Guitar Fundamentals for Beginners

Learn the basics of guitar playing and begin your journey to becoming a complete guitarist
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

Guitar Fundamentals for Beginners is the first step in a series of courses for students to begin their journey into learning how to be a complete guitarist. This particular course teaches the basics from knowing the parts of the guitar to strumming and basic chords. You will also learn how to tune your guitar, and at the end, you'll know the basics needed to be a guitarist.

This course is for anyone who has ever dreamt of playing guitar or those who just want something to do for leisure. It is structured in a basic and easy to follow format. In order to complete this course, students will need their own guitar and pick to be able to follow along.

So if you're ready to take up guitar or you dream of being an amazing guitarist, then this is the course for you!

What are the requirements?

  • You will need your own guitar and pick

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know how to strum
  • Know the different parts of the guitar
  • Know the fundamental techniques used by all great players
  • Know how to tune a guitar
  • Know basic chords
  • Know basic theory and terminology
  • Know all the basics of becoming a guitar player

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in learning how to play guitar
  • For complete beginners

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Guitar Fundamentals - Beginners series
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The Guitar Fundamentals Beginners series is designed to help students who have no experience with guitars or music to learn the basics of guitar playing. Students will learn everything from the set-up of the guitar, basic chords, and tuning through to playing your first song. You will learn all the necessary basics and techniques to get you on the road to becoming a complete guitarist able to play any style and in any circumstance.

10:33

Lesson 1 Overview

  • Know the Guitar
  • Basic Strumming
  • Holding the Guitar
  • String names
  • First chord

Lesson one will teach you the very basics and begin you on your journey.

2 questions

Just to test your knowledge of the Lesson and see what you've retained!

13:48

Lesson 2 Overview

  • D chord
  • E chord
  • Changing chords
  • 12 bar blues in the key of A

Lesson 2 takes what we've learnt so far and puts it into practice.

3 questions

Let's see what you've learned!

09:59

Lesson 3 Overview

  • More chords
  • Revision
  • changing chords
  • 12 bar blues in the key of G

Lesson 3 builds on what we covered in lesson 2.

15:03

Lesson 4 Overview

  • Review
  • B7 chords
  • 12 bar blues in the key of E
  • New strumming pattern
  • Learn a song

Lesson 4 introduces some variation in right hand technique and applies what we've learnt so far to a song.

12:25

Lesson 5 Overview

  • Minor chords
  • chord progressions

Lesson 5 looks at different groups of chords and how to use them.

10:59

Lesson 6 Overview

  • Review
  • Seventh chords
  • More chords progressions

Lesson 6 introduces the 'seventh chord' and teaches progressions that use it.

09:38

Lesson 7 Overview

  • Review
  • Basic theory

Lesson 7 looks at some of the terminology we use in music and guitar playing.

13:01

Lesson 8 Overview

  • Using a pick
  • Finger exercises
  • Pentatonic scale
  • Hammer on's and pull off's
  • Slides and bends

Lesson 8 introduces some of the common techniques used in lead guitar playing.

11:08

Lesson 9 Overview

  • New chord
  • New picking technique
  • New song

Lesson 9 takes our playing to a new level with new techniques and songs.

11:35

Lesson 10 summarizes everything we've learnt so far and explores where these fundamental guitar techniques can lead us.

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Instructor Biography

Sam Shepherd, Musician

Sam Shepherd is a singer/songwriter and instrumental guitarist from the Sunshine Coast.

In 2005 Sam won the ‘National young jazz/blues guitarist of the year’ award at Frankston international guitar festival. Since then he has worked and performed with some of the best musicians in the country such as: Diesel, Peter Cupples, Michael Fix, Bruce Mathiske, Ian Perez (Wolfmother) and Louie Shelton (The Jackson 5, John Lennon).

He graduated from Griffith University with a ‘Bachelor of Popular Music’in 2009 and in 2010 Sam co-wrote an instrumental piece entitled ‘Optimystical’ with Australian guitar legend Michael Fix which was a top 5 finalist in the Tamworth Golden Guitar awards.

In 2013 Sam was also the opening act for 'Diesel' on the Sunshine Coast and in early 2014 Sam was the only Australian who made it to the finals of Lee Ritenour's 'Six String Theory' guitar competitions.

In early 2015 Sam was awarded a scholarship to attend the 'Australian Academy of Country Music' in Tamworth.

Sam’s unique playing style draws from a wide range of influences. Jazz, country and everything in between, Sam plays it all, blending styles to make a sound that’s uniquely his own.

He’s currently working on his new CD while he enjoys the peace and tranquillity of the rolling hills of Maleny.

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