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Beginner Acoustic Guitar Masterclass

Your roadmap to going from a beginner to an intermediate acoustic player

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You can pay for this course in 4 installments.
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  • 3 hours of content divided in 9 modules
  • Learn tricks to make your chords fancier and more gorgeous sounding
  • Learn chord theory
  • Learn right-hand rhythm techniques so you can create more emotion in your playing
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40

FREE

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If you find it cheaper anywhere else, we'll refund you the difference.

Your Outcome

After taking this course, you will have everything you need to start playing out, jam with friends confidently, play at a writer’s night, or start a band.

This course is for the newish acoustic player who wants to keep improving and get better in a completely fun and non-intimidating way!

With this acoustic street skills style course, you will learn:

  • Tricks to make your chords fancier and more gorgeous sounding
  • Chord theory and understanding how chords are created and grouped together
  • How to perfect your barre chords and new types of movable chords
  • How to learn the notes on your neck and use the whole neck when playing chords
  • Right-hand rhythm techniques so you can create more emotion in your playing
  • Fun new songs and licks!

All of the techniques in this course are things you can add into your playing immediately so even if you don't have a lot of time to practice, you can still start improving right away. After taking this course, you will have everything you need to start playing out, jam with friends confidently, play at a writer’s night, or start a band.

This course is perfectly paced and designed in an order that makes sense and builds on itself. In this course, you will also have access to an online guitar community to keep you encouraged and help you feel like you aren’t on your own in learning!

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Course Curriculum

Welcome!

  • Introduction (4:08)
  • Course Workbook
  • Chord Chart Notebook
  • Practice tips (3:08)
  • Your turn!

Suspended Chords

  • What is a chord? (5:23)
  • What are sus chords? (2:20)
  • Going Through Popular Suspended Chords (4:55)
  • Trouble with Wanting - Chords and Strumming (8:30)
  • Your turn!

Hammer-Ons

  • Intro to Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs (0:35)
  • Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs Breakdown (2:25)
  • Dreamy Lick in D using Hammer-Ons (2:19)
  • Speedy Country Lick in E using Hammer-Ons (3:20)
  • Your turn!

Right Hand Techniques and Coordination

  • Intro to Strumming (0:28)
  • Types of Right Hand Techniques (3:04)
  • Slow Burn- Beginner Strumming (6:17)
  • Intro to Finger Picking (1:28)
  • Fingerpicking technique (2:53)
  • Finger Picking (Stone) (7:45)
  • Mute Picking (2:23)
  • Applying Mute Picking (New Rules) (3:56)
  • Plucking Picking (2:23)
  • Your turn!

NEW! Let's Jam (Strumming practice!)

  • Intro! (0:46)
  • Play Free Fallin with Us! (3:58)
  • Free Fallin Lesson (5:15)
  • Play Landslide with Us! (3:25)
  • Landslide Lesson (7:38)
  • Play Growing Pains with Us! (3:19)
  • Growing Pains Lesson (7:31)

Alternate Voicings

  • Introduction to Alternate Voicings (1:52)
  • C Voicings (2:46)
  • D Voicings (3:16)
  • E Voicngs (4:39)
  • G Voicings (2:40)
  • Ocean Eyes- G Voicings (4:01)

Barre Chords

  • Learn All the Notes on Your Neck (5:29)
  • Barre Chord Breakdown (2:45)
  • Minor Barre Chords (3:02)
  • Half Barre Chords (5:39)
  • Dominant 7th Chords (2:11)
  • Major and Minor 7ths (4:10)
  • Your Turn!
  • A Touch of Theory!
  • Intro to Theory Concepts (0:42)
  • Knowing What Chords Fit Together (number system) (5:42)
  • Applying the Number System (3:35)
  • Your Turn!

Interesting Tunings Bonus section!

  • Alternate Tunings Intro (1:02)
  • Drop D Tuning (2:51)
  • High D Tuning (1:58)
  • Open C Tuning (3:39)
  • Use Open C Tuning to play "Til Kingdom Comes" by Coldplay (5:34)
  • B to A Tuning (1:36)

Wrap Up

  • Gig prep (part 1) (5:15)
  • Gig Prep (part 2) (3:44)
  • You Got Thissss (2:06)
  • Thank you! (1:26)
  • Additional Resources
  • How to Practice with a Metronome (5:06)
  • What is a chord shape (1:23)
  • Pinky Strength (3:10)
  • How to Know Where to Capo/ CAGED

Your Instructor

Haley Powers
Guitar player and blogger

My name is Haley Powers and I am a guitar player and blogger based out of Nashville, TN!

I have been playing guitar for 15+ years and quit my "real job" in 2018 to become a guitarist and content creator. A few years after college I found myself realizing that I let a lot of my fears get in the way of what I truly wanted to do. I felt like it was too late for me or I wasn’t the type of person that could start my own business or be a full-time musician. It wasn’t until I was able to truly believe in myself (I know that sounds super cheesy!) that I was able to start taking steps toward creating a lifestyle I had always wanted. The last few years have been the most exciting, terrifying, fun, and rewarding yet and I want to bring you along in this journey with me. Whatever you want to do with music, know that it is entirely possible.

There’s zero shame in growing and getting better at the guitar and it’s all about having fun, expressing emotions, and relating to other people — not about being the very best! I want us to have joy and passion in our guitar playing, and practice our hearts out because we love this. Getting better at guitar can be amazing, life-giving, frustrating, discouraging, and a way to connect!

I now play in a number of different bands and play gigs each week (both in Nashville and on short tours!), have sponsorships with Taylor Guitars, Rivolta Guitars, Eventide Audio, Ernie Ball, Orangewood, CNZ Audio, and others as well as having been invited by NAMM to do social media at their annual conferences the past few years.

I hope you love these courses and learn a lot about guitar, content creation, and yourself in the process.

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start and finish?

Whenever you want! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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