Pickup Music Guitar For Complete Beginners Vol. 2 TUTORIAL
So, you made your way through Guitar for Complete Beginners Vol. 1, and you’re off to a running start. Ready to take your playing to the next level?
Guitar For Complete Beginners Vol. 2
Join your mentor Jamey Arent for the second edition of Guitar For Complete Beginners. This class is simply the best way to learn bar chords (and so much more) online.
Do I need prior experience with guitar to take this class?
Just a little. This class builds on the skills we teach you in Guitar For Complete Beginners Vol. 1. We recommend completing that class first if you’re just getting started (it’s included in our all-access membership).
What you’ll learn
This step-by-step class will teach you must-know techniques for both acoustic and electric guitar including bar chords, lead playing, and easy ways to make your chords more colorful. By the end of the class, you’ll be able to play any song that has bar chords in it and solo over common chord progressions including a 12-bar blues.
In Part I, you’ll learn the chords most commonly used by singer songwriters. These are fun because they’re easy to play and have a full sound. As a real world example, we’ll look at chords used by artists like John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, and Tom Petty.
Fingerstyle picking is a great technique to learn for when you’re playing alone or accompanying yourself as a singer because it adds a sense of fullness and movement to your chords. In Part II, you’ll learn the basics of fingerstyle picking with fun techniques to spice it up, like arpeggiating your chords, adding an alternating bass line, introducing minor variation, and skipping strings.
In Part III, you’ll learn the dreaded bar chord (pause for dramatic music.) Bar chords are typically a big hurdle for new guitar players, but with our simple, step-by-step approach, you’ll be fretting them with ease in no time!
Once you conquer the bar chord, Jamey will get you started visualizing your fretboard in Part IV. This is an important lesson because it’ll enable you to play in any key and will set you up to learn complex concepts further down the line.
In Part V, you get to start playing guitar solos!!! Isn’t that why we all started playing guitar? Jamey will walk you through the concept of moveable scales and get you started soloing right away with the minor pentatonic and blues scales. With conceptual lessons throughout on how to say something while you’re soloing, this is a game-changing section.
In Part VI, we’ll introduce six must-know chord progressions, then we’ll wrap up by challenging you to learn three original SongSquads by Jamey!
- 50 step-by-step HD lesson videos
- PDF class handbook with TAB and chord diagrams
- Expert instruction by LA pro-guitarist Jamey Arent
- Unlimited access to all other classes on pickupmusic.com
Who is this class for?
This is an entry-level online class for beginners who can play basic open chords. If you find bar chords challenging or haven’t explored soloing yet, this class is for you.
This class was expertly crafted by our team of master’s-level educators and musicians. We’ll guide you through a series of specific exercises that are designed to help you quickly develop your skills on guitar.
Tips for Learning
As always, learn each concept slowly, and don’t try to learn too much at once!
Complete Beginners Vol. 1, really focused on the nuts and bolts of how to get off the ground floor with guitar. This class is designed so you can start spreading your wings and developing your own style.
There are a lot of foundational techniques you’ll need to work on that won’t sound pretty at first (*cough* bar chords *cough*), but other lessons are designed to spark your passion for practicing. Take Part V, for example. Once you start to get the feel of scale patterns, you can spend endless hours honing your soloing skills (that’s what the greats do.)
Making your practice routine enjoyable is the key to success, so be sure to apply these concepts to your musical areas of interest as much as possible.
Meet your instructor
Jamey Arent has a master’s degree in studio / jazz guitar from USC.
As a sideman, Jamey has performed and recorded with artists like Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Matthew Morrison, B. Slade, Spencer Day, Raquel Rodriguez, and Nigel Hall. Jamey’s guitar playing can also be heard on soundtracks for Netflix, TBS, and Comedy Central shows. He released his debut EP The Back Burner in 2019.
We’re proud of you for making a commitment to learning guitar. Let’s get started!