TAKE THE CHALLENGE!


Brand new to guitar? Check these videos first! (They are just 60 seconds each.)

Identifying the Parts of the Guitar

Should You Learn on Acoustic or Electric Guitar?

How to Tune Your Guitar

How to Hold a Pick and the Guitar

The 1234 and 4321 Warm-Up Exercise


Step One: Download the FREE SAMPLE

Step Two: Watch the One Minute Videos Below, and Complete Each Assignment.

1) Understanding Standard Music Notation, and How it Helps Guitarists: Page 6

2) Reading the Notes E, F, and G: Pages 7-8

3) Whole, Half, Quarter, and Dotted Half Notes: Page 9

4) Reading Study: Page 10

Play the Reading Study on page 10 with Audio Track 2 (below).

 

Step Three: If that felt like the right amount of challenge, and you think you could benefit by learning all of the fundamental skills in this progressive, step-by-step approach, pick up your book today!

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FREE SHIPPING (to U.S. Domestic Addresses)

The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume One, Second Edition $40 Donation
The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume Two $35 Donation
Both Book & CD Packages (Best Value) $70 Donation

Each book is 160 8.5″ x 11″ pages, spiral bound. Retail Prices = Volume One: $40, Volume Two: $35  All books are mailed from the United States Post Office in a Priority Mailer, so most people receive their packages in 2-3 business days. You’ll receive an email when your donation has been processed and your package is on its way. Questions on International Donations? Email: LeadCatPress@gmail.com

Seattle Residents, buy your books at: The Guitar StoreDusty StringsEmerald City Guitarsor The Seattle University Bookstore


STILL NOT CONVINCED? CHECK OUT THE COURSE:

Lesson Plan Overview: Don’t Be Scared!

Quickly find the lesson you need from “The Guitar Lesson Companion, Vol. 1”

Quickly find the lesson you need from “The Guitar Lesson Companion, Vol. 2”

Weekly Lesson Plan with Videos and Assignments for First Year Guitar Students

Weekly Lesson Plan with Videos and Assignments for Second Year Guitar Students

Weekly Lesson Plan with Videos and Assignments for Third Year Guitar Students

Weekly Lesson Plan with Videos and Assignments for Fourth Year Guitar Students

Weekly Lesson Plan with Videos and Assignments for Fifth Year Guitar Students

To get the most out of this Free Online Guitar Course, you’ll need to get the books so you can do the assignments. Start with Volume One, which takes about 2 years to complete. Order now or learn more.


Caution: No one follows this plan exactly, but everyone likes to see where they are and where they are headed.


Should you take guitar lessons while working through this material?

Guitar teachers who see you for weekly lessons will:

  • Answer your questions as they come up so you don’t feel stuck
  • Correct mistakes or issues you may not notice on your own, before they become bad habits
  • Pace your assignments appropriately, allowing you to make consistent progress
  • Hold you accountable to your assignments because you know you will be tested each week
  • Apply the concepts and skills you are learning to the music you enjoy that is at your level

Taking periodic guitar lessons allows you to:

  • Work at your own pace and within the limits of your busy schedule
  • Let your curiosity drive your learning, so you will have more questions at each lesson which may make you feel like you are getting a better value for each lesson
  • Feel more confident and prepared for each lesson that you do take, and even if you feel unprepared, you are ready for the guidance and structure to help you get back on track

Contact Susan Palmer about lessons or the books: LeadCatPress@gmail.com


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