • Lesson 9 - Intervals Pop Quiz
  • Lesson 10 - Triads, Triads, Triads
    • Over 95 lectures and 4.5 hours of content!

CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    Lesson 1
  • 1
    Lesson 1 Overview
    4 slides

    Welcome to Chris Liepe's beginner electric guitar series. In this first lesson, Chris breaks concepts down into their most basic elements. From terminology to understanding basic guitar, Chris covers it all in this lesson.

  • 2
    Intro to Beginner guitar lesson series
    00:46

    Click here to view supplemental content for this lesson.

  • 3
    Review lesson 1 topics
    00:37
  • 4
    Parts of the guitar
    05:19
  • 5
    Introduction of the Strings
    01:30
  • 6
    Understanding the Fret Board
    02:07
  • 7
    Holding the Pick
    02:15
  • 8
    Methods to Tuning
    05:40
  • 9
    Your Posture and Your Amplifier
    05:05
  • SECTION 2:
    Lesson 2
  • 10
    Lesson 2 Overview
    Text
    In lesson 2, you will learn your first two chords: A and E. First, you'll find a bit of information on how to read tablature. Towards the end of the chapter, you'll find backing tracks to practice along with.
  • 11
    How To Read Tablature
    116.78 KB

    Here's a brief run-down on how to read tablature.

  • 12
    Intro to Lesson 2
    00:54
  • 13
    Lesson 1 Review
    01:33
  • 14
    The Chord E
    04:11
  • 15
    Learn the A Chord
    04:59
  • 16
    Strumming
    03:39
  • 17
    Playing with a Metronome
    07:17
  • 18
    Playing with a Backing Track
    03:33
  • 19
    Working on Transitions: Additional Notes
    02:37
  • 20
    Keep Up the Practice
    00:07
  • 21
    E Chord And A Chord Practice
    45.61 KB

    E chord and A chord practice exercises.

  • 22
    80 BPM Click Track
    03:11
    Here is the 80 Beats Per Minute click track Chris uses in his demonstration. Use this to practice to if you do not have a metronome.
  • 23
    E A Practice Track (no guitar)
    03:34
    Here's the practice track without any guitar.
  • 24
    E A Practice Track (with Guitar)
    03:34
    Here's the E to A practice track with a guitar.
  • SECTION 3:
    Lesson 3
  • 25
    Lesson 3 Overview
    Text
    Here in lesson 3, Chris teaches the C, G, and D chords. Once you have mastered the chords taught in this lesson and the previous lesson, you will have learned the CAGED method of remembering open chord shapes. Please be sure to check the files at the end of this chapter. You'll find the tabs/notatio…
  • 26
    Review and Introduction
    01:18
  • 27
    Learn Your New Chords
    04:54
  • 28
    Play Along with Backing Track
    02:31
  • 29
    Some Additional Notes
    03:38
  • 30
    G C D Tab Page 1
    43.91 KB

    The first page of the G C D progression.

  • 31
    G C D Tab Page 2
    14.61 KB

    The second page of the G C D progression.

  • 32
    G C D Backing Track (no Guitar)
    02:33
    G C D backing track without a guitar.
  • 33
    G C D Backing Track (with Guitar)
    02:33
    G C D backing track with a guitar.
  • SECTION 4:
    Lesson 4
  • 34
    Lesson 4 Lesson Notes
    4 pages
    This PDF contains the info for what you'll be learning in lesson 4.
  • 35
    Lesson 4 Introduction
    00:36
  • 36
    String Name Review
    01:07
  • 37
    Starting in Tablature
    02:35
  • 38
    Play Through an Example
    02:48
  • 39
    Reading and Understanding Chord Charts
    04:27
  • 40
    Standard Musical Notation
    05:26
  • 41
    Musical Notation Continued
    02:01
  • SECTION 5:
    Lesson 5
  • 42
    Lesson 5 Overview
    2 pages
    Chris Liepe is back in lesson 5 with an introduction to scales. In this lesson, you will learn how to play up and down simple scale patterns.
  • 43
    Lesson 5 Introduction / Understanding the Concept of Scales
    10:58
  • 44
    Applying the Technique
    03:46
  • 45
    Back to Back Practice
    02:19
  • 46
    Backing Track Guidance and Picking
    04:03
  • 47
    String Scales Demo
    04:21
  • 48
    String Scales Practice
    04:21
  • SECTION 6:
    Lesson 6
  • 49
    Lesson 6 Overview
    2 slides

    In lesson 6, Chris introduces minor chords and barre chords.

