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Guitar for Beginners

Grasp the essentials needed to begin playing acoustic or electric guitar. You'll learn an easy approach to get you playing quickly, through a combination of exploring the instrument, performance technique, and basic music theory. For students who have long thought about picking up the acoustic or electric guitar, this course will provide an easy-access foundation that will get you playing. When first learning guitar, it is important to have the material presented in stages, in an enjoyable way that allows you to grasp the basics of the instrument and music. The course begins simply with the parts of the guitar, the names of the strings, tuning, and technique—whether finger-style or pick. It then explores the basics of music theory with such topics as scales, triads, power chords, and fingering and shapes. At the end of this course, students will understand the structure, parts, and accessories of the instrument, in addition to an understanding of its basic maintenance. Electric guitar players will learn the operation of their instrument along with basic options for amplification, effect pedals, and sounds. Students will also learn to develop correct technique and apply theory concepts to their playing. They will have the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue most intermediate guitar courses.

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Rating 4.7 based on 403 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6-8 hours/week
Starts Jun 17 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Berklee, Berklee College of Music via Coursera
Instructor Thaddeus Hogarth
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art

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enjoyed this course in 8 reviews

I started as a complete beginners and I really enjoyed this course.

I throughly enjoyed this course and completed it before the deadline.

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and plan on continuing to build upon what I learned.

Thanks I really enjoyed this course and I've learned a lot!

Really enjoyed this course and the people who participated.

i love this course Dear Friends,I really enjoyed this course, specially the way "Thaddeus Hogarth" teach the course, It is unbelievably strong and master piece.Thanks a lot "Thaddeus Hogarth"God bless you The studiant do himself the teacher.

I enjoyed this course.

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very good course in 8 reviews

very very good course I loved it Very good!

excelente curso para empezar en la guitarra It is very good course to learn basics about guitar.

Very good course which bring you into basics of music theory as well as how does it work on the guitar.

有帮助 Very good course for begginers.But just for begginers very well explained , and highly practical approach.... 课程很清晰,讲的很实用,非常感谢!希望能尽快看到以后的学习内容。 It is good to get started through this course.

Very good course and teacher, specially about notations and staff and.

Very good course!

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really enjoyed in 8 reviews

I really enjoyed learning a lot of new things about the Guitar in this course.

Clears all the basic and makes me excited and inspired to learn how to play guitar :) It's the best first approach to the world of guitar One of the best courses by Berklee College of Music I really enjoyed the course.

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so much in 8 reviews

I lie the instructor so much, very helpful videos, i think I'm making progress.

on guitar positions and scales Thank you so much ,,, just my english not so good and google not help good ,,,pest regards coursera and teacher Great course for beginners.

Thanks coursera and Berklee college for this wonderful course and thanks sir for making me feel so much at ease with my guitar.. Great course!

Thanks so much!

Excelente It's my second enrollment in this course and I'm having again so much fun learning about the guitar.Great teacher, excellent course content.

I personally have learned so much from him.

Within the first week I have realized that there is so much more to a guitar than just the guitar, the picks, and the case.

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thaddeus hogarth in 5 reviews

Thaddeus Hogarth is super cool and I enjoyed his way of teaching very much.

perfect ..thanks for the xperience Enjoyed going through the course and learnt the foundation of the guitar thank you coursera and thanks a lot Sir Thaddeus Hogarth for making it so simple.

Great course!Very intuitive and clear.Thanks professor Thaddeus Hogarth.

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well done in 5 reviews

To me the course is well done, with a good pace and inside material.

Videos are well done.

Very well done.

EG: On a question with 1 correct answer, the solution page would also show the clearly wrong answers as "correct" (or "correct, well done").

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Guitar Builder $52k

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Apprentice Electric Engineer $57k

Guitar Instructor 2 $61k

Guitar Faculty $63k

Grip & Electric Manager $82k

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Electric Systems Engineer $108k

Marketing Manager - Electric $117k

President Grip & Electric $239k

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Rating 4.7 based on 403 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6-8 hours/week
Starts Jun 17 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Berklee, Berklee College of Music via Coursera
Instructor Thaddeus Hogarth
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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