Learning Outcomes:

Upon completing this beginner guitar course, you will be able to:

  1. Master Fundamental Techniques: Develop a solid foundation in playing the guitar, including proper hand positioning, posture, and the ability to hold the guitar correctly.
  2. Understand Guitar Anatomy: Identify and explain the different parts of the guitar, such as the body, neck, frets, and tuning pegs.
  3. Change Guitar Strings: Demonstrate the skill to safely change and replace guitar strings, ensuring your instrument always produces a clean and crisp sound.
  4. Learn String Names: Memorize and confidently recall the names of each guitar string (E, A, D, G, B, and E), enabling you to navigate the fretboard effectively.
  5. Tune Your Guitar: Tune your guitar accurately using various methods, ensuring your instrument is always in tune and ready to play.
  6. Master Pick Technique: Develop proficiency in holding a pick and using it to strum and pick individual strings with precision.
  7. Play Your First Chord: Acquire the ability to play your first guitar chord, building the foundation for playing songs and melodies.
  8. Build Chord Repertoire: Create a library of essential guitar chords and learn effective chord transition techniques.
  9. Commit Chords to Memory: Memorize chord shapes to facilitate smooth chord changes while playing.
  10. Read Strumming Patterns: Understand and read strumming patterns, allowing you to add rhythmic variety to your playing.
  11. Study Rhythm Patterns: Master rhythmic concepts, including crochets, minims, semibreves, and quavers, to enhance your sense of timing and groove.
  12. Play Chord Progressions: Learn to play chord progressions and transitions smoothly, enabling you to play a variety of songs with ease.
  13. Read Tablature (Tab): Interpret guitar tablature to play melodies and solos, expanding your repertoire beyond chords.
  14. Understand Scales: Gain insight into basic music scales and their applications, helping you create your own melodies and improvisations.
  15. Study Songs: Apply your skills to play complete songs, enhancing your musicality and enjoyment of the instrument.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this beginner guitar course, you will:

  • Be proficient in fundamental guitar techniques, including proper posture and hand positioning.
  • Recognize and describe the various parts of a guitar.
  • Be capable of changing guitar strings confidently.
  • Memorize the names of all six guitar strings.
  • Accurately tune your guitar using different methods.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in holding a pick and using it for strumming and picking.
  • Play your first chord and understand its fingering.
  • Create a library of essential guitar chords and be able to transition between them smoothly.
  • Commit common chord shapes to memory for easier playing.
  • Read and implement strumming patterns in your playing.
  • Understand and apply rhythmic concepts, including crochets, minims, semibreves, and quavers.
  • Play chord progressions with ease, facilitating song accompaniment.
  • Interpret guitar tablature (Tab) to play melodies and solos.
  • Grasp the basics of music scales and their application.
  • Be able to play complete songs using the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the course.

This course will provide you with a strong foundation in guitar playing, setting you on a path to becoming a confident and capable guitarist.

Enrol in the Pick Up The Guitar: Beginners course!