Play YOUR Favorite Songs: The Guitar Super-Course (2019)
- 11 hours on-demand video
- 49 articles
- 16 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- You'll BEAUTIFULLY play all of your favorite rock, pop or country songs on your guitar. You'll see how simple it can be when it's learned in the most efficient way.
You'll play all the chords in a CLEAN, gorgeous manner, while every string is clearly heard.
You'll always find the perfect strumming pattern for any song, (just like how it's played in the original recording) and strum in a steady, confident rhythm.
- 27$ Value BONUS: Printable 35 Campfire Songs PDF Songbook - each song has a detailed video lesson.
- You'll EASILY switch between chords - the #1 key to playing songs FLUENTLY and effortlessly!
- You'll learn new chords in the shortest time possible.
- You'll develop a rock-solid SENSE OF RHYTHM that'll make you sound way better than 90% of beginners and intermediates.
- 97$ Value BONUS: Enjoy the Songs-Masters fancy e-books on various guitar topics that'll help improve your music life.
- Enjoy the #1 most helpful Udemy instructor: upload a video of your playing- and I'll watch and give you suggestions on how to improve.
- A guitar - acoustic, electric or classical.
- A love for music, and especially for songs with guitars!
- If you want to play classical Mozart pieces, this course isn't for you. But if you want to play your favorite songs on the guitar, it's exactly for you.
- The course is either for complete beginners or for those who are already playing some guitar but never made it to the stage of SMOOTHLY playing their songs - the course WILL get you there.
**** After several weeks of practicing what you'll learn here - You will be able to BEAUTIFULLY play all of your favorite songs. ****
This is the course you've been looking for, and this is the most complete, systematic approach for learning guitar online.
Do you LOVE listening to music, and especially to songs with guitars in them?
Did you always wish to be able to play your favorite songs by yourself? (perhaps while singing along as well?)
Are you tired of long winded YouTube lessons and Udemy courses that get you nowhere? Or maybe you've been playing for some time, but the songs you play still don't sound good and seem like a lot of work?
Did you ever think that you're just "not musical" and won't be able to do this?
Well, I have exactly what you're looking for, and you're gonna love it. So if you love music - read on.
My name is Alon, I am the founder of GuitarHippies-com, one of the world's top five most read guitar blogs. (* source) I learned guitar by myself, and I am here to help you do it too, while solving a MAJOR problem in the music teaching world:
90% of the people who start playing the guitar - quit it within a year. (** source)
That's a shame to hear, but I know EXACTLY why this happens - and I worked very hard to get the solution for you.
The Reason: Most teachers (online and offline) focus on too much fluff and don't really consider the player's wants and needs. Most lessons' final goals are too vague, too long winded, and lack a focus and understanding of what most people are really after - which is simply to play the songs that THEY love - out of their own hands.
NOT playing boring scales. NOT playing some useless, generic melodies. NOT to have a 70 minutes lecture on what's a guitar strap.
Forget that. I am here to give you the QUICK RESULTS.
"An awesome course on guitar. I play acoustic but never went through a conventional guitar lesson or never took any lesson from a guitarist. I have learnt a lot of things that have halted my growth as a guitarist. There're some great valuable insights & tips that beginners can use and avoid training in the wrong way. The lessons and his playing is very clean. I have seen very few people play that clean and his equipments are amazing. Very clean playing and precise tutorials. You won't waste your time taking lessons from his courses." Khan Sami, India.
Why should you listen to me?
Hey! My name is Alon and I am 28 years old. I have been teaching music, both online and face to face, to tens of thousands of students in the last six years - while traveling four different continents and jammin' and performing with many different musicians. I am mainly a guitarist, pianist and harmonica player, and I also play other instruments including the flute, trumpet, bass and more. I am constantly looking for the best ways and shortcuts to teaching music effectively - and with FUN. The student feedbacks show that I do it very well. (:
My guitar blog, GuitarSongsMasters-com, (founded in 2014) where I share my tips for playing music, has a monthly readership of over 100K people from over a 150 different countries and is one of the world's top five most read guitar blogs*. I am also the founder of the Harmonica Jamz-com courses and blog that has been online since 2016 and has thousands of happy students here on Udemy.
The GuitarHippies' Play Your Playlist™ system is geared towards one thing: giving you the ability to smoothly and joyfully play YOUR favorite songs.
NO ONE quits guitar when he's actually successful at playing his favorite songs.
By the end of the course - you will have at your fingertips the ability to literally play 1000's of songs - whichever ones you choose to. How?
