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
These guitar lessons cater for the complete beginner and are suitable for both electric and acoustic guitar. No musical experience is necessary. I have combined 3 of my guitar courses in this package, so that you have plenty of material to work through and a wide variety of guitar topics and techniques covered. Each section provides everything required to progress you towards becoming a confident and creative, intermediate level of guitar player.
We cover a vast range of guitar chords, introduce scales, explore exercises to improve your playing technique, learn some great songs and riffs - and also focus on encouraging you to write your own music.
There are lots of PDF’s attached throughout, that contain detailed information to assist your learning - plus, the full tab of the songs/riffs we discuss, and some extra ones for you to experiment and challenge yourself with.
I also link you to guitar recording and music production software and mention some tips for these areas along the way.
The course is broken up in to an easy to follow guide:
COURSE 1 - LEARN GUITAR: THE COMPLETE BEGINNERS GUIDE
We start simply, by covering all the essential parts of the instrument. We will learn how to effectively tune our guitar, while developing a few tips and tricks to make this process a bit easier. I will also explain how to effectively read chord boxes & tab. These can look confusing at first! But this short section and accompanying visuals will make everything a lot easier to understand.
We then progress to some proper playing with a great finger exercise to get you up and running, and some awesome riffs to learn! These will act as a great foundation for your guitar technique.
The next section introduces strumming patterns, major and minor chords and your first 2 full songs.
Guitar scales come next - and we then use the knowledge gained so far, to begin looking at songwriting and composing your own music.
This course ends with more riffs, a tutorial on how to restring your guitar and a recap/conclusion of everything we have covered.
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.
As a follow on from this course, 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 ! You can message on Udemy or email email@example.com
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