Course: Guitar Fundamentals 1

 

Chapter 1: Get to Know Your Guitar

In this chapter you will learn the basic parts of the guitar, how to hold the guitar, the names of the strings, how to tune your guitar and how to care for it. If you're an absolute beginner, then this is the best place to start.
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Chapter 2: Lets Learn to Play!

In this chapter you will learn the basic functions of both hands, using a pick, how to fret notes and basic finger warm up exercises. Then it's time to learn your first simple chords and use them to play music! You will also get some tips about how to practice effectively.
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Chapter 3: How to Play Simple Melodies

In this chapter you will learn to read tablature and play some single note melodies using just one string. Then you will gradually add strings, until eventually you're playing on all six strings! You'll also learn the names and locations of the musical alphabet notes.
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Chapter 4: Your 5-Chord Power-Pack!

In this chapter you will start to learn full, open chords that form the basis of rhythm guitar playing. You'll get a lot of opportunities to put them to use, playing them in songs! You will also get a lot of helpful chord changing strategies.
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Chapter 5: Must-Know Basic Open Chords

In this chapter you will complete your repertoire of full, open chords by learning all 7 basic major chords, along with some minor chords for good measure. There will also be more chord change strategies to shore up any problem areas in your technique.
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Chapter 6: How Chords Work Together to Make Songs

In this chapter you will learn what a key signature is, how it is used to group chords into musical patterns. You'll then use that knowledge to play some songs in important, widely used key signatures.
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Chapter 7: Intro to Timing and Rhythm

In this chapter you will learn what a time signature is, how it is used to keep track of counting and rhythm in music. You'll then use that knowledge to play some songs in important, widely used time signatures. Finally, you'll get a brief course recap and what to look for going forward.
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