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The 21 Steps Beginners Guitar Course

A new and exciting system for beginners to learn electric or acoustic guitar, with jam tracks, TAB and 21 guitar lessons
Guitar Joolz
335 students enrolled
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How to play real examples on the guitar, not pointless exercises. 21 tracks to learns with 3 different speeds and a bare drum and bass track.
The skills of both rhythm and lead guitar. With full TAB, standard notation and chord charts. Suitable for Electric and Acoustic Guitar.
Elements of Rock, Blues and Pop Music.
Tons of chords, rhythms and strumming patterns.
Major and minor chords, major and minor seventh chords, dominant sevenths, suspended 2nd and 4ths, add 9 chords etc. And how to use them in different keys
How to apply Pentatonic scales, Major scales, Natural minor scales to real music in various keys.
Power chord riffs and rhythms
4/4 and 6/8 time

The 21 Steps Beginner Guitar Course is suitable for everyone. It works on for electric and acoustic guitar and has all you need to start learning guitar. With elements of Rock, Blues and Pop Music, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar and tons of great tracks to learn (all supplied at 3 different speeds), it’s a whole bunch of fun and an extremely effective set of guitar lessons.

So let me start by asking you a question or two…

Have you tried to learn guitar before?

Maybe you want to learn but don’t know where to start?

Does is look too difficult or did you start playing guitar and quit?

Possibly you were introduced to an old school method that wasn’t effective… You know the drill, play an E major chord, then a strumming pattern and then change to the next chord. Sounds easy, but it’s not when you first start learning guitar.

This approach puts people off guitar immediately.

It’s frustrating, painful and boring. It can be a nightmare, especially as you have only just picked up a guitar, held a plectrum for two minutes and learned your string names. Coordinating two hands, keeping all the fingers on the strings and in the right frets etc. And then trying to change to the next chord it easier said than done.

In fact 90% of beginner guitarists give up for many of these reasons. The 21 Steps Beginners Guitar Course is designed to give you 100% chance of succeeding.

So what makes this course different to the multitude of beginners courses you can find?

Well, I put your enjoyment and success first. I am passionate about guitar and about teaching. I want you to have a blast and continue.

So firstly, we don’t start with chords and strumming, and we learn rhythm guitar and lead guitar melodies back to back, so it’s not all just chords and pain.

I spent nearly 30 years teaching guitar. Analyzing how beginner guitarists pick up guitar, what is possible for them to play immediately and what’s not. What creates pain, stress or tension and I saw how NOT starting with big open chords and strumming is way more productive for all involved.

We have a structured curriculum and a nice gradient to the lessons, you’ll never be pushed too hard of overwhelmed and you’ll have jam tracks at three different speeds to support your progress.

We take small achievable steps, with real tracks to learn for each of the 21 steps. You’ll learn all your chords and strumming patterns, but you will also learn scales – pentatonic, major and minor scales, melodies, lead guitar, triads and inversions, blues, rock and pop concepts, tons of rhythm guitar, a wealth of interesting chords, min and maj7, dom7, sus2 4, add9 and more.

Of course there will be strumming patterns – but only when you are ready and we will start simply. I design the first chord changes to flow very smoothly by using smaller chord shapes that flow seamlessly.

As I mentioned, all the steps work back to back, so if Step 1 has some chords, in Step 2 you’ll learn a melody that fits over it, so we do chords and lead alternately. This gives our fingers a break and makes it way more musical and way more interesting. In this way we work on strength, coordination, dexterity, scales and chord patterns.

You will be feeling like a real guitarist here in no time. Learning guitar in such a way that you’ll hardly notice all the chords and scales you are learning. The tracks are so much fun to play along with. You even get a bare track where you are the guitarist!

So do you want to be a statistic? One of the 90% who quit or do you want to be a guitar legend? I guarantee you with this course you have a 100% chance at success. This course works, as I said I have been doing this for nearly 30 years, with 1000’s of students worldwide and a bestselling course Pure Pentatonic Power.

See you on the inside, GuitarJoolz



A short introduction to the 21 Steps

The 21 Steps, Steps 1 - 5

Step 1

A simple rhythm using two finger power chords.

Step 2

An easy two string melody in E Minor pentatonic scale. It works with the chords from Step 1, but has it's own jam track.

Step 3

Here we learn Am, C and G chords, but we separate the shape into bass and treble strings, this makes the changes nice and easy to perform.

Step 4

Melody in A Minor Pentatonic Scale, to fit with the chords from Step 3. Don't forget, you can print out all the scales and chords, if you need them. They are with the intro video.

Step 5

C to Fmaj7 chord here and our first strumming pattern. We save ourselves from having to use a barre by playing Fmaj7 in place of Fmajor.

The 21 Steps, Steps 6 - 10

Step 6

A happy sounding melody here in the C Major Pentatonic Scale.

Step 7

Chords E, A and D in a Rhythm, but you are given a choice to play 3 string triads. Making this, usually tricky chord change, much more manageable.

Step 8

Using two notes from triads to create melody guitar.

Step 9

A journey into Rock/Blues here, with a power chord rhythm in A Minor.

Step 10

A two part guitar solo, featuring A Minor Pentatonic scale and C Major Pentatonic Scale.

The 21 Steps, Steps 11 - 15

Step 11

Full open chords here, Am, Dm and E maj. Changes designed to flow smoothy with a Spanish vibe.

Step 12

Melody lines in A natural minor scale. Works with Step 11.

Step 13

Some cool sounding chords here and a new strumming pattern.

Step 14

Using major and minor triads to make melody

Step 15

A 12 bar blues in the key of A here, using dominant seventh chords

The 21 Steps, Steps 16 -19

Step 16

