Learn guitar the Right way! Complete "KickStarter" course
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Learn to play guitar with proper technique, and understand the "why" behind what you are playing
4.7 (45 ratings)
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Last updated 2/2017
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Includes:
  • 9 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will learn proper guitar playing technique, basic music theory, chords and scales and the ability to play hundreds of songs!
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Requirements
  • Students do not need any previous knowledge or skills before starting this course.
Description

++++VIDEO CONTENT IS OVER 9 HOURS OF MATERIAL

++++COURSE INCLUDES 4 DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOKS TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH OR PRINT OUT AND MAKE NOTES ON

LEARN GUITAR THE RIGHT WAY!

If you have been trying to learn the guitar on your own, you may be frustrated with your progress. If you are trying to gather information from many different sources, taking a little bit from one teacher and a little bit from another and attempting to piece it all together, you will probably find it difficult to stay focused and on track toward your goal.

The Kickstarter series is designed in a very structured and systematic way. Every aspect is taught in extensive detail and every section progresses from the previous one. You can spend as much time on each section as you need.

Start first with the Essential Theory and Technique course-

ESSENTIAL THEORY AND TECHNIQUE

The Essential Theory and Technique for Guitar course designed for two main types of people; the beginner guitar player who has no guitar or musical experience and those who can play guitar a little bit but are wanting to understand the music theory behind what they are playing and to improve on their technique.

Music Is A Language

Learning music is like learning a language. Music notes are like letters of the alphabet. When you learn how to combine them, you can create chords, which are like words, and with words you can create sentences and tell stories.

There are some great guitar players who don’t necessarily know all of the theory behind what they are playing, but using the above analogy of music as a language, imagine the potential that is being missed out on by not fully understanding what you are playing. If you were taking a trip to France, you could buy a translation book that could tell you how to say certain phrases in French, such as “Where is the bathroom?” or “What time is it?”, but imagine how much more you could communicate if you were able to construct your own sentences and phrases in French? You could say whatever you wanted without limits. Music is similar; by understanding the “why”, and practicing the “how” you reduce the limitations and open up a world of opportunity to express yourself with your instrument.

The course includes a full color PDF E-Book which is over 50 pages and provides further explanation of the material in the videos as well as guitar neck diagrams for your reference.

This course is 2 hours and 20 minutes long and should provide you with weeks worth of material to work on.

The topics you will learn in this course include;

Part 1: Parts of the Guitar

Part 2: The Musical Alphabet

Part 3: Notes on the Neck

Part 4: Neck Diagrams

Part 5: Holding the Guitar

Part 6: Holding the Pick 

Part 7: Picking the Strings

Part 8: Left Hand Technique

Part 9: The Chromatic Scale 

Part 10: The Spider Exercise

Part 11: The C-Major Scale

Part 12: What is a “Key?”

Part 13: Standard Notation

Part 14: How Chords Are Made

Part 15: Playing Chords on the Guitar

Part 16: Other Major Scales

Part 17: Other Major Scales on the Guitar

Part 18: The G-Major Chord


Follow up with the Kickstarter course, our most popular course, enjoyed by thousands of students!

KICKSTARTER: LEVEL ONE

The Studio 33 Guitar Lessons Kickstarter course is designed to start at the beginner level and progress up to intermediate. This series not only teaches you “how” to play, but also focuses on the “why”. We won’t just tell you to “put your fingers here” to play this chord, we want you to really understand why certain notes work together, while others don’t. Because once you understand how scales work, and how chords are made, it will unlock the mystery of music theory and really open up the guitar neck so you can play beyond the basics.

Kickstarter Level One is over 2 and a half hours long and picks up right where the Essential Theory and Technique course left off.

Some of the things you will learn in this course will include Playing with a metronome, learning how to change chords smoothly and quickly, some new Major and Minor chords, proper strumming technique and

many popular strumming patterns and chord progressions to help you play your favorite songs.

