Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar
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Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar

Learn how to play guitar from the most compressive educational product on the market.
4.6 (31 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.
85 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2014
English
Price: $50
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 33 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will start off learning some basic terms and concepts: the parts of the guitar
  • You will start off learning some basic terms and concepts: the names of the strings
  • You will start off learning some basic terms and concepts: proper right & left hand technique
  • You will start off learning some basic terms and concepts: how to tune your guitar both with an electronic tuner and by ear
  • You will start off learning some basic terms and concepts: how to read guitar tablature
  • You will start off learning some basic terms and concepts: how to read chord blocks
  • You will start off learning some basic terms and concepts: finger exercises to build up dexterity in your hands
  • You will start off learning some basic terms and concepts: learn to read music
  • You will: develop a true understanding of how music works and why something sounds good
  • You will: learn about Major and Minor scales in a simple, logical, step-by-step approach
  • You will: learn practical tools for soloing in any key in any place on the guitar neck
  • You will: learn to incorporate simple chord substitution tricks to transform a basic chord progression into something memorable
  • You will: learn the chord voicings the pros use to create the sounds you hear everyday on the radio
  • You will: develop systematic, practical ear-training skills so you can listen to a melody and immediately play it
  • You will: receive the instruction and practice you need to understand what notes are in any chord and simple ways to include those notes all over the neck of the guitar
  • You will: learn to play many different genres of guitar music, including rock, blues, jazz, country, and funk
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Requirements
  • Make sure to download the Learn & Master Guitar lesson book before starting (can be found in Section 1 of the course)
  • Make sure to download the Learn & Master Guitar Bonus Resources lesson book before starting (can be found in Section 1 of the course)
  • Make sure to access the Learn & Master Guitar Jam Along tracks before starting: www.udemy.com/learnandmasterguitarjamalongtracks
Description

Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar is the world's best DVD-based guitar course that starts an aspiring guitarist at the beginning and builds to a master level of skill. With the Learn & Master system, you get a true multi-modal learning experience (reading, listening, watching, and doing). This is no "learn overnight" approach, but takes world-class guitar lessons to a more comprehensive level using multimedia training presented by expert instructor, Steve Krenz. This course is designed for those who want serious guitar lessons, learning the principles of reading, guitar tab, music theory, and technique. With Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar you enjoy learning in the comfort of your own home, and on your own schedule. We believe that learning should be fun rather than intimidating. You’ll love Steve’s “take you by the hand” approach in Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar.

Who is the target audience?
  • Our instructor, Steve makes no assumptions from the very beginning of the course. In Session 1, "Starting Off Right," he introduces you to the instrument and begins the process of building your knowledge and confidence. By the end of that session, you'll be well-prepared for the journey you are about to embark upon.
  • Steve wants to make sure you have a solid foundation and are comfortable with your guitar and the terminology. If you are just picking up the guitar for the first time, or have had no real instruction to this point, this is going to be critical in your success. For those who have some knowledge of the instrument and perhaps a little professional training, these fundamental concepts may be too elementary, but we encourage you to watch it so you can get familiar with Steve and his teaching methods.
  • The biggest advantage to using Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar is simply that everything you need to know is laid out in one course... step-by-step, start to finish. There's no need to search for a bunch of different materials while trying to piece together your own training program. The concepts in Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar build upon each other in a logical, step-by-step format so that you never feel lost. If you already have the basics down, just skip right through the first few lessons and then get down to the good stuff.
  • Haven't you messed around long enough? Invest in yourself. Invest in your music. Imagine, in less than a year you can go from where you are now to absolute guitar master, jamming like a true pro in any musical genre. You just provide the guitar and the practice time. Everything else you need is right here!
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Curriculum For This Course
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Course Introduction and Tools
5 Lectures 12:27



Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar: Lesson Book
109 pages

Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar: Bonus Workshops Lesson Book
189 pages
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Session 1: Starting Off Right
10 Lectures 01:02:49
Introduction
03:07

The Parts of the Guitar
01:03

The Name of the Strings
03:39

Right & Left Hand Technique
10:13

How to Read Guitar Tablature
03:58

Finger Exercises
09:20

How to Read Chord Blocks
02:29

The C & G7 Chords
05:23

Guitar Tips
06:36

Workshop
17:01
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Session 1 Bonus Workshop: Starting Off Right
6 Lectures 26:12
Introduction
03:36

Picking Exercises
04:23

Left Hand Fingering Exercises
09:50

The C and G7 Chords
01:44

C and G7 Chords Exercises
03:25

You're Ready to Move On
03:14
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Session 2: Reading Music on the First and Second Strings
9 Lectures 50:10
Introduction
02:04

