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What are 4 Basic Skills that every beginning guitar player should learn? The 4 Basic Skills are...

  1. Picking individual notes with your right hand (for righties).
  2. Fingering individual notes with your left hand.
  3. Strumming with your right hand.
  4. Chording with your left hand.
If you learn these skills, and practice them regularly*, by the end of two months you should be able to...
  1. Play simple melodies by ear.
  2. Strum along with many familiar songs.

Course Outline...

8 Lessons

Week 1 - Ready, Set, Go

Introduction: Parts of the guitar, posture, hand positions, playing a really simple song.

Week 2 - How Frets work, Playing Individual Notes

Learning about frets. The G scale. Another simple song.

Week 3 - Playing Simple Melodies and Scales

More about frets and scales. Nailing the G Scale. You first real song.

Week 4 - Your First Chords

What is a chord? Fingering your first chords.

Week 5 - Strumming Along with Songs

The most basic strumming pattern. Changing chords. Some tricks.

Week 6 - Chord Variations - More Chords

2, 3 and 4 note chords for the key of G.

Week 7 - More Strum and Chord Patterns

The most basic chord pattern. Strumming chords to simple songs in G.

Week 8 - How to Use a Capo

Expanding your capabilities with a capo.

*Every day for 15 minutes or at least 3 times a week for about a half hour.