Learn Guitar to Worship: Learn 4 Songs and unlock a 1,000!
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Learn Guitar to Worship: Learn 4 Songs and unlock a 1,000!

Learn the basics so that you can worship Jesus using 4 songs, in 4 weeks, that will unlock a 1,000 Christian songs!
4.7 (32 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.
1,474 students enrolled
Created by Sam Choi
Last updated 8/2014
English
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Current price: $10 Original price: $60 Discount: 83% off
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Worship Jesus!
  • Help you learn guitar in the easiest and most enjoyable way!
  • Empower you to be able to play many of your favorite songs!
  • Acquire a foundation that will teach you how to continue to progress and learn on your own for life!
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Requirements
  • Guitar
  • Capo
  • Tuner
  • Strings
  • Guitar Pic
  • Diligence
  • Eagerness to learn!
Description

Now with 1,400+ satisfied students in 64 countries! 

LATEST: Course Updated On August 10th, 2017 

  • Would you like to play guitar SO THAT you can worship and play your favorite songs!?
  • Would you like to learn at your own pace, when you want, where you want, and at the most affordable price!?
  • What if you could learn only 4 songs that would unlock a thousand songs!?
  • I believe ANYONE can learn with this method! Yes, even you!
  • Enroll and be jamming in a week!!!
  • 30 day, full money back guarantee, with no questions asked!

About this course:

I believe, this is the simplest and easiest way to learn the basics of guitar. Right off the bat I get you playing guitar and learning techniques through PLAYING SONGS! People learn best when they are actively doing what they enjoy! I cut out all the unnecessarily lingo and theory and get you right in.

After one week, you will be able to play a song!

Believe it or not, but most worship songs are not very different. Most are either one of four different chord patterns. I will teach you 4 different songs that will empower you to play almost every popular worship song!

Artists like,

Hillsong, Tomlin, Crowder, Sovereign Grace, Jesus Culture, and Classic Hymns.

In this course I will teach you,

  • "Crash Course" - How to choose a guitar, tune it, strum it, change the strings, how to play a chord, etc.

After the "Crash Course" you will start learning how to play songs. I will teach you how to play 4 different songs that contain the basic framework and skills of most songs out there!

  • 4 songs that will unlock a thousand.
  • How do I continue to progress without this course?
  • "Advanced Songs"- If there is a demand, I will continue to add different songs and teach you how to play them focusing on new techniques from each, like slapping, advanced picking, advanced strumming, body percussion, and more.

How long will it take?

Remember, Udemy frees you up to learn as quick or slow as you want. Its on your terms! But I suggest that it will take the average student about 1-2 months to learn (Depending on your natural talent and diligence).

While many others would still be learning basic theory, you will be jamming away!

REAL Testimonials

  • "I definitely got my moneys worth. I knew some basic chords going into this course. Now I am leading worship songs in a small group. Thank you for bringing me to the next level." -Mattias 
  • "Awesome course! Learning guitar while praising the lord you can't get any better than that!..." - Volta
  • "I come from a classical guitar background - reading music, so when I applied this to worship music, I just read the chords and have never been able to play by ear or properly worship while playing because I'm so focused on reading the chords. Taking this course has opened a new world to me. I never saw the patterns of chords for each key before. Now that Sam has explained it, it seems so obvious. After learning the "C" family, I started to play/sing How Great is our God and found I could fit the chords without music because I know which chords would fit C major! That got me excited. Also, learning to play chords with such beautiful sounds has been so enjoyable (I've always played chords at the first fret and bar chords). The chords that Sam uses sound so nice and are so easy to play together for each key. I just love what I have learnt! I have a new passion for worship guitar again. Thank you Sam." - Tiffany
  • "Choi really simplifies things and explains well, and is full of energy. Makes this class a joy! I already played a little bit of guitar before starting this course, but I learned a lot of shortcuts and started strumming to videos, which really helps. I would definitely recommend this course to other guitarists!" -Alani
  • "Sam is a great teacher. Right from the very beginning, I can tell that his motivation is really for people to learn guitar so they can worship Jesus. He's also a gifted communicator. I feel like he's talking to me in the same room when he's teaching. He also teaches in a way that makes it easier for me to learn because of how he systematically organized the lessons. This is definitely of of the best investments I've made." -Robert
  • "This course is designed to be simple and easily understood for the average person, musically inclined or not. Sam does a wonderful job at affectively communicating and doesn't miss the necessary details that someone who has been playing for years could forget to share with a beginner. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn guitar, even the person who has started before and quit. I believe that Sam will prove to you that with this course that you can go further than you thought possible. This is just the beginning of setting ourselves up for a lifetime of learning." -Katy
Who is the target audience?
  • beginners
  • intermediates
  • Lovers of Jesus
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Curriculum For This Course
52 Lectures
03:07:15
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Introduction
2 Lectures 08:34

