A1 Guitar Course For The Beginner
What you'll learn
- Guitar Tuning
- The Minor Pentatonic scale
- The Chords in the open position (Major, Minor, Dominant 7)
- The Blues Scale
- Develop your Time Keeping skills, and Strumming patterns
- Bar chords in two positions
- Learning the notes on the guitar and playing simple melodies
- Power Chords
- Understanding guitar tablature and how to read a chart
- Basic harmony and theory such as harmonizing the major scale
- Bonus Lesson: Learn The Secret To Play 1000's of great songs using Simpe Beginner Chords
- Guitar - either acoustic or electric
- A Computer, Ipad, or Iphone
- Access to the internet
- No prior knowledge of playing a guitar or music theory is required
Welcome to the A1 Guitar Course For Beginners.
If you want to learn the guitar in an easy to follow program then this course is for you!
Geoff Sinker is a professional guitar teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience working in various music schools around the world. He holds a bachelors degree in teaching the guitar from the Trinity College Of London.
This course is designed from the ground up, based on his experience in teaching beginners of all ages and working with examination boards including Trinity College and the Royal School Of Music. He has worked with hundreds of students preparing them for graded exams including Rockschool & Trinity Rock & Pop.
In this course you will learn the fundamentals of playing the guitar with just enough theory included to make sense of what your learning.
You will learn how to play basic beginner chords that are used on 1000s of easy to play songs. You will learn how to combine chords with strumming to create some of the most popular strumming patterns used in modern music.
You will also look at programs and tools that allow you to learn and study songs slowly so you can gradually develop and build your confidence in the guitar.
The course includes a number of classic songs arranged in a easy to play format so you can measure your rogress by playing songs that your know and will enjoy learning.
As you work progressively through the course you will be introduced to scales and in particular the Pentatanic scale. Through the use of the specially recorded backing tracks included in this course, you will start to play lead guitar solos you never though would be possible for you as a beginner.
By the completion of the course you will be able to:
Play a hundred chords both open and Bar chords
Strum the most popular rhythmic patterns
Understand and read tablature.
Have the ability to identify notes on the fretboard
Play the Pentatonic scale in any key
Play the Blues scale
Play along with backing tracks
Play a number of popular songs
Be satisfied with your progress
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to learn to play the guitar
I started playing the guitar at 13, and by the age of 16 I was performing in local bands in his local area of Bolton and Manchester. Always hungry to learn and expand my musical knowledge I studied under some of the foremost teachers at the time.
I spent the 80’s honing not only my performance and technical skills but also my teaching abilities.
As well as performing in various rock bands I started teaching in various schools and academies including Kent County Schools where I was employed as their first contemporary music instructor for the guitar.
In the late 80’s I relocated to London, working in recording studios recording and doing session work during the daytime and playing live in the numerous bar and clubs in the evenings. I also set up my own private teaching company. As my experience working in studios grew I began to record music for advertising and marketing companies, and small radio stations. As well as my teaching role I worked as a session musician recording music for record companies including Virgin Records and Acid Jazz.
In the 90’s I made the bold step of moving to the Florida. Where I focused on teaching, working privately and also in schools in the Orlando region. During that time, I was lucky to meet some great musicians that encouraged me to continue my own personal studies and grow my musical knowledge.
As one who loves to travel and see new places I decided that my next stop would be Panama. A great place to learn Jazz and amazing Latin Rhythm. I really enjoyed my time down there and worked some wonderful bars and clubs. It felt like everyone wanted to learn to play the guitar, young and old.
Next stop was Dubai, I did say I liked to travel. Here I focused 100% on teaching and also my own personal music education, taking as many courses as I could possibly fit in.
I now have a Licentiate Degree in Instrumental teaching from Trinity College London, this is normally a 4 year course but I graduated after only 2 years.
It was actually during my time in Panama that I started offering Skype Guitar lessons to students, now I seem to spend more time in front of a computer than I do in the classroom. I love teaching and new technology means I can bring new and interesting ideas to my lessons.