Guitar Crash Course (No Experience Necessary)

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This course is dedicated to absolute beginners of the guitar who are highly skeptical of the quality and credibility of the other stuff out there on the Internet. This course was designed, edited and reviewed by professionals, including experts in Online Learning and graduates from Berklee College of Music. In this course you will learn the groundwork for your first three months of playing the guitar. You will learn fundamental skills of guitar playing, the same that are taught by the world's best teachers. You will begin on the path to: Read and understand real sheet music instead of only learning tab. Learn the established music tradition of ear training that will eventually allow you to play all of the music you hear without any written notation. Learn to express yourself by improvising your own guitar solos. Learn to accompany another musician by playing the chords to your favorite songs. This course, presented by Grey, a graduate from Berklee College of Music and professional guitar teacher, will guide you through the first steps of playing the guitar. By the end of the course, you will know how to: • Play the notes of music you hear by ear only • Play the chords for dozens of songs, and use special techniques to adapt other songs to the chords you already know, allowing you to play 100's more. • Read real sheet music instead of just numbers printed on a line. • Improvise your own melodic guitar solo over the included karaoke-style backing track. Who is the target audience? This course is ideal for absolute beginners who want professional-level instruction from a qualified teacher.
  • Introduction (Optional; consider skipping this section) 7
    • IMPORTANT: Course Companion PDF
    • Is Learning Guitar Right For You?
    • Getting Your First Guitar
    • Recommended Guitars for Beginners
    • Should You Take Guitar Lessons?
    • Pro Tip: Ignore Everyone!
    • Learning On Your Own, and Recommended Resources
  • Week 1: Play a Melody By Ear 5
    • Beginning Picking Exercises
    • C Major One Octave
    • Super-Easy 2-Finger Chord
    • Learnins 0g a Tune By Ear
    • Suggested Melodies to Teach Yourself
  • Week 2: Play The Chords to Your Favorite Song 6
    • Learn the Open Chords, Part 1
    • Learn the Open Chords, Part 2
    • Beginning Arpeggios
    • Useful 5-Note Scales (Major and Minor Pentatonic)
    • Play the Chords to a Tune
    • List of Tunes You Can Play
  • Week 3: Read Music. Yes, Real Sheet Music. 4
    • The Two-Octave C Major Scale
    • Yes, You Really Can Read Music
    • Reading Your First Sheet of Music
    • List of Easy Tunes You Can Sight Read
  • Week 4: Take a Solo! 6
    • Scales Reviewed
    • Mix It Up: Basic Scale Patterns
    • Introduction to Improvisation
    • Jamming Out with the Backing Track
    • (Resource) Free Backing Track Download
    • List of Resources to Find Backing Tracks
  • Summary
    • Where To Go From Here?
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