Beginner Guitar Lessons: Learn Guitar - The Complete Guide
What you'll learn
- A range of guitar chords, scales and an introduction to music theory - accessible for complete beginners
- Diverse collection of well known guitar riffs and songs
- Guitar Power & Bar Chords
- Guidance to compose your own song and write lead guitar parts - with a live backing track provided for you to practice along to
- Guitar Anatomy
- Guitar Tuning
- How to read chord boxes and tab
- Guitar stretching and warm up exercises
- Guitar Technique Development Exercises
- Guitar strumming patterns and rhythm
- Lead guitar improvisation
- How to restring a guitar
- Guitar Practice Schedules & Routines
- Access to guitar required
- No experience necessary
- Available for all ages and abilities
This course will help you become a confident & creative guitar player. It progresses you to an intermediate level of guitar playing. And you don't need any previous guitar playing experience. You are able to join with an acoustic or electric guitar.
Guitar lessons can seem like a daunting process for some students. But with over 20 years playing & teaching experience - and a focus on encouraging self-belief and creative expression, I will make this an enjoyable and rewarding journey for you.
I have combined 3 of my guitar courses in to this package.
COURSE 1 - LEARN GUITAR: THE COMPLETE BEGINNERS GUIDE
In this class you will learn:
How to read chord boxes & tab
A variety of playing exercises to improve overall technique
A big selection of riffs from a mix of musical styles
Major and Minor chords
The foundations of Music Theory
Full songs (with extra ones attached as PDF's)
How to restring your guitar
How to develop timing
Lead guitar & improvisation
Hammer-on and Pull-off techniques
How to create chord structures and work within keys of music
Songwriting - how to compose your own music
I also provide a live backing track for you to jam along with me. This is a chance for you to implement all of the lead guitar knowledge you have acquired - and to generally just have fun and get creative. I strongly believe that everyone has unique creative expression, and this will be an opportunity to discover and explore yours.
COURSE 2 - POWER & BAR CHORDS
This 2nd class is all about mastering Power & Bar Chords. It will begin to work you up to an intermediate level - on either acoustic or electric guitar.
These chords open up a ton of possibilities! They are incredibly versatile and are used in a huge amount of music. They are an essential step in any guitar players development and they unlock a lot of doors!
We are going to look at the correct way to shape these particular chords and learn some very useful stretching/warm up exercises that are going to improve the overall strength and independence in your fingers.
A wide variety of songs will be a big focus throughout. And we will utilise this range of music to develop a broad playing style, that will leave you feeling even more confident and creative on the guitar.
I supply a backing track, that provides an example of how you can use each of these chords alongside each other. And I will again encourage you to write your own music and expand your unique, creative ability.
COURSE 3 - GUITAR PRACTICE: IMPROVE YOUR FINGER STRENGTH, STRETCH, SPEED & INDEPENDENCE
This final course is all about improving guitar technique and creating effective guitar practice routines. This is designed to cater for your progression from beginner to intermediate guitar player - but even the more accomplished & experienced guitar players will be able to take something from this class.
We are going to cover a ton of different exercises that will improve your guitar:
Speed you're able to play at
The lessons are designed to move at an easy to follow pace, and along the way, I throw in some classic guitar riffs that will help us implement these techniques.
As well as guiding you through these exercises, I will also encourage you to start thinking about how you could create your own practice techniques - and I will always aim to instil the belief that you are able to discover and express your own, unique playing style and ability.
By the end of these courses, you will have developed a great standard of playing, will be well versed in a variety of guitar knowledge, and will have all the tools you need to take your guitar playing and creativity to the next level.
Your journey doesn't need to end here
I have created a Fingerpicking Guitar Class on Udemy - 'Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons: Beginner Fingerpicking' - This fingerpicking guitar course covers everything you need to play fingerstyle on the guitar. It’s suitable for the complete beginner and works up to an intermediate fingerstyle level - on both acoustic and electric guitar. Simply search that title or click on my teacher profile to find that class and all the others that I upload.
I'm available throughout your entire learning journey - so please feel free to reach out with questions
All the best.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner Guitar Players
I’m Marc - A full time musician and Director/Instructor of the music service and charity T.I.M.E - Together In Musical Expression.
I've been playing guitar for over 20 years, and teaching for 15. My role at TIME means I am continually adapting my approach to education, creativity and personal development. Our aim is to encourage self-expression, increase confidence and make music available and accessible to everyone.
I am passionate about creating online guitar classes that are inspiring, fun and have a focus on encouraging your own creative expression.
Please check out the first in my series - 'Beginner Guitar Lessons: Learn Guitar - The Complete Guide' - and the follow up - 'Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons: Beginner Fingerpicking'.
I have also launched a Bass Guitar Course - 'Beginner Bass Guitar Lessons: A Complete Guide'.
I will be creating plenty of classes, covering all aspects of the guitar, production and theory - so please keep an eye on updates and send me any suggestions for what you would like me to feature.
I login in everyday and am passionate about providing as much support as I can throughout your learning journey. So please feel free to get in touch with me any time! You can message me direct on Udemy or firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best