Getting Started on the Acoustic Guitar
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Getting Started on the Acoustic Guitar

Learn, practice, and perform your way to learning the acoustic guitar using our unique teaching method.
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Last updated 10/2015
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Discover the different ways a guitar can be tuned
  • Learn how to transition between your first chords
  • Understand the importance of timing
  • Play along to real music
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Requirements
  • A regular six string guitar is required for the course (acoustic preferred but electric will work too).
Description

Have you tried to learn the acoustic guitar in the past and have always been overwhelmed by it all? Everything starts off so simply and then suddenly you are expected to do things that you weren't prepared for? Then this is your course.

Welcome to the musendo acoustic guitar series. We use a simple but effective process by which you will learn a technique, then we will practice it along with you to building a strong foundation. Finally we will give you opportunities to play along with real music so you can show off your new skills!

All of the teaching material for our lessons was created by leading music pedagogues based off of curriculum used by the Sibelius Academy and other Finnish university music programs.

By the end of this course and with lots of practice, you should feel comfortable playing and alternating between different chords on your guitar, keeping basic time, and playing along to real music.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course has been designed from the ground up with the beginning guitar student in mind.
  • No prior musical knowledge is required.
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
01:13:42
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Introduction
2 Lectures 02:25

Let's get to know more about Sven.

Preview 01:55

Let’s review what we will learn throughout this course.

Preview 00:30
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Tuning Your Guitar
5 Lectures 16:23

Let’s explore the recommended way for beginners to tune their guitars. By using a digital tuner.

Preview 02:58

A slightly more advanced way to tune using just the guitar strings and the fretboard. You’ll be able to do this as you gain more experience at playing. This technique is not required to complete the course.

Tune With the Strings and Fretboard
02:55

Extra Credit: Harmonics are a very advanced way to tune your guitar. This technique is very rarely used and only recommended for advanced players. It is not required to complete the course, we are only discussing it here so that you know that it exists.

About Harmonics Tuning (Extra Credit, Not Required by Course)
02:52

Enough talk! Let’s practice tuning using a digital tuner. Follow along with your own guitar and tuner.

Preview 03:07

Extra Credit: Though we recommend using a digital tuner for now, we are presenting this way for you to know how to do it in the future when you get better at tuning. It is not required to complete the course but If you’re feeling ready and up to it, try tuning with the strings and the fretboard.

Practice Tuning with the Guitar Strings (Extra Credit, Not Required by Course)
04:31
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E Minor
3 Lectures 06:38

We will learn our first chord, the E minor chord! We also touch on strumming and muting the strings.

Preview 02:38

Let’s practice playing the E minor chord together.

Preview 01:59

Continue practicing the E Minor Chord, paying attention to your right hand.

Preview 02:01
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G Chord
3 Lectures 08:46

Let’s learn the G chord. We now get to use different fingers on our left hand for the first time.

Learn the G Chord
03:16

Practice playing the G chord together.

Practice G in Time
02:45

You may not have noticed, but you have already been learning to keep time! Let’s learn more about keeping time as well as find out about tempo and different ways to keep it.

Learn About Timing
02:45
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C and G7 Chords
4 Lectures 12:14

Let’s learn some more chords, the C and G7 chords.

Learn C and G7 Chords
02:31

It’s time to practice alternating between the C and G7.

Practice Alternating Between C and G7
03:29

Let’s keep practice alternating between the C and G7 in time.

Practice Alternating C and G7 in Time
03:00

Let’s keep practice alternating between the C and G7 using two fingers.

Practice Alternating C and G7 With Two Fingers
03:14
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E and A Chords
2 Lectures 05:54

We learn two more chords the E and the A chords.

Learn the E and A Chords
03:22

It's time to practice alternating between the E and the A chords together in time.

Practice Alternating E and A in Time
02:32
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Performances
8 Lectures 20:16

It’s almost time to do our first performance, let’s practice first! We will take the first chord we learned, the E minor chord, and play it to a backing track of a live band. Just follow along!

Preview 02:34

Now you are ready for the real deal. You will take the first chord we learned, the E minor chord, and play it to the backing track while I accompany you.

Preview 02:16

Let’s practice for our next performance, this time with the G chord. Just follow along.

Practice G
02:35

Ok now for your second live performance! Play the G Chord and I will back you up on the guitar.

Perform G
01:46

Let’s practice for our next performance, this time with the chords. Just follow along alternating between them.

Practice the C and G7 Chords
03:17

Another performance! This time with alternating between the C and G7 chords. You play your part and I’ll play some nice guitar to support you.

Perform C and G7
02:11

Another practice alternating between the A and E chords. Just follow along with me.
Practice A and E
03:41

Our final performance for the course. Play your part alternating between the A and E chords and I’ll be your backup guitarist. Let’s give it our best!

Preview 01:56
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Course Review
1 Lecture 01:06

Great Job! We have made it so far, and learn so much. Let’s review what we have learned in the course and what you should do before continuing onto the next course.

Preview 01:06
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