NEW - Guitar Lessons Library

Learn the basics of playing guitar with this fun and easy to follow course. You'll be playing your first songs in no time with our engaging expert instruction designed for learners of all ages.

Overview

Learn to play one of the most ubiquitous and enjoyable instruments around: the guitar! Whether you're picking up an acoustic or rocking out on an electric, this library will get you started right.

This course was developed in partnership with the Little Kids Rock organization. Please visit their website at littlekidsrock.org to learn more about their mission to get relevant music in the hands of all music students.

This video library is perfect for:
  • Beginning guitarists of all ages
  • Anyone ready to start playing guitar easily and quickly today
  • Individuals who want to learn guitar at home
  • Guitar students wanting to expand their knowledge of solos and chords
In this library you’ll learn:
  • Beginning guitar strumming and picking techniques
  • Chords and progressions that will get you playing the songs you love
  • Your first solos and how to create your own tunes
  • How to tune your guitar
  • How to read tablature
  • Tips for beginners of all ages

Curriculum

Guitar

By Alé Vilarrasa-Corriero
  • 0 Lessons
  • Alé Vilarrasa-Corriero
  • Here's where to start.
  • Course Introduction
  • Welcome to Guitar
  • Parts of the Guitar
  • Right Arm / Left Hand
  • Strumming Technique
  • Tuning
  • Notation
  • Easy Em Chord
  • Easy Em on Acoustic
  • Easy G Chord
  • Easy G Chord on Acoustic
  • Switching Chords
  • Switching Chords on Acoustic
  • Easy C Chord
  • Easy C Chord on Acoustic
  • Reading Chord Charts and Switching Chords
  • Reading Chord Chards and Switching Chords on Acoustic
  • Comping Patterns
  • Our First Improv - 2 Note Solo
  • Fretboard Diagram
  • 4 Note Solo
  • A Minor Chord
  • Em Am Playalong
  • C Major Chord
  • Am to C Progression
  • G Chord
  • G to Em Progression
  • G, C, Em, Em Chord Progression
  • G, Em, Am, C Chord Progression
  • 6 Note Solo
  • Tablature
  • Hammer-Ons
  • Pull-Offs
  • Improv with Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs
  • A Chord
  • D Chord
  • A to D Progression
  • E Chord
  • A to E Progression
  • Syncopated Strumming
  • A, D, E Progression
  • G to D Progression
  • G, C, D, C Progression
  • G, D, Em, C Progression
  • Dm Chord
  • Dm to A Progression
  • Am, Dm, Em, E Progression
  • Composition Part 1
  • Full Pentatonic Scale
  • Transpose the scale: Dm
  • 2 Up, 1 Down
  • Slides
  • Slides in Solos
  • Slides, Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs
  • Power Chords Part 1
  • Power Chords Part 2
  • Composing with Power Chords
  • Power Chords Part 3
  • Composing with Power Chords Part 2
  • Introduction to the Module
  • Moving the Open Chords
  • Chord Additions and Substitutions Part 1
  • Chord Additions and Substitutions Part 2
  • Chord Additions and Substitutions Part 3
  • Right Hand Muting
  • Composition Part 2
  • Palm Mute
  • Single Note Palm Mute
  • Composing with Palm Muting
  • Palm Muting Power Chords
  • Barre Chords 1
  • Playing with Barre Chords
  • Barre Chords 2
  • Composing with Barre Chords
  • Bends 1
  • Soloing with Bends
  • Blues Scale
  • Vibrato
  • Left Hand String Muting
  • Funky Strumming Part 1
  • Funky Strumming Part 2
  • Putting it All Together
  • Closing Video
  • Acoustic Performance 1
  • Acoustic Performance 2
  • Electric Performance 1
  • Electric Performance 2

NEW - Music Fundamentals

By Cameron Coday
  • 88 Lessons
  • Cameron Coday
  • Here's where to start.
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Music Fundamentals
  • Lesson 2: What is Music Notation?
  • The Many Types of Music Notation
  • Lesson 4: What is Pitch?
  • Lesson 5: The Staff
  • Lesson 6: Key Signatures
  • Lesson 7: Clefs
  • Lesson 8: The Musical Alphabet
  • Lesson 9: The Treble Clef
  • Lesson 10: The Bass Clef
  • Lesson 11: Whole Steps and Half Steps
  • Lesson 12: Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
  • Lesson 13: Intervals
  • Lesson 14: Major Scales
  • Lesson 15: Natural Minor Scales
  • Lesson 16: Circle of Fifths
  • Lesson 17: Chords
  • Lesson 18: Transposition
  • Lesson 19: Transposition for Band Instruments
  • Lesson 20: What is Meter?
  • Lesson 21: 4/4 Common Time
  • Lesson 22: 3/4 Time
  • Lesson 23: 2/4 Time
  • Lesson 24: 5/4 and 6/4
  • Lesson 25: 2/2 or Cut Time
  • Lesson 26: 6/8 Time
  • Lesson 27: More Complex Meters-12/8 and 9/8 Time
  • Lesson 28: Even More Complex Meters-5/8 and 7/8 Time
  • Lesson 29: What is Rhythm?
  • Lesson 30: Rhythm versus Tempo
  • Lesson 31: The Eighth Note Pulse
  • Lesson 32: Note Values-Meet the Rhythm Tree
  • Lesson 33: Rests-Beats of Energetic Silence
  • Lesson 34: Ties Rhythms
  • Lesson 35: Dotted Rhythms
  • Lesson 36: Syncopated Rhythms
  • Lesson 37: What are Dynamics?
  • Lesson 38: What is Tempo

Instructors

Alé Vilarrasa-Corriero

With a new sound reminiscent of the modern hyperpop genre, 21-year-old Manhattan native, Alé is a musical triple-threat. Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer, Alé only needs a few instruments and a laptop to execute his vision, bringing live instrumentation and pop, hip-hop, and rock influences, to the digital world. Alé grew up performing around New York City and has shared the stage with iconic artists such as Green Day, Joan Jett, Alice Cooper, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Shaffer, Usher, and Wiz Khalifa. He has spent the past few years playing and collaborating with many young, up-and-coming artists in the indie, pop, and hyperpop scenes. With a strong emphasis on his live show, Alé has been playing shows around the city and has been getting ready for his next project.

Cameron Coday

Cameron Coday is a Band Director at Victory Lakes Intermediate in Houston, Texas. Cameron graduated High Honors with a Bachelor of Music and Minor in Leadership from the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned her Master of Music Education with Summa Cum Laude Honors from Central Washington University at the American Band College. Cameron has presented as a clinician for The Assisted Director and loves fostering conversation on teacher health and wellbeing. She is active in the pageantry arts, serving as brass staff for Arizona Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. She performed on baritone with The Troopers (2013, 2014), Phantom Regiment (2015), and The Cadets (2016). Outside of teaching, Cameron enjoys weightlifting and CrossFit. She coaches adult barbell classes, and loves her cat, Benjamin.

FAQ

  • Can I teach myself to play the guitar?

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