Beginners Guide to Playing Guitar - Step-by-step System
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Beginners Guide to Playing Guitar - Step-by-step System

The Ultimate Beginners "How to" System to Playing Guitar
3.9 (22 ratings)
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378 students enrolled
Created by Erich Andreas
Last updated 12/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 10.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Simplify the Learning Curve to Playing Guitar
  • Master Beginner and Intermediate Skills on the Guitar
  • Develop the Tools to Play Songs and Master Chords, Scales and Guitar Theory
  • Understand the MOST Essential Lessons That EVERY Guitarists Should Know
  • You Will Become a Guitar "Ninja"
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Requirements
  • No Special Skills Needed
  • You Will Need a Guitar
  • Practice Can Not Be Avoided
Description

Would You Like to Master Your Guitar Skills Without the Struggle and Frustration that Most Guitar Players Encounter?

If You Are Looking for the Simplest and Easiest, Step-by-step Guitar Course to Follow and Actually See Major Results In Your Guitar Playing Then This is the Only Guitar Course You’ll Ever Need.


There's no magic button or special pill but if you follow the videos in the order that they are provided then you will start to see major results very quickly.

  • 97 lectures/videos with PDF attachments
  • 10 hours of video
  • It's available on a PC or MAC and there is an iPad, iPhone and Android app ready to go! (Android app is coming soon).
  • Keeping track of which videos(lectures) you have already watched is a breeze. Udemy has a great way of keeping track of your completed lessons(lectures).
  • The entire course is organized in step-by-step easy to follow layout

For some people 'time' is the problem when starting to learn the guitar. With this easy video course you'll be able to go at your own pace, practice when you have the time, and be able to track your results.

Erich's teachings are different than all of the other online teachers. He has made it super easy to be successful at playing guitar. All you have to do is follow the videos in order and put together some good practice habits.


Who is this guitar course for?

  • All Beginners Including Guitar Players That Feel Lost and Don't Quite Know Where to Begin
  • Those Who are Frustrated With Their Pace of Learning That Desire a "fail proof" Step-by-step Method
  • Any Players That Feel Like Their Personal Guitar Instructors Aren't "cutting it" For Them
  • People That Think Their Hands Are to Small, Fingers Are to Fat, or That They Are Not "Talented"

Erich's Guitar Videos, Ebooks, Online Guitar Courses and Books Have Reached Millions of People All Around the World.

  • With More Than 60 Million Views on Youtube alone
  • Nearly 30 Years Experience in Teaching and Playing
  • Over 260,000 Youtube Subscribers

We all know you have to practice to become better at guitar.

Most teachers don't have a "plan" for beginners to follow for them to see actual results.

This course, and all of Erich's courses on Udemy, are laid out in a "no fail" order. So all you have to do is follow the videos in order and put your practice to good use.

Erich will teach you the correct techniques and exercises to incorporate into your practice so you begin to establish the Right Practice habits.

From picking up your first guitar to being able to jam out to songs that you have always dreamed about being able to play on the guitar THIS course will get you moving in the right direction.


Beginner to Intermediate and EVERYTHING in between!

  • 97 Lectures and 10 hours of Video = $2500 Value
  • PDF Attachments for Almost Every Lecture.
  • "fail proof" if You Practice and Have a Determined Attitude

If you wanted to accumulate the same amount of one-on-one lessons equaled to 97 lectures, it would be 25 hours of lessons at $100 an hour, $2,500.00!

YOU don't have 25 hours at this moment nor do you have $2,500.00 for lessons. That used to be the Big Problem... until now!!!

This step by step is proven to work IF you follow the videos in the order that they are provided.


**Add 6 BONUS Videos** Over 45 Additional Minutes!

  1. Introduction To Advanced Fingerpicking Module - Polyphonic Playing (2:46)
  2. Advanced Fingerpicking Module - Establishing Your Timing - Exercise 1, 2, 3 (4:44)
  3. Know The One Note That Makes A Chord Major Or Minor (8:04)
  4. Introduction To Blues Scale (10:46)
  5. Introduction To "Call and Response" Lead Playing Exercises (3:31)
  6. Call and Response for Beginner Lead Players (15:24)

Now it's time to get started!

