Beginner Guitar Essentials

For the complete novice, covering fundamentals including: chords, reading chord charts, basic technique, musical language, basic mechanics of the guitar and an introduction to playing styles and guitar design types.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 1
Teacher: Lloyd English

Learn to Play Your First Chords in Minutes!

This short course introduces some easy chords for absolute beginners as well as some essential strumming patterns.  If you’re eager to start playing as soon as you can then this course is for you!
Lesson 1
Lvl: 1
Teacher: Lloyd English

The II – V – I Chord Progression and Connecting the Fretboard

The II V I chord progression is the most common chord progression in Jazz. In order to improvise as a Jazz guitarist you will need to be able to play and play over II V I chord changes in every key.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 6
Teacher: Lloyd English

Altered Chords and Scales

This courses takes a look at altered chords and scales and how you can use those sounds in your own playing.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 10
Teacher: Lloyd English

Major Scales

This course covers all major scale positions across the guitar fretboard.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 3
Teacher: Lloyd English

Learning to Hear and Memorize Chord Progressions

An in depth look at the I IV V chord progression.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 3
Teacher: Lloyd English

Articulations

Take a brief look at how you can use articulations to add more expression to your playing.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 4
Teacher: Rob Hamilton

Slash Bass Chords and Alternating Bass for Guitar

This course introduces you to some new and interesting chord voicings you can use to make your playing more interesting. Bass pedals and slash bass chords can be used to create moving bass lines. These new chord voicings will allow you to move away from always having the root note as the bass note.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 4
Teacher: Lloyd English

Beginner Guitar Essentials 2

Beginner Guitar Essentials Continued expands upon what you learned in Beginner Guitar Essentials. You'll continue to learn new chord voicings, progressions, rhythms and a lot more.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 2
Teacher: Lloyd English

Blues Guitar Essentials

Special emphasis on the fundamentals in the most common Blues styles. Development of lyrical understanding, how to improvise and build a solo and memorize common chord progressions.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 5
Teacher: Lloyd English

Building a Blues Guitar Solo

This course introduces several soloing ideas, concepts and techniques for Blues guitar. Each guitar lesson has an accompanying performance video to give you real world, practical examples for what you've just learned.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 6
Teacher: Lloyd English

Blues Guitar with Bill Johnson

In this course, Juno Nominee Bill Johnson will introduce you to many blues guitar concepts for soloing and comping used by blues guitar players everywhere.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 7
Teacher: Bill Johnson

Just Friends – Chord Melody and Soloing

If you are learning to play jazz guitar, Just Friends is a jazz standard you'll need to learn. This course will help you in creating a chord melody for Just Friends and will also introduce some soloing concepts and ideas.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 9
Teacher: Lloyd English

Harmonic and Melodic Intervals

Soloing with scales and arpeggios is great, but can become stale as your interval leaps can largely remain the same. This course will not only give you some new technical study, but a wealth of new soloing sounds by using harmonic and melodic intervals.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 8
Teacher: Lloyd English
Lesson 1
Lvl: 6
Teacher: Lloyd English

Fingerstyle Arrangement for Wild Mountain Thyme

This course will not only teach you a fingerstyle arrangement of Wild Mountain Thyme, it will also teach you many ideas and concepts needed to create your own fingerstyle arrangements.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 4
Teacher: Brad Prevedoros

A Brief Introduction to Classical Guitar Technique

In this course, Marissa introduces you to the basics of classical guitar playing technique.  The right hand will be looked at closely as well as some left hand concepts such as common fingers and blocking.  Some easy exercises will also be introduced that you can begin to use along with chords you are already familiar […]
Lesson 1
Lvl: 1
Teacher: Marissa Logan

Fingerstyle Chord Melody for Morning Has Broken

In this course you'll learn to play Morning Has Broken in a chord melody style. You will also be able to apply the concepts learned in this course to other chord melody arrangements.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 4
Teacher: Brad Prevedoros

Right Hand Rhythms

This course takes a look at some new and interesting rhythms you may not have considered before.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 3
Teacher: Aaron Watson

Power Chords – An Introduction

In this course you'll be given a solid introduction to power chords. This course will also introduce you to several songs that use power chords.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 3
Teacher: Rob Hamilton

