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Berklee College of Music

How to Play Guitar

Berklee College of Music via Coursera Specialization


Have you always wanted to play the guitar, but never knew where to start? Whether you’re just picking up the guitar for the first time or you just want to brush up on your skills, the Guitar Techniques specialization created by Berklee College of Music will help you practice the techniques you need to bring your playing to the next level. Throughout this 16-week specialization, you’ll lay a firm foundation by learning and practicing major, minor, and pentatonic scales as well as triads and chords. You’ll also practice improvising, writing melodies and licks, and playing through lead sheets. By the end of this specialization, you’ll have learned the skills and confidence to perform your favorite songs in front of an audience.


Course 1: Guitar for Beginners
- Offered by Berklee College of Music. Grasp the essentials needed to begin playing acoustic or electric guitar. You'll learn an easy approach ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Guitar Scales and Chord Progressions
- Offered by Berklee College of Music. You’ve got the guitar basics down: You can strum your guitar and play a few of your favorite songs, but ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Guitar Chord Voicings: Playing Up The Neck
- Offered by Berklee College of Music. Whether you’re just picking up the guitar for the first time or you’ve been playing the guitar for ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Guitar Performance Techniques
- Offered by Berklee College of Music. Your favorite guitarist didn't become your favorite guitarist without the support of other musicians. ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Amanda, Rick Peckham, Thaddeus Hogarth and Tim Miller

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