This course builds on note reading, strumming, playing chords, learning songs, and other skills introduced in Guitar Basics, Part 1. In Guitar Basics, Part 2 you will increase your chord knowledge and ability, gain more experience in reading notation, and learn different styles of music on the guitar, including fingerpicking and blues. There are a lot of things to learn in this course, so we encourage you to take your time and practice consistently. As you do this, you will steadily increase in ability and find more satisfaction from playing the guitar, and by the end of the course you will be a strong guitar player, ready to tackle a wide variety of songs and styles of music.

Course Details

Students must have access to a playable guitar, a guitar pick, a tuner, a metronome, a way to make a video recording of yourself playing the guitar, and a webcam for appointments with the instructor. Access to Adobe Flash Player, as well as an account for both Spotify and Google is also required.
Guitar Basics, Part 1 (MUSIC 043, recommended); playing experience
Course Outline
Unit 1: Common Fingers and Guide Fingers
Unit 2: Dyads
Unit 3: Transposition
Unit 4: Alternating Bass
Unit 5: Fingerpicking
Unit 6: The Blues
Unit 7: The Pentatonic Scale and Introduction to Soloing
Unit 8: Open Power Chords
Unit 9: Movable Power Chords
Unit 10: Barre Chords