Introduction to the Guitar

Categories: Guitar
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About Course

In this course, Costas 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.

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What Will You Learn?

  • 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.

Course Content

Intro to the Guitar
Costas guides you through the strings, how to strum your first E and A chord, as well as how to play a few songs.

  • Getting to Know the Strings
    04:50
  • Strumming Your First Chords: E and A
    03:20
  • “Let It Be” by The Beatles
    04:17
  • “Knocking at Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan
    03:28

Arpeggios and the Pentatonic Scale
Costas introduces arpeggiated chords, the pentatonic scale's first position, and how to improvise with the pentatonic scale.

Expression Techniques
Costas discusses how to add expression with pick techniques, neck hand expression techniques, the pentatonic scale's second position, and bending techniques.

Pentatonic Positions, Power and Bar Chords
Costas introduces the third, fourth and fifth positions in the pentatonic scale, power chords, bar chords, and major and minor bar chords.

Major, Minor Scales and Seventh Chords
Costas introduces major scale first position, minor scale first position, and seventh chords.

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