Online Guitar Lessons

DIPLOMA IN

GUITAR BASICS

Online Guitar Lessons

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Become a well-rounded musician and add more dynamics and expression to your guitar skills with our world-class Diploma in Guitar Basics. Our online guitar lessons are best suited for students looking to meet a specific need or simply looking to get started with professional guitar training online. The online guitar lessons are designed in consultation with top-rated guitar professionals to help you improve your style, technique, and tone. For those looking to enroll in guitar lessons for beginners, our online course is the best choice as it will not only help them get in-depth knowledge of the guitar chords & scales but also create a variety of strong Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Funk guitar music pieces that would move the listeners with its depth and brilliance.

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8 Interactive Lessons

4 Weeks Long

  1. Course Details
  2. Course Reviews

Module I - Introduction

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8 Interactive Lessons

Weekly Assignments + Fun Quizzes

If you miss a lesson, you can always view the recordings later.

  • Lesson 1 - Your Adventure Begins

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  • Lesson 2 - Tricks of the Trade

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    In lesson 2, you will develop strength, speed, dexterity, and coordination by learning tricks to getting your fingers and hands playing in tandem as quickly as possible. You will apply our newfound abilities by learning more riffs and licks.

  • Lesson 3 - Melody Maker

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  • Lesson 4 - Magic Melodies

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    In lesson 4, you will continue your melodic discovery. Learning these basics will prepare you for the next phase, and by this stage you will be impressing your family and friends with all that you have learned so far.

  • Lesson 5 - Feel the Rhythm

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    The other primary role for the guitar is playing rhythm. Here you will learn how to count in music and how this relates to the guitar. You will then start adding chords to your chord portfolio and learn necessary strumming patterns.

  • Lesson 6 - Strumming with Style

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    There’s a massive difference between simply strumming the guitar and feeling the music. In lesson 6, you will delve deeper and learn many new chords. You will develop and improve your strumming technique quickly as well as learn new songs.

  • Lesson 7 - Chords, Glorious Chords

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    You will learn how to master complex chords easily, including bar chords. You will now be using all of the chords and notes that you’ve learned so far and as always, you will leave this lesson being able to play more great songs.

  • Lesson 8 - The Secret at the Crossroads

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    What if we told you that, all you needed was one chord progression to play 1000s of songs? Would you believe us? Attend this lesson to uncover the secret on how to play them all. The mystery of the crossroads will also be revealed.

Module II

  • Lesson 1 - Flying Fingers - Part 1

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    Scales are a great way to get your fingers flying up and down the neck and learning the notes on the fretboard. Scales frighten many people, but you will learn tricks on how to master them and understand how they work quickly and efficiently.

  • Lesson 2 - Flying Fingers - Part 2

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    Scales are a great way to get your fingers flying up and down the neck and learning the notes on the fretboard. Scales frighten many people, but you will learn tricks on how to master them and understand how they work quickly and efficiently.

  • Lesson 3 - The Essential Fingerpicking Guide – Folk, Pop, & Indie - Part 1

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    We will identify some of the more prominent fingerpicking styles, and you will learn different patterns that will enable your fingers to master this technique most efficiently. For the plectrum users, you will also be learning techniques on how to emulate the fingerpicking style.

  • Lesson 4 - The Essential Fingerpicking Guide – Folk, Pop, & Indie - Part 2

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    We will identify some of the more prominent fingerpicking styles, and you will learn different patterns that will enable your fingers to master this technique most efficiently. For the plectrum users, you will also be learning techniques on how to emulate the fingerpicking style.

  • Lesson 5 - A Treasure-trove of Chords – The Pocket - Part 1

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    You will be learning Root 5 Bar Chords and continuing your study of partial chord shapes. You will then endeavour to improve your rhythm by learning how to “vamp” and playing along to songs with a great “Pocket.”

  • Lesson 6 - A Treasure-trove of Chords – The Pocket - Part 2

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    You will be learning Root 5 Bar Chords and continuing your study of partial chord shapes. You will then endeavour to improve your rhythm by learning how to “vamp” and playing along to songs with a great “Pocket.”

  • Lesson 7 - Playing by Ear - Part 1

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    The goal of every guitar player is to be able to learn and play songs. In this lesson, you will learn how chords are made and how they relate to scales. You will then be able to define key signatures and learn how to determine the key signature of a song. Using this and everything you have learned in the foundation course, you will now be able to learn and play songs by ear.

