Learning Electric Guitar for Absolute Beginners
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Learning Electric Guitar for Absolute Beginners

A kick-start for the absolute beginner guitar player. A lifelong love starts today!
3.5 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
20 students enrolled
Created by Adan Richards
Last updated 5/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play simple guitar.
  • Have the necessary skills to tackle the each successive step in their musical journey.
  • Have a good base of knowledge about their instrument.
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Requirements
  • A modest budget for a guitar and amp, (roughly 200-300 USD), for those who don't already possess these essential items.
  • You will need access to the internet, which you probably already have since you're reading this!
  • An open mind!
Description

For those of you that have always wanted to learn guitar, but never had the courage, or those of you that have finally picked it up but are unsure of what to learn first, this is the beginner course for you!

This is the electric guitar course for you, the absolute beginner, I even cover the purchasing of guitars and amps,you in mind.

You will learn the very basics of the instrument, and finish with a good knowledge base to carry you in good stead for your life as a musician.

You will start really simple, and take things nice and slow, step by step.

You are offered some mental tricks and tools that allow you to overcome obstacles that you may come across as a player.

In roughly ten minutes a day, you will have the course completed within a week, but I encourage you to take things slowly, and allow knowledge to soak in, as guitar technique in particular can take significant time to master.

This course contains the most important and valuable beginner information, all in one course, as well as honest information about where you can go after the course is completed in order to continue in your guitar playing journey.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for absolute beginners, who may not even have a guitar or amplifier yet!
  • This course is also for those who have been playing a few months, and would like to go over some basics again.
  • Towards the end of the course it gets philosophical, and I talk about how to tackle goals and not give up when it seems you are getting nowhere.
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:15:48
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:43

This course is primarily for beginners, and at the end of this you will be able to play simple guitar, as well as have a mental toolkit to tackle difficult goals. This lecture covers the different sections of the course, and will show you what you're in for! Are you prepared to start a lifelong journey, today?

Preview 01:43
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Buying a Guitar and Amp,
1 Lecture 11:57

A look into buying guitars and amplifiers, components of each. Even if you already possess a guitar and amp, it important to understand what you are dealing with when you pick up your instrument, so don't skip this unless you are quite familiar already.

Preview 11:57

A quick quiz to reinforce your knowledge of the guitar.

Guitar Parts.
5 questions
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How to hold your guitar and pick.
1 Lecture 07:56

I shed light on some different positions for holding the guitar, as well as some tips on holding your pick. Also we tune your guitar!

How to hold your guitar and pick.
07:56
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Learning Your First Riff.
1 Lecture 13:10

In this Lecture, students will learn how to play the signature riff from Come As You Are by the huge rock band, Nirvana. It's important to dive in like this early on to get inspired.

Learning your first riff.
13:10
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Learning Your First Chord.
1 Lecture 06:07

Students will learn the famous power chord shape.

Power Chords.
06:07
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Reading Tabs.
1 Lecture 04:41

Students will now know one of the most common forms of simple musical notation.

How to read tabs.
04:41
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Warm Ups, Techniques, and Practice.
2 Lectures 17:11

A first look into technique building and practice.

Part 1 of a look into technique and practice.
08:39

The second part of a look into technique building and practice.

Part 2 of a look into technique and practice.
08:32
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Theory Beginnings.
1 Lecture 05:35

An initial look into absolutely essential theory.

Basic Guitar Theory.
05:35

Consolidation of basic theory knowledge.

Basic Theory.
5 questions
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Philosophy.
1 Lecture 04:47

A short, final look at staying motivated and perservering.

Philosophy.
04:47
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Final Word.
1 Lecture 01:41

A final note from me, good luck in your future endeavours!

A Final Word From Me.
01:41
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About the Instructor
Adan Richards
3.5 Average rating
2 Reviews
20 Students
1 Course
Guitar Enthusiast

Guitar enthusiast and teacher, with a close connection, affection and particular focus for absolute beginner guitarists. It is easy for guitar players to get arrogant and frustrated with beginners, but having been a beginner not so long ago myself, I know what I wish I had known earlier on, and the pitfalls one can find in the struggle to improve.

My philosophy as a teacher lies in first and foremost, making guitar playing fun and interesting. Aspiring players should always have control over what they want to learn, and I offer the skills necessary, for them to seek out the information they need.