DELIVERING THE RESULTS. Some of the core videos that will give you the keys to unlock 1000's of songs:
5 Principles for Achieving a Clean & Beautiful CHORDS Sound.
My Method for How to Easily Find the Correct Strumming Pattern for Any Song. (I struggled for years until I came up with this unbreakable method)
Where to Find the Best Chord Charts for Your Favorite Songs and How to Print Your Own Custom DIY Chord Books of Your Favorite Songs.
My 2 Hacks for How to quickly SUPER-LEARN New Chords, and Shortcut Your Way to Playing More Songs.
How to SWITCH Between Chords Effortlessly, and Overcome the #1 Beginners' Block to Fluent Song-Playing.
The Methods and Apps that Will Help You Develop a Rock Solid Sense of Rhythm and Sound Like a Pro.
EXTRAS. In the second part of the course, we'll take your skills even further and send you on your guitar journeys with a greater focus: (new lessons are constantly added to this part every 1-2 months)
The 13 most useful guitar apps in 2018 - apps that will actually help you improve much faster.
8 ways to develop your time-keeping skills and really get that pro sound.
How to use a capo to make sure the song matches your voice, and also to create different voicings when playing with another guitarist.
6 tips on how to easily conquer any barre chord. (like the F chord)
10 ways to improve your "musicality".
4 ways to avoid the notorious pain in the fingertips that every guitarist encounters.
My favorite 13 guitar accessories - things that'll actually improve your guitar life.
How to find that one chord that finishes the song perfectly.
6 ways to customize your guitar and add some elegant bling to it.
The ideal fingernail length for playing guitar.
The 4 pillars of the a perfect guitar maintenance routine that'll make your guitar fun to come back to.
And More lessons that will enrich your skills and sound, with newer ones added regularly.
FANCY PRODUCTION AND VIDEO QUALITY:
All the lessons are shot in 4K resolution in a boutique music studio.
Multiple camera angles.
Split screen teaching for increased clarity.
Fancy graphics and animations flying in and out.
Recorded through high end microphones and finished by a well known audio engineer.
And just about everything else that's available in 2018 to give you the best user experience and help you learn. You won't find a similar level of production in all of Udemy's other guitar courses.
"Outstanding, the teacher is first of all outstandingly talented and plays over ten instruments, and I also highly like his teaching style: very bright, no "hmmms" and such. And the idea of learning using my own favorite songs really works and feels great." Harry Hofstra, California.
Printable SONGBOOK: ON TOP of the lessons, you will also receive a printable PDF Beginners Songbook with over 35 songs that you're encouraged to play while taking the core lessons, ALL THE SONGS ARE ACCOMPANIED WITH A DETAILED VIDEO LESSON that will show you the process of how I take any song from an online chord chart - and turn it into real, live music - the exact process that you will learn to repeat with your own favorite songs.
Some of the songs you will learn, ranging from classic rock to pop, country and more:
Ed Sheeran - The A-Team
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Oasis - Wonderwall
Green Day - Time of Your Life
The Eagles - Take It Easy
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Bob Dylan - Knockin' on Heaven's Door
You Are My Sunshine
Outkast - Hey Ya
Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
Leonard Cohen / Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Florida Georgia Line - Cruise
Bright Eyes - First Day of My Life
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California
Sublime - What I Got
Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
And many others - while even more songs' video lessons are added regularly.
Remember - I don't want you to pay for the lessons only to quit after two months. My mission is to get you to pick up the guitar and develop that PASSION and motivation that will keep driving you to make music for the rest of your life.
Why shouldn't I take another course or just watch free YouTube lessons?
1) Your time is valuable, and trying to learn your way through random lessons on random guitar topics (instead of using a systematic, logical and proven approach) will never get you as far as a systematic method. Even more, using random YouTube lessons will make it way more likely that you'll quit the guitar.
2) I understand you. Just like how I learned independently how to play the guitar - I know your wants and needs - and I am here to shortcut your way to the success which is playing all of your beloved songs. I built this course as the DREAM GUIDE for independent learners that I wish I had at the time - and could have saved me literally thousands of hours of struggling around before I found and developed those shortcuts and methods myself.
Can't wait to hear your stories after you'll be successfully jammin' all of your songs with your friends.
*According to SimilarWeb-com stats.
**According to a study by Fender - google "90 of new guitarists".
"Explanations are very clear. Lots of great ideas on how to go about learning and practicing the chords fast. Very pleasant and relaxed presentation with lots of great ideas and examples. I look forward to continuing the class!" Fred Bogdan.
- People who love music and want to play the songs that they love - out of their own hands.
- People who started playing guitar in the past but never made it through the first stages.
- People who have some experience on the guitar but want their playing to feel much easier and sound much smoother.
