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Got a new rockin' new electric guitar and not sure where to begin? "Rock Guitar for Beginners" with Callum Bair has all the tools you need to get up and running with your best foot forward! He covers all the basics of your new instrument and even gets you playing a variety of riffs and licks that get you on your way to becoming a confident musician!
Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.
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Callum starts on the ground floor by showing you how your instrument works and how to tune it. From there he will gradually progress through a variety of scales, licks, riffs, and even some songs! Along the way, he will sprinkle in some theory to really lock in these musical ideas so that you can flourish as a musician. He rounds off this course with some tools for your musical toolbox such as power chords, hammer-ons, and pull-offs!
Callum Bair introduces us to "Rock Guitar for Beginners"!
For our first lesson, Callum gives us a complete walkthrough of the different parts of our guitar.
Now that we have familiarized ourselves with our guitar, let's talk about the string names and how to correctly tune!
For this lesson, Callum guides us through how to properly pick and how to begin playing notes on our guitar!
Now we have the fundamentals of how to play certain notes, let's look at how to read tablature.
In this lesson, Callum walks us through our first riff!
Now that we have our first riff under our fingers let's now learn a technical exercise that will help us learn how our picking hand and our fretting hand communicate.
For this lesson, we cover a scale that is used quite a bit in the rock genre, the minor pentatonic scale.
Callum covers a common staple in rock music where we play two notes at the same time called power chords!
Let's take the open power chords we just got under our fingers and apply them to some basic blues, called the 12-bar blues formula.
For this lesson, we slow things down a bit by taking a deeper dive into the musical alphabet and how we can apply it to our guitars.
For this technical exercise, Callum walks us through the Major scale in the key of A.
For this lesson we expand our knowledge on power chords!
Now that we have 2 finger power chords under our fingers, let's focus on how to comfortable switch strings.
We continue with power chords this time looking at how we can create dynamic sounds using just one string set.
Callum breaks down some theory in this lesson, talking about the importance of understanding rhythm.
We have covered a lot of ground in this series, we are going to keep pressing forward with learning our full first position chords.
Now that we have a better concept of rhythm and our first position chords under our fingers, let's revisit the blues progression we learned earlier in the series.
For this lesson, we learn one more scale for this series, the minor scale.
We revisit some of our open chord shapes for this lesson to play this AC/DC style riff.
For this lesson, Callum talks us through the minor chords which we associate with more of a "sad" tone in music.
In this lesson, Callum gives us three more first-position major chords!
Callum gives us some insight on alternate picking, which will become extremely useful to us when we need to pick up speed on our guitars!
Let's add a tool to our musical toolbox with hammer-ons and pull-offs that will add us in achieving speed on our guitars!
For our last lesson in this series, Callum shows a chord progression that will use some of the major chords we have learned.
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Monique Brooks-Roberts, The KYN, JoFoKe, Brionne Aigné
Callum, You've been great! I definitely learned some things that opened up my playing as a beginner. Thanks again! gvani
easy going style
Easy to understand and follow. Approachable teacher. So fun to play a simple rock song with a track - just the kind of fun and confidence building lesson I'm looking for. Great job Callum and Jam Play team!
This is an excellent intro!
Nice intro course!
Great intro presentation and appreciated.
I like the approach of having fun and avoiding a perfectionist mindset.
I've been playing for about 30 years and picked up the instrument again. I took this course to get a refresh and thought it was a great overview of rock guitar. Great job!
It took me awhile to find a teacher that I can relate too.
off to a good start as an absolute beginner
So helpful how the lesson is broken down into bite size pieces until I build up my skills
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