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WARNING: This course is NOT for the person who thinks by purchasing this course it will then magically give them all your guitar skills to you without you having to put the time, effort and practice. It does take practice if you want to see results. :)


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Who is the target audience?
  • All Beginners Including Guitar Players That Feel Lost and Don't Quite Know Where to Begin
  • Those Who are Frustrated With Their Pace of Learning That Desire a "fail proof" Step-by-step Method
  • Any Players That Feel Like Their Personal Guitar Instructors Aren't "cutting it" For Them
  • People That Think Their Hands Are to Small, Fingers Are to Fat, or That They Are Not "Talented"
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 98 Lectures Collapse All 98 Lectures 10:16:52
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Introduction - MUST Watch First!
1 Lecture 04:47
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The CORE - Module 1 - Getting To Know Your Guitar
6 Lectures 27:36
In this video I discuss the most necessary elements to correctly choose and purchase an acoustic guitar.
Choosing an Acoustic Guitar
05:36

In this video I discuss the most necessary elements to correctly choose and purchase an electric guitar.
Choosing an Electric Guitar
04:56

In this video I discuss the anatomy of the acoustic guitar.
Anatomy of the Acoustic Guitar
03:43

In this video I discuss the anatomy of the electric guitar.
Anatomy of the Electric Guitar
02:53

This video covers of some definitions that we will be using throughout the course.
Definitions We'll Need to Know
06:04

This video discusses proper posture and how to hold the pick for the most effective technique.  Holding your guitar incorrectly can hinder your playing greatly.  Please don't skip this cornerstone video!
Proper Posture and How to Hold the Pick
04:24
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The CORE - Module 2 - Getting Your Fingers Moving
5 Lectures 24:36
In this video you will learn the basic physics of sound.
Introduction To The Physics of Sound
03:02

In this video you will learn the basic picking technique that will be the cornerstone of all your picking.  Picking technique is crucial for being a well-rounded player.
Preview 06:43

In this video you will learn the basic fretting technique that will be the cornerstone for all fretting.

1. Play directly on your fingertips (make sure nails on “fret” hand are always
trimmed.
2. Play right behind the fret (this is for leverage). Remember the see-saw example.
3. Play with ALL your fingers (each finger plays a specific fret)
4. It is best to leave some space between the palm of you hand and the guitar neck,
This will give you much needed leverage to play on your fingertips. Sometimes
dropping the shoulder can be helpful as well.

Basic Fretting Technique
04:43

In this video you will quickly learn the guitar string names and each note on the fretboard with this easy memorization technique.
Naming the Notes on the Fretboard
07:19

In this video you will quickly master the art of reading tablature, also known as "tab".  this type of musical notation is a quick way to learn the exact place on the neck of the guitar, where a guitarist plays a particular riff.

There is blank tablature paper attached to this post, so that you can start doing your own tablature.

How To Read Tablature
02:49
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The CORE - Module 3 - Technical Know-How
5 Lectures 25:51
In this video you will learn dexterity exercise number 1.  I use these exercises still and they make a great workout for strengthening the hand and commanding your third and fourth finger to join in on the fun!
Dexterity Exercise 1
04:55

This video shows the difference between stacatto and legato technique and gets you to "think legato" when you are just starting to play guitar.
Stacatto Vs Legato Technique
03:00

In this video you will quickly learn how to read court stamps.  Chord stamps are a universal way of illustrating guitar chords.attached also to this post is a blank guitar chord paper template for your own use. I will show you the ACTUAL chords in just a few videos from now. If you want to go there right away, it's titled "9 Essential Chords".
How To Read Chord Stamps
05:02

In this video you will learn how to tune with an electronic tuner.
Tuning With A Tuner
08:41

In this video you will learn the basic chord technique that will be the cornerstone for all chords that you play.  Please do not skip this video even if you are an intermediate or advanced player.  Learning this technique will make your chords sound smooth and professional.
Basic Chord Technique
04:13
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The CORE - Module 4 - Secrets To Change Your Playing
6 Lectures 34:51
This is a special ninja trick that will help with all your chords.
Curled Knuckle Technique - To Help With Chord Playing
01:44

Don't give up! Guitar chords especially, can seem especially daunting.  Every great guitar player had issues with playing at first.  It's all about practice!
Advice and Encouragement
02:34

In this video you will learn the nine essential guitar chords that you cannot live without.  Learning these guitar chords will allow you to play in millions of songs!

