How To Play Guitar - For Absolute Beginners
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How To Play Guitar - For Absolute Beginners

Guitar Beginners Guide to Play any song
4.5 (6 ratings)
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Last updated 4/2017
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 11 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Play guitar and any song with it
  • Guitar
  • Pc Laptop or tablet to play the videos

Hi my name is Francesco and if you would like to learn how to play guitar and have all the tools that will allow you to play any song you want this course is right one for you.

I'm teaching guitar since I was 18 years old. Most of my student make their  passion into a profession with my courses and  I teach into schools, private and I'm the founder of "Gene2020 HD backing tracks".

You will learn how to position the finger on the fret and I will give you the right information on how guitar works and how can you find any chords, we will work also on the rhythmic and some fun exercises to make your hands elastic and able to play anything and be independent between each other.

Anyone who will take this course ( if they will follow all my instruction and practice at least 15 minutes a day ) at the end will be able to play guitar and play along with the lyrics and chords of any song.

"The only secret in music is practice"

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to play guitar
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 59:33
+ Introduction - How Guitar Works
4 lectures 09:45

In this lesson we will learn the name of the strings. It is so essential to learn the name because otherwise we cannot proceed and find out how to find the notes and the chords on the fret.

Preview 02:41

The chromatic scale is the heart of this course, I think this is the most important lesson, not that the other lessons are less important but learn the chromatic scale is essential to understand how guitar and music work in general, is our step into the light that clear up all our secret of guitar.

The chromatic scale

How guitar works after the 1st two lessons is not going to be a secret anymore, with this lesson you made it mate and welcome to the world of guitarist.

How Guitar Works

The difference between Major and Minor is easy to understand but you have to know that  harmony is much more complicated to study. Harmony is not what we will learn in this course but just a little introduction to understand what we will going true.

Preview 02:13
The Chromatic Scale
4 questions
+ Part 1 - Learn the Chords
6 lectures 19:20

The Chorus of C is our first real lesson on how to play guitar and a proper diagram on where to put our fingers and learn this new chords: 

C Major

A minor

D minor

G 7

The chorus of C

To have fun let's add a bit of Rhythm on our chords, easy and simple 

Add tempo & rhythmic to the chords

In this lesson we will learn properly the most essential rhythmic, when you will go further you will find out that almost the 60% of the songs use this tempo .

Preview 03:18

The Chorus of G is our second pattern on our road to play any song, is a bit easier than the chorus of C and is like this:

G Major

E Minor

A minor 

D 7

The chorus of G

A little summary of all the chords that we learn + add the rhythmic and we are almost close to the end of this chapter.

Summary of the Chords

The chorus of A close our chapter and all the major and minor chords in simple position that we can find on the fret and after this we are ready to move forward:

A major

E Major

D Major

Chorus of A
+ Part 2 - Barre' and improve rhythmic
7 lectures 23:46

Congratulation for arriving here !!! We are few lesson away for you to be an independent self learner guitarist and being able to play any song and find any chords.

The Barre'

Let's add some fun to our barre' chords and try to learn a new rhythm.

New rhythmic with barre'

For who is struggling to learn the position or who is still slow to change the fingers position this exercise is sure for you, a fun method on get immediately the position of the chords and clean up a bit the movements.

Preview 03:44

Careful with this exercise it could be dangerous if you do not relax properly or you get to much tension on your arm. Very useful technique exercise to expand the elasticity of your left hand.

Open up your hands

Start to add songs to your repertoire and learn every week new songs and play play and play.

Increase your repertoir

From now on the rhythmic is not a secret at all for you let's ad  a bit of flavour and taste to yours accompaniment with some ghost notes.  

Ghost rhytmic

The last lesson before you can walk buy yourself and became a master guitarist. THE CHORDS OF SEVEN

The Chords of 7
+ Final - Summary
1 lecture 06:42

Play Along with the backing track is our final step and our begin too. From now on we can only improve no way back, no return. Welcome to the World of Guitar. I hope you enjoy it and I hope you will enjoy even more because now you are able to play any song and all the tools that you have can bring you to infinite learning resources. Good Luck and Thank you for choosing this course.

Final Test : Play along with the backing track