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Introduction to the Guitar

Learn the basics of playing the guitar to jam along with your favorite tracks.

Introduction to the Guitar

Learn the basics of playing the guitar to jam along with your favorite tracks.

Description

In this course, Costa will show you techniques and give you the knowledge to play the guitar with confidence. In 20 lessons, Costas will teach you notes, chord structures, scales and improvisation techniques to play the guitar with style.

Objectives

  • Learn basic chords used in many songs.
  • Learn how to add to your playing using expression techniques.
  • Learn different strumming techniques to play along with your favorite songs.
  • Learn to improvise using different scales.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Intro to the Guitar
    In this step, Costas guides you through the strings, how to strum your first E and A chord, as well as how to play a few songs.
  • 2
    Arpeggios and the Pentatonic Scale
    In this step, Costas introduces arpeggiated chords, the pentatonic scales first position, and how to improvise with the pentatonic scale.
  • 3
    Expression Techniques
    In this step, Costas discusses how to add expression with pick techniques, neck hand expression techniques, the pentatonic scale second position, and bending techniques.
  • 4
    Pentatonic Positions, Power and Bar Chords
    "In this step, Costas introduces the third, fourth and fifth positions in the pentatonic scale, power chords, bar chords, and major and minor bar chords.
  • 5
    Major, Minor Scales and Seventh Chords
    In this step, Costas introduces major scale first position, minor scale first position, and seventh chords.