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!
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  • Lectures 52
  • Contents Video: 3 hours
    Other: 10 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

Now with 1,400+ satisfied students!

LATEST: Course Updated On July 12th, 2016 

  • 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!

What are the requirements?

  • Guitar
  • Capo
  • Tuner
  • Strings
  • Guitar Pic
  • Diligence
  • Eagerness to learn!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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!

What is the target audience?

  • beginners
  • intermediates
  • Lovers of Jesus

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
05:53

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.

02:41

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.

Section 2: Crash Course (All that you NEED)
How to choose a Guitar
08:32
04:01

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

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
03:40

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

Overview
9 questions
Section 3: The "G" Family (1st Week)
G-Family song sampler
Preview
01:16
G and G/b chord
Preview
04:31
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
2 pages

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

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
05:23

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!

How to strum like Matt
04:04
Section 4: The "C" Family (2nd Week)
C-Family Song Sampler
Preview
01:37
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
03:39

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

Worship along with David Crowder (Practice test)
03:34
How to strum like David Crowder
03:06
Section 5: The "D" Family (3rd Week)
D-Family Song Sampler
Preview
01:29
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
Section 6: The "E" Family (4th Week)
E-Family Song Sampler
Preview
00:59
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
Section 7: Where do I go from here?
Where do you go from here? (How to get better)
02:46
Article

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!

Section 8: Bonus Songs (Beyond the basics)
Introduction to Bonus Songs
Article

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Instructor Biography

Sam Choi, Lover of Jesus, husband, father, and professional simplifier

I Once was Lost

In 2003 I was among the walking dead. Though I was in rebellion and wanted nothing more than my own glory, Jesus snatched me from the grave, breathed life into me, and changed my life. A light shone into the darkness of my soul and created life. The gaping void in my soul was filled. All my sins and filth were cleansed and forgiven. I was given hope, identity, and purpose. I found the great treasure of the universe and I knew that I wanted to give my life to sharing this treasure with the world. That was over 11 years ago, and I am more in love with Jesus, because I know Him more. He has been so faithful to me. Never has anyone had a better lover, savior, king, doctor, and friend!

Quick Facts

  • Jesus has given me an incredible wife, who is my best friend and partner in ministry, and a delightful son, who is the apple of my eye!

  • Ever since I became a Christian, I have been telling and teaching people about Jesus. Naturally, the Lord led me to pursue ministry. I have formerly youth pastored in California and Georgia.

  • I did my Undergrad at Georgia State university and Eternity Bible College. In 2013, my family and I were led to Minnesota to attend Bethlehem Seminary for my Masters of Divinity and Masters of Theology. I am actively preparing for the day Jesus will give me the privilege of pastoring a church. My heart goes out to the lost of the world and I desire to train future leaders to delight in Christ and lead multiplying communities that will reach all peoples of the earth.

  • I am an avid student of how people learn. I am constantly trying to innovate and find better ways to teach and help people learn complicated things, in a simple and dynamic way.

My Guitar Journey

  • In 2004 I started to play guitar because I wanted to worship Jesus. I have been learning ever since and leading worship at churches and other venues. I have taught many students and have continually tried to perfect a simple, easy, and dynamic way to learn.

For more info, check out the video titled, "Who is Sam Choi?" and check out my personal website.

Thanks for reading!

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