Guitar from scratch - guitar course for beginners
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Guitar from scratch - guitar course for beginners

The easiest way to learn guitar.
5.0 (2 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 24 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of the course they will learn to play all open chords, major scale and a few barre chords along with basic music theory and 50+ songs in 3 different languages.
  • You will reach from absolute beginner to intermediate level.
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Requirements
  • Need to have a computer or a smart phone
  • If you don't have the above then a tablet can also serve the purpose
Description

Learn the basic concepts and tools to play  guitar from very basic to intermediate level.

Build a strong foundation in guitar playing with this tutorial for beginners.

Its a step by step approach for beginners to learn  guitar.The common problems faced by students are also discussed for efficient and faster learning.

Practicing with backing tracks help thus after some videos backing tracks are included.

After completing this course a student can play many songs alone and also with a band.

Course overview and Contents.

Starting with basic posture, plectrum holding and open string exercises, as we proceed we learn many exercises to build left and right hand co-ordination , finger strength etc.  along with proper practice technique using metronome.As we learn more interesting things, in order to make it more challenging and fun drum tracks are introduced as well.

Topics covered

Posture and plectrum holding.

How to read neck/fretboard diagram.
Alternate picking exercises.

Open position scale exercises.

A few basic Chromatic exercises.
Open Position C major scale.

Songs in open position scale.

Introduction to chords.

Chord shifting exercises using the metronome.
Introduction to strumming.
Concepts of a Bar or Measure.
Creating your own strumming patterns.

Introduction to missing/skipping beats.

Practice routine for you to follow.

Suspended chords
Related chord progressions.


Basic Theory

How many notes are there?

What are the note names?
How to find the notes on the fretboard?
Major scale fingering. 

Related exercises.

Picking exercises.

8 beat strumming patterns.

Mixing strumming patterns.

Splitting strumming patterns.

Dominant seventh chords.

Swing rhythm.

Country style strumming pattern.

Basic Barre chords in E shape.

12 bar blues progressions.

50+ songs to learn

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for beginners who have no or very little experience with the guitar
  • If you quit guitar thinking its too difficult then give this course a try.
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
04:21:23
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Lesson Proper
27 Lectures 04:21:22

I am Tamal and I welcome you to the world of guitar.Guitar from Scratch is a course for beginners and we literally start from scratch.Each lesson will have an accompanying pdf file. I have divided this course into several lessons. Each lesson contains a number of topics which might require a couple of weeks to master. So let's get started. Good Luck!

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1. Guitar Parts.

2. Tuning concepts. (As of now learn to tune the guitar but once you are experienced you can revisit this lesson for a better understanding of standard tuning)

Preview 10:23

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1.You will learn to read tab notation, most of the exercises are tabbed down in the pdf files.

Guitar From Scratch - How to read tab notation
07:11

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

Lesson 1

1.Posture and plectrum holding.
2.How to read neck/fretboard diagram.
3.Alternate picking exercises.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 1
15:34

Video of Lesson 2 is divided in 2 parts. 

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

Lesson 2 (Part I and II)

1.Open position scale exercises.
2.A few basic Chromatic exercises.
3.Open Position C major scale.



Guitar from scratch - Lesson 2 part I
12:17

This is the part II of the video.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 2 part II
12:07

Let's learn some songs now.The tabs are provided in a pdf.

Song List

1.Twinkle Twinkle.
2.Happy Birthday.
3.We shall overcome.
4.We wish you a merry Christmas.
5.Jingle Bells.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 3
01:46

Before you start learning chords its important to get your fingers ready with some exercises which i call "Pre-Chord exercises"

2 exercises are included in Lesson 4.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 4
13:46

Please download the backing track bundle for practice at home.

Backing Tracks
00:01

In this lesson you will be introduced to a metronome and learn how to use it.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 5
02:10

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1.Introduction to chords.
2.Chord shifting exercises using the metronome.
3.Introduction to strumming.
4.Basic Chord progressions.
5.Concepts of a Bar or Measure.
6.More chords and progression.
7.Learn your first song using chords (Optional)

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 5a
16:53

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1.Introduction to upstrokes.
2.Learn to create your own strumming patterns.


Guitar from scratch - Lesson 6
08:03

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1.Introduction to G and D chords.
2.Chord progressions using G,D and A chords.
3.Chord progressions using A,D and E chords.

Don't forget to use the backing tracks included before.

Strumming from scratch - Lesson 7
10:52

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1.Chord progressions continued.
2.Introduction to missing/skipping beats.
3.2 useful strumming patterns.
4.Let's learn some songs now.

Strumming from scratch - Lesson 8
07:33

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1.A little more interesting chromatic exercises.
2.Practice routine for you to follow.


Strumming from scratch - Lesson 9
05:45

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1.Suspended chords
2.Related chord progressions.
3.More interesting songs to learn.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 10
06:38

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

Basic Theory                                                                                                                                    

1.How many notes are there?
2.What are the note names?
3.How to find the notes on the fretboard ?
4.Assignment.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 10a
14:02

In this lesson you will learn how to play along using a drum track or backing track.

Bonus lesson: How to play along using a drum track.
07:30

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1.Major scale fingering. 
2.Related exercises.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 11
10:38

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1. Let's learn a tune in C major, adapted from Mozart's 25th symphony.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 12
09:15

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1.Too many Chord progressions to learn using the chords we learnt so far.
2.Use of strumming patterns with the above chord progressions.
3.12 more songs to learn.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 13
12:35

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1.4 magical chords.
2.Related chord progressions.
3.Picking exercises using the above chords.
4.More popular songs.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 14
10:12

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1.A very cool strumming pattern.
2.More chord progressions.
3.Mixing strumming patterns in one progression.
4.Some cool variations of the above strumming pattern.
5.More songs to learn.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 15
12:01

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1.Splitting the previous strumming patterns and its variations.
2.Another interesting strumming pattern.
3.More songs.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 16
08:54

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1.Dm and F major chords.
2.Related progressions.
3.2 chords in a bar.
4.More songs.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 17
11:50

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1.Dominant 7th Chords.
2.Country style strumming patterns.
3.Related chord Progressions.
4.Swing Rhythm
5.Introduction to the Blues.
6.12 Bar Blues progressions.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 18
19:05

In this lesson you will be introduced to the following topics.

1.Bm barre chord.
2.Movable E shape barre chords.
3.Finally we are done before saying goodbye lets meet in some songs. 
4.Congrats we are done and you are ready for some rocking performances.

Guitar from scratch - Lesson 19
12:11
About the Instructor
Founder of Tamsguitar Tamal Ghosh
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Guitar Instructor at Udemy

Hi, this is Tamal and I am a guitar instructor and over the years I tried to figure out how to make guitar learning an enjoyable experience. I love teaching thus to reach out to more students I created a youtube channel that has 30k + subscribers. And I am sure you will also be benefited from these courses. To know more about me please visit the links below.So see you soon.Cheers!!