Easy Guitar for Beginners
What you'll learn
- Play rhythms, chords, and beautiful melodies.
- Develop left and right-hand techniques through warm-up exercises.
- Learn to read easy sheet music.
- Understand basic music theory - scales, chords, and how they are connected.
- Gain general knowledge about guitar and music.
- Build a good foundation for further progress.
- Have a usable guitar (of any kind - classical, acoustic, electric...), tuner (tuner app is enough), pick.
- Will and time to practice.
- I suggest you watch this course on a device that has a bigger display than a smartphone. If you will use the smartphone, you could have difficulties in reading chord charts, TABs, sheet music, etc.
Welcome to the guitar for beginners course!
My name is Filip Flego, I am a professional guitar player and teacher, and I will lead you through the process of learning guitar.
We will start from the absolute beginning, and we will cover basic chords, melodies, rhythms, and left and right-hand techniques. We will do all that using original songs composed specially for this course.
Now and then, there are warm-up and theory lessons.
Warm-up lessons will help you develop different techniques, synchronize between left and right hand, and gain strength in the left hand.
Theory lessons will help you to systemize all the knowledge that you will gain.
Each lesson video lasts for max. 5 minutes. I suggest you dedicate 15 to 30 minutes to each lesson. Make pauses and watch some parts twice if you need it.
My other suggestion is that you practice at least 5 days in a week.
Every lesson is structured this way (except warm-up lessons and theory lessons):
1) I play the song
2) Explanation step by step - here you are learning. Make pauses if you need or watch some parts twice.
3) We play together - when you feel confident about your playing, here we do it together! ;)
4) After each lesson, you will download the PDF file with notation, TABs, comments, and further explanations to better understand what you have just learned to play, as well as to learn how you can write and read music.
IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH THIS COURSE AFTER THE PURCHASE, THERE IS A 30 DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE!
If you never touched a guitar before, and don't know anything about music (but you would love to play guitar, and understand music), I designed this course for you.
This is the right place to start.
Make yourself a coffee, grab a guitar and let's learn to play it the easy way!
See you in your first lesson :)
List of knowledge and skills you will gain until the end of this course:
1) Chords: C, D, Dmin, D7, E, Emin, E7, F, F#7, G, G7, A, Amin, Amin7, A7, Bmin, B7
- major: C, G, D, F
- minor: a, e, b, d
- harmonic minor: a, e, b, d
3) Rhythms and meters: different rhythms in 4/4 and 3/4 meters
- LH: hammer-on, pull-off;
- RH: playing with fingers and with a pick; palm mute
5) Warm-up exercises - for left hand; for synchronization between LH and RH
6) Reading easy sheet music:
- whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note, notes with a dot
- tonalities C, G, D, F, a, e, b, d
- repetition signs, prima & seconda volta
- ritardando, fermata
7) Music theory:
-construction of major, minor, and harmonic minor scale
- construction of chords (triads in major scale + 4 note chord on V degree)
- creation of simple bass lines using root and 5th
- degrees in the scale
- writing techniques (melodies): nota di volta, chromatic passing tone
Who this course is for:
- Students who never touched a guitar before. This course was constructed with the absolute beginner in mind. Lessons are gradually introducing new materials and constantly repeating previous ones.
- Beginner guitar players who doesn't feel sure about some basic things - in this course, each and every detail is explained. Left and right hand technique, writing and reading easy sheet music and chord charts as well as basic music theory behind it.
- If you don't have much time and want to learn guitar, this course is for you. Lessons are short and you will need 15 to 30 minutes to complete each lesson (and learn a new skill).
I am professionally trained jazz guitarist and music teacher.
I played many gigs and concerts in jazz and pop settings, but I always enjoyed teaching the others. In addition to my second level degree in Jazz Guitar, I finished Supplementary Pedagogical and Psychological Education for Teachers. At the moment, I lead private guitar and music school and work on my solo guitar skills.