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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 - Playing Individual Notes

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

Week 3 - Fingering Individual Notes with your left hand

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

Week 4 - Introduction to Chords

What is a chord? Fingering your first chords.

Week 5 - Strumming Chords

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

Week 6 - Chord Variations

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

Week 7 - Chord Patterns

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

Week 8 - Chords for the key of D

Strumming chords to simple songs in the key of D

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