In this introductory video I will introduce you to the concept of the course - The 7 Keys to Successfully Teaching Yourself the Guitar. The first key is all about one simple thing: the understanding that playing ANY song on the guitar comes down to just two simple ingredients.
Also, this lesson will provide an intro to the different keys that are ahead.
This will be our first real lesson on the guitar, where we will learn our first two chords that we are going to use for our first songs: the E chord and the A chord.
We will learn how to play any chord with a clean, full sound, and we will get you ready to play your first three songs on the guitar.
In this lesson I will teach you how to properly sit with the guitar in order to play in a comfortable way.
Also, we will learn about the different parts of the guitar - what they do and how they're named.
In this lesson you will learn where and how to find the most reliable chord charts for your favorite songs. (important - because there's a lot of wrong charts out there)
Also, I will show you some of my own DIY chord books and teach you how you can create your own as well. (the more detailed explanation about the DIY creation is in the next article on the GuitarHippies website)
This'll help you a lot!
Using those 2 hacks that I discovered over the years, you will learn how to play new chords and enrich your chords vocabulary, which in turn will enable you to play a lot more songs.
Did you know that just 4-5 chords are enough to easily play hundreds and even thousands of songs? (G-D-Em-C for example) So just imagine what happens when you will know 10-15 chords... AMAZING!
The most important key of playing songs fluently is to be able to switch between chords without even thinking about it. The knowledge I share in this next lesson is something I seriously consider as pure gold. When a friend told me about this exercise, it blew me away and got me to playing fluently VERY fast.
Do this on the few basic chords that make up 90% of the chords you generally use: G, D, Dm, E, Em, A, Am, C, F and all the possible transitions between them - and you will be playing almost any song like a champ.
The strumming pattern is derived from the rhythm of the song, and when you can listen to a song and easily figure out the correct strumming pattern based on its sound (which is what you'll learn now) - you'll always sound good and you'll be able to accomodate to any new song.
Up until now I told you to use whatever feels right for you at the moment, either a pick or your fingernails.
In this lesson I will give you an introduction to those two, which are your two common options to playing the guitar.
With each one of them there will be an overview of it, and also some solid tips on how to get started with it.
In this lesson I will teach what I consider as the most important key in order to have a professional, steady sound - which is simply "paying attention to the beat" (and understanding how the beat works)
I will also show you how to practice your sense of rhythm in a very fun way - with an app that acts as your own personal drummer.
This lesson is absolutely critical if you want to sound good - don't skip it.
Part 2 of the lesson is also super fun and will teach you how to give you own rhythmic twist to a song.
When you'll start playing a small percussion instrument (just in front of a recording, or if you jam with friends while playing some percussion it's even better) - your time keeping skills on the guitar will rise to new levels.
I highly recommend you to do that.
In this article from GuitarHippies, I recommend some small (and mostly cheap) percussion instruments to begin with.
In this video I show you how I play 50 different famous guitar riffs and intros - on a unique type of guitar - the 12 string guitar.
This video will show you how some of the most famous riffs that you easily recognize actually look like on the fretboard. I hope you will find this inspiring and you will try to learn some of those riffs yourself.
The 12 string guitar has a "twin string" for each of its strings. In the bottom two strings the twin string is identical, and in the upper four strings, the twin string is a thinner string that is tuned one octave higher.
This gives the 12 string guitar its shiny, metallic sound. (which I ABSOLUTELY love)
Known for using a lot of 12 string in their recordings: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Eagles and more.
This one's a super fun lesson where I introduce you to 14 different ways and techniques to move your guitar skills to the next level.
Check out the attached PDF to further research any of the techniques that you like.
My goal here was to arouse some interest in you in more advanced guitar topics after you will already have the basics nailed down and you can play a song in a solid fashion.
These apps can massively improve you as a guitar player.
Slides, Hammer Ons, Bends, Pull Offs, Vibratos. You won't find any guitar solo that does not feature at least some of those. These are the 5 techniques that make your guitar playing sound EXPRESSIVE. Use them to your advantage.
In the attached PDF you'll find links to great lessons about each one of those techniques.
See the attached PDF for all the good stuff!
Have you heard of "The F Barrier"? Many beginners stop playing the guitar as they reach the first barre chord - the F chord. They think it's too hard.
In this lesson I will show you that barre chords are actually not scary at all when you approach them correctly. 6 tips that will make your life much easier. Enjoy.
This lesson will answer 2 popular questions of beginners:
- Which guitar should I get - acoustic, electric or classical?
- Once I decide which type of guitar, WHICH EXACT MODEL should I go for?