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How to Play Guitar Specialization

Learn to play the guitar in under four months. Everything you need to know to be able to play your favorite songs
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.

Applied Learning Project

Throughout this specialization, you will practice and perform various guitar techniques and skills including scales, chords, strumming, and picking. You’ll practice your new skills up and down the guitar neck and in different positions. You’ll also perform rhythm and melody lines reading a lead sheet, using tablature and notation.

Course Information

Estimated Time: Approximately 5 months to complete Suggested pace of 3 hours/week

Difficulty: Beginner

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Course Information

Estimated Time: Approximately 5 months to complete Suggested pace of 3 hours/week

Difficulty: Beginner