Heres a short video sharing my story and my experience with guitar.


I spoke a lot about knowing Jesus. If you don't know Him and you want to hear more, check out these three links. You won't regret it! The third one is me preaching at a private school. Here I share the Gospel.


If you are interested in hearing more about the best news ever, please message me.

Preview 05:53

I cannot stress how important it is to follow the instructions on this video.

Remember, being able to successfully dominate this course in 4 weeks will depend on how hard you work, how often, how closely you listen, and will depend on your level of musical talent.

BUT

I do believe every single people can successfully knock this course out of hte park in time. If you are working hard, pracicing often, and listening carefully I suspect it will take 4 weeks for abnormally gifted students, 6 weeks for the average student, and 8 weeks for those (Like me!) who are musically challenged.

How to be successful in this course (DON'T SKIP THIS!!! MANDATORY!!!)
02:41
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Crash Course (All that you NEED)
9 Lectures 43:08
How to choose a Guitar
08:32

Materials needed

V-Neck

http://www.amazon.com/Thompson-Tee-Hydro-Shield-V-neck-X-Large/dp/B00CIZLQIK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1407873780&sr=8-4&keywords=deep+v+neck

Capo

http://www.amazon.com/Kyser-KG6B-String-Capo-Black/dp/B0002CZVWI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1407873711&sr=8-6&keywords=guitar+capo

http://www.amazon.com/BestDealUSA-Perfect-Acoustic-Guitar-Trigger/dp/B008B1ZQTK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1407873741&sr=8-7&keywords=guitar+capo

Tuner (or app)

http://www.amazon.com/Snark-SN1-Guitar-Tuner/dp/B00IFHCOUO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1407873593&sr=8-2&keywords=snark+tuner+guitar

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guitar-tuna-ultimate-free/id527588389?mt=8

Pics (get a set of them and try to get .50 mm or below)

http://www.amazon.com/Dunlop-Standard-Tortex-Picks-Orange/dp/B0002GX7Q6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1407873559&sr=8-3&keywords=guitar+pics+dunlop

Wire cutter, peg puller, and turner

http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Waves-Winder-String-Cutter/dp/B0002E1G5C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407596071&sr=8-1&keywords=guitar+string+winder

Extra pair of strings (Make sure you get light or extra light! and don’t get electric on accident!)

http://www.amazon.com/Elixir-Strings-Acoustic-Phosphor-6-String/dp/B000A6ASSS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1407873808&sr=8-2&keywords=elixir+strings

http://www.amazon.com/DAddario-Coated-Phosphor-Acoustic-Strings/dp/B009SC2DQA/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1407873860&sr=8-9&keywords=d%27addario+strings+exp+light

http://www.amazon.com/DR-Strings-DSA-12-Phosphor-Acoustic/dp/B005111CKK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1407873910&sr=8-5&keywords=dr+strings+coated+acoustic

Cloth for wiping (Regular cloth or rag can work fine)

http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Waves-Microfiber-Polish-Cloth/dp/B0002GYW4C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407873944&sr=8-1&keywords=guitar+cloth

Finger strengthener (optional)

http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Waves-Varigrip-Adjustable-Exerciser/dp/B001OCGGEM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407874038&sr=8-1&keywords=finger+strengthener+planet

Guitar Strap (Optional)

http://www.amazon.com/Protec-Guitar-Strap-Leather-Pocket/dp/B0009G1E0K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408730486&sr=8-1&keywords=guitar+strap

Preview 04:01

Parts of the Guitar
03:44

How to change your strings
05:00

How to Tune
03:42

Finger Excercises
02:44

How to make a Chord
03:19

How to strum
08:26

Check out the link for help on transposing keys with a capo.

