Ultimate Acoustic Guitar Essentials - Lessons For Beginners
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Ultimate Acoustic Guitar Essentials - Lessons For Beginners

Point Of View camera angles and custom written tunes so you can quickly learn guitar chords, melody & picking techniques
4.8 (14 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
92 students enrolled
Created by Matthew D
Last updated 10/2019
English
Current price: $55.99 Original price: $79.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 19 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn chords and melodies with three custom written tunes - backing tracks included
  • How to build scales, chords and progressions - 3D chord boxes included
  • Lead and Melodic Techniques
  • How to change strings and tune up
  • Fingerpicking Introduction
  • Understanding how to build strumming patterns
  • Expressive playing
Requirements
  • Access to an acoustic or (electric) guitar
  • Some useful equipment such as a tuner and plectrums (described in the course)
  • A little patience and a love for music!
  • No musical knowledge required
Description

Are you inspired to pick up the guitar, but can't find the right lessons or structure?

Have you tried some basics but struggle to figure out where to go next?

This course is for you! Welcome to The Acoustic Guitar Essentials - Lessons for Beginners.

The guitar is an expressive and versatile instrument that has led popular music for 100 years - from jazz to blues to rock n roll to singer songwriter - the list goes on. I’ve been playing live and in the studio for over 15 years and I still get inspired every time I pick it up. I want you to feel the same way.

Many beginner guitarists hit a wall after a short time of learning, either because of learning out of context - static scales, metronomes, isolated chord patterns - or they learn a handful of popular songs or riffs, and get stuck there after the final tutorial. I know, because it happened to me too.

Don’t let this be you!

My goal is to give you the kickstart that will give you a foundation that you can build upon under your own steam, long after you've finished watching the videos.

  • We will use Point of View camera angles so you see the videos from the same perspective as you see your guitar.

  • I will teach you not only the basics of chords, theory and melodic playing, but I will also guide you with lots of tips and tricks to playing with dynamics and control, to make your playing more musical from the beginning.

  • The Band in a Box are custom written tracks that help you learn - you'll get the full recording as well as the rhythm track only to practice to - playing with a beat no matter how simple will improve your playing and prepare you for playing with other musicians. And more fun than a metronome.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Master techniques for picking and strumming.

  • Play melodies and chords smoothly via custom written tunes.

  • Understand chord  shapes, and theory fundamentals.

  • Know your way around the fretboard without feeling lost.

  • Have a great head start with dynamics and control to prepare you for the future.

And so much more! Remember. Every string has a story to tell. So grab your guitar and join me to start learning today!

See you in class!

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner players
  • Students who have started to learn but hit a wall
Course content
Expand all 50 lectures 02:35:49
+ Introduction and Getting Started
7 lectures 22:38
Posture
03:34
Is Your Guitar Ready?
03:14
First Chord Combo & Don't Lose Your Plectrum!
05:02
A Short Note on Tablature
01:04
+ "Stargazing" - C Major Scale Chords and Melody
18 lectures 58:40
"Stargazing" - Download and Listen
01:27
The C Chord (I)
04:01
The E Minor Chord (III)
01:23
The G Chord (V)
03:46
The D Minor Chord (II)
01:13
The F Chord (IV)
05:05
Chord Change Practice Hack - The 'Phoebe' Trick
01:58
Verse Melody
06:30
Verse Melody 1 Octave Higher
03:53
Chorus Melody
03:57
Sus and Add Chords
05:52
The Barre Chord
03:39
The Principle of Chord Shapes Up & Down The Fretboard
04:12
PDF Downloads and Transpose Challenge: Chords In The Other Keys
01:30
+ 10 Minute Theory Blast
4 lectures 12:26
Notes, Scales, & Semitones
04:53
How Chords Are Built & Their Character
03:12
How Chord Progressions Are Built
03:12
A Short Note On Creativity
01:09
+ "The Long Road" - G Major Picking
5 lectures 14:25
"The Long Road" - Download and Listen
00:35
Picking The Rest of the Verse
03:46
Picking Dynamics
02:15
Picking B Section - B Minor and D Major
06:27
+ Strumming
4 lectures 11:33
Strumming Concept
04:28
Strumming - Changing Chords
01:43
Strumming - Dynamics
03:06
"Soul Days" - Strumming at a faster tempo
02:16
+ Intro to Lead Techniques
8 lectures 23:22
Lead - Legato (Hammer On and Pull Off)
04:06
Lead - Sliding
03:27
Practicing Scales Doesn't Have To Be Boring
01:58
Exercise on Finding Notes
02:37
Controlling Ringing and Buzz
02:04
Fingerpicking Intro
05:02
Using a Capo
01:32
+ Changing Strings: Guitar on the Operating Table
3 lectures 11:40
Removing Strings
03:28
Putting on New Strings
03:26
Tuning Up!
04:46