Welcome to Play Acoustic Guitar 1: Quick-Start for Beginners - the first stop on your TrueFire Learning Path journey towards becoming a solid Acoustic guitar player.
If you already know several chords and strumming patterns, and can also play some songs and single note lines, then you’re ready to take on this quick-start guitar course. Otherwise, please check out TrueFire’s Learn Guitar courses to get a grip on those basic skills.
This Acoustic Learning Path core course is presented by 3 top TrueFire educators: Corey Congilio, Brooks Robertson, and David Hamburger.
They’ll guide your development of the essential skills and get up and running quickly -- no reading music, no boring exercises, no tedious theory to struggle through. In fact, you’ll play your way through the entire course.
You’ll start off the course learning a classic rhythm pattern to get you in the groove. You’ll also learn a progression that’s used in thousands of songs. Fingerstyle techniques are very important skills to develop and you’ll learn a versatile Fingerstyle pattern that you can use in any song. Acoustic guitarists use a variety of techniques to express musical ideas, and you’ll tackle some of the essentials here. You’ll also learn some acoustic blues, a 12 bar progression, and wrap the course up with more new chords and essential rhythm patterns.
The educators demonstrate all of the key examples over jam tracks (where and when applicable) to simulate a real-world application, in a musical context. All of the key examples are also tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes.
You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop or slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons. Plus, you’ll have all of the available jam tracks to work with on your own.
Take as much time as you need to work through each video guitar lesson before moving on to the next lesson. If you want to dig deeper or wider into any of the topics covered in this core course, check out the recommended supplementary courses in your learning path where you’ll find more examples, techniques and insight from top TrueFire educators.