Beginner Guitar Lessons: Learn To Play Guitar Today (WAVE 1)
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The correct way to start your guitar journey. Step by step beginner guitar classes to help you succeed.
4.9 (21 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.
83 students enrolled
Created by Mario Baptista
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Develop fundamental guitar skills to start your guitar journey the correct way. Develop great picking techniques and play awesome guitar picking riffs.
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Requirements
  • No prior experience is needed to take this course. It has been designed from the ground up for students who are completely new to the guitar.
  • You will need your own guitar, tuner and pick.
Description

You're here because you want to learn how to play the guitar right ?

You've never played before and you don't know where to begin. I'm here to help you with that. 

I have put together THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER GUITAR COURSE. The course is an all in one, complete beginner guitar course. It guides students from complete newbies into talented picking and rhythm players.

I have spent years developing and perfecting the layout of my course. Each lesson has been meticulously laid out. This ensures that as my student you always have the direction you need to succeed.


I'll show you the exact steps you need to take to become a great guitarist. 

This course is the FIRST WAVE of my ULTIMATE BEGINNER GUITAR COURSE. The whole aim of this wave is to:

- Introduce you to guitar fundamentals.

These guitar fundamentals include correct posture, string names, how to tune your guitar, how to practice correctly and how to deal with finger pain.

- Introduce you to picking fundamentals.

These include how to read tabs, fundamental picking techniques and exercises to practice these important techniques.

- Awesome guitar riffs to practice these picking techniques.

So you will cover all the really important picking technique concepts. I will then help you practice them and apply them to really awesome guitar riffs. What is a riff you say? A riff is a short sequence of notes. In this case, these riffs are awesome songs.

- Introduce you to more involved guitar concepts:

These include Hammer ons, Pull offs , Slides and Drop D Tuning. I will show you what each of these concepts are, will show you how to practice them and will help you apply each of them.

- Strengthen and gym your hands and fingers.

As a beginner player, your hands and fingers are not as strong as we need them to be. This wave has been designed to gradually help you build up the required hand strength, finger strength and finger callouses we need to move on and master chords.


This ensures that by the time you reach chords in WAVE TWO, you will have developed the necessary strength to master them.


What makes me qualified to teach you?

From the moment I picked up my first guitar, I soon realised that this is what I wanted to do with my life. Not only did I enjoy playing the instrument, but my love for teaching was quickly uncovered. I began giving informal lessons to friends and family members who were keen to learn. This only fuelled my passion for teaching and planted the seed that inevitably lead to the creation of Music With Mario.

I built my business from the ground up and currently teach guitar full time 5 days a week from 12pm to 8pm. I am proud to say that I am almost always booked up and my student retention speaks volumes for not only the progress my students have with me, but also how enjoyable my guitar courses are. I also teach guitar at a private school in my neighbourhood where I form part of their culture centre.

I've been playing for over a decade and have been teaching for most of those. I have taught hundreds of students and have helped them reach their guitar playing goals.

I have spent countless hours continuously improving and mastering my teaching techniques and methods. I have strived to create the easiest, most effective and most enjoyable way for beginners to learn how to play.

Years of hard work have led to the creation of this course. The Ultimate Beginner Guitar Course.

My Promise to You:

I'm a full time guitar instructor. I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best beginner guitar course on Udemy and beyond. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.


Get ready to start your guitar journey TODAY:

This wave of my ULTIMATE BEGINNER GUITAR COURSE will finally get you on the road to becoming the guitarist you've always wanted to be. You'll be mastering:

  • How to correctly hold the guitar.
  • Different guitar components.
  • How to tune your guitar.
  • What the strings on your guitar are called.
  • How to read tabs.
  • The fundamental picking techniques.
  • Exercises to practice those REALLY important picking techniques.
  • How to practice correctly.
  • How to deal with finger pain.
  • Hammer ons
  • Pull offs
  • Slides
  • Drop D Tuning
  • Awesome guitar riffs to practice all these concepts.
  • Finger and hand strengthening so you can master WAVE TWO, which is chords. 


What else do you get?

Not only will you be taught how to master the guitar using the best content around. You will also benefit from:

  1. All lessons are taught using HD, Multi angle videos.
  2. You will receive a downloadable PDF Book with all content inside.
  3. You can ask me questions at any time and I will assist you.
  4. Each lesson is step by step, allowing you to take the guess work out of learning how to play. Follow each lesson as they come and succeed.


With my 30-day money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!

Rock On,

Mario.


What are the requirements?

  • No prior experience is needed. This course has been designed from the ground up for complete beginners.
  • You will need your own guitar, pick and tuner.


What am I going to get from this course?

