The 80/20 Beginner Guitar Course

Use the Powerful Rule of 80/20 to Play Guitar!
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  • Lectures 51
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

Our unique course will teach how to play guitar using the powerful Rule of 80/20. Over 80% of your results come from 20% of your activities.  Focus on the 20% and you will be able to rapidly *play* guitar. So many songs use the same chords over and over again.  This course, a follow-up to our highly rated 4 Chords course on UDemy, will expand into the essential chords needed to have you playing in no time! We also provide fun embellishments to each chord, along with practice songs and exercises.

If you're a complete beginner or feel stuck with moving forward in learning the guitar, this course is for you! We will help you step-by-step to better understand your guitar and have you playing and learning songs you love as fast as possible.  Come join us today!

What are the requirements?

  • You will need access to a guitar. A guitar capo is optional, but preferred.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the essentials of Beginner Guitar and play lots of popular songs!

What is the target audience?

  • This is a Beginner Level course. If you are new to guitar, we can help you!

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: Welcome and Introduction to the Course!
Welcome and Introduction to the Course!
Preview
01:56
The 80/20 Guitar method
Preview
03:45
Section 2: Getting to Know Your Guitar
Anatomy of a guitar
Preview
05:06
How to hold your guitar
01:07
How to hold a pick a Capo introduction
03:12
How to tune the guitar
08:44
How to read a chord chart
05:54
How to practice and overcoming buzzing/muting issues
07:18
Basics of strumming the guitar
02:51
Section 3: The “Gotta Know” Chords (4 Core Chords)
The 4 Core Chords
03:29
G Major Chord
05:07
G Major Chord Variations
02:41
D Major Chord
03:47
D Major Chord Variations
01:59
E Minor Chord
02:16
E Minor Chord Variations
01:11
C Major Chord
04:18
C Major Chord Variations
02:05
Exercises to master these 4 Core Chords
08:34
Section 4: The Major Chords
A Major Chord
03:08
A Major Chord Variations
02:22
B Major Chord
03:12
B Major Chord Variations
02:37
E Major Chord
02:42
E Major Chord Variations
01:26
F Major Chord
03:16
F Major Chord Variations
02:21
Quick Recap of the Major Chords
02:59
Section 5: Major versus Minor chords
Major versus Minor chords
02:50
Section 6: The Minor Chords
A Minor Chord
03:24
A Minor Chord Variations
01:59
B Minor Chord
02:48
B Minor Chord Variations
02:37
C Minor Chord
01:23
C Minor Chord Variations
02:22
D Minor Chord
02:41
D Minor Chord Variations
01:18
F Minor Chord
03:38
F Minor Chord Variations
00:44
G Minor Chord
02:04
G Minor Chord Variations
03:51
Quick Recap of the Minor Chords
02:17
Section 7: Practice Exercises
Strumming Patterns and 5 Steps to Learning the Rhythm of a Song
10:30
"4 Down Clean Sound" Exercise
04:53
"Pick Me Up and Down" Exercise
04:31
Section 8: Practice Popular Songs and Next Steps!
Song Example - "Someone Like You" by Adele
04:42
Song Example - "Let It Be" by The Beatles
04:05
Song Example - "Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars
03:21
Song Example - "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
03:58
Beginner Course Recap
03:14
Thank You and Next Steps!
03:04

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Instructor Biography

Jason Lawrence, Guitar Instructor

I grew up in Londonderry, NH (about 45 minutes north of Boston, MA) and began playing guitar when I was 15 years old. I liked it so much that I decided to spend $80,000 on a music degree from the University of New Hampshire to learn more about music as a language. This interest and obsession with music, music theory, songwriting, pop and rock music flourished and manifested itself through playing the guitar, piano, bass and singing (opera - had to pay for part of that huge school bill somehow!). More recently, I co-founded a music teaching business, 80/20 Music, LLC in order to offer a digital training center for students around the world to access online, anytime!I live in Dover, NH, with my beautiful wife, Emily, and children Noah and Phoebe. Thanks for reading my profile and feel free contact me with any thoughts, comments or suggestions!

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