Have you always wanted to learn the electric guitar, but didn't know where to start. Maybe you have already tried several methods on the market, but haven't achieved the results you were hoping for.
Spottyboy music's Beginner Electric Guitar method has been written and refined over many years, and developed from real live feedback from many guitar students and teachers.
The method is gradual and progressive, focusing on one or two key concepts per lesson, whilst providing fun pieces and exercises to play through.
Each lesson is precisely focused on performing a short piece at the end of the lesson. The pieces contain many of the techniques, chord changes and physical challenges an electric guitar player would face in the first few years of playing. By condensing these challenges down into 12 short study pieces, this guitar method becomes an ideal training ground for anyone who wants to start playing the electric guitar quickly and efficiently.
So why should you invest in this course and what should you be able to achieve by the end.
The course is divided into two sections "Getting started" and "Lessons".
Getting started: Covers everything from learning how to hold the guitar, reading Guitar Tab, using an Amp, to learning how to use a guitar tuner.
Lessons: Covers all the Chords,Scales, Exercises and Study pieces.
The course has 20 video lectures and 12 custom backing tracks.
In the short lesson you will learn the parts the guitar, and how to sit comfortably whilst playing without causing fatigue or stress to your joints.
This lesson tells you the names of the open strings on the guitar and how to find notes on the fretboard.
This video gives you a detailed explanation of how to use a plectrum, the best way to hold the pic, and a basic understanding of alternate picking.
This video shows you how to plug your guitar into your amplifier and basic use of the controls. Everything to get you plugged in and start playing
This lesson dives straight into learning our first three notes E,A,B. The lesson looks at basic right hand picking technique, and how to correctly play and fret notes with the left hand.
Lesson one finishes off with a cool piece using the three notes you have learnt. Once you have learnt the piece there is a purpose written backing track to play over.
Lesson two expands on the notes and skills learnt in lesson one, but also adds the notes G,C,and D. The lesson examines how to stop notes with the right hand.
There is also another piece incorporating the notes learnt in the lesson.
Lesson three introduces our first scale, E Natural Minor Scale. The concept of adding a one beat rest is also introduced. The lesson concludes with a study piece that brings together all of the concepts studied in the lesson.
Lesson four introduces the chords E5 and A5. There is a warm up exercise that will help you shift between the chord shapes.
There is then a short piece that consolidates the new chord shapes and skills learnt during the lesson.
Lesson five introduces the D5 chord. Once you have learnt this shape there is a warm up that recaps the chords, A5,E5, and D5.
A minor pentatonic scale is introduced using the alternate picking technique. The lesson finishes with a study piece that consolidates the chords and scale notes learnt. There is a detailed tutorial at the end of the lesson explaining exactly how to play the study.
Lesson six introduces the G pentatonic major scale and the new chords G5 and C5. As in previous lessons there is a study piece that incorporates the melodic and chord elements learn in the lesson.
Lesson seven recaps on the chords, A5,D5 and E5. The A natural minor scale is introduced, and there is also a warm up exercise to encourage your alternate picking.
The lesson concludes with a Study that consolidates the skills learnt during the lesson.
Lesson eight introduces the F5 chord and the concept of voicing a chord in several positions. There is a short warm up that employs notes from the A natural minor scale and the chords from the study piece. At the end of the lesson there is a study piece that employs notes from the A natural minor scale and the new chord shapes.
Good news lesson nine only contains two chords. However, the concept of arpeggio playing is introduced.
The lesson has several arpeggio based exercises, and demonstrates how arpeggio and chord playing can be combined to create an interesting piece of music.
The lesson concludes with a study piece that consolidates the skills learnt throughout the lesson.
Lesson ten recaps on our previous lessons. The A blues scale and a warm up exercise are introduced. The lesson concludes with a cool study piece in the style of ACDC.
Lesson eleven introduces the chord B5 and the E blues scale. The study piece contains very few chords. However, the piece presents many technical challenges.
Be prepared to put the practice time in perfecting this piece, because the end results will be well worth it.
Lesson twelve is our last lesson in this beginners series. The lesson defines many of the skills you have covered throughout this course.
There is a E blues scale warm up exercise that develops alternate picking, chord playing and correct left hand technique.
The lesson concludes with a bluesy piece that uses the E5,A5,and B5 chords and chromatic phrases.
Paul Wisby ALCM,LLCM(TD),PG(Dip) DipVCM
Since graduating from the Guitar Institute in the early 90’s Paul has been a busy performer, teacher and examiner. He studied guitar with Jazz metal pioneer Shawn Baxter,
Dave Kilminster (Roger Waters),Ian Scott(icmp), and composition with Patric Standford and Richard Attree (BBC Radiophonic Workshop).
Over the past 20 years he has performed throughout the UK and Europe, working in live bands, recording sessions and theatre shows.
From his work with various artists Paul gained an artists endorsement with Italian guitar company xox audio tools.
Paul has composed music for various music production companies, and regularly works on projects, having several pieces placed on U.S TV.
He also works for the Registry of guitar tutors as a guitar and music theory examiner, and teaches at Dragon School and Abingdon Preparatory school.