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Complete Beginner Guitar - Play YOUR FAVORITE SONGS in weeks

Kurt Berg, 10+ Year Pro, 100% Success Guarantee

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85 Videos (2h 33m)
    • Introduction

      2:03
    • 1.02 - Getting Ready To Play

      0:43
    • 1.03 - Your First Notes - [ Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran ]

      0:56
    • 1.04 - Your First Riff! - [ Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran ]

      0:13
    • 1.07 - Fretting Notes - [ Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran ]

      1:57
    • 1.08 - Changing Notes - [ Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran ]

      1:45
    • 1.09 - Some More Changes - [ Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran ]

      0:40
    • 1.10 - Another Riff

      0:46
    • 1.11 - Bringing It Together - [ Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran ]

      1:23
    • 1.12 - Basics of Timing

      1:06
    • 1.13 - Basics Of Timing - [ Closer - The Chainsmokers ]

      1:22
    • 1.14 - More Timing

      1:20
    • 1.15 - Bringing It Together - [ Closer - The Chainsmokers ]

      0:54
    • 1.16 - Tabs

      1:06
    • 1.17 - A Third Riff

      2:03
    • 1.18 - A Third Riff - Pt. 2 - [ Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur ]

      1:54
    • 1.19 - Putting it together

      1:50
    • 1.20 - How To Succeed

      1:37
    • 1.21 - Section 1 Final Project - [ Attention - Charlie Puth ]

      2:50
    • 1.22 - Conclusion

      0:47
    • 2.01 - Intro To Section 2

      1:15
    • 2.02 - Your First Chord - [ Perfect - Ed Sheeran ]

      2:04
    • 2.03 - How Are they displayed

      0:55
    • 2.04 - Your Second Chord - [ Perfect - Ed Sheeran ]

      0:22
    • 2.05 - Changing Chords - [ Perfect - Ed Sheeran ]

      2:36
    • 2.06 - What Is A Chord? - [ Perfect - Ed Sheeran ]

      1:52
    • 2.07 - A Third Chord - [ Perfect - Ed Sheeran ]

      4:18
    • Capo Video

      1:58
    • 2.08 - Strumming With The Right Hand

      0:46
    • 2.09 - Simplifying Where Needed - [ Perfect - Ed Sheeran ]

      0:46
    • 2.10 - A Fourth Chord - [ Perfect - Ed Sheeran ]

      1:57
    • 2.11 - Bringing It Together

      1:36
    • 2.12 - Strumming Pattern - [ Perfect - Ed Sheeran ]

      2:27
    • 2.13 - Gradually Increasing Speed

      2:34
    • 2.14 - Gradually Increasing Speed Pt 2

      3:31
    • 2.15 - Our Next Song - [ Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's ]

      3:06
    • 2.16 - The Riff - [ Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's ]

      3:37
    • 2.17 - Revisiting Perfect

      2:56
    • 2.18 - Fuller And Fuller

      3:16
    • 2.19 - Completing The Progression

      3:12
    • 2.19 - Completing The Progression - [ Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's ]

      3:24
    • 2.20 - Some Additional Chord Practice - [ Perfect - Ed Sheeran ]

      1:46
    • 2.21 - Exercise 2 - [ Perfect - Ed Sheeran ]

      1:40
    • 2.22 - Exercise 3 - [ Perfect - Ed Sheeran ]

      2:58
    • 2.23 - Attention Revisited

      2:27
    • 2.24 - Give Me Some More Attention - [ Attention - Charlie Puth ]

      2:59
    • 2.25 - Putting It All Together - [ Attention - Charlie Puth ]

      1:07
    • 2.26 - Section 2 Finale - [ All Of Me - John Legend ]

      2:35
    • 2.27 - Conclusion

      1:06
    • 3.01 - Intro

      0:39
    • 3.02a - Strumming Patterns

      3:15
    • 3.02b - Aminor Walkthrough

      0:35
    • 3.03 - Half Beats

      2:30
    • 3.04 - Stay with me

      2:09
    • 3.05 - Stay With Me Pt 2

      1:50
    • 3.06 - 3/4 vs 4/4

      3:02
    • 3.07 - Up Strumming

      2:37
    • 3.08 - Despacito

      2:29
    • 3.09 - Despacito Pt 2

      2:27
    • 3.10 - Despacito Pt 3

      1:43
    • 3.11 - Wonderwall

      1:28
    • 3.12 - Wonderwall Pt 2

      2:25
    • 3.13 - Wonderwall Pt 3

      1:55
    • 33.14 - Conclusion

      0:44
    • 4.01 - Learning any song

      0:29
    • 4.02 - Ultimate Guitar

      1:17
    • 4.03 - Chord Tabs

      1:24
    • 4.04 - Song Structure

      4:22
    • 4.05 - Listening To Songs

      1:09
    • 4.06 - Coming Up With Chord Progressions

      0:51
    • 4.07 - Learn A Song Of Your Choice

      1:33
    • 5.01 - Intro

      0:31
    • 5.02 - 16 notes

      0:36
    • 5.03 - Let Her Go

      1:38
    • 5.04 - Let Her Go Pt 2

      1:35
    • 5.05 - Let Her Go Pt 3

      1:03
    • 5.06 - Memorizing Songs

      1:04
    • 5.07 - Palm Muting

      1:52
    • 5.08 - Palm Muting Pt 2

      1:59
    • 5.09 - Palm Muting Pt 3

      0:53
    • 5.10 - Speeding Up Strumming Exercise

      1:27
    • 5.11 - Palm Muting Pt. 4

      3:41
    • 5.12 - Final Pointers

      1:42
    • 5.13 Next Steps

      1:16
    • 5.14 Conclusion

      0:41

About This Class

Every exercise in this course is part of a REAL SONG

Let me ask you a question: why do you want to play guitar? For most people, the answer is "to play my favorite songs", or "to play cool music"

Most courses seem to forget about this and spend months making you play boring exercises and useless information, which leaves students demotivated and bored.

My main goal is to get you playing your favorite songs as quickly as possible.

So to do this, every single exercise in this course teaches you to play a real song. You'll learn all the techniques you need to by playing songs with those techniques in them, so you're never left learning something pointless or boring.

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What songs will I learn?

This course is based around popular modern music, you'll learn songs from:

  • Ed Sheeran - Shape of you, Perfect
  • Charlie Puth - Attention
  • The Chainsmokers - Closer
  • Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
  • Luis Fonsi - Despacito
  • John Legend - All of Me
  • James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go
  • Sam Smith - Stay With Me
  • Oasis - Wonderwall
  • The Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
  • And more!

By the end of the course you'll be able to actually play all of these songs, and you'll be able to learn any new song you want!

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Kurt Berg

10+ Year Pro, 100% Success Guarantee

My name is Kurt, and I teach people to play guitar. Here's a little bit about my journey:

For some reason, by the time I was 5, I already knew I wanted to rock. It might have been that my dad played classic rock on the radio 24/7 for my entire childhood... It might've been that I was from Canada and sucked at hockey so I had to find something else to be good at. Who knows?

In any case, 5 year old me knew that guitar was my calling. The music studio near me told us that guitar is...

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