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Are you beginning the guitar? OR.....
Have you been playing the guitar for a while, but feel that you are "stuck"?
Look no further if you not only want to become a guitar player but also a better musician.
In my many years of playing guitar and teaching, I have seen beginning guitar players get led astray because of a lack of foundation. People who pick up the guitar sometimes rush toward playing their favorite song or learning a solo with tabs. Although, there is nothing wrong with this, I have often seen that it can lead to discouragement and/or a poor interpretation of music. People end up playing bits and pieces of melodies and can rarely play any song from beginning to end. Or they have a poor sense of rhythm and this makes it hard to play with others. They become closet guitar players because the music only sound right to them.
Other people learn a bunch of chords to songs and are incapable of playing any melodies.
This course is here to fix all this.
Get you off on the right foot by getting a solid foundation in melody. After a short while, you will start to hear the melody within you as you are playing. Just play along with the videos and don't be afraid of starting videos again from the start.
The lessons are divided by string groups. The first lessons include melodies that can be played using only the first two strings of the guitar! From there, each new section introduces a new string. There are also sections that teach chord strumming, fingerpicking and advanced tuning.
Here's a breakdown course's sections:
The aim of this course is to get you to play by ear with the help of the video lessons. The format is the same throughout the course. First you will see an example of the melody or exercise you are going to learn. The following video is the lesson that teaches you the melody. This way, once you are learning, you will already have the music in you ears. All you have to do is make your fingers interpret what you are hearing. Then, you can go back to the previous video once your music is up to speed.
You see, it is possible to have the same mindset of some of the greatest musicians right from the start. All the greatest musicians have one thing in common; they are playing what they are hearing.
This course will teach you to do exactly that and more! Don't feel that you need tablatures or sheet music in order to play music. Just watch and learn and you will be amazed at what happens in a short period of time.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Use the speed feature selection on the video playback controls to change the speed of video playback. If you're uncomfortable with a playback speed of any of the performance videos, take it down to 50% and play along until you're ready to bump it up to 1X. Have fun with it!
Here's the tune book for all the melodies included in this course. Use this tune book as a reference only. You should learn the content of this course be ear. Only refer to the tune book if you are really stuck.
Learning to play by ear takes a long time. It's perfectly normal to have to revise a lesson several times before being able to play along. Take the frustration out of doing a lesson over and over again. Associate fun with repetition and you'll succeed at learning music by ear.
|Section 2: Tuning notes. Tune your guitar here if you don't have a guitar tuner|
Tune your strings in this video before starting anything.
|Section 3: Melodies using the two first strings of the guitar|
Jingle bells - LessonPreview
Lightly Row - Lesson
Ode to joyPreview
Ode to joy - Lesson
When the saints go marching in
When the saints go marching in - Lesson
|Section 4: Melodies using the third string|
Aura Lee - Lesson
O come little children
O come little children - Lesson
Go tell aunt Rhody
Go tell aunt Rhody - Lesson
Largo - Lesson
Long, long ago
Long, long ago - Lesson
May song - Lesson
Song of the wind
Song of the wind - Lesson
Yankee Doodle - Lesson
|Section 5: Melodies using the fourth string|
I saw three ships
I saw three ships - Lesson
When Johnny comes marching home
When Johnny comes marching home - Lesson
Austrian hymn - Lesson
|Section 6: Melodies with changing positions|
Wayfarin' Stranger - Lesson
Amazing Grace - Lesson
Danny boy - Lesson
Swing low, sweet chariot
Swing low, sweet chariot - Lesson
Early american hymn
Early american hymn - Lesson
Worried man blues
Worried man blues - Lesson
|Section 7: Melodies using the fifth string|
What shall we do with the drunken sailor?
What shall we do with the drunken sailor? - Lesson
Angels we have heard on high
Angels we have heard on high - Lesson
Kumbaya - Lesson
God rest ye merry gentlemen
God rest ye merry gentlemen - Lesson
|Section 8: Faster picking using 16th notes|
Czech marching song
Czech marching song - Lesson
Joy to the world
Joy to the world - Lesson
|Section 9: Melodies using the sixth string|
Silent night - Lesson
|Section 10: Playing in closed position|
Trumpet tune - Lesson
|Section 11: Advanced melodies|
Greensleeves - LessonPreview
The Wild Rover
The Wild Rover - Lesson
Endearing charms - Lesson
Scarborough Fair - Lesson
The entertainer - Lesson
Loch Lomond - Lesson
Symphony no.1 Theme
Symphony no. 1 Theme - Lesson
|Section 12: Learn how to strum and play chords|
Chord Strumming - Lesson
Chord Strumming Down Up
Chord Strumming Down Up - Lesson
Chord Strumming Down Down Up
Chord Strumming Down Down Up - Lesson
C Chord Progression
C Chord Progression - Lesson
G Chord Progression
G Chord Progression - Lesson
Aura Lee Chords
Aura Lee Chords - Lesson
Daniel Boudreau's courses focus on learning from example. Theory is cut down to a minimum across all courses. Daniel values ACTION strongly in his teaching approach. You will learn core concepts by observation and be able to replicate them right away is in a step-by-step method. Additionally, with the help of the Udemy course layout, elements of a topic are cut down to super specific lessons. This way, you will never feel lost or confused. Daniel is always there to help if you have any questions about a specific lesson. Just head to the discussion tab from any lesson and ask away!
Daniel has collaborated with several instructors with many years of teaching experience. All of them have a vast knowledge of the subject that they teach. Browse around the many courses that Daniel offers and see what interests you. You can always take a five-minute preview of any course by clicking the button on the right side of the video on any course's preview page.