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Guitar Scales and Chord Progressions

You’ve got the guitar basics down: You can strum your guitar and play a few of your favorite songs, but you’re ready to take the tunes to the next level. In Guitar Scales and Chord Progressions you’ll expand your knowledge of scales, chord fingerings, and common chord progressions. You’ll also learn important skills for soloing, creating melodies, and adding depth and dimension to your guitar playing. This course is not only for the aspiring guitarist who has taken Berklee’s Guitar for Beginners, but also for guitarists who have let their six-string gather dust for too long, and want to brush up on techniques. Each lesson covers the four basic aspects you’ll need to sharpen your guitar chops: scales, arpeggios, chord progressions, and rhythm. Amanda’s practical approach to learning these important elements is fun and helps you to use what you’re learning and practicing in a real musical setting. You’ll improve your playing and creativity, whether it be as a singer-songwriter, a guitarist accompanying a singer, or a player in the band. By the end of this course, you’ll be more comfortable playing throughout the neck, and you’ll gain a better understanding of chord structure and how each chord relates to tonal centers or keys. You’ll also be able to solo and improvise by playing simple lead guitar lines based on the minor pentatonic scale. Whether your preference is for acoustic or electric, the curriculum is designed to turn you into a real guitarist.

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Rating 4.7 based on 21 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week
Starts May 6 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Berklee College of Music via Coursera
Instructor Amanda
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
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very useful if you play guitar or want to learn a solid base of basics thanks Amanda Monaco from Berlkee College of Music I like it a lot.

good beginner/early intermediate in one review

Good beginner/early intermediate course which touches on some typical chord progressions and arpeggios and the ionian major scale (but not inversions or other modes and scales) great insight into chord progressions and scales Really a great course, there is a plenty of stuff to learn and is well structured Great for beginners.

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The content "is" useful, but really not enough to justify paying for it... especially with all the resources available online.

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My confidence in playing with others is at an all time high and I now have the tools to start writing original songs.

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Please, MOOCs need higher quality content if we ever want it to be taken seriously.

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Berklee College of Music

Rating 4.7 based on 21 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week
Starts May 6 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Berklee College of Music via Coursera
Instructor Amanda
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art

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