Guitar Essentials
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Guitar Essentials

Learn all the essential skills you need to start playing the Guitar.
4.0 (1 rating)
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.
261 students enrolled
Created by Vincent Hearn
Last updated 3/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
To learn how to read TAB
To learn Open position Major and Minor Chords
To learn Power chords (5th chords)
To Learn how to keep time and play to a track.
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Requirements
  • A computer to access the course.
  • A Guitar
  • Plectrums
  • Electronic Guitar Tuner
Description

This course is designed to teach you some of the basics required to start learning the Guitar. Including:

  • How to read TAB
  • Chords
  • Playing Along with a Track
  • Power Chords

And More!

All of the lessons are easy to follow and will teach you some of the essential technical elements you need to start playing some of the songs you love. This course will get you playing along to a track and show you some essential techniques when moving on to teach yourself some of your favorite tunes.

The Course has been designed by Guitar Academy in Petersfield. We are a full time dedicated Guitar School in the UK. Made up of professional musicians.

You also get access to great support from us at Guitar Academy.

Choose this online course to get your started on the right track to becoming a Guitar Superstar!

Who is the target audience?
  • Complete beginners wishing to learn the Guitar
  • Students who want to learn the basics to help them become independent learners.
  • All ages and abilities
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 18 Lectures Collapse All 18 Lectures 01:28:20
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Introduction
2 Lectures 07:39

Welcome to the Guitar Academy Online course! This first module is going to explain some little things to help you get started. It is also going to recommend some things you may wish to have to help you along the way. Check out the video and when your ready move on to the next module!

Preview 03:33

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How To Read TAB
3 Lectures 09:08

TAB is an easier form of sheet music especially created for Guitar and Bassists. The video below will explain how to read tab.

Once you have watched the video try out and play some of the simple TABS we have provided.

Preview 03:27

In this lesson we are going to learn a class rock riff called “Smoke on the Water”.

This lesson is a easy to follow step by step on how to play the melody from this class rock track.

Give it a go. The TAB is also provided below.

Riff: A short melody made up of single notes.

Smoke on the Water
05:38

Try out this TAB and then answer the quiz question.

Name that tune
00:03

In this quiz we will test your ability to read TAB. Simply play the piece and name that tune.

Name that tune!
1 question
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Chords
6 Lectures 30:27

This module will teach you how to play some open position major chords on the Guitar.

Called open position because they use a combination of open strings (strings played without any fingers holding them) and held notes.

Check out the video below and try out some of these chords.

Some of these chords may be tricky initially but keep practicing and you will be fine. Make sure you practice these regularly and set yourself a goal to memorise a few each week.

Major Chords
06:39

This module will teach you how to play some open position minor chords on the Guitar.

Called open position because they use a combination of open strings (strings played without any fingers holding them) and held notes.

Check out the video below and try out some of these chords.

Some of these chords may be tricky initially but keep practicing and you will be fine. Make sure you practice these regularly and set yourself a goal to memorise a few each week.

Minor Chords
06:10

Song Study: Knocking on Heavens Door
05:24

In this module we are going to use some of our open position Major and Minor Chords to play a section of a song called Round Here by Counting Crows.

The track uses the chords C , D , Em and G.

Check out the video and then practice playing the chords to the backing track provided.

Song Study - Round Here
04:56

Major 7th Chords
03:30

Open Position Dominant 7ths
03:48
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Scales
1 Lecture 11:13
CAGED Major Scales
11:13
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Reading Rhythms
1 Lecture 04:55
Reading Rhythms Lesson 1
04:55

In this quiz you will be tested on your understanding of rhythmical notation.

Rhythmical Notation Quiz
7 questions
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Guitar Theory
2 Lectures 09:23
Notes on the Fretboard
04:33

In this quiz you will be tested on your ability to identify the notes on the fret board.

Notes on the fret board quiz
5 questions

Intervals Explained
04:50

In this quiz we are going to test your understanding of intervals

Intervals Quiz
5 questions
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Blues
1 Lecture 08:40
How to play a 12 Bar Blues
08:40
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Summary
1 Lecture 00:24
Course Summary
00:24
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Extra: Guitar Maintenance
1 Lecture 06:30

An extra bonus video lesson on how to re-string a Guitar.

Re-string Your Guitar
06:30
About the Instructor
Vincent Hearn
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261 Students
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Guitarist and Tutor

Degree Graduate Vincent Hearn is a qualified professional Guitarist and Guitar Teacher with over five years of teaching experience and a degree in music from Europe’s leading contemporary music school. Vincent is an experienced musician and performer and has performed and recorded with many bands and artists in his career.

Also experienced in live sound and recording techniques. Vincent has been the owner of a recording studio and works with many recording artists.

His constant work as a musician makes him an excellent tutor for all aspiring contemporary musicians
looking to develop their skills into a profession or for fun.