  • Lesson 8 - Playing by Ear - Part 2

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    The goal of every guitar player is to be able to learn and play songs. In this lesson, you will learn how chords are made and how they relate to scales. You will then be able to define key signatures and learn how to determine the key signature of a song. Using this and everything you have learned in the foundation course, you will now be able to learn and play songs by ear.

Module III

  • Lesson 1 - Pentatonic and Segovia - Part 1

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    The Pentatonic Scales are a great way to learn the neck and get your fingers into new positions. The Segovia Scales will transform the way you move up and down the fretboard. By the end of this lesson, you will start mastering these scales.

  • Lesson 2 - Pentatonic and Segovia - Part 2

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    The Pentatonic Scales are a great way to learn the neck and get your fingers into new positions. The Segovia Scales will transform the way you move up and down the fretboard. By the end of this lesson, you will start mastering these scales.

  • Lesson 3 - The Essential Fingerpicking Guide – Classical & Flamenco - Part 1

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    You will continue your fingerpicking journey by exploring the styles of Classical, Spanish, and Flamenco guitar. This exploration will lead you into learning the fundamentals of how to read music for the guitar.

  • Lesson 4 - The Essential Fingerpicking Guide – Classical & Flamenco - Part 2

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    You will continue your fingerpicking journey by exploring the styles of Classical, Spanish, and Flamenco guitar. This exploration will lead you into learning the fundamentals of how to read music for the guitar.

  • Lesson 5 - A Treasure-trove of Chords – Inversions - Part 1

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    You will define chord inversions and learn the fingerings for them. There are only a few shapes that are used again. Once you learn these shapes, you will learn how to use them to spice up your rhythm.

  • Lesson 6 - A Treasure-trove of Chords – Inversions - Part 2

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    You will define chord inversions and learn the fingerings for them. There are only a few shapes that are used again. Once you learn these shapes, you will learn how to use them to spice up your rhythm.

  • Lesson 7 - Cracking the Song Code - Part 1

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    You will expand your knowledge of chord progressions to include the blues progression and chords that are not in keys, but still appear in songs. You will also learn how to adapt and arrange a song to include your own personal flair.

  • Lesson 8 - Cracking the Song Code - Part 2

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    You will expand your knowledge of chord progressions to include the blues progression and chords that are not in keys, but still appear in songs. You will also learn how to adapt and arrange a song to include your own personal flair.

Module IV

  • Lesson 1 - Melody Maker – The Next Level - Part 1

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    You will continue to develop your melodic vocabulary by learning more melodies. You will also deepen your understanding of melodic structure and learn what makes melodies unforgettable.

  • Lesson 2 - Melody Maker – The Next Level - Part 2

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    You will continue to develop your melodic vocabulary by learning more melodies. You will also deepen your understanding of melodic structure and learn what makes melodies unforgettable.

  • Lesson 3 - Flying Fingers – The Blues Scale and Improvising - Part 1

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    Improvisation is just the ability to make and play continuous melodies in the moment. Having already developed a vocabulary of melodies as well as established the goal of melody making, the blues scale will serve as the final piece of the improvising puzzle.

  • Lesson 4 - Flying Fingers – The Blues Scale and Improvising - Part 2

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    Improvisation is just the ability to make and play continuous melodies in the moment. Having already developed a vocabulary of melodies as well as established the goal of melody making, the blues scale will serve as the final piece of the improvising puzzle.

  • Lesson 5 - A Treasure-trove of Chords - Sevenths - Part 1

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    Seventh chords are multi-function chords that are used in every single style of music. You will further explore these chords, and you will learn the most common shapes that will enable you to play in different positions up and down the fretboard.

  • Lesson 6 - A Treasure-trove of Chords - Sevenths - Part 2

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    Seventh chords are multi-function chords that are used in every single style of music. You will further explore these chords, and you will learn the most common shapes that will enable you to play in different positions up and down the fretboard.

  • Lesson 7 - Writing Your Own Songs - Part 1

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    We will define and discuss the seven essential elements that are necessary for composing. We will apply these elements and make a rough guide you can follow to help you write songs efficiently and effectively.

  • Lesson 8 - Writing Your Own Songs - Part 2

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    We will define and discuss the seven essential elements that are necessary for composing. We will apply these elements and make a rough guide you can follow to help you write songs efficiently and effectively.

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Deidre Powell

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Most Guitar courses have been quite basic and uninteresting to me but I was lucky enough to sign up for the “Introduction to Guitar and Music Theory with Marko Gazic. Marko has taken playing the Guitar and Music theory to the next level for me.

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Katu Kimeu

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Shaw Academy is amazing.I always wanted to learn how to play the guitar but didn't have the time or money to invest in lessons.