How Capos can be your best friend
03:40

Overview
9 questions
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The "G" Family (1st Week)
12 Lectures 49:21


D/F# Chord
02:17

Em7 Chord
03:43

Cadd9 or C2 Chord
03:20

How to read and play with a chord chart
09:22

Print these out or have them up on your computer whenever you practice!!!

Chord chart for "10,00 Reasons"
2 pages

How to play "10,000 Reasons" pt. 1
07:06

How to play "10,000 Reasons" pt. 2
04:57

Practicing with the pros
03:22

Nothing will help your skills grow more then trying to play like a pro. Practice by playing along. The chords are exactly what Matt uses. At first, try strumming down once and holding the note on every chord change. After you can play along with him semi comfortably, move along to the next section. Don't get discouraged if you don't get it immediately. It takes time and your first week will probably be the hardest. Better to continue to move on than try to stay on this week and master it. Come back later to this lesson after finishing the course and be amazed at how well you will be able to play it!

After you have the basic strum down and you can keep up with the chord changes, try my other video on “strumming like Matt.” E


Don't forget to worship Jesus!

Worship along with Matt Redman Practice Test
05:23

How to strum like Matt
04:04
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The "C" Family (2nd Week)
9 Lectures 20:00

C Major Chord
02:41

Am7 Chord
01:17

Pinky G Chord
02:02

F Major Chord
02:04

Chord Chart for "How He Loves" by David Crowder
2 pages

Mercifully shorter than last week! This week, you can catch up!

How to play "How He Loves"
03:39

Worship along with David Crowder (Practice test)
03:34

How to strum like David Crowder
03:06
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The "D" Family (3rd Week)
8 Lectures 27:50

D Major Chord
02:08

A Major Chord
01:23

Bm Chord
02:11

Chord chart for "Oceans"
3 pages

How to play "Oceans (Where my feet my fail)"
08:57

Worship along with Hillsong United Practice Test
09:49

How to strum like Hillsong United
01:53
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The "E" Family (4th Week)
9 Lectures 25:10

E Major Chord
00:57

C#m and B Chords
02:36

F#m and G#m Chords
02:05

Chord chart for "Hosanna"
3 pages

How to play "Hosanna"
08:57

Worship along with Brooke Fraser (Final Test)
05:27

How to strum like Brooke
01:52

Congratulations!
02:17
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Where do I go from here?
2 Lectures 02:50
Where do you go from here? (How to get better)
02:46

These are three excellent resources that can take you much further. They have much more advanced material, so consequently, they are more expensive and more challenging, but I think you would benefit tremendously from any of these course. Check them out and get a feel for which one resonates with you.

If none of them, I will continue to add material to this course and you can stick with me!

Learning from other courses
00:04
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Bonus Songs (Beyond the basics)
1 Lecture 00:21
Introduction to Bonus Songs
00:21
About the Instructor
Sam Choi
4.7 Average rating
32 Reviews
1,474 Students
1 Course
Christian| Husband| Daddy| Church Planter|Teacher|Lifehacker

Sam is married to his beautiful wife Joanna and has three delightful kids, Elijah, Eden, and Mercy. He received a B.S. in Biblical studies from Eternity Bible College and a M.Div from Bethlehem Seminary. He is currently in the process of planting a church, working on a Th.M, and  teaching as an adjunct instructor at a Bethlehem College.

 On the side, Sam loves to teach guitar and drive for Lyft and Uber. His goal is to give every student and passenger the best experience they've ever had. Ever the learner and teacher, Sam enjoys "life-hacking" anything he's interested in and helping others do the same.