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Electric Beginners Level 1

Guitar Skills



This course includes the following 4 units

Unit 1

Essentials Part 1

This course is all about laying the foundations. We will show you how to play your first chords, read chord charts and strum confidently in time. Follow this carefully and you won't have any bad habits moving forwards!

Unit 2

Essentials Part 2

Now that we've covered some basics, it's time to kick things up a notch! In this set of five lessons, we'll be learning some trickier chord shapes, the "universal strumming pattern" and finally tackling a full song for the first time!

Unit 3

Essentials Part 3

In this course, we'll be learning three more open chords, including the notoriously tricky F major! We'll then explore the difference between swung and straight rhythm patterns and finally tackle a new song with a hint of Van Morrison about it!

Unit 4

Essentials Part 4

We will now bring together everything we have learnt so far by tackling the hardest song yet! This song has multiple chord parts, three different rhythm patters, dynamics and a pretty cool riff to learn... let's go!


Lay the best foundations

Welcome to our Electric Beginners Level One course! If you're just starting out with an electric guitar then this is the course you need. We'll take you step by step through the key aspects you need to lay the foundations of your guitar playing and this is where we lose any bad habits and really focus on building good habits and good techniques. We focus on this from the very start to set you up to progress as quickly and efficiently through this and future courses as possible!

I'll take you step by step through the key aspects you need to lay the foundations for a lifetime of guitar playing.

Dan Holton

Impress friends and family

In this course we look at a wide range of open chords, how to strum properly, how to read chord charts, how to play dynamically and much more along the way! It's important to make sure these ideas have taken root, so to ensure that you're applying all these new skills we challenge you with a song at the end of each unit. These songs are written specifically for us and are recorded by extremely talented professional musicians making them the perfect way to master your new techniques! By the end of this course you will have laid the foundations for a lifetime of guitar playing and be ready to move on and tackle the next level up!


20 HD videos

Full lesson notes

Backing tracks

Supporting diagrams

Interactive guitar tab

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