The 80/20 Guitar Course: 20 Essential Lessons to Become a Great Guitar Player
Learn to play guitar and write music in as little as 30 Days by optimizing what you learn and using your practice time efficiently.
In this course we'll break down the 20 most critical guitar concepts into 2 sections.
- Music Theory
- Guitar Technique
Within these two category's, there are 10 lessons each.
We'll call each lesson an "input." The goal is to choose the 20 most important "inputs" that give us 80% of our "output." In our case, our output is our direct ability to play guitar and understand music. By focusing on 20 most important topics, this will allow us to build a solid guitar foundation in the most efficient and effective way possible. Just by joining this course, you will also get access to the discussion forums and additional free video content. So, congratulations to you!
You will be able to download my entire 30 Day Practice Schedule, which plans out your practice routine step by step.
This course also comes with downloadable Guitar Pro Files, PDF guitar tabs, and .Wav Audio files. It has accessible tools that anyone can use.
Here is an example of the topics that will be covered:
- Tuning, Metronomes, Correct Practicing Methods
- Musical Alphabet and How it Applies to Guitar
- 9 Most Common Chords on Guitar
- Writing Chord Progressions and Using Adjacent frets/Open Strings to Make "Common" Chords Not so Common
- Using the 5 Pentatonic Positions to Start Your Way to Guitar Fretboard Mastery
- Ergonomics of Guitar
- Strumming Rhythms and How to Create Your Own
- How to Practice Alternate Picking the Right Way
- Bass Note/Alternating Bass Note Strumming
- 5th Chords/Power Chords and How to Create Good Sounding Progressions with Them
This is only half of the material that will be covered in this course. If you want the best start for your guitar playing journey then join the course, download the materials, and most importantly, have fun!
See you in the discussion forums,
Eric began playing guitar when he was 8 years old. Since then, he has been playing for 12 years and teaching since he was 17. His teaching career started in Chicagoland and he later moved to Los Angeles to be more active in music and teaching. Eric has studied the guitar and music for more than 6 years, both in private lessons and self research. He has a modern approach to teaching the guitar that reflects his personality of wanting to pay it forward to guitar students around the world.
StartErgonomics of Playing Guitar (15:02)
StartTuning, Metronomes, and Correct Practice (12:57)
StartThe "Easy Chords" and 31 Hits (8:37)
StartThe Musical Alphabet (7:06)
StartStrumming Motions And Rhythms (6:26)
StartThe 9 Most Common Chords in Music (12:10)
StartPalm Muting (8:03)
StartWriting Chords Progressions and Making "Uncommon" Chords (8:49)
StartAlternate Picking and Using the Fretting Hand (11:00)
StartCounting and Beat Values (9:49)
StartBass Note Strumming Using Chords (6:52)
StartHow to Write Your First Song (7:53)
StartIntroduction to Legato (6:45)
StartMemorizing the Natural Notes on the Guitar Fretboard (5:24)
StartThe Five Pentatonic Scale Positions (15:17)
Start5th Chords/Power Chords (8:44)
StartI, IV, V Progression Using the Pentatonic Scale (11:51)
StartAlternate Picking One Note Per String (4:41)
StartAdding the "Blues Note" to the Pentatonic Scale (3:48)