Essential Theory and Technique for Guitar
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Essential Theory and Technique for Guitar

Learn proper technique, and understand the "why" behind what you are playing
4.4 (43 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.
2,696 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Gain a solid understanding of basic music theory and how it relates to guitar, how to play guitar with proper technique for left and right hands, how to play the Major Scale, how to create chords and play them on guitar
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Requirements
  • You should have a guitar and the desire to learn music theory and proper guitar technique
  • You do not need to have any previous experience/ knowledge
Description

The Essential Theory and Technique for Guitar course is designed for two main types of people; the beginner guitar player who has no guitar or musical experience and those who can play guitar a little bit but are wanting to understand the music theory behind what they are playing and to improve on their technique.

Music Is A Language

Learning music is like learning a language. Music notes are like letters of the alphabet. When you learn how to combine them, you can create chords, which are like words, and with words you can create sentences and tell stories.

There are some great guitar players who don’t necessarily know all of the theory behind what they are playing, but using the above analogy of music as a language, imagine the potential that is being missed out on by not fully understanding what you are playing. If you were taking a trip to France, you could buy a translation book that could tell you how to say certain phrases in French, such as “Where is the bathroom?” or “What time is it?”, but imagine how much more you could communicate if you were able to construct your own sentences and phrases in French? You could say whatever you wanted without limits. Music is similar; by understanding the “why”, and practicing the “how” you reduce the limitations and open up a world of opportunity to express yourself with your instrument.

The course includes a full color PDF E-Book which is over 50 pages and provides further explanation of the material in the videos as well as guitar neck diagrams for your reference.

This course is 2 hours and 20 minutes long and should provide you with weeks worth of material to work on.

The topics you will learn in this course include;

Part 1: Parts of the Guitar

Part 2: The Musical Alphabet

Part 3: Notes on the Neck (Watch for free on this page)

Part 4: Neck Diagrams

Part 5: Holding the Guitar

Part 6: Holding the Pick (Watch for free on this page)

Part 7: Picking the Strings

Part 8: Left Hand Technique (Watch for free on this page)

Part 9: The Chromatic Scale (Watch for free on this page)

Part 10: The Spider Exercise

Part 11: The C-Major Scale

Part 12: What is a “Key?”

Part 13: Standard Notation

Part 14: How Chords Are Made

Part 15: Playing Chords on the Guitar

Part 16: Other Major Scales

Part 17: Other Major Scales on the Guitar

Part 18: The G-Major Chord

Part 19: Conclusion

Who is the target audience?
  • People who want to learn how to play guitar, but also learn the theory behind what they are playing
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
02:10:52
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Essential Theory and Technique for Guitar Overview
1 Lecture 01:31
Overview
01:31
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Introduction to "Essential Theory and Technique for Guitar"
2 Lectures 02:20
Introduction
02:18

Download this corresponding e-book to follow along with the videos. You may find it helpful to print a copy to make notes on

Corresponding E-Book
00:02
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Parts of the Guitar
1 Lecture 07:16
Parts of the Guitar
07:16
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The Musical Alphabet
1 Lecture 05:09
The Musical Alphabet
05:09
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Notes on the Guitar Neck
1 Lecture 03:39
Notes on the Guitar Neck
03:39
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Neck Diagrams
1 Lecture 02:21
How to Read Guitar Neck Diagrams
02:21
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Holding the Guitar
1 Lecture 01:38
Holding the Guitar
01:38
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Holding the Guitar Pick
1 Lecture 05:19
Holding the Guitar Pick
05:19
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Picking the Strings
1 Lecture 03:21
Picking the Strings
03:21
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Left Hand Technique
1 Lecture 10:14
Left Hand Technique
10:14
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About the Instructor
Troy Davidson (Studio33Guitar)
4.4 Average rating
85 Reviews
4,037 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.