31 Day Guitar Challenge
4.8 (24 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,034 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add 31 Day Guitar Challenge to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

31 Day Guitar Challenge

Learn how to play guitar solos in one month! (Beginner Guitar Course)
4.8 (24 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,034 students enrolled
Created by Nathan Forrest
Last updated 12/2015
English
Curiosity Sale
Current price: $10 Original price: $40 Discount: 75% off
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play a handful of songs on the guitar.
  • Understand basic music theory.
  • Build flexibility, strength and dexterity in hands.
  • Find the path to create your own style of music.
  • Play your own unique guitar solos.
View Curriculum
Requirements
  • Having a guitar is a requirement for the course.
  • If you have any questions on finding the right guitar, ask a salesperson from a local guitar shop or feel free to message me any questions you may have.
  • Recommended items include: guitar tuner, metronome and capo.
Description

Welcome to the 31 Day Guitar Challenge! I created this course because I want to give away everything that I learned to other new guitarists. I will show you the path to take to overcome any challenge or obstacle that may come your way. When I first picked up my guitar, I wished I had someone that could point me in the right direction when I felt stuck and wasn't improving like I wanted to. I will show you basic chords, techniques, songs, and scales to grasp the basic concept, but I want you to use my successes and failures to help you grow exceptionally fast while learning to play the guitar.

Please follow all the directions in the introduction video and you will do GREAT. If you ever need anything, feel free to reach out to me. I love seeing new people learn how to play the guitar and made this course for that very reason.

When taking this course, watch (1) video per day and play the guitar (2) times per day. I know this may seem like a lot, but your success and progress will grow exponentially if you do so. If you try to play multiple videos in one day, you will easily get burned out within a couple weeks. So plan to set aside time to play twice a day. Remember, this course is only one month long. It will take dedication, but you can do it and it WILL be worth it in the end.

Good luck and happy playing!

-Nate

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for motivated beginner guitar players.
  • This course could also help intermediate players, but won't be challenging for any advanced players.
  • This challenge requires students to play every day for one month. Student who fail to play everyday may not reach their goals.
  • Anyone that is capable of playing the instrument can take this course. Students that are under the age of 6 might have difficulty without one-on-one help from a private instructor.
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
03:36:16
+
Introduction
1 Lecture 07:20

Welcome to the 31 Day Guitar Challenge. In this video I show you why this course is important for any beginner guitar player. I will help guide you along your journey to help you become an awesome guitar player. Please take notes from this lesson. If you do everything I tell you, you will be playing guitar solos very soon!

Preview 07:20
+
Week 1
7 Lectures 54:07

In this lesson we will learn about the anatomy of the guitar, the names of the individual parts, and the names of the 6 strings. After this lesson we will be able to work on memorizing the string names for future lessons.

Preview 05:52

In this lesson we will learn what types of guitar picks to use and how to properly hold a pick. We will also learn how to tune our guitar to make our guitar sound great.

Day 2 - Picking and Tuning
11:13

In this lesson we will learn the proper body posture to keep our body relaxed while playing. We will also learn how to play a dexterity exercise to help with flexibility and strength in our hand and fingers.

Day 3 - Body Posture
07:03

In this lesson we will learn how to play two of the easier guitar chords. Once we practice these chords, we can start using them to play songs.

Day 4 - Em and C Chords
06:17

In this lesson we learn about timing and rhythm. The best way to practice perfect timing is to use a metronome. We will use a metronome to work on our getting our rhythm patterns down and on beat.

Day 5 - Rhythm and Timing
09:16

In this lesson we learn how to play our first two songs! These songs will be easy to get down because they only consist of two chords. With enough practice, we will be able to get them down in no time at all!

Day 6 - First Two Songs
06:59

In this lesson we learn how to play two more chords that we can add to our list of known chords. The more chords we know, the more interesting and creative songs we can create. We will also be able to practice switching back and forth from the four chords to work our chord changing speed.

Day 7 - G and D Chords
07:27
+
Week 2
7 Lectures 43:09

In this lesson we learn an awesome strumming pattern that we can apply to hundreds of songs. It may take some time to get it down, but start slow and gradually speed it up to make this cool percussive rhythm pattern.

Day 8 - Strumming Pattern
03:40

In this lesson we will learn two more beginner guitar songs using the two chords we just learned. These are more complex than the first two, but we should be able to get them down with enough practice.

Day 9 - Two More Songs
07:34

In this lesson we will learn how to move from chord to chord with ease. Finding out how to be as efficient as possible is key to playing the guitar.

Day 10 - Chord Tricks
08:05

In this lesson we learn what a capo is and how to effectively use a capo. Once we become familiar with this tool, we can customize any song to our preference. We will also learn a new song that has the four chords we already know.

Day 11 - Using a Capo
07:52

In this lesson we will learn the A chord. Another chord we can add to the list to make some awesome songs.

Day 12 - The A Chord
05:23

In this lesson we learn how to change from chord to chord without getting off beat from the song we are playing. Once we practice this technique, we will be unstoppable.

Day 13 - Mastering Chord Changes
04:51

In this lesson we learn how to play two more chords that are almost identical to each other. Add two more chords to the list that we already know.

Day 14 - E and Am Chords
05:44
+
Week 3
7 Lectures 44:24

In this lesson we learn how to finger style pick the guitar. This technique will come in handy when you don't have a pick and can sound really cool if you practice it enough.

Day 15 - Fingerstyle Picking
04:48

In this lesson we learn how to play the Dm chord, a fun chord to know when learning spanish-style guitar.

Day 16 - The Dm Chord
03:28

In this lesson we learn how to play the power chord. If you want to learn any type of rock or punk rock, get ready to take some notes.

Day 17 - Power Chords
08:42

In this lesson we will learn two more songs that consist of power chords. After playing these songs over and over we will be able to become very comfortable with the chord and will be able to use this shape in many songs in the future.

Day 18 - Power Chord Songs
09:34

In this lesson we learn the palm muting technique. This technique can give the guitar a completely different sound to give the song a cool effect.

Day 19 - Palm Muting
06:03

In this lesson we learn the Bm chord. This chord is played with all four fingers and gets us closer to more complex chords in the future.

Day 20 - The Bm Chord
04:34

In this lesson we learn how to play power chords with only two fingers instead of three. Again, the key to playing the guitar is efficiency.

Day 21 - Power Chord Tricks
07:15
+
Week 4
7 Lectures 50:59

In this lesson we will learn how to make some cool sounds by playing the strings with new techniques. These sounds will give your songs more personality and flare.

Day 22 - Guitar Tricks
09:50

In this lesson we will learn how to read guitar tablature. Tablature is a type of music that is easy to read and will help us learn new songs in a matter of minutes.

Day 23 - Guitar Tablature
05:07

In this lesson we will learn how to play the F barre chord. This chord is a tough one. Everyone struggles with it at first, but it is possible to play. Keep practicing this chord and watch this lesson a few times. You will get it down soon. I promise.

Day 24 - The F Chord
04:26

In this lesson we will learn how to make some new sounds with the guitar. With this technique we can add some chime sounding notes to give our songs even more personality.

Day 25 - Harmonics
06:54

In this lesson we will learn how to memorize the notes on the guitar fretboard. How do those amazing guitarist solo with the guitar behind their back or when they are jumping around on stage? They memorized the notes and patterns to play on the guitar and that is what we will do.

Day 26 - Note Memorization
09:55

In this lesson we will learn our first scale. Once we learn this scale we can understand how chord progressions and solos are created.

Day 27 - The Major Scale
07:55

In this lesson we will learn one of the most popular chord progressions in western music, the 12 bar blues. Once we learn this chord progression, we will be able to jam our blues away.

Day 28 - 12 Bar Blues
06:52
+
Last Stretch!
3 Lectures 16:17

In this lesson we will learn how to change up the chord progression to make it more unique and give ourselves the ability to give songs more variety when playing.

Day 29 - Blues Variations
07:14

In this lesson we will learn to play the pentatonic scale. This scale will teach us how to solo over the 12 bar blues chord progression.

Day 30 - The Pentatonic Scale
04:15

In this lesson we will learn how to improvise our very own guitar solo that we will play over the 12 bar blues backing track. This is what music is all about. Creating your own music with your own unique style and creativity. Congratulations on completing the 31 Day Guitar Challenge. You Rock! \m/

Day 31 - Our First Solo
04:48
About the Instructor
Nathan Forrest
4.8 Average rating
24 Reviews
1,034 Students
1 Course
Austin Guitar Mentor

Hey There!

Nate here, coming at you from the live music capital of the world, Austin, Texas! I am obsessed with playing music and want to share my gift with the world. I have been playing for over 10 years and have enjoyed every minute of it! One of the biggest challenges I had when learning how to play the guitar is finding the path that was right for me. This course is designed to teach you the guitar basics, but the fun begins when you develop your own style and put your heart into the instrument. I am here to guide you along the way with tips and knowledge, but most importantly to motivate and challenge you to do great things. So get your guitar and lets start jamming!