The course also includes a full color PDF E-Book which is over 45 pages and provides further explanation of the material in the videos as well as guitar neck diagrams for your reference.

This course is packed with information, but it is presented in a structured, and systematic way. Each step of the way you will be building upon the knowledge you have learned in the previous lessons, so you will never feel overwhelmed or in over your head. You can move through these lessons at your own pace and watch the videos as many times as you like.

Kickstarter Course: Level 1 is 2 hours and 32 minutes long and includes the following lessons:

Part 1: Technique Review

Part 2: Playing With a Metronome (Part 1)

Part 3: Plating With a Metronome (Part 2)

Part 4: The CADD9 Chord

Part 5: Counting Music

Part 6: Changing Chords

Part 7: D Major Chord

Part 8: Changing From G to D Chords

Part 9: Changing Chords G, D and C

Part 10: Forcing the Changes 

Part 11: Strumming “Upstrokes”

Part 12: Practice Routine

Part 13: 2 Octave Major Scales 

Part 14: E Minor Chord

Part 15: E Minor 7

Part 16: Changing To and From EMIN7

Part 17: Common Chord Progressions

Part 18: Strumming Patterns

Part 19: Common Strumming Patterns (Part 1) 

Part 20: Common Strumming Patterns (Part 2)

Part 21: Common Strumming Patterns (Part 3) 

Part 22: Common Strumming Patterns (Part 4)

Part 23: Common Strumming Patterns (Part 5)

Part 24: Which Strum Pattern?


KICKSTARTER: LEVEL TWO

In Kickstarter Level Two, we continue from Level One where you will expand your chord knowledge and learn even more chords including “Suspended Chords” like the Sus4 chord and Sus2 chord. You will understand what they are how to easily modify any chord and give it this more interesting “suspended” sound.

You will also learn more chord progressions from popular songs, the Minor scale, more popular strumming patterns and a very cool strumming technique called Palm Muting. We will also teach you the secret behind the popular “Coldplay” rhythm.

This course is packed with information, but it is presented in a structured, and systematic way. Each step of the way you will be building upon the knowledge you have learned in the previous lessons, so you will never feel overwhelmed or in over your head. You can move through these lessons at your own pace and watch the videos as many times as you like.

The Kickstarter Course: Level 2 is 2 hours and 6 minutes long and includes the following lessons:

Part 1: Dsus4 Chord

Part 2: Dsus4 in a Chord Progression

Part 3: Csus4 Chord

Part 4: Dsus2 Chord

Part 5: Csus2 Chord

Part 6: Strumming Dsus2 and Dsus4

Part 7: Progressions with Dsus2 and Dsus4

Part 8: A Major Chords

Part 9: Asus4 and Asus2 Chords

Part 10: The Minor Scale

Part 11: Major vs. Minor Scale

Part 12: A Minor Chord

Part 13: A Minor Chord Progressions

Part 14: Palm Muting

Part 15: The Coldplay Rhythm

Part 16: Major Scale Sequence

Part 17: D Minor Chord

Part 18: E Major Chord 

Part 19: Esus Chord

Part 20: E Major Chord Progressions

Part 21: E Major Chord Progression with D Major

Part 22: Adding in Sus Chords

Part 23: Putting It All Together


KICKSTARTER: LEVEL THREE

In Kickstarter Level 3, we really step it up and start looking at more advanced right hand picking, with string skipping and melodic arppegiated chords. This might sound complicated, but we break it down into its simplest form so you will be playing great sounding melodic playing in no time.

You will also learn inverted chords or “slash” chords such as D/F# or G/B. These are great sound chords that can give your music a real lift.

You will learn to play in different rhythmic feels and time signatures like 3/4 and 6/8, which create more of a swinging type feel.

You will learn the main Barre chord shapes, which can be used to play any barre chord in any key. These chords will really open up some new possibilities in your playing. How to transpose songs in to different keys to make them easier to play or easier to sing. How to use a capo, not only to change the key of a song, but to provide more chord options and variations. 

