Start Date: 02/23/2020
Course Type: Common Course
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Grasp the essentials needed to begin playing acoustic or electric guitar. You'll learn an easy approach to get you playing quickly, through a combination of exploring the instrument, performance technique, and basic music theory. For students who have long thought about picking up the acoustic or electric guitar, this course will provide an easy-access foundation that will get you playing. When first learning guitar, it is important to have the material presented in stages, in an enjoyable way that allows you to grasp the basics of the instrument and music. The course begins simply with the parts of the guitar, the names of the strings, tuning, and technique—whether finger-style or pick. It then explores the basics of music theory with such topics as scales, triads, power chords, and fingering and shapes. At the end of this course, students will understand the structure, parts, and accessories of the instrument, in addition to an understanding of its basic maintenance. Electric guitar players will learn the operation of their instrument along with basic options for amplification, effect pedals, and sounds. Students will also learn to develop correct technique and apply theory concepts to their playing. They will have the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue most intermediate guitar courses.
In this lesson, you will learn how to tune and you will start playing your instrument from the ground up! Be patient and remember: focus on being accurate and play in consistent time with your metronome. These things are far more important than playing with speed.
Guitar for Beginners This course is designed for people serious about playing guitar or want to learn to play better. We’ll cover all the major and minor keys, common and common third chords, common and common fourth and fifth chords, common and common fifth, and how to learn to play acoustic or electric guitar. You’ll also learn how to play stand-alone acoustic or electric guitar. You’ll learn to play acoustic and electric by playing through all the major and minor keys and common and common third chords. You’ll learn to play stand-alone acoustic and electric by playing through all the major and minor keys and common and common fourth and fifth chords. You’ll learn how to play acoustic and electric by playing through all the major and minor keys and common and common fifth chords. You’ll learn how to play acoustic and electric by playing through all the major and minor keys and common and common fifth chords. You’ll learn how to play acoustic and electric by playing through all the major and minor keys and common and common fifth chords. You’ll learn how to play acoustic and electric by playing through all the major and minor keys. You’ll learn how to play acoustic and electric by playing through all the major and minor keys. You’ll learn how to play acoustic and electric by playing through all the major and minor keys. You’ll learn how to play acoustic and electric by playing through all the major and minor keys.
|New York City Guitar School||Other publications originating from New York City Guitar School include "Guitar for Near Beginners", "Guitar for Intermediate Beginners","The Ultimate Guitar Workbook", and "Finger Style Basics for Guitar" (written by instructor Lenny Molotov).|
|For Beginners, LLC||In the summer of 2007 For Beginners LLC re-released twenty of the prior "For Beginners" titles and authorized the first new title, "Dada and Surrealism For Beginners".|
|For Beginners, LLC||The following "for Beginners" titles have been published or republished by For Beginners LLC since 2007.|
|For Beginners, LLC||The "For Beginners" series has its origins in two Spanish-language books, "Cuba para principiantes" (1960) and "Marx para principiantes" (1972) by the Mexican political cartoonist and writer Rius, pocket books which put their content over in a humorous comic book way but with a serious underlying purpose. An English-language version of the first book was published in 1970 by Leviathan Press of San Francisco and Pathfinder Press of New York, to no particularly great impact. However, when Richard Appignanesi edited the first English edition of "Marx for Beginners" (1976), it was soon clear that the collective had a hit on their hands. With a successful format identified, further "For Beginners" titles soon began to appear. The line's most enduring titles, all published during this period, were "Marx for Beginners" (1976), "Freud for Beginners" (1979), "Einstein for Beginners" (1979), and "Darwin for Beginners" (1982).|
|French for Beginners||"French for Beginners" premiered on 3 June 2006 in Germany.|
|Modern Dance for Beginners||Modern Dance for Beginners is a play for two people written by British playwright Sarah Phelps.|
|Miracles for Beginners||Miracles for Beginners is the sixth studio album from UK singer-songwriter Nick Harper.|
|For Beginners, LLC||The following "for Beginners" titles were published by Writers & Readers between 1975 and 2001.|
|Not for Beginners||Not for Beginners is the sixth solo album by Ronnie Wood.|
|For Beginners, LLC||The following "for Young Beginners" titles were also published by Writers & Readers.|
|Anatomy for Beginners||Anatomy for Beginners is a television show created by Gunther von Hagens.|
|Genetics for Beginners||The book was described, by illustrator Borin Van Loon, as a companion to "Darwin for Beginners" (1982), a previous volume in the series, and as a stand in for the long out-of-print "DNA for Beginners" (1983), both of which he illustrated.|
|DNA for Beginners||The book was marketed as "an ideal supplement" to a previous volume in the series, "Darwin for Beginners", written by Jonathan Miller and illustrated by Borin Van Loon. After it went out-of-print, Icon Books, the UK based publishers of the series commissioned "Genetics for Beginners", written by Steve Jones and illustrated by Van Loon, to fulfil this role from 1993.|
|For Beginners, LLC||Several years after the passing of Glenn Thompson, investors decided to buy the rights to the titles, creating For Beginners, LLC.|
|Newton for Beginners||This volume was originally published in the UK by Icon Books in 1993 as "Newton for Beginners", and subsequently republished with different covers in different editions.|
|Contract Bridge for Beginners||"Contract Bridge for Beginners" is a "competent but unimaginative text" with a bidding system that is "of little practical use today" having been superseded by more modern methods.|
|For Beginners, LLC||Thompson died of cancer in London on September 7, 2001; by the time of his death, the company had published over forty "For Beginners" titles.|
|For Beginners, LLC||For Beginners LLC is a publishing company based out of Danbury, Connecticut, that publishes the "For Beginners" graphic nonfiction series of documentary comic books on complex topics, covering an array of subjects on the college level. Meant to appeal to students and “non-readers,” as well as people who wish to broaden their knowledge without attending a university, the series has sold more than a million copies.|
|Backstabbing for Beginners||Backstabbing for Beginners is an upcoming political thriller, based on the memoirs of the same name. It follows the real life corruption scandal in the UN Oil-for-Food Programme, and stars Theo James and Ben Kingsley.|
|New York City Guitar School||In November, 2014, Dan Emery was interviewed by Julia Pimsleur for a Forbes.com article on entrepreneurship and self-publishing. He expressed enthusiasm for self-publishing and discussed the success of "Guitar for Absolute Beginners", which is available through the school and online retailers, and is even being used by guitar instructors otherwise unaffiliated with New York City Guitar School.|