Complete Guitar System - Beginner to Advanced
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Complete Guitar System - Beginner to Advanced

All-in-one Guitar Course With a Proven Step-by-step Learning System.
4.5 (23,524 ratings)
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168,278 students enrolled
Created by Erich Andreas
Last updated 8/2020
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This course includes
  • 40.5 hours on-demand video
  • 192 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • New to Guitar? This Will be the Only Course You Will Ever Need to Take
  • Have You Playing the Guitar in the Shortest Amount of Time While Having the Most Fun
  • Most Logical Step-by-step Method to Play Songs and Master Chords, Scales and Guitar Theory
  • Exercises That Will Sharpen Your Chord Transitioning, Strumming, Fretting, Picking, and Fingerpicking
  • No Special Skills Needed
  • You Will Need a Guitar
  • Practice Can Not Be Avoided

Would You Like to Eliminate Every Struggle That You Are Faced With When Starting to Play Guitar?

This course is your "Free Pass" to playing guitar. It is the most direct and to the point complete online guitar course.

Follow the Videos in the Exact Same Order and You Will See a Huge Positive Change in Your Playing

  • 306 Lectures/Videos with PDF Attachments
  • 34 hours of video
  • It's available on a PC or MAC and there is a iPad, iPhone and Android app ready to go! 
  • 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

The more you practice the better you will get. With the Right Practice style you will be able to witness fast 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.

Here is what Renee Martin had to say about Erich's Course: See reviews at the bottom.

"WOW! 0 to 60 in 221 Lessons!

I have learned soooo much from Erich's lessons! I've had my guitar for less than 5 months and I have such a firm foundation and core understanding of the principles and techniques I need. The sky is the limit, If my fingers can catch up to my brain. It will take a lot of practice, but thanks to this Complete Guitar System, I KNOW WHAT to practice and HOW (and why) to do it CORRECTLY!!! I'm on the continuum to being a great guitar player, and I'm loving it!!! It's been a pleasure and I look forward to revisiting many of the lessons since I get to keep them FOREVER!! Thanks Erich for answering all my questions!! You RAWK!"

Who is this Guitar Course For?

  • If you are a beginner then this course is perfect for YOU!
  • If you have tried to play guitar before and quite.. then this course is perfect for YOU!
  • If you have or do take personal one-on-one guitar lessons with a guitar instructor and feel like you are not getting the results you feel like you deserve than this course is perfect for YOU!

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

  • With More Than 52.6 Million Views on Youtube alone (combining my two Youtube Channels)
  • Nearly 30 Years Experience in Teaching and Playing
  • Over 400,000k 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 Advanced and EVERYTHING in between!

  • 306 Lectures and 34 hours of Video = $7,500.00 Value
  • PDF Attachments for Almost Every Lecture
  • "fail proof" if You Practice and Have a Determined Attitude

**Add 5 Bonus Videos** - That Makes it a Total of 311 Video Lectures!

Two-hand Tapping Technique Series is a 6 part video series over 20 minutes long. These bonus videos will help you quickly learn how to start using the two-hand tapping technique.

Let's Break This Course Down

How many one-on-one lessons would this course equal out to be if you wanted to have lessons with Erich?

This course has 277 lectures which translates into 70 hours of one-on-one lessons. That would be a total of $7,000.00 for 70 hours of 277 lectures, $100/per hour.

  1. There's no way I could charge you $7,000.00 for this course!
  2. There's no way I could charge you $3,500.00 for this course.. or even a tenth of that!

It's only $145

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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 this course is for:
  • All Beginners Including Guitar Players That Feel Lost and Don't Quite Know Where to Begin
  • Any Intermediate and Advanced Players Finding "holes" in Their Playing.
  • Any Guitarist Wanting to Advance Their Craft
  • Any Players That Feel Like Their Personal Guitar Instructors Aren't "cutting it" For Them
  • If You Picked Up the Guitar and Started Learning Years Ago but Feel Like You Want to Get Back In It
Course content
Expand all 341 lectures 40:26:12
+ Beginner - The CORE - Module 1
7 lectures 01:04:48

This lesson will give you a great overview understanding of how to approach learning the guitar. Just like viewing the map of a city will give you your "bearings" for understanding where you are and where other places are, this 30,000 foot overview will give a view of how we will be approaching the guitar. We can sum EVERYthing that we will be learning on the guitar to:

  1. Picking/Strumming Hand

  2. Fretting Hand

  3. Music Theory or Understanding The Mechanics of Music

There are MANY myths that keep people from learning the guitar BECAUSE they actually believe these myths. Don't do it! It will keep you from excelling.

To be proficient at the guitar, you need knowledge (resources) and practice. Ignore everything else and focus on these two things! You will see great success on the instrument!

Take your time and ENJOY THE RIDE!!!

30,000 Foot Overview of Guitar
In this video I discuss the most necessary elements to correctly choose and purchase an acoustic guitar.
Choosing an Acoustic Guitar
In this video I discuss the most necessary elements to correctly choose and purchase an electric guitar.
Choosing an Electric Guitar

In this video I discuss the anatomy of the acoustic guitar.

