Hello and welcome! If you are a COMPLETE BEGINNER you are in the right place.
I am an award-winning GIT grad, a 15+ year professional guitarist with 50k+ students, and the founder of Guitargate - the only guitar site sponsored by a major guitar brand, PRS Guitars.
This free course is geared towards people who have either never played or haven't picked it up in a long time. SO even if you've struggled before, you will learn everything you need to know to start playing!
I promise you can do this, and I will be with you every step of the way.
We will go over everything that beginners struggle with, for example:
Are my fingers to small?
Am I too old?
Do I really have enough time? (YES YOU DO!)
What kind of guitar do I need?
AND WHATS MORE?
If you want PERSONAL FEEDBACK, post a YouTube video to the lesson discussion and I will personally watch it and give you professional feedback - just like in-person lessons.
I am the ONLY guitar instructor on Udemy that does this for their students, and it's FREE.
I want you to love playing the guitar, and I want you to learn with me for a long time. If you need any help along the way, please message me and I'll get right back to you.
I take great pride in being available to my students, so please don't hesitate to reach out!
Best of luck and I'll see you inside :)
Welcome! I’m so glad you found this course. If you have been curious about playing guitar, or if you used to play and want to get back into it, you are in the right place.
Everything you need to know about getting your first guitar.
Let's get to know your guitar.
Some more basics to get you started.
Here we go!
How to use a tuner to tune your guitar.
Exercises to familiarize your hands and fingers to the guitar, as well as building strength and dexterity.
Open position chords to get you playing
Basic strumming patterns and chord transitions.
A basic introduction to music theory and how it pertains to the guitar neck.
Introduction to power chords and their basic shapes.
Fire up some distortion with your power chords.
What it means to play in key and how to do it.
Palm muting is how you get definition with your picking / strumming hand.
Reverb is the reverberation of sound. It’s the sound you hear in a hall or a cavern. It's awesome.
Please come visit Guitargate.com for The rest of this free course, ALL of our premium courses, and live weekly broadcasts!
Award Winning GIT Grad, Founder of PRS Sponsored Guitargate, 70k+ students worldwide, and Lead Guitarist in What's Next - Voted 5x "Best Band" in Baltimore.
I have been playing guitar since I was 5, and gigging and teaching professionally for the last 15+ years. I genuinely love to teach, and the goal of Guitargate is to help people learn the "why" behind the notes, and how to apply this to make music!
So whether you are an aspiring gigging musician, or you just enjoy playing for yourself, let me help you bridge the gap between rhythm and lead guitar.... and get the stuff in your head out! Seriously - you can do this!!
On a side note, it's truly incredible that the internet has allowed us to connect from all over the world.... I believe in online education, and I strive to be as helpful as possible. If you post a question or a video for feedback - I will respond and try and help any way I can.
One step at a time -