Master Guitar In 90 Days: Step-By-Step Lessons For Beginners
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Master Guitar In 90 Days: Step-By-Step Lessons For Beginners

Learn from the ground up in 90 Days. Made for beginners, taught by experts.
4.4 (175 ratings)
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Last updated 12/2016
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Includes:
  • 19.5 hours on-demand video
  • 81 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Play a Repertoire of Iconic Riffs and Songs from Classic and Modern Music
Tune the Guitar
Identify Notes Across The Fretboard
Proficiently Play and Transition Between all Major/Minor Open Chords
Play Scales and Improvise Guitar Solos
Play 12 Bar Blues Progressions
Understand Strum Patterns and Essential Rhythmic Techniques
Effectively Play and Understand Rhythms such as Quarter Notes, Eighth Notes, Whole Notes, Half Notes and Sixteenth Notes
Understand and Play Simple Barre Chords
Have A Basic Understanding of Music Theory
Understand and Proficiently Play Chord Arpeggios
Understand and Proeficiently Play Alternating Bass Note Picking and Strumming
Play Two and Three Finger Power Chord Variations
Chord Muting and Palm Muting
Effectively Play Hammer Ons and Pull Offs
Understand and Play Advanced Rhythms
Play Full Barre Chords and Understand Their Variations
Fingerpick In Various Styles and Genres
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Requirements
  • Students should have access to a six string acoustic or electric guitar and a guitar pick
Description

This course is made for a beginner guitarist who wants to learn from the ground up. We’ll take you from absolute square one and give you a comprehensive understanding of the guitar, along with all the major techniques that every guitarist needs.  We’re also going to keep it fun by constantly adding to your song repertoire with practical and engaging song examples from classic rock to country, blues, modern, alternative and more.

Our expert instructors will encourage and motivate you while helping you develop good habits and a solid foundation. You’ll receive an in-depth daily lesson from a team of 8 different teachers throughout the course, each bringing their own personal insight and experience to the table. In addition, you’ll have a practice guide with an overview of what material to practice each day after the lesson has concluded.

This course is an accelerated 90-Day program that will take you from barely being able to play air guitar, to having a comprehensive and versatile skill set across multiple genres of music.  Not every student will be able to complete the course in 90 days, and that’s okay. There is enough material in this program to substitute for 1 year or more of private lessons. We encourage students to master the material presented in each lesson before moving on.  Your dedication and hard work will pay off, we promise! 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for beginner guitar players who want straightforward and organized guidance from a team of expert teachers . We start from the basics and guide you through every important technique and skill necessary to play any rock, blues, country, jazz, hip hop, bluegrass, metal, indie, contemporary or alternative song you can imagine. Along the way, we'll cover an incredible repertoire of iconic songs that help keep the lessons engaging and applicable. Our team of instructors will encourage you and keep you from developing bad habits that could stunt your growth. For anyone who has struggled to learn the guitar in the past, or who wants to dive in and learn the right way, this course if for you!
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 98 Lectures Collapse All 98 Lectures 19:35:42
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Getting Started
1 Lecture 01:55
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Day 1 - 10
10 Lectures 01:45:35

Terminology

Open Strings

Tuning

Holding Pick

1234 Exercise

Musical Alphabet

Fretboard Notes

Sharps/Flats

Whole Steps/Half Steps

Preview 19:05

1234 Warm up

E minor and Asus2 Chord

Quarter note strums(Em-Asus2)

Understanding Major vs. Minor

Day 2
10:41

1234 Up down picking

Eminor to Asus2 Strum Learn New Chords – Emajor and Aminor)

Day 3
07:31

1234 Warm up

Chord Pairs (Major with Major, Minor with Minor) 

Beginner C Scale 

Jam Track C Major (Improv)

Day 4
07:06

1234 warm up

 C Major chord

Am – C pair

Smoke on the water - easy 

Day 5
15:04

  • Review Chord Pairs
  • Learn Up Strum
  • 7 nation army
Day 6
11:40

  • Chord pairs with down/up strums
  • G and D – quarter note strum
Day 7
09:14

  • Chord Pairs with up strum
  • Smoke on the water easy – with Tempo
  • 7 nation army with tempo
Day 8
08:27

  • Full C scale
  • Jam track in C
Day 9
08:21

Review

Day 10
08:26
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Day 11-20
10 Lectures 01:22:50
  • Chord Pairs with down/up strum
  • Sunshine of your love
Day 11
08:42

  • Am pentatonic
  • Jam track in Am
  • Identify root of scale – move to key of A
Day 12
05:54

  • Dm Chord
  • Dm – Am –Em –Am progression
  • Major/minor chord theory
  • Am Pent. + C Scale Improv
Day 13
09:01

  • Satisfaction
  • B7 Chord
  • B7 to E change
Day 14
06:59

  • Chord pairs
  • G D Am C progression
  • Blues riff
Day 15
11:30

  • 12 bar blues
  • A D E
Day 16
06:56

  • Beat It
  • Em to D change
Day 17
06:16

  • 2nd position c scale pentatonic
  • C scale jam with positions 1 2 and 3
Day 18
08:20

  • Brown Eyed Girl Intro
Day 19
05:04

  • Review
Day 20
14:08
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Day 21-30
11 Lectures 02:41:58
  • Chord Pairs
  • (1 2 + 3+ 4+) strum pattern
Day 21
12:41

  • F chord – half barre
  • Move to different positions/fmaj7
  • F – C chord practice
  • Pair with C
Day 22
12:35

  • Free fallin’
  • Stand By Me (With Palm Mute strum)
Preview 11:20

  • Over the rainbow
Day 24
17:01

  • Scale practice
  • Pos. 1 2 and 3
  • Single string work.
Day 25
16:16

  • Chord Pairs with strum pattern
  • Learn G alternate chords(Cadd9 – Em7 – D/F# – A sus)
Day 26
11:54

  • Over the rainbow part 2
Day 27
11:56

  • C scale 4th position
  • Jam in C
Day 28
12:00

  • Star Spangled Banner
Day 29
19:11

  • Review
Day 30 Part 1
18:51

  • Review
Day 30 Part 2
18:13
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Day 31-40
10 Lectures 02:09:55
  • Cadd9 Chord
  • Good Riddance Part 1
Day 31
09:16

  • Good Riddance Part 2
  • Em7
  • Good Riddance part 3
Day 32
14:46

  • Intros:
  • Sweet Child O' Mine + Day tripper
Day 33
10:59

  • Into to picking: Love will keep us alive
Day 34
12:28

  • C scale jam practice – 1 2 3 and 4 single string practice
Day 35
16:33

  • G D Am C picking progression (2 variations)
Day 36
11:13

  • House of the Rising Sun
Day 37
10:16

  • Alternating bass note picking A D A E
Day 38
08:17

  • Walk the line
  • Review
Day 39
16:32

  • Review
Day 40
19:35
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Day 41-50
10 Lectures 01:06:16

Intro to power chords (2 and 3 finger) identify fret board notes

Wild Thing

Day 41
07:02

  • Iron Man Power Chords


Day 42
05:01

  • Palm Muting Power chords and chord pairs
  • 8 mile
Day 43
06:23

  • Chord Muting
  • Chord pairs
Day 44
05:39

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Day 45
07:35

Crazy Train

Preview 05:02

  • Hammer on pull off
  • Layla (intro – low octave)
Day 47
06:20

  • C scale positions 5
  • Improvisation practice
Day 48
06:36

  • Whole lotta love intro
Day 49
04:12

  • Review
Day 50
12:26
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Day 51-60
11 Lectures 03:26:55

Don’t Fear the Reaper intro

Day 51
25:40

Wish You Were Here intro

Day 52
21:47

Life In the Fast Lane

Day 53
12:07

  • Dead or Alive intro
Day 54
17:25

Dream On intro

Day 55
21:48

Sweet Home Alabama

Day 56
16:19

  • Sweet Home Part 2
Day 57
16:13

  • Rhythm Work – New strum patterns on chord pairs - review of counting
Day 58
28:42

  • Advcanced Rythms –Wonderwall
Day 59
14:52

  • Review
Day 60 Part 1
15:04

  • Review
Day 60 Part 2
16:58
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Day 61-70
10 Lectures 01:44:53
  • E string Barre Chords
  • Barre chord root notes
  • Smoke On The Water
Day 61
11:00

  • E string Barre chords minor
  • I’m yours
Day 62
09:14

  • I’m Yours with Strum Pattern
Day 63
06:29

  • A string Barre Chords minor
  • Kryptonite
Day 64
11:57

  • A string Barre chords major
  • Hey Joe
Day 65
07:48

  • Soul Sister
Day 66
06:39

  • Wild Horses
Day 67
18:23

  • Barre Chords 7th Chords E and A String
Day 68
15:17

Across the Universe

Preview 13:45

  • Review
Day 70
04:21
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Day 71-80
11 Lectures 02:06:35

Intro to finger picking – (G D Am C progression)

Day 71
10:37

  • Dust in the Wind intro – easy
Day 72
13:47

  • Dust in the Wind intro – normal
Day 73
07:28

  • Landslide Intro
Day 74
10:23

  • Fast Car Intro Tracy Chapman
Day 75
11:34

  • Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
Day 76
14:35

Rhiannon

Day 77 Part 1
11:59

Rhiannon Continued

Day 77 Part 2
11:15

  • Tears in Heaven intro
Preview 14:42

Nothing Else Matters – verse

Day 79
15:33

  • Review
Day 80
04:42
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Day 81-90
14 Lectures 03:08:50

Song Lesson: You And Me by Lifehouse

Day 81 - You and Me (Lifehouse)
07:18

Song Lesson: Heart of Gold by Neil Young

Day 82 - Heart of Gold (Neil Young)
07:05

Song Lesson: Crash by Dave Matthews Band

Day 83 - Crash Part 1 (Dave Matthews Band)
15:01

Crash Continued

Day 83 - Crash Part 2 (Dave Matthews Band)
14:49

Song Lesson: Baby I Love Your Way by Peter Frampton

Day 84 - Baby I Love Your Way (Peter Frampton)
16:44

Song Lesson: Going To California by Led Zeppelin

Day 85 - Going To California (Led Zeppelin)
12:48

Song Lesson: Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s

Day 86 - Hey There Delilah (Plain Whit T's)
10:51

Song Lesson: More Than A Feeling by Boston

Day 87 - More Than A Feeling (Boston)
08:56

Song Lesson: Fade To Black by Metallica

Day 88 - Fade To Black Part 1 (Metallica)
19:59

Song Lesson: Fade To Black by Metallica Continued

Day 88 - Fade To Black Part 2 (Metallica)
19:51

Song Lesson: The Wind Cries Mary by Jimi Hendrix

Day 89 - The Wind Cries Mary Part 1 (Jimi Hendrix)
10:29

Song Lesson: The Wind Cries Mary by Jimi Hendrix Continued

Day 89 - The Wind Cries Mary Part 2 (Jimi Hendrix)
11:52

Song Lesson: Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

Day 90 - Stairway To Heaven Part 1 (Led Zeppelin)
15:43

Song Lesson: Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin Continued

Day 90 - Stairway To Heaven Part 2 (Led Zeppelin)
17:24
About the Instructor
RockStar Guitar
4.4 Average rating
175 Reviews
3,431 Students
1 Course
"Play Like A Pro"

Taylor Barnett, founder at RockStar Guitar, had his first musical experience when he was enrolled in piano lessons at a young age. After several lessons the instructor harshly told his parents that he had no musical talent and that they were wasting their money. A rough start to what would be a life dedicated to his passion for music. By the age of 12 Taylor proved that assumption wrong when he first picked up the guitar. From then on he never looked back. Over the years Taylor has honed his skills as a player and worked to master the many styles and genres of modern guitar playing, and he is still learning and growing as a musician to this day. He has plenty of performance experience under his belt, playing with his original band of long time friends and performing in worship groups for local churches. Taylor also pursued music academically in high school, earning high honors for classical performance that would eventually lead him to enroll as a performance major in the Jazz program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. There he was part of the Jazz ensemble and had the opportunity to work with some the most respected and talented guitar instructors in the country. In addition, Taylor took on a minor degree for Music Technology which involves the art of recording, mixing, and multi-media. Soon after completing his degrees in music and business, he continued pursuing his passion through the art of music education and continues to enjoy working with students of all ages and skill levels from all walks of life. "My greatest joy is to see the same passion I have for guitar take shape in a new student."