Power Chords – In Depth

This course will introduce you to more advanced power chord techniques, concepts and harmonic concepts you can use in your own playing.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 4
Teacher: Lloyd English

Minor Pentatonic Scales

In this brief course you'll learn how minor pentatonic scales connect across the entire fretboard and how to play them in every position.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 4
Teacher: Lloyd English

Minor Blues Scales

In this course you will learn how minor blues scales connect across the guitar fretboard as well as how to play minor blues scales in all positions.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 4
Teacher: Lloyd English

Major Blues Scales

Learn how major blues scales connect across the guitar fretboard as well as how to play major blues scales in all positions.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 4
Teacher: Lloyd English

Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar With Marissa Logan

This is a great companion course for Beginner Essentials. In this course Marissa will introduce you some easy to learn fingerstyle techniques, exercises and fingerpicking patterns.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 1
Teacher: Marissa Logan

Gypsy Jazz Style Rhythm Playing

This course is a solid introduction for the player that is interested in playing gypsy jazz style chord changes and rhythms. These same chord voicings and rhythms can be applied to traditional jazz guitar playing as well.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 8
Teacher: Aaron Watson

Rhythm Changes for Jazz Guitar

The term rhythm changes refers to the chord changes which originally appeared in George Gershwin's I've Got Rhythm. Hundreds of Jazz standards have used those same changes which are an extremely common improvisational vehicle.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 7
Teacher: Lloyd English

Classical Guitar Essentials

Builds on development of strong technique that is further developed with repertoire from beginner to intermediate level. Topics covered: Segovia & Romero Technique, Tone, Studies Repertoire.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 1
Teacher: Marissa Logan

Advanced Jazz Guitar Concepts and Techniques

Introduces guitarists to a progressively polyphonic view of the instrument as the lap piano. Special emphasis on how to build repertoire and play the guitar as a solo instrument or in combos.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 8
Teacher: Lloyd English

Chord Melody

When the Guitar is played as a solo instrument the three elements of harmony, rhythm and melody are played simultaneously by the guitarist. This is referred to as "Chord Melody" style.
Lvl: 1
Teacher: Lloyd English

Fingerstyle Guitar Essentials

Focuses on open right hand technique using universally accepted principles to achieve a balanced and safe technique while providing repertoire choices and stylistic options.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 1
Teacher: Lloyd English

Beginner Scales

An introduction to several scales in open position. Scale sounds introduced are major, minor, pentatonic, minor pentatonic, blues and harmonic minor.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 2
Teacher: Lloyd English

Connecting Scales Across the Fretboard

We will take the scale sounds learned in the Beginner Scales course and start to connect those scales across the guitar fretboard.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 4
Teacher: Lloyd English

Triads

Triads are the foundation of all chordal understanding and an essential study to move beyond chord pictures and onto seeing the guitar as a polyphonic instrument capable of infinite possibilities.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 5
Teacher: Lloyd English

A Quick Introduction to Arpeggios

This course is a quick introduction to Arpeggios for the intermediate to advanced guitar players that may not have been introduced to the idea of arpeggios yet.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 5
Teacher: Lloyd English

An Introduction to Arpeggios

For the intermediate guitar player that wants to begin to improvising and soling over different chord sounds. Arpeggios will open up a new world of possibilities.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 4
Teacher: Lloyd English

Major 7, Minor 7 and Dominant 7 Arpeggios for the Improvising Guitarist

A step by step journey through breaking down chords into single note lines while never losing the chordal origin of the arpeggio. Ideal for the improvising guitarist in any style.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 5
Teacher: Myles English

DADGAD and Dropped D Tunings

Introduces the possibilities for alternate tunings as strong alternatives to standard tuning and chord voicings.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 4
Teacher: Lloyd English

A Quick Introduction to the Modes

While the modes are a lengthy subject, this course will give you a quick introduction and overview of the modes.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 5
Teacher: Lloyd English

The bVII Major Chord

The bVII Major chord is one of the most commonly used non diatonic chords in a variety of styles, most notably classic rock. This course introduces you to the bVII Major chord in several keys as well as it's sound.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 3
Teacher: Lloyd English

Theory for Beginners

This Theory Course is for the developing musician wanting to communicate using the language of music. This is a comprehensive course that covers the building blocks for musical ideas.
Lesson 1
Lvl: 1
Teacher: Ray Hickey