Electric Beginners Level 1Back to courses
This course focuses specifically on chord and rhythm playing for electric guitar players. These courses are absolutely essential for beginners who love the electric guitar as they will give you the necessary foundations to build upon as you progress. We tackle open chords, strumming, chord charts and even apply everything to full, custom written, songs to ensure you fully understand your new skills!
N.B. Acoustic Beginners and Electric Beginners begin with the same four essential courses, as these are required skills to learn regardless of your instrument. From that point onwards, the courses diverge to cover more specific topics.
This course is all about laying the foundations. We will show you how to play your first chords, read chord charts and strum confidently in time. Follow this carefully and you won't have any bad habits moving forwards!
Now that we've covered some basics, it's time to kick things up a notch! In this set of five lessons, we'll be learning some trickier chord shapes, the "universal strumming pattern" and finally tackling a full song for the first time!
In this course, we'll be learning three more open chords, including the notoriously tricky F major! We'll then explore the difference between swung and straight rhythm patterns and finally tackle a new song with a hint of Van Morrison about it!
We will now bring together everything we have learnt so far by tackling the hardest song yet! This song has multiple chord parts, three different rhythm patters, dynamics and a pretty cool riff to learn... let's go!