How to play guitar chords and the nine chords you CAN’T live without


Playing guitar chords can seem like a daunting task for new players, but remember EVERY player goes through this…SO HANG IN THERE!  First of all, remember the importance of playing on your fingertips.  If you play on the pads of your fingers, you will NOT be able to play chords well!  Observe your hand when you are playing.  If something does not sound right, it’s PROBABLY NOT!  Play with the specified fingers to start off.  If you want to change fingerings after you have mastered these chords, then great! But for now, stick to the specified fingering and you will quickly see your discipline pay off.  Arpeggiate (pick slowly) through the chord so that you can hear each note as it is being played.  You will only cheat yourself by being sloppy, so pay close attention to your fingerings and technique.  When transitioning from one chord to the next, be aware of your fingers; which ones need to move where and what fingers stay in place, (i.e. The 3rd finger never moves when going from a D to a G chord, or from a G to a D. For E to A-, all the fingers move together.)

Here are some key things to remember when playing chords on the guitar:

1. Play directly on your fingertips - make sure nails on “fret” hand are always trimmed.
2. Play right behind the fret (this is for leverage).
3. It is best to leave some space between the palm of your hand and the guitar neck. This will give you much needed leverage to play on your fingertips. Curling the last knuckle on your fingers is also helpful.

9 Essential Chords
06:39

This video is one of the most important videos for beginning guitar players or or any guitarist that is having an issue switching from one chord to another.  This is a technique I call transitions or transitioning.  It's a simple technique and method.  However, if you don't follow it, it will make playing from one chord to another seem frustrating.
Preview 08:18

In this video you will learn the names and durations of the basic note rhythms that we will be using throughout the course.
Basic Rhythm Lesson
08:13

In this video you will learn the basics strumming technique.  I've also provided several exercises in the attachment.  Follow this method and master any strum pattern.
Basic Strum Technique and Exercises
07:23
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The CORE - Module 5 - Additional Tricks to Building Your "Core"
5 Lectures 23:50
Learn some "tricks of the trade" in regards to guitar picks or plectrums.  The gauge or thickness of the pick that you are using might be hindering you.  Does your pick look want to pull out of your hand?  Watch this video and learn why and how to remedy it.
Picks and How Different Gauges Effect Your Playing
03:12

This is a ninja strum technique that I developed for my students that were having an issue with strumming.
If You Are Still Having an Issue With Strumming
03:47

Why do you want to play guitar?  Having a defined answer will determine how you should practice and how much you should practice.  it will also help you get to your your guitar goals quicker.
Why Do You Want To Play Guitar
04:07

Now that you know what you want to do with the guitar and you have your goals defined, how and what should you practice to get you closer to your goals?
Practice Schedule - How To Practice
06:02

Watch this video and learn some things that you may not have known that will increase the life of your guitar.
Guitar Care 101
06:42
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Solid Foundation - Module 1 - Upping Your "Game"
6 Lectures 30:04
Learn some ninja practicing techniques that will strengthen your hands and develop your motor skills even when you don't have a guitar present.
Preview 03:30

Please watch this very necessary video that dispels the myth of talent.  The power of your thoughts are infinite.  If your mindset is limited, you will never get beyond what your mind believes to be true.  This applies to every aspect of life, not just guitar.
Talent vs. Practice
03:39

Once you have your basic guitar chord technique mastered, you will soon want to start integrating the thumb for muting notes and/or playing notes.
Using The Thumb For Muting and Playing
06:18

In this video you will learn about inversions, also known as "slash" chords.  The attachment for the video is the "open chords" PDF that you most likely downloaded from before.  If you need it again, it's in the NEXT video where I speak of the specific transitions that you will be using a lot.
Inversions and "slash chords"
06:13

In this video I show you the most commonly used guitar chord inversions.  The third page of the attached document has the illustrations for these commonly used inversions.
Inversions You Will Use A Lot
04:54