Anatomy of the Acoustic Guitar
In this video I discuss the anatomy of the electric guitar.
Anatomy of the Electric Guitar
This video covers of some definitions that we will be using throughout the course.
Definitions We'll Need to Know
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!
Preview 09:45
+ Beginner - The CORE - Module 2
5 lectures 56:44
In this video you will learn the basic physics of sound.
Preview 05:31
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.
Basic Picking Technique - The Pick Rest

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
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
In this video you will quickly learn the guitar string names and each note on the fret board with this easy memorization technique.
Naming the Notes on the Fretboard

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
+ Beginner - The CORE - Module 3
5 lectures 38:32
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
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
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
In this video you will learn how to tune with an electronic tuner.
Tuning With A Tuner
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
+ Beginner - The CORE - Module 4
6 lectures 01:00:46
This is a special ninja trick that will help with all your chords.
Curled Knuckle Technique - To Help With Chord Playing
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

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
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.
Changing Chords - Transitions
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
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
+ Beginner - The CORE - Module 5
7 lectures 01:02:52
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 the Gauge Effect Your Playing
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
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
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
Watch this video and learn some things that you may not have known that will increase the life of your guitar.
Guitar Care 101

In this lesson, I will show you how to establish great habits when transitioning chords. Here we will learn what fingers should move and which ones should not when moving from one chord to another.

Quicken Your Chord Transitions Using the Inventory Trick

In this video I will introduce you to the "big strum". Basically, this is an exaggerated strum which keeps you true to the downbeats/downstrums and upbeats/upstrums. Use the method whenever you are having strumming issues. These big strums will keep you from strumming incorrectly. Remember to slow the strum down too if you are having issues.

"Big Strumming" To Sharpen Your Strumming Skills
+ Beginner - Solid Foundation - Module 1
7 lectures 59:27
Learn some ninja practicing techniques that will strengthen your hands and develop your motor skills even when you don't have a guitar present.
Workout For Your Hand Without a Guitar
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
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
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"
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

This video discusses the philosophy of "perfect practice" and how understanding this ONE concept will literally change the way you practice and play the guitar. Understanding this very concept can make/break you from being ALL that you can be!

"Perfect Practice" As Opposed to Just Practice - HOW To Practice
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.
Preview 14:25
+ Beginner - Solid Foundation - Module 2
8 lectures 01:21:41
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
This video is an introduction to understanding shuffle rhythms.
Preview 02:30
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
This video teaches basic musical notation as it applies to the guitar.
Basic Music Reading For The Guitar - Musical Notation
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
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
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)

Not all capos are created equally. Let's take a look at the different types, their pros/cons and see if there is a best one for YOU!

Overview of Various Capos
+ Beginner - Solid Foundation - Module 3
7 lectures 01:06:51
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
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
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

In this video, I explain a concept that will TRULY show you how to think about doing many tasks at once. Hint: you must get good at each individually first.

The Juggling Unicyclist on a Tightrope - How To Get Good at Many Things at Once
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!

In this video, I show you how to download, play, loop and slow down musical passages using Guitar Pro.

Guitar Pro Downloading, Looping, Playing and Slowing-Down

In this video I show you how to download Tux guitar for playing .gpx files.

How to Download Tux Guitar for Playing .gpx Files
+ Intermediate - Technique - Module 1
7 lectures 54:38

There is a very logical and step-by-step method for playing your chords cleanly and on time. This seems to be a heartache for almost ALL guitar players in the begining. Here is how to break things down so that you CANNOT fail!

  1. Transition between two chords only - NO strumming

  2. Transition between two chords only - while counting a beat - NO strumming. Finger each new chord on the 1 and hold out until you need to leave that chord to set the next chord up. Again, no strumming and anticipate(mentally prepare) the chord before it's time to play it.

  3. Transition between two chords only - this time WITH strumming. Make sure that you leave the previous chord EARLY enough to play the next chord ON TIME. The "one" is the most important part of the measure. If you are not getting to the chord on time, leave the last chord earlier.

  4. Do this same method with two more chords until all chords in the song are played.

  5. THEN start bringing the other chords in (not just two chords at a time, but several).

  6. Once you have this down, you can SLOWLY start bringing in the rhythm. If the actual rhythm is too much of a jump, first strum the chords ONLY on the changes(when the chord moves from one to the next), then try half note, or quarter note strums, THEN try the rhythm again. Remember you can always slow things down too. This is a surefire way to allow your brain to "catch up".

Play Your Chords On Time When Moving From One Chord To The Next
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
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
The octave technique is used often in pop and rock music.  Watch this video and learn this ninja technique.
Octave Technique
In this video you will learn about fretting hand muting, also known as dampening, muffling or choking.
Fretting Hand Muting
This video is an introduction to learning how to play by ear.
Introduction to Playing By Ear
Fingerpicking or finger style is the art of playing the guitar strings with your fingers instead of using a guitar pick.  This video is an introduction to that technique.
Introduction To Fingerpicking