Guitar Courses

Learn more about Guitar

From folk music to punk rock, nearly all musical genres can benefit from the many iconic sounds of the guitar. With proficiency in playing the guitar, you can learn to write songs, entertain around the campfire, or provide the rhythm or melody in a band. Udemy online guitar lessons are taught by experts in the field and can teach you basic fingering or broaden your repertoire of chords, strumming patterns, and more.

Frequently asked questions
The guitar is a six-stringed instrument with frets, which are the horizontal bars across the fingerboard used to denote separate musical notes. You play the guitar by plucking or strumming the strings using your fingertips, fingernails, or a guitar pick. To avoid simply strumming the open strings, your left hand presses strings down against the frets to form chords or individual notes. In acoustic and classical guitars, the guitar's hollow body resonates with the strings’ vibrations and amplifies the sound outward. With an electric guitar, the vibrating strings' sound gets picked up by electronics in the guitar and amplified through a speaker. The main types of guitar are steel-string acoustic, nylon-string classical, and steel-string electric guitars. Musicians use these instruments to play nearly every musical genre, from classical to folk to rock and beyond.