Understanding how to construct a major scales across a single guitar string is extremely beneficial for all future theory lessons that you will be studying throughout the course.  Make sure you master this technique before moving on.  The attached blank fretboard paper should be used to practice this technique.
Construction of the Major Scale on a Single String
05:30
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Solid Foundation - Module 2 - Technical Must-Knows
5 Lectures 36:32
An interval is the distance between two notes.  After watching this video you will be able to identify all intervals by name.  This is a cornerstone of video for building your music theory basis.
Introduction To Intervals
06:54

In this video I teach you all about capos.  You also learn how and when to use them.
How and When To Use A Capo (All about capos)
08:28

This video is an introduction to understanding shuffle rhythms.
Understanding Shuffle Rhythms
02:30

This video teaches basic musical notation as it applies to the guitar.
Basic Music Reading For The Guitar - Musical Notation
05:44

The chord chart is a powerful method of musical notation which takes the basic blueprint of the song and condenses it to one page, illustrating the chords, sections of the song and other specifics.
How To Read Chord Charts
12:56
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Solid Foundation - Module 3 - Liberating Your Playing
6 Lectures 54:02
This video teaches you what all those knobs and switches on your guitar do.  If you want a specific tone from your guitar, this will show you the basics of how to get it.  This is part one of a two-part series.
Basic Electric Guitar Settings Part 1
10:59

This video teaches you what all those knobs and switches on your guitar do.  If you want a specific tone from your guitar, this will show you the basics of how to get it.  This is part two of a two-part series.
Basic Electric Guitar Settings Part 2
01:14

In this video, I show you the steps to properly learn a song AND limit the frustration.  Practice all songs like this in the beginning and you CAN'T go wrong.
How To Learn & Practice a Song Step-By-Step - Amazing Grace
06:54

In this video, I will show you how to stay "in tune" when you don't have a tuner.  Whether you are without a tuner, or are on stage and just need to tune one or two strings that you know are out of tune, this technique will show you JUST how to do that!
How To Tune The Guitar To Itself
07:59

In this video I show you a couple of the most important techniques for dominating any goal on the guitar.  It takes some practice, but once you get it, the sky is the limit!
The Looping and Chunking Techniques - Ninja Methods For Getting Massive Results In Your Playing
15:25

In this video I show you the two methods that I use for EVERY and ANY new and/or difficult task on the guitar.  This is an EXTREMELY important philosophy that you MUST practice in order to NOT be stopped and to continue to get better at guitar.  Embrace this one!
Slow It Down! Break It Down!
11:31
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Technique - Module 1 - Ninja Techniques
5 Lectures 31:49
Exercise 2 is a superb dexterity exercise for commanding your fingers to go where you want them to go on the guitar.
Dexterity Exercise 2 - Ninja Fretting Hand Skills
03:27

Chord noodling is a technique that you've seen me use a lot on YouTube.  In this video I show you just how to go about thinking about the subject.  Please see the attached guitar chord noodling maps, which will allow you to determine what notes can be played.
Chord Noodling
07:17

The octave technique is used often in pop and rock music.  Watch this video and learn this ninja technique.
Octave Technique
05:12

In this video you will learn about fretting hand muting, also known as dampening, muffling or choking.
Fretting Hand Muting
08:27

This video is an introduction to learning how to play by ear.
Introduction to Playing By Ear
07:26
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About the Instructor
Erich Andreas
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#1 on Udemy! 30+ Years, 1000s of Students, Millions of Views

Erich has been playing/teaching guitar for nearly 30 years. By personally teaching 100s of one-on-one students and 1000s of guitar lessons within the last 30+ years Erich has proven to maximize any students' results by providing them with the clearest step-by-step system to playing guitar.

Erich brought his guitar teachings online, AKA Youtube, in 2008 and since then his Youtube Channels has accumulated more than 440,000 subscribers and have also received more than 63 Million Views!

His celebrity Youtube status has placed him in the top 5 Guitar Instructors online today!

Along with Erich's success as a guitar instructor he is also a best-selling author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller Guitar Mastery Simplified and the Amazon Bestseller Ukulele Mastery Simplified.

He has a strong passion in providing the correct tools needed in order to quickly master the guitar.

His specialties are rock, blues, country and folk styles.

Erich is VERY passionate about teaching guitar to the entire world and has a unique way of teaching things in ways that YOU WON'T FORGET!

Erich believes that if you CAN envision it, you CAN do it.