This course is packed with information, but it is presented in a structured, and systematic way. Each step of the way you will be building upon the knowledge you have learned in the previous lessons, so you will never feel overwhelmed or in over your head. You can move through these lessons at your own pace and watch the videos as many times as you like.

Kickstarter Course Level 3 is 2 hours and 17 minutes long and includes the following lessons:

Part 1: Arpeggiated Chords

Part 2: Arp Chords String Skipping (Part 1)

Part 3: Arp Chord String Skipping (Part 2)

Part 4: Advanced String Skipping

Part 5: Slash Chords (Part 1) 

Part 6: D/F# in Chord Progressions

Part 7: Slash Chords (Part 2)

Part 8: Slash Chords In A Song

Part 9: Time Signatures (Part 1)

Part 10: Time Signatures (Part 2) 

Part 11: Arpeggios in 6/8

Part 12: Major Scale Sequence 2

Part 13: The F Major Chord

Part 14: F Major Chord in a Progression

Part 15: Transposing

Part 16: Using A Capo

Part 17: Barre Chords (Part 1)

Part 18: Barre Chords (Part 2)

Part 19: Barre Chords (Part 3)

Part 20: Barre Chords (Part 4)

Part 21: Chord Numbering System

Part 22: Barre Chords in a Progression


Who is the target audience?
  • Students who wish to learn how to play guitar, but also want to learn proper technique and gain a firm grasp on the theory behind what they are playing
Compare to Other Guitar Courses
Curriculum For This Course
99 Lectures
09:01:56
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Essential Theory and Technique for Guitar
21 Lectures 02:09:20

Introduction to the Essential Theory and Technique for Guitar course

Preview 02:18

Make sure to download and print off the accompanying E-Book to follow along with your guitar lesson and make notes

Download/ print the accompanying E-Book
00:02

Learn the different parts of the guitar

Preview 07:16


Part 3: Notes on the Guitar Neck
03:39

Part 4: Neck Diagrams
02:21

Part 5: Holding the Guitar
01:38

Part 6: Holding the Guitar Pick
05:19

Part 7: Picking the Strings
03:21

Part 8: Left Hand Technique
10:14

Part 9: The Chromatic Scale
14:45

Part 10: The Spider Exercise
06:07

Part 11: The C Major Scale
14:38

Part 12: What is a "Key"?
08:58

Part 13: Standard Notation
05:47

Part 14: How Chords Are Made
02:37

Part 15: Playing Chords on the Guitar
13:23

Part 16: Other Major Scales
04:48

Part 17: Other Major Scales on Guitar
04:49

Part 18: The G Major Chord
11:04

Part 19: Conclusion Of Essential Theory and Technique
01:07
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KickStarter Level 1
27 Lectures 02:32:44
KickStarter Level 1 Introduction
01:22

Download/ Print the accompanying E-Book
00:02

Part 1: Technique Review
03:15

Part 2: Playing With a Metronome
04:56

Part 3: Playing with a Metronome (pt2)
08:05

Part 4: The "Cadd9" Chord
09:24

Part 5: Counting Music
04:50

Part 6: Changing Chords
08:35

Part 7: The D Major Chord
05:46

Part 8: Changing From GMaj to DMaj
09:28

Part 9: Changing From GMaj, DMaj and Cadd9
03:27

Part 10: Forcing the Changes
07:51

Part 11: Strumming Upstrokes
07:47

Part 12: Practice Routine
05:32

Part 13: 2 Octave Major Scale
12:42

Part 14: The E Minor Chord
04:20

Part 15: The E Minor7 Chord
04:20

Part 16: Changing to and from Emin7
04:43

Part 17: Common Chord Progressions
07:23

Part 18: Strumming Paterns
03:49

Part 19: Common Strumming Patterns
06:09

Part 20: Common Strumming Patterns (pt2)
02:33

Part 21: Common Strumming Patterns (pt3)
06:15

Part 22: Common Strumming Patterns (pt4)
04:14

Part 23: Common Strumming Patterns (pt5)
09:06

Part 24: Which Strum?
06:00

Part 25: Conclusion of Level 1
00:50
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KickStarter Level 2
26 Lectures 02:06:14
KickStarter Level 2 Introduction
00:49

