Electric Guitar for Beginners - RockStarter Level 1
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Electric Guitar for Beginners - RockStarter Level 1

Learn how to play rock style electric guitar
4.3 (5 ratings)
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Last updated 3/2017
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the essential techniques needed for playing rock style electric guitar. Learn how to play a number of popular rock guitar songs.
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge or skills required, however a guitar (preferably electric guitar) will be needed to practice what is taught in this course
Description

RockStarter Level 1 is 2 hours and 43 minutes long and includes a full color PDF E-Book to print/ follow along with.

Welcome to the Rockstarter series for beginner Rock style guitar. The RockStarter Level One course is designed for the beginner guitar player, or for someone who has some experience playing acoustic guitar but would now like to move into the world of electric rock style guitar playing.  The course is laid out in a very structured and systematic way. Every topic/ technique is taught in extensive detail and every section progresses from the previous one. You can spend as much time on each section as you need.

In Rockstarter Level 1, we begin with some basic technique and theory review and then talk about guitar effects pedals like overdrive and distortion to help you achieve that classic rock guitar sound. Then we jump into important strumming hand techniques like Palm Muting and Percussive Strumming.

We will show you how you can make slight changes to chords you already know, to give them more of a rock guitar sound. Then will learn what “Power Chords” are and how they are made as well as some technique tips on how to make them sound even better.

Next we will show you some common rock chord progressions that will remind you of many of your favorite rock songs, and we will incorporate techniques such as “Sliding Power Chords”, “Hammer Ons” and “Pull Offs”

You will learn how to play the Major scale and the Minor Pentatonic scale across two octaves and how to start using these scales in solos.

Then the real fun begins as we look at how to get started playing Lead guitar and introduce techniques such as Vibrato and String Bending.

Finally, we bring it all together and show you how you can start combining these techniques to create awesome sounding lead guitar riffs!

This course is packed with information, but it is presented in a structured, and systematic way. Each step of the way you will be building upon the knowledge you have learned in the previous lessons, so you will never feel overwhelmed or in over your head. You can move through these lessons at your own pace and watch the videos as many times as you like.

Rockstarter Level 1 is 2 hours and 43 minutes long and includes the following lessons:

Part 1: Parts of the Electric Guitar

Part 2: Technique Review

Part 3: Tone/ Effects Pedals

Part 4: The Notes on the Neck

Part 5: The Major Scale

Part 6: Right Hand Muting

Part 7: Palm Muting (watch for free on this page)

Part 8: Modified Chords

Part 9: Power Chords

Part 10: Power Chord Progressions

Part 11: Sliding Power Chords

Part 12: Open String Power Chords (watch for free on this page)

Part 13: Open String Power Chord Progressions

Part 14: Transition Notes

Part 15: The I, IV, V Progression

Part 16: Percussive Strums (watch for free on this page)

Part 17: Hammer On Chords

Part 18: Major Scale Two Octaves

Part 19: Lead Guitar

Part 20: Minor Pentatonic Scale

Part 21: Minor Pentatonic Scale Two Octaves

Part 22: Vibrato Techniques

Part 23: Using Vibrato

Part 24: Hammer Ons and Pull Offs

Part 25: String Bending

Part 26: Soloing

Part 27: Conclusion

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner guitar players who want to learn rock style electric guitar
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
02:43:13
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Introduction to RockStarter Level 1
2 Lectures 01:33

Introduction to the Rockstarter beginner electric guitar course

Preview 01:31

Accompanying E-Book
00:02
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RockStarter course
27 Lectures 02:41:40

Learn the parts of the electric guitar

Preview 05:18

Learn the parts of the electric guitar

Preview 04:27

Learn about effects pedals for electric guitar such as overdrive and distortion

Part 3: Effects Pedals
04:41

Learn how the notes on the guitar neck are laid out

Part 4: Notes on the neck
04:20

How to play the Major Scale on electric guitar

Part 5: The Major Scales
03:34

Learn the proper technique for right hand muting on electric guitar

Part 6: Right Hand Muting
04:16

Learn the essential electric guitar technique Palm Muting

Part 7: Palm Muting
02:52

Learn how traditional chords are modified for electric guitar

Part 8: Modified Chords
01:41

How to play power chords on the electric guitar

Part 9: Power Chords
11:39

Learn power chord progressions from popular songs

Part 10: Power Chord Progressions
04:49

Learn how to slide power chords like the pros do

Part 11: Sliding Power Chords
06:25

How to play easy, but awesome sounding open string power chords

Part 12: Open String Power Chords
06:41

How to play poster chords using open strings

Part 13: Open String Power Chords Progression
04:38

How to use "transition notes" in between chord changes 

Part 14: Transition Notes
06:56

Learn the I, IV and V chords for the key of E

Part 15: I, IV, V Chords For The Key Of E
03:52

Learn the cool rock guitar technique of percussive strums

Part 16: Percussive Strums
03:19

Learn how to play "hammer on" chords

Part 17:Hammer On Chords
04:07

How to play the Major scale over two octaves on guitar

Part 18: Major Scale 2 Octaves
11:03

Learn the basics of lead guitar

Part 19: Lead Guitar
11:59

Learn the most important rock guitar scale, the minor pentatonic scale 

Part 20: The Minor Pentatonic Scale
04:49

Learn the minor pentatonic scale over two octaves

Part 21:Two Octave Minor Pantatonic Scale
03:49

Covering the various vibrato techniques

Part 22: Vibrato Techniques
11:45

How to apply and use vibrato

Part 23: Using Vibrato
02:56

How to play Hammer Ons and Pull Offs on electric guitar

Part 24: Hammer Ons and Pull Offs
07:17

How to bend strings on electric guitar

Part 25: String Bending
12:28

How to play an electric  guitar solo

Part 26: Soloing
11:24

Conclusion of RockStarter course

Part 27: Conclusion
00:35
About the Instructor
Troy Davidson (Studio33Guitar)
4.6 Average rating
97 Reviews
4,582 Students
3 Courses
Lead Instructor at Studio33Guitar

Hi I'm Troy from Studio33Guitar! I have been playing guitar for nearly 30 years and have taught for almost as long. 

From private lessons to video lessons, I have had the pleasure of teaching thousands of people of various age and skill levels from all over the world.

After teaching so many people, I have developed a curriculum that has evolved and been refined over the years into what I believe to be the best step by step approach to learning guitar. My philosophy about learning guitar is that knowledge goes hand in hand with technique. If you want to simply play a few chords, you can easily find someone to show you where to place your fingers on the guitar neck. But if you really want to succeed as a musician, it’s important for you to understand what it is you are playing. Studio33Guitar lessons teach just that; the “why” along with the “how”.

Don’t be frightened by the term “music theory”, our lessons are laid out in a very organized, and structured, yet simple way that will teach you in a true step by step approach.