Beginner Guitar Method
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Beginner Guitar Method

Learn the 7 Essential Guitar Skills all guitar players should know to play almost any song. Perfect for beginners.
4.5 (2 ratings)
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Last updated 1/2013
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course you will have a foundation in the 7 Essential Skills that will allow you to start playing songs.
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Requirements
  • You will need a guitar, a pick, a chair with no arms and a computer and if possible a printer.
Description

The G4 GUITAR METHOD is based on over 27 years of research and teaching experience. Created by David Hart who began teaching in 1984. David went on to establish a chain of guitar schools called the G4 GUITAR SCHOOLS which led to the G4 Guitar Teacher Worldwide Network with guitar teachers in Australia, Canada, USA and Japan. 

What you will receive.

Included are 6 x ebooks along with 150 minutes of video and some additional downloads. Everything you need.

Duration

The course is intended as a 5 week course but may take longer with children.

Who can do this course.

It is suitable for children and adults but children should do together with a parent.

7 Skills

There are 7 essential skills all guitar players need to learn and practice. We have included a dedicated section on each of the 7 skills to ensure students clearly understand each skill. The 7 skills include *Picking *Chords *Arpeggios *Scales *Rhythm *Reading & *Aural. By developing these 7 important areas you will not only master guitar but music in general.

Checklists

Part of our secret to success is the use of thoroughly researched levels with checklists that ensure students always know what to practice. The G4GUITAR METHOD COMPLETE KITcontains a total of 11 checklists starting from the absolute beginner up to an intermediate level. We even have a special checklist for the very young beginner.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner guitar students. Suitable for children and adults
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
04:12:11
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Downloads - Please download PDFs
8 Lectures 00:00
This PDF includes course details and describes each of the 7 Essential Skills
Preview 15 pages

The Checklists are to be used once the introduction is complete.
The Junior Checklists are suitable for 7 to 12 years.
G4 Guitar Junior Checklists (PDF 2a)
7 pages

The Checklists are to be used once the introduction is complete.
The Senior Checklists are suitable for 12 years to adults.
G4 Guitar Senior Checklists (PDF 2b)
4 pages

The Scales PDF includes all the scales you will need to compliment the checklists.
G4 Guitar Method Scales Book (PDF 3)
5 pages

The Rhythm Book PDF includes all the exercises you will need to compliment the checklists.
G4 Guitar Method Rhythm Book (PDF 4)
12 pages

The Reading Book PDF is a complete method for learning to read music on guitar and includes all the exercises you will need to compliment the checklists.
G4 Guitar Method Reading Book (PDF 5)
18 pages

The Theory Book PDF is perfect for the beginner to intermediate guitar student and will explain music theory in easy to understand terms.
G4 Guitar Method Theory Book (PDF 6)
18 pages

The Practice Log PDF includes is designed for you to record and track your practice.
G4 Guitar Method Practice Log (PDF)
1 page
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Week 1 - Picking & Chords
3 Lectures 36:25

We go into detail on the the all important skill of picking.

*How to hold the pick *Hand positioning *Bracing etc.

Preview 10:44

We continue on with picking first the first half and then introduce chords.

*Finger placement *Play on tips *Close to frets
G4 Guitar Method for Beginners 1b - Picking & Chords
12:37

Chords continued.
G4 Guitar Method for Beginners 1c - Chords
13:04
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Week 2 - Arpeggios & Scales
3 Lectures 35:21
We revise week 1 topics of picking and chords.
G4 Guitar Method Lesson 2a - Revision
10:55

Introduction to guitar arpeggios.
*Explanation *Beginner example
G4 Guitar Method Lesson 2b - Arpeggios
12:22

Introduction to guitar scales.
*Explanation *Beginner example
G4 Guitar Method Lesson 2c - Scales
12:04
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Week 3 Rhythm & Reading
3 Lectures 35:18
Introduction to rhythm and strumming.
*Strumming technique
G4 Guitar Method Lesson 3a - Rhythm Part 1
10:30

Introduction to rhythm and strumming.
*Understanding how to read rhythm charts and use the G4 Guitar Rhythm book.
G4 Guitar Method Lesson 3b - Rhythm Part 2
13:16

Introduction to reading music on guitar.
*The basic elements of reading music *Understanding how to use the G4 Guitar Reading book.
G4 Guitar Method Lesson 3c - Reading music
11:32
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Week 4 - Aural & Theory
3 Lectures 30:56
Revising the skills to date.
G4 Guitar Method Lesson 4a - Revision
10:05

Introduction to ear training
The ability to transfer what you hear when listening to a song to your instrument is a valuable skill for any musician. This lesson will introduce you to developing aural skills.
G4 Guitar Method Lesson 4b - Aural (Ear training)
10:40

Introduction to music theory.
*The G4 Guitar Method Theory Book will give the beginner guitarist a comprehensive understanding of music theory as applied to guitarists. This less will introduce you to the basics and explain how to use the book.
G4 Guitar Method Lesson 4c - Music theory
10:11
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Week 5 - Checklists, The next 12 months & Course Summary.
3 Lectures 34:11
There is a series of checklists which literally map out the next few years of learning. In this lesson I will explain how to get started on your first checklist so you can continue your learning long term.
G4 Guitar Method Lesson 5a - Checklists - The next 12 months
11:07

In this lesson we begin work on the first checklist just to get you started.
G4 Guitar Method Lesson 5b - Working through first checklist
10:52

In this lesson I will revise the entire course pointing out the most important points to remember.
G4 Guitar Method Lesson 5c - Finishing up the Intro
12:12
About the Instructor
Program Director David Hart
4.5 Average rating
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85 Students
1 Course
Program research and design

I began learning music as a young teen initially on drums and then guitar. Inspired by my own great teachers I decided to compliment my professional music career with teaching at age 19. I quickly became fascinated with the whole learning process and soon found myself spending hours everyday researching the art and science of learning music. My fascination for learning continues 30 years later and thanks to the internet and a network of great teachers from around the world. My goal from the very outset was to make the process of learning guitar as focused as possible. That is I wanted to know what exactly students should be focused on to get the best result in the shortest time frame. The result is the G4 Guitar Method. Its a complete system that will give any guitar student a fast track to playing guitar and especially effective for beginners. I personally guarantee that if you try it you will see what I mean.