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Learn basic chords and picking

 
Once you understand the foundations of the guitar, move on to this guitar course. Learn basic chords, picking, and how to play songs with guitar teachers Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher)and JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem). The guitar lessons in this course will teach you basic guitar chords, major scales and exercises to get you feeling comfortable with the guitar. You will also find song lessons for "Boom Clap" by Charlie XCX and "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers, which show you how it all comes together in the context of a song. Music School Online offers individual, on demand guitar lessons and guitar courses for you to learn how to play guitar at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
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Beginner
 
 

 
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Duration: 00:12:55
Learn to play the seven (7) essential open chords on the guitar. Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher) teaches you how to play these guitar chords and offers techniques to create the best tones.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. 
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:09:05
Learn how to play "Boom Clap" by Charlie XCX Part 1 on guitar. Your instructor, Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher), teaches you a simplified version for beginner guitar players using only open chords in this guitar tutorial. This is part 1 of 2. Be sure to check out part 2 once you have mastered this version. This online guitar lesson is just one of the many available at Music School Online. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:10:43
Learn to play the major scale on the guitar. Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher) begins by defining what is a major scale. He explains the spacing between the frets in the major scale so that you can learn to play them and teaches you playing techniques.This guitar lesson is part 1 of 2 in the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.  
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:08:56
Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher) gives you a basic lesson on guitar picks. He explains how they are weighted differently and how to hold a pick. Ken demonstrates how to comfortably position your arms, and where to rest your hand on the guitar while picking. He gives you practical tips for playing with a pick and explains the alternate picking technique, aka alternating picking.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.   
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:06:19
Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher) teaches you a picking exercise to increase your speed and proficiency playing guitar with a pick.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.   
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:07:56
Learn the major scale and playing techniques on the guitar. JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) teaches you finger placement and picking for playing the major scale.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. 
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:12:15
Learn to play "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers on guitar. Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher) teaches you this relatively simple song at a beginner level. Ken walks you through the open chords needed to play the song and the strumming pattern.This video tutorial is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play the guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 
 
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