Rock & Pop Guitar Stage 1

Online video guitar lessons teaching how to play a wide variety of rock and pop songs on acoustic or electric guitar.

This online guitar instruction is a distillation of the live courses that Musicademy has taught to thousands of people. They are arranged in stages that will methodically develop your guitar skills in a step by step way. Each lesson should give you around 1 to 2 weeks learning if you are new to the techniques being shown. Each stage is designed to last a standard term or semester, so generally you should be able to master 3 stages per year if you practice a little every day.

Stage 1 are easy guitar lessons for complete beginners who want to learn to play guitar. The video guitar lessons take you through all the basics, including a variety of standard open and power chords, strumming patterns and some simple versions of a few classic songs by Coldplay, U2, The Police, Nirvana and more. If you have already been playing guitar regularly you should start at a later stage.

Each 15-30 minute lesson will teach you all the relevant guitar chords, licks, riffs and strumming patterns to enable you to master the song.

Module Details

  • 1. Getting Started on Guitar
    Learn about parts of the guitar, how to tune up and your first 3 chords – Em, D and Am and practice chord changes along with the lesson
  • 2. Clocks – Coldplay
    Put the chords Em D and Am into a song and learn your first strumming pattern
  • 3. Every Breath You Take – The Police
    Learn chords G C and A plus another simple strumming pattern and play along with this classic by the Police
  • 4. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N Roses
    Learn how to change quickly between G and a new Cadd9 chord plus another new strumming pattern
  • 5. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
    More strumming patterns and how to use a Capo to play this and other songs in different keys to make them easy to sing along to. Plus more practice with the chord you have learned
  • 6. Wild Thing – The Troggs
    Learn the 1 finger power chords of A5 D5 and E5 and your first rock riff. This is a really popular lesson!
  • 7. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
    Learn how to play this Nirvana classic properly with 3 finger power chords and impress your friends. You learn 6 six new chords in this lesson with just one new shape.
  • 8. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
    Consolidate your learning of this first stage and add another great song to your repertoire
  • 9. Preview - Sweet Child O' Mine
Author Andy Chamberlain
Contains Videos
Format Streaming
Length 2 hours 54 mins
Level Beginners
Provider Musicademy
Price $50.43

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