  • You'll master guitar fundamentals such as posture, naming components and string names.
  • You will know how to correctly tune your own guitar.
  • You will know how to read tabs.
  • You will know what the IMPORTANT picking techniques are and when and how to apply them.
  • You will know what a hammer on is and how to apply it.
  • You will know what a pull off is and how to apply it.
  • You will know what a slide is and how to apply it.
  • You will know what Drop D Tuning is and how to apply it.
  • You will know how to practice correctly and deal with finger pain.
  • You will have excellent exercises and guitar riffs to practice all this content.
  • You will build up finger dexterity, speed and strength.
  • You will be ready to move on and master chords.


What is the target audience?

  • People who have always wanted to play the guitar before, but NEVER have.
  • People wanting to develop excellent picking techniques on the guitar.
  • People wanting to finally start their guitar journey, and do it the right way.
  • People who think that they can't succeed on the guitar because they aren't musical.


** PLEASE NOTE: WAVE TWO is a seperate course that will need to be bought separately once you complete WAVE ONE. **

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for students who have always wanted to play the guitar but never have.
  • This course is for beginner students looking to commence their guitar journey the correct way.
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Curriculum For This Course
56 Lectures
09:49:36
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:02

This lesson introduces you to WAVE ONE of my Ultimate Beginner Guitar Course. It gives a description of what we will cover as well as the outcomes of this course.

Preview 01:02
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Guitar Basics
5 Lectures 01:06:16

This lesson walks you through what the different components on your guitar are called. If we're going to play this beast, we want to first know our way around it.** PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE PDF BOOKLET FOR THIS COURSE HERE **


Acoustic Guitar Build Up
16:32

This lesson walks you through how to correctly hold your guitar when playing. If you're uncomfortable, you're never going to be able to play well.

How To Hold The Guitar
07:08

This lesson walks you through what the strings on your guitar are called. This is so important and you will need this to not only tune your guitar, but to understand where all the notes lie on your fretboard too.

String Names
05:21

This lesson walk you through how to tune your guitar correctly using a chromatic tuner. I love using chromatic tuners as they force us to understand what is happening with our notes. Part 1.

Guitar Tuning - Chromatic Tuner ( Part 1 )
18:41

This lesson walk you through how to tune your guitar correctly using a chromatic tuner. I love using chromatic tuners as they force us to understand what is happening with our notes. Part 2.

Guitar Tuning - Chromatic Tuner ( Part 2 )
18:34
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Picking Fundamentals
5 Lectures 51:17

This quick lesson is for left handed players. It discusses how rules change slightly for left handed players. Please skip this if you are right handed.

Left Handed Players
01:40

IMPORTANT !!! This lesson walks you through the vital rules or techniques that you need to apply when you are picking on your guitar.

Fundamental Picking Rules
14:31

This lesson walks you through how to correctly read tabs. This is important if you want to be able to follow along in the PDF booklet.

How To Read Tabs
09:46

IMPORTANT !!! This lesson walks you through some important exercises to help you practice the fundamental rules we covered in a previous lesson.

Dexterity Exercises
08:11

This lesson walks you through how to practice the correct way so you can make the most out of your practice sessions. Practicing correctly leads to quicker progress.

How To Practice Effectively
17:09
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Picking Songs - Phase 1
15 Lectures 02:31:50

This lesson walks you through how to play 7 nation army by The White Stripes. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

The White Stripes - 7 Nation Army
10:51

This lesson walks you through how to deal with finger pain. Finger pain is normal for beginner players. This lesson gives you some more insight into it.

Dealing With Finger Pain
15:03

This lesson walks you through how to play Same old love by Selena Gomez. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Selena Gomez - Same Old Love
09:42

This lesson walks you through how to play Smoke on the water by Deep Purple. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
07:37

This lesson walks you through how to play Show me by Kid Ink. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Preview 08:49

This lesson walks you through how to play Down on the corner by Creedence Clearwater Revival. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Preview 10:09

This lesson walks you through how to play Chasing cars by Snow Patrol . We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
07:39

This lesson walks you through how to play What makes you beautiful by One Direction. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
09:33

This lesson walks you through how to play Sunshine of your love by Cream. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love
08:04

This lesson walks you through how to play What i've done by Linkin Park. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Linkin Park - What I've Done
11:02

This lesson walks you through how to play You're beautiful by James Blunt . We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

James Blunt - You're Beautiful
09:15

This lesson walks you through how to play In the end by Linkin Park. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Linkin Park - In The End
10:27

This lesson walks you through how to play Fine by me by Chris Brown. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Chris Brown - Fine By Me
09:20

This lesson walks you through how to play Like suicide by Seether. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Seether - Like Suicide
12:59

This lesson walks you through how to play Notion by Kings Of Leon. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Kings Of Leon - Notion
11:20
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Picking Songs - Phase 2 ( Finger Picking )
4 Lectures 49:57

This lesson walks you through how to play Big girls don't cry by Fergie. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and finger picking.

Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry
07:40

This lesson walks you through how to play California king bed by Rihanna. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and finger picking.

Rihanna - California King Bed
19:31

This lesson walks you through how to play Love bug by The Jonas Brothers. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and finger picking.

Jonas Brothers - Love Bug
09:26

This lesson walks you through how to play As long as I am here by Prime Circle. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and finger picking.

Prime Circle - As Long As I Am Here
13:20
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Picking Songs - Phase 3
8 Lectures 01:25:25

This lesson walks you through how to play Other side by The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Otherside
18:32

This lesson walks you through how to play I'll show you by Justin Bieber. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Justin Bieber - I'll Show You
09:31

This lesson walks you through how to play Everybody Hurts by R.E.M. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
07:29

This lesson walks you through how to play Dark horse by Katy Perry. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Katy Perry - Dark Horse
07:54

This lesson walks you through how to play Pretty woman by Roy Orbison. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
07:00

This lesson walks you through how to play Wake me up by Avicii. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Avicii - Wake Me Up
10:45

This lesson walks you through how to play Midnight memories by One Direction. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

One Direction - Midnight Memories
10:28

This lesson walks you through how to play Still into you by Paramore. We are using this song to practice the picking rules.

Paramore - Still Into You
13:46
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Slide
4 Lectures 32:09

This lesson walks you through what a slide is and how to execute it. This is important for the lessons going forward.

The Slide
04:30

This lesson walks you through how to play Love yourself by Justin Bieber. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and slides.

Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
07:52

This lesson walks you through how to play Heroes by Alesso. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and slides.

Alesso - Heroes
08:07

This lesson walks you through how to play S.O.S. by The Jonas Brothers. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and slides.

Jonas Brothers - S.O.S.
11:40
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Hammer On
4 Lectures 58:00

This lesson walks you through what a hammer on is and how to execute it. This is important for the lessons going forward.

The Hammer On
13:36

This lesson walks you through how to play Lonely road by Everlast. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and hammer ons.

Everlast - Lonely Road
13:13

This lesson walks you through how to play Do I wanna know by The Arctic Monkeys. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and hammer ons.

Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know
17:35

This lesson walks you through how to play Pom poms by The Jonas Brothers. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and hammer ons.

Jonas Brothers - Pom Poms
13:36
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Pull Off
4 Lectures 39:35

This lesson walks you through what a pull off is and how to execute it. This is important for the lessons going forward.

The Pull Off
06:00

This lesson walks you through how to play Downtown by Lady Antebellum. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and pull offs.

Lady Antebellum - Downtown
13:09

This lesson walks you through how to play Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and pull offs.

The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
10:30

This lesson walks you through how to play On top of the world by Imagine Dragons. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and pull offs.

Imagine Dragons - On Top Of The World
09:56
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Drop D Tuning
4 Lectures 47:05

This lesson walks you through what Drop D tuning is and how to execute it. This is important for the lessons going forward.

Drop D Tuning
11:38

This lesson walks you through how to play My house by Flo Rida. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and Drop D Tuning.

Flo Rida - My House
06:54

This lesson walks you through how to play Beat it by Fall Out Boy. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and Drop D Tuning.

Fall Out Boy - Beat It
14:12

This lesson walks you through how to play Slither by Velvet Revolver. We are using this song to practice the picking rules and Drop D Tuning.

Velvet Revolver - Slither
14:21
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About the Instructor
Mario Baptista
4.9 Average rating
21 Reviews
84 Students
2 Courses
Founder of Music With Mario

I’m Mario. From the moment I picked up my first guitar, I soon realised that this is what I wanted to do with my life. Not only did I enjoy playing the instrument, but my love for teaching was quickly uncovered. 

I began giving informal lessons to friends and family members who were keen to learn. This only fuelled my passion for teaching and planted the seed that inevitably led to the creation of Music With Mario. 

I built my business from the ground up and currently teach guitar full time 5 days a week from 12pm to 8pm. I am proud to say that I am almost always booked up and my student retention speaks volumes for not only the progress my students have with me, but also how enjoyable my guitar courses are. I also teach guitar at a private school in my neighbourhood where I form part of their culture centre.

I’ve been playing for over 10 years and been teaching for most of those. I have taught hundreds of students and helped them reach their guitar playing goals. I have spent countless hours continuously improving and mastering my teaching techniques and methods. I have strived to create the easiest, most effective and most enjoyable way for beginners to learn how to play. 

Years of hard work have led to the creation of this course. A course that helps students unlock their guitar playing potential by focusing on techniques. Students follow my proven step by step method and succeed.