Learn 4 Chords and Play Thousands of Songs!
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Learn 4 Chords and Play Thousands of Songs!

Learning guitar doesn't have to be difficult! Tons of songs use the same 4 chords. Master them and start playing today!
4.9 (168 ratings)
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.
4,533 students enrolled
Created by Jason Lawrence
Last updated 2/2016
English
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Play thousands of songs by learning 4 easy chords!
Learn the powerful Rule of 80/20 and how to apply it to the guitar.
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Requirements
  • You will want to have access to a guitar and a guitar capo
Description

Have you always wanted to play guitar but felt overwhelmed and not sure where to start? Did you know that learning 4 easy chords can allow you to play thousands of songs? It's true! So many popular songs out there use the same chords over and over again. The goal of this course is to focus in on these chords and start playing songs you love as fast as possible!

Here's what you'll learn in this course:

  • The powerful Rule of 80/20 - it works in music and in life!
  • The essentials (the 20%) of getting to know your guitar
  • Learn how to read a chord chart and tune your guitar
  • The four chords (G, C, D and Em) - allowing you play thousands of songs
  • The benefits of using these 4 chords along with a guitar capo
  • Bonus embellishments you can use with these four chords to elevate your playing!
  • Practice the four chords with popular songs!

Are you ready to learn guitar and start playing songs as quickly as possible ? Join our class today!

Who is the target audience?
  • Guitar players who want to play more by doing less!
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 22 Lectures Collapse All 22 Lectures 01:30:45
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Welcome and Introduction to the Course!
2 Lectures 09:57
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Getting to Know Your Guitar
6 Lectures 31:21

How to hold your guitar
01:07

How to hold a pick and Capo introduction
03:12

How to tune the guitar
08:44

How to read a chord chart
05:54

How to practice and overcoming buzzing/muting issues
07:18
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The “Gotta Know” Chords (4 Core Chords)
11 Lectures 35:50
Intro to the "Gotta Know" Chords (4 Core Chords)
02:01

G major chord
04:07

G major chord variations
03:15

D major chord
01:51

D major chord variations
02:19

E minor chord
01:10

E minor chord variations
02:33

C major chord
02:15

C major chord variations
03:50

Basics of strumming the guitar
02:51

Practice Playing Songs with these 4 chords!
09:38
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Popular 4 Chord Songs and Next Steps!
3 Lectures 13:37
Examples of popular songs using 4 chords!
04:01

Song Example: "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
04:28

Review of the 80/20 method and next steps!
05:08
About the Instructor
Jason Lawrence
4.8 Average rating
195 Reviews
5,358 Students
2 Courses
Guitar Instructor

I grew up in Londonderry, NH (about 45 minutes north of Boston, MA) and began playing guitar when I was 15 years old. I liked it so much that I decided to spend $80,000 on a music degree from the University of New Hampshire to learn more about music as a language. This interest and obsession with music, music theory, songwriting, pop and rock music flourished and manifested itself through playing the guitar, piano, bass and singing (opera - had to pay for part of that huge school bill somehow!). More recently, I co-founded a music teaching business, 80/20 Music, LLC in order to offer a digital training center for students around the world to access online, anytime!I live in Dover, NH, with my beautiful wife, Emily, and children Noah and Phoebe. Thanks for reading my profile and feel free contact me with any thoughts, comments or suggestions!