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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!
Hillsong, Tomlin, Crowder, Sovereign Grace, Jesus Culture, and Classic Hymns.
In this course I will teach you,
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!
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!
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Heres a short video sharing my story and my experience with guitar.
I cannot stress how important it is to follow the instructions on this video.
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
Tuner (or app)
Pics (get a set of them and try to get .50 mm or below)
Wire cutter, peg puller, and turner
Extra pair of strings (Make sure you get light or extra light! and don’t get electric on accident!)
Cloth for wiping (Regular cloth or rag can work fine)
Finger strengthener (optional)
Guitar Strap (Optional)
Parts of the Guitar
How to change your strings
How to Tune
How to make a Chord
How to strum
Check out the link for help on transposing keys with a capo.
|Section 3: The "G" Family (1st Week)|
G-Family song samplerPreview
G and G/b chordPreview
Cadd9 or C2 Chord
How to read and play with a chord chart
|Lecture 18||2 pages|
Print these out or have them up on your computer whenever you practice!!!
How to play "10,000 Reasons" pt. 1
How to play "10,000 Reasons" pt. 2
Practicing with the pros
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!
How to strum like Matt
|Section 4: The "C" Family (2nd Week)|
C-Family Song SamplerPreview
C Major Chord
Pinky G Chord
F Major Chord
Chord Chart for "How He Loves" by David Crowder
Mercifully shorter than last week! This week, you can catch up!
Worship along with David Crowder (Practice test)
How to strum like David Crowder
|Section 5: The "D" Family (3rd Week)|
D-Family Song SamplerPreview
D Major Chord
A Major Chord
Chord chart for "Oceans"
How to play "Oceans (Where my feet my fail)"
Worship along with Hillsong United Practice Test
How to strum like Hillsong United
|Section 6: The "E" Family (4th Week)|
E-Family Song SamplerPreview
E Major Chord
C#m and B Chords
F#m and G#m Chords
Chord chart for "Hosanna"
How to play "Hosanna"
Worship along with Brooke Fraser (Final Test)
How to strum like Brooke
|Section 7: Where do I go from here?|
Where do you go from here? (How to get better)
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.
|Section 8: Bonus Songs (Beyond the basics)|
Introduction to Bonus Songs
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!
My Guitar Journey