How to Read Music
07:25

Rhythms and Rests
05:50

Notes on the First String
02:01

First String Exercises
07:37

Notes on the Second String
01:30

Second String Exercises
06:25

Workshop
11:38

"Ode to Joy"
05:40
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Session 2 Bonus Workshop: Reading Music on the First and Second Strings
8 Lectures 33:30
Introduction
01:30

Reading Notes on the Staff
02:02

Review of Rhythms and Rests
05:58

First String Exercises
06:03

Second String Exercises
05:44

First and Second String Exercises
05:46

"Jingle Bells"
04:13

You're Ready to Move On
02:14
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Session 3: Notes on the Third and Fourth Strings
7 Lectures 41:26
Introduction
01:30

Ties and Dots
04:29

Eighth Notes
04:34

Notes on the Third String
02:50

Notes on the Fourth String
05:07

Guitar Tips
06:57

Workshop
15:59
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Session 3 Bonus Workshop: Notes on the Third and Fourth Strings
8 Lectures 40:01
Introduction
01:39

Ties, Dots, Repeat Signs, and Eighth Notes
04:57

Third String Exercises
06:46

Fourth String Exercises
07:27

Ties, Dots, and Rests Exercises
05:33

"Amazing Grace"
03:13

"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
02:27

You're Ready to Move On
07:59
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Session 4: Notes on the Fifth and Sixth Strings
9 Lectures 59:33
Introduction
02:32

Notes on the Fifth String
04:31

Notes on the Sixth String
04:44

First Position Notes
04:54

"Minuet in C"
02:13

Sharps and Flats
11:30

The Am and E Chords
04:56

Guitar Tips
01:33

Workshop
22:40
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Session 4 Bonus Workshop: Notes on the Fifth and Sixth Strings
10 Lectures 43:07
Introduction
06:30

Review of First–Fourth String Notes
03:58

Fifth String Exercises
07:03

Sixth String Exercises
08:14

Sharps, Flats, and Naturals Review
03:30

Sharps, Flats, and Naturals Exercises
04:24

The Am and E Chords
01:44

"The Entertainer"
02:09

"Fur Elise"
03:39

You're Ready to Move On
01:56
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Session 5: Basic Open Chords
10 Lectures 01:04:41
Introduction
02:30

Chord Hand Position
01:27

The C, G7, Am, E, and Dm Chords
06:24

Basic Open Chord Exercises 1
07:00

The G, D7, Em, and B7 Chords
06:15

Basic Open Chords Exercises 2
02:30

The D, C7, A, A7, and E7 Chords
03:38

Basic Open Chords Exercises 3
04:10

Guitar Tips
04:44

Workshop
26:03
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Legacy Learning Systems
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354 Students
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Bringing Dreams Within Reach

About Legacy Learning Systems

In a world of cheap, over-hyped, "Learn This Overnight" instructional videos, Legacy Learning Systems was founded to produce truly comprehensive multimedia training courses for those who want serious instruction in the comfort of their own homes. We believe that learning should be fun, unintimidating and systematic, with each new skill building on the previous one. Our first courses were in music instruction, but other topics related to the arts, hobbies, career, and a variety of special interests are under development.

Our Mission: Bringing Personal Dreams Within Reach

Nearly all of us have that one thing we've always wanted to learn. To sing. To dance. To play an instrument. To surf, sail, cook, or speak a foreign language. Whatever it is, we all have something we wish we could do. A personal dream.

As time passes and life gets in the way, that little dream can seem farther and farther out of reach. School is out of the question. Private lessons are pricey and inconvenient. But what if something could make it possible?

That is our mission. To make difficult skills accessible through multimedia self-education courses. To bring personal dreams within reach.

What Should You Expect from a Legacy Learning Systems Course?

First, your lessons will be always be laid out in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step progression with everything you need in one place. No need to buy countless training videos from a patchwork of sources.

Second, your Legacy course will take you far beyond the basics of the typical instructional video. We get you started quickly, but your lessons will take you as far along the path to mastery as you choose to go. You won't find a more comprehensive multimedia training course on your topic anywhere!

Perhaps most important, you won't have to learn alone. Our online support community is an integral part of the learning process and is free for all of our students. The very same instructors who wrote your course will be there for you when you have questions or need encouragement. Students who participate in this community are able to discuss their progress, post their successes, and interact with other students as much or as little as they wish. We are not finished when you buy our course. We are finished when you have reached your dream.