In this class, Jacob Lamb takes you through the basics of learning guitar, with no prior knowledge necessary! Consider this your first guitar class. In this class we’ll start with the basics: the parts of the guitar, the names of the strings, tuning our guitar, and how to read a chord picture – then we learn chords in steps, with popular song tutorials to practice our new skill.
Along with chords, this course will cover strumming patterns, guitar warmups and how to read guitar tabs.
Each lesson video features closeup views, as well as pictures to help you grasp new information quickly and easily.
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to search for any song online and begin playing through like a natural!
•Parts of the Guitar
Learn how to identify parts of the guitar and the “lingo” for our lessons.
•Left and Right hand Technique
Pick up proper picking technique and how to avoid left arm fatigue!
•Names of the Strings
Elephants, And, Donkeys… learn the names of each string!
•Tuning Your Guitar
Make sure your instrument is in tune so your chords sound perfect.
•Reading a Chord Image
Learn to interpret the chord images we’ll be learning from.
•Our First Chords (Em, G, C, D)
Let’s learn some sweet sounds – our first four chords are here.
•First Song – Viva La Vida
Time to start jamming!
•Our Next Chords (E, Am, Dm)
Adding to our chord toolbelt.
•Second Song – Crazy
Good practice for the previous lesson!
•Our Newest Chords (A, Bm)
Our final open chords!
•Third Song – Set Fire to the Rain
You can’t help but belt it out!
•Strumming Patterns (4 beats)
Time to bring our chords to life with right hand rhythms.
•Strumming Patterns (3 beats)
Learn more strumming patterns for three-beat songs.
•Bar Chords (6th String)
A new type of chord – one movable shape.
•Bar Chords (5th String)
And now, the movable shape from the fifth string!
•Fourth Song – Bar Chord Practice
An original tune to practice our chords… name it whatever you’d like!
How to utilize guitar tabs to learn melody lines
•Half and Whole Steps
Theory 101 – hugely helpful for understanding the fretboard.
•Sharps and Flats
Theory 102 – You can’t play much without them!
Our final type of chord – another movable shape, best for rock music.
Bring some warmups to the beginning of your practice sessions, your fingers will thank you.
Up and down, a new way to pick single notes!