This course is dedicated to absolute beginners of the guitar who are highly skeptical of the quality and credibility of the other stuff out there on the Internet.
This course was designed, edited and reviewed by professionals, including experts in Online Learning and graduates from Berklee College of Music. In this course you will learn the groundwork for your first three months of playing the guitar.
You will learn fundamental skills of guitar playing, the same that are taught by the world's best teachers.
You will begin on the path to:
This course, presented by Grey, a graduate from Berklee College of Music and professional guitar teacher, will guide you through the first steps of playing the guitar.
By the end of the course, you will know how to:
• Play the notes of music you hear by ear only
• Play the chords for dozens of songs, and use special techniques to adapt other songs to the chords you already know, allowing you to play 100's more.
• Read real sheet music instead of just numbers printed on a line.
• Improvise your own melodic guitar solo over the included karaoke-style backing track.
Suggestions for using the introduction section; including advice on whether to skip it.
Guitar takes a long time. It's a life-long journey. This is no cliché. Find out if you're prepared to learn guitar in this lecture.
So you want to learn guitar, but you don't own one? Or you do have a guitar, but you're not sure if it's good enough to learn on? Look no further! We'll clue you in on what to look for in your first guitar.
A list of guitars recommended for beginners.
Should you find a guitar teacher or strike out on your own?
When you're learning guitar, you'll come across more bad advice than good. Be wary of the information you decide to trust.
Recommended sites and resources for those of you who will be learning guitar on your own.
Take this optional quiz to see if you're ready to proceed.
These beginning picking exercises will help you get used to using the guitar pick.
In this lecture we'll review the scales we've learned so far, and how they're related to each other. We'll also add one more scale to the mix: the natural minor scale.
Don't start by learning crazy chords! Try these two-finger chords first.
It's time to apply what you've learned and play a song by ear.
A short task list of suggested melodies that you can teach yourself using the C major scale. The melodies are fairly easy, limited to all or mostly major scale notes, and so popular that most people know them by heart.
C, D, E, G, A, Dm, Em, Am and E7 - your first 9 guitar chords.
C7, D7, G7, B7 and F major. The next 5 chords in the set.
An arpeggio is when you play the notes of the chords as if they were part of a scale or melody: one at a time. Learn how to do use this important device here.
This simple scale will have you playing your first melody after just a few minutes of practice.
Now its time to cap off what you've learned in the Week 2 module by playing the chords for real music.
A short list of songs you can now play using the chords you learned in this module.
In order to read music, we'll need to expand our scale knowledge to position-based scales. This puts alot of notes within reach without moving your fretting hand. All notes are in a major scale (which most of the music you'll read will be based on).
Don't think you can read music? Most students who follow along with this lesson are reading music in just 10 or 20 minutes.
Learn to read a real piece of music written by Fernando Sor over a hundred years ago. The piece is from his Opus 60, No. 1.
A short list of tunes you can learn to read at the basic level.
In this lecture we'll study two of the most important guitar scales: major pentatonic and minor pentatonic. You can use these to learn sings, build technique, enhance your chords, and much more.
In this lecture we'll bring in some variations to the scales that will help you to move away from just playing the scale up and down, which will help kick off the process of improvisation--choosing notes freely from the scale to create your own riffs and melodies.
A low-pressure introduction to the improvised guitar solo.
Demonstration on improvisation using the major and minor scales with a real backing track (like a karaoke track for guitar players to jam along with).
Download our free backing tracks to improvise on your own.
Need more backing tracks? Here are a few places to look.
Hub Guitar, LLC is committed to improving the process of learning by studying how learners develop, creating more things that work and tossing out anything that doesn't.
All of the Hub Guitar courses on Udemy are presented by Grey, a graduate from Berklee College of Music and professional guitar instructor with over 10 years of experience.