Download/ Print the accompanying E-Book
00:02

Part 1: Dsus4 Chord
06:29

Part 2: Dsus4 in a Chord Progression
02:52

Part 3: Csus4 Chord
01:53

Part 4: Dsus2 Chord
04:53

Part 5: Csus2 Chord
01:40

Part 6: Strumming Dsus2 and Dsus4
04:46

Part 7: Chord Progressions with Dsus4 and Dsus2
06:32

Part 8: A Major Chord
09:35

Part 9: Asus4 Chord and Asus2 Chord
11:20

Part 10: The Minor Scale
05:39

Part 11: Major Scale vs Minor Scale
04:24

Part 12: A Minor Chord
03:28

Part 13: A Minor Progressions
04:27

Part 14: Palm Muting
07:10

Part 15: Coldplay Rhythm
04:45

Part 16: Major Scale Sequence
17:17

Part 17: D Minor Chord
02:12

Part 18: E Major Chord
04:25

Part 19: Esus4 Chord
03:07

Part 20: E Major Chord Progression
05:08

Part 21: E Major Chord Progression with D Major
03:39

Part 22: Adding in Sus Chords
04:48

Part 23: Putting it all Together
03:26

Part 24: Conclusion of Level 2
01:28
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KickStarter Level 3
25 Lectures 02:13:36
KickStarter Level 3 Introduction
00:47

Download/ Print the accompanying E-Book
00:01

Part 1: Arpeggiated Chords
07:01

Part 2: Arpeggiated Chords (String Skipping)
04:31

Part 3: Arpeggiated Chords (String Skipping) pt2
02:55

Part 4: Advanced String Skipping
03:40

Part 5: Slash Chords
06:11

Part 6: D/F# in a Chord Progression
06:42

Part 7: Slash Chords (pt 2)
05:10

Part 8: Slash Chords in a Song
08:58

Part :9: Time Signatures
04:25

Part 10: 6/8 Time Signature
03:18

Part 11: Arpeggios in 6/8 Time
05:01

Part 12: Major Scale Sequence (Groups of Four)
06:10

Part 13: F Major Chord
06:47

Part 14: F Major Chord in a Progression
05:03

Part 15: Transposing
07:40

Part 16: Using a Capo
07:49

Part 17: Barre Chords (pt1)
10:48

Part 18: Barre Chords (pt2)
03:35

Part 19: Barre Chords (pt3)
06:32

Part 20: Barre Chords (pt4)
02:20

Part 21: Chord Numbering System
10:01

Part 22: Barre Chords in a Chord Progression
07:37

Part 23: Conclusion
00:34
About the Instructor
Troy Davidson (Studio33Guitar)
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4,600 Students
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Lead Instructor at Studio33Guitar

Hi I'm Troy from Studio33Guitar! I have been playing guitar for nearly 30 years and have taught for almost as long. 

From private lessons to video lessons, I have had the pleasure of teaching thousands of people of various age and skill levels from all over the world.

After teaching so many people, I have developed a curriculum that has evolved and been refined over the years into what I believe to be the best step by step approach to learning guitar. My philosophy about learning guitar is that knowledge goes hand in hand with technique. If you want to simply play a few chords, you can easily find someone to show you where to place your fingers on the guitar neck. But if you really want to succeed as a musician, it’s important for you to understand what it is you are playing. Studio33Guitar lessons teach just that; the “why” along with the “how”.

Don’t be frightened by the term “music theory”, our lessons are laid out in a very organized, and structured, yet simple way that will teach you in a true step by step approach.