  • 50
    Minor and Barre Chords
    00:34
  • 51
    Basic Minor Chords
    03:29
  • 52
    Playing with the Backing Track
    02:24
  • 53
    Creating a Rhythm
    04:01
  • 54
    Breaking Down Barre Chords
    00:40
  • 55
    Your First Barre Chord
    04:10
  • 56
    Combining Barre with Chord
    03:04
  • 57
    Playing Barre Chords
    06:59
  • 58
    Lesson 6 Practice Tablature
    2 slides
  • 59
    Additional Exercises (page 1)
    286.82 KB
  • 60
    Additional Exercises (page 2)
    326.8 KB
  • 61
    Additional Exercises (page 3)
    163.72 KB
  • 62
    Lesson 6 Practice (no Guitar)
    03:11
  • SECTION 7:
    Lesson 7
  • 63
    Lesson 6 Overview
    2 pages
    Chris Liepe lays down some grooves in this lesson! He provides instruction on rhythmic strumming patterns and time signatures such as 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8.
  • 64
    Lesson 7 Introduction
    00:49
  • 65
    A Little About Time Signatures
    01:20
  • 66
    Play Along
    05:06
  • 67
    Grouping and Sub-Dividing
    02:25
  • 68
    Breaking Down 3/4 Time
    04:51
  • 69
    Breaking Down 6/8 Time
    06:39
  • 70
    Strum Patterns
    2 slides
  • 71
    4/4 Practice Track
    02:11
  • 72
    3/4 Practice Track
    01:40
  • 73
    6/8 Practice Track
    02:01
  • SECTION 8:
    Lesson 8
  • 74
    Intervals Tablature
    1 slide
  • 75
    Lesson 8 Introduction
    03:33
  • 76
    Understanding Intervals
    05:37
  • 77
    Prelude to Memorization Techniques
    00:35
  • 78
    Ways to Memorize Intervals
    04:21
  • SECTION 9:
    Lesson 9
  • 79
    Lesson 9 Overview
    1 slide
  • 80
    Lesson 9 Introduction
    01:24
  • 81
    Quiz Time
    03:30
  • 82
    Non-Diotonic Quiz
    06:03
  • 83
    Know Your Roots?
    04:37
  • 84
    Intervals Quiz
    1 slide
  • 85
    Intervals Quiz Answers
    1 slide
  • SECTION 10:
    Lesson 10
  • 86
    Lesson 10 Overview
    1 slide

    Chris Liepe breaks through his 10th lesson with a detailed discussion of triads. Dig in and take these triads for a ride!

  • 87
    Lesson 10 Introduction - Triads
    06:56
  • 88
    Positioning
    05:49
  • 89
    Breakdown
    07:50
  • 90
    Backing Track Play Along
    03:38
  • 91
    Triads Practice Track Tablature
    2 slides
  • 92
    Triads Tablature (page 1)
    49.11 KB
  • 93
    Triads Tablature (page 2)
    18.61 KB
  • 94
    Triads Practice Track
    03:17
  • SECTION 11:
    Get more lessons at JamPlay.com
  • 95
    Want more lessons from Chris?
    Text
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REVIEWS

  • Erica
    Unbelievable

    This course is the best for beginners. I am so glad I found it online. The great thing about it is, I was able to download the app onto my smartphone. So now I can practice whenever.......Thank You Chris

  • David Brunstein
    Excellent

    Chris is very easy to follow, he explains the musical concepts, then shows the examples and plays them to you to play along. The interval and triads by the end was a little bit intermediate/advance for me but it is just a matter of study and practice. Thanks for this course Chris!

  • Deven Arya
    Thank you Chris

    I've always wanted to learn how to play the guitar. I got an acoustic guitar, gifted to me by a very dear friend of mine almost 8 years ago. Back then Internet was not so savvy here in India. I checked out a couple of guitar tutors around my city but, both they charged too much or didn’t seem friendly enough and I ended up joining none of them. Few months later, I had an accident on a motorboat in the ocean where I hurt my left index finger pretty bad. With two fractures and eight stitches, the idea of being able to play guitar, went outta the window. My fingers started gaining strength and I decided to buy an electric guitar to motivate myself to learn ago. It's been a few months I'm following your beginner's course & learning songs on my own, and I cannot believe myself play so well in such a short time. I really want to thank you Chris! for making this experience so much fun, and for making it so easy. The small things you focused on played a very important role in developing my basic’s techniques. And thank you Jamplay.com for providing this awesome course for free. All the backing tracks and course syllabus provided was extremely helpful. You guys Rock!! Thank you very much.

  • Jakob Tyler
    great

    i bought the instrument and did not play it for years in till the tv was not working and i had nothing to do and this is the best hobby ever

  • Divine Aberimah

    This is awesome.i love it.thanks to Chris and the jamplay team

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