Guitar - Blues Guitar for Beginners
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Guitar - Blues Guitar for Beginners

Guitar: Go from knowing NOTHING about the guitar, to playing AWESOME blues guitar riffs in less than an hour.
4.0 (25 ratings)
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2,792 students enrolled
Created by Henry Olsen
Last updated 10/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn awesome blues riffs
  • Choose the right guitar
  • Play the 12 bar blues in 3 different variations
  • Tune the guitar
  • Play with a pick
  • Play with fingers
  • Learn about proper posture
  • Understand guitar anatomy
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Requirements
  • There is no prior knowlegde needed
Description

This course begins with an introduction of me showing that you can go from zero knowledge of the guitar, to playing awesome blues riffs that everyone will tap they´re foot to.

You´ll realise that playing the guitar is much easier then you thought, regardless of previous fear and doubt that might have been stopping you until now.

I walk you through all the elements that you´ll need to know in order to play those groovy blues riffs you´ve always been dreaming about.

Each short, intense (and sometimes funny) lecture helps you learn about different aspects of playing the guitar (not just blues).

Every lecture has a supported guitar playalong, so that you can watch and listen to me, while playing along at home. This way, you´ll never get lost, and you can listen to the track as many time as you need to.

You have the opportunity to become the guitar player you have always dreamed of. The lessons in the course are designed to teach the blues, but much of the lessons can be used in any other style that you want to play.

Throughout the course, you'll have the opportunity to ask me questions and get quick support. This way you´re never alone, I´m always cheering you on!

By the end of this course, you'll know what you need to play guitar riffs with confidence and pride. You´ll be able to pull out your guitar and friends/family will be shocked by the fast and amazing progress you made in such a short period time.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners who want to learn blues guitar
  • No prior knowledge is needed
  • This course is not for advanced players
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
01:07:40
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Introduction Video
1 Lecture 02:41

This video describes everything you will get from the course.

Preview 02:41
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Guitar Basics
8 Lectures 25:52

In this lesson you will learn how to sit properly while playing the guitar. REMEMBER, the most important thing is to stay loose and relaxed.

Preview 02:50

In this lesson you will learn about the guitar anatomy and some of the language we use when describing parts of the guitar.

Acoustic Guitar Anatomy
04:35

This lesson explains the anatomy of the electric guitar. After this lesson you will understand what a "5 Way switch" is and how to use all the controls on a electric guitar.

Electric Guitar Anatomy
03:29

In this lesson I talk about the differences between electric and acoustic guitars. After this lesson you should have a good feeling witch one in the right one for you in the long run.

Electric VS Acoustic guitar
02:19

In this lesson we go deep into the names of the string and the tuning of the guitar. After this lesson you will know exactly witch note each string needs to be tuned to.

How to tune the guitar
05:05

In this lesson, I take you with me and we tune my guitar together. After this lesson you should have a easy time getting your guitar into tune :-)

Tuning close up
02:19

In this lesson I show you how to hold a pick properly. We also go through some of the challenges you might go through when playing with a pick for the first time.

How to play with a pick
03:07

This lesson shows you how to get a nice sound out of the guitar using only your fingers.

How to play with your fingers
02:08
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First blues riffs
3 Lectures 09:09

In this lesson I will show you how to play your very first blues riff! After this lesson you will be amazed at the great sound coming out of your guitar.

Preview 04:12

Blues riff Nr. 2
02:53

Blues Riff Nr. 3
02:04
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Let´s Start playing the blues!
11 Lectures 28:42

In this lesson, I walk you through the first chords we will need to get started playing our first 12 bar blues.

The chords are:

1. The "A" chord

2. The "D" chord

3. The "E" chord

First Chords
04:14

In this lesson I show you the exact structure we will be using to play the legendary "12 bar blues". After this lesson you will know how to count a "bar of music" and be able to count your way through a 12 bar blues.

Here is a recap of how long we stay on witch chord:

A 4 bars, D 2 bars, A 2 bars, E 1 bar, D 1 bar, A 1 bar, E 1 bar

Then repeat :-)

12 Bar blues structure
02:42

This is a video playalong, so that you can play with me from home, and get an even better feel for the blues pattern.

12 Bar blues playalong
02:01

Now that you understand how a 12 Bar blues works, it´s time for us to have even more fun with it! After you watch this video you will be able to play the 12 Bar blues structure with some more groove in it :-)

12 bar blues - Adding in some swing
01:58

This is a playalong to for you to use at home.

Preview 01:07

Now that we understand how to make the blues sound more groovy, it´s time to add in some new notes.

12 Bar blues - Adding in a new note
03:32

This is a playalong for you at home. Watch the video a try to play with me :-)

12 Bar blues - Adding in a new note playalong
02:34

In this video we add in a second note. This will make the blues sound even more interesting and fun.

12 Bar blues - Adding in 2 new notes
03:16

This is a playalong for you at home. Watch the video a try to play with me :-)

12 Bar blues - Adding in 2 new notes playalong
02:48

In this last video we add in even more spice to our blues. By now you should be feeling really confident about the 12 Bar blues structure.

12 Bar blues - Adding in more spice
02:03

This is a playalong for you at home. Watch the video a try to play with me :-)

12 Bar blues - Adding in more spice playalong
02:27
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:03

Thank you for checking this course. Please feel free to ask me any questions you have and check me out on youtube and facebook :-)

Enjoy the lessons!

-Henry

Conclusion
01:03
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About the Instructor
Henry Olsen
4.6 Average rating
245 Reviews
15,141 Students
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Henry Olsen is a professional guitarist with 14 years’ playing experience and 5 years professional teaching experience. Henry provides one-on-one private guitar classes in Austria and offers online guitar courses – both free and paid – to students who sign up on his website. He also has a constantly expanding YouTube Channel with over 8000 subscribers.

Henry is teacher proud about sharing his expertise, knowledge and he has thousands of teaching hours to his credit. He has trained 12000+ students to date and has consistently gotten 5-star reviews for his work. He currently teaches 15 guitar courses (all available on Udemy)
Henry was born and raised in San Francisco where he lived his early childhood years. He later moved to Croatia where he spent his teenage years. Henry currently lives in Austria with his family of three; a beautiful wife and two adorable sons.

Henry is a guitarist passionate about his craft but there is something more important to him – impacting his students’ lives and helping them build their passions and their dreams. In his words, he describes his joy “Teaching guitar is more than sharing experience for me. I feel like I´m really refining my skills as a teacher, but more than that, there is no greater joy then seeing my students’ faces light up after playing something that they thought was never possible for them”.
In his downtime, when he is not providing guitar lessons or improving and honing his craft, Henry likes to indulge in his other passions; spending time with his family, skateboarding and yoga.