The 80/20 Beginner Guitar Course
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The 80/20 Beginner Guitar Course

Use the Powerful Rule of 80/20 to Play Guitar!
3.9 (27 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.
1,268 students enrolled
Created by Jason Lawrence
Last updated 4/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the essentials of Beginner Guitar and play lots of popular songs!
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Requirements
  • You will need access to a guitar. A guitar capo is optional, but preferred.
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!

Who is the target audience?
  • This is a Beginner Level course. If you are new to guitar, we can help you!
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Curriculum For This Course
51 Lectures
02:55:37
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Welcome and Introduction to the Course!
2 Lectures 05:41
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Getting to Know Your Guitar
7 Lectures 34:12

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
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The “Gotta Know” Chords (4 Core Chords)
10 Lectures 35:27
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
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The Major Chords
9 Lectures 24:03
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
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Major versus Minor chords
1 Lecture 02:50
Major versus Minor chords
02:50
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The Minor Chords
13 Lectures 31:06
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
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Practice Exercises
3 Lectures 19:54
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
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Practice Popular Songs and Next Steps!
6 Lectures 22:24
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
About the Instructor
Jason Lawrence
4.7 Average rating
203 Reviews
5,388 Students
2 Courses
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!