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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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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Recommandé : 6-8 hours/week

Approx. 17 heures pour terminer
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Sous-titres : English, Vietnamese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian

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Welcome to Introduction to Guitar

Welcome to Guitar for Beginners! Before you begin the course, we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your Berklee MOOC....
Reading
5 lectures, 1 quiz
Reading5 lectures
Meet Your Teaching Assistants10 min
Connect with Your Classmates10 min
Getting to Know You10 min
Course Resources10 min
Earn A Course Certificate10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
What Are Your Goals?8 min
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3 heures pour terminer

Acoustic / Electric Guitar and the Basics

In this first lesson, we will take things slow. We will focus on how to choose the right guitar for you and what accessories are essential for any guitar player. We'll also learn the parts of the guitar and get you comfortable with your instrument....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 33 min), 3 lectures, 4 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Choosing the Right Guitar: Right-Handed vs Left-Handed3 min
Essential Accessories for Acoustic Guitar7 min
Essential Accessories for Electric Guitar4 min
Parts of the Guitar (Electric and Acoustic)6 min
Chord Block Diagrams and Fretboard Maps2 min
A Minor and E Major Chords5 min
Reading3 lectures
Guide to Chord Block Diagrams and Fretboard Maps10 min
A Minor and E Major Chord Block Diagrams10 min
Comparing Major and Minor Chords min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Essential Accessories15 min
Identifying the Parts of the Guitar30 min
Chord Block Diagrams and Fretboard Maps25 min
Lesson Reflection4 min

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Getting Started: Fundamental Guitar Skills

In this lesson, you will learn how to tune and you will start playing your instrument from the ground up! Be patient and remember: focus on being accurate and play in consistent time with your metronome. These things are far more important than playing with speed....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 52 min), 5 lectures, 4 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Tuning Your Guitar with a Tuner8 min
Tuning Your Guitar by Matching10 min
Tuning Your Guitar with Harmonics4 min
Picking Technique10 min
Finger Picking8 min
Strumming the Guitar6 min
Reading5 lectures
Online Guitar Tuner from Berklee Online10 min
Guide to Picking15 min
Guide to Fingerpicking15 min
Guide to Strumming15 min
Exercise: Picking and Strumming10 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
String Names and Numbers24 min
Tuning Your Guitar20 min
Finger Picking10 min
Lesson Reflection4 min

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3 heures pour terminer

The Twelve Half Steps and Basic Notation

While you don’t need to be an expert on music theory to play guitar, it is important to know the basic building blocks of music. With this understanding, music will no longer be shrouded in mystery or complexity. This lesson presents fundamental musical ideas in a fun, non-intimidating way....
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 29 min), 2 lectures, 5 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Notes on the Fretboard8 min
Rhythm Basics5 min
Music Notation and Tablature6 min
Reading2 lectures
The Note Wheel10 min
Exercise: Playing Notes10 min
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
Twelve Frets and Twelve Half Steps30 min
Notes on the Fretboard24 min
Rhythm Basics16 min
Music Notation and Tablature4 min
Lesson Reflection4 min

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Scales: Construction and Fingerings

In this lesson, you will dig into scales. Don’t be intimidated. Some of you may have heard of, or practiced, scales. It might have been during piano lessons. Most likely it wasn’t very exciting for you. Hopefully you'll find the approach to scales in lesson 4 much easier and even fun. ...
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 45 min), 2 lectures, 4 quiz
Video6 vidéos
The Chromatic Scale on a Single String7 min
The Chromatic Scale in First Position8 min
The Chromatic Scale in Other Positions9 min
Major Scales9 min
More on Major Scales6 min
Reading2 lectures
Major Scale Pattern10 min
Exercise: Playing Scales10 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Position Playing10 min
The Chromatic Scale12 min
The Major Scale12 min
Lesson Reflection4 min
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par RROct 12th 2015

Dear Friends,\n\nI really enjoyed this course, specially the way "Thaddeus Hogarth" teach the course, It is unbelievably strong and master piece.\n\nThanks a lot "Thaddeus Hogarth"\n\nGod bless you

par MGAug 9th 2017

Amazing course for a beginner and someone who want to pick it up after a long break. I would suggest this for people who has sufficient experience with the instrument. The tutor is really amazing.

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Thaddeus Hogarth

Associate Professor
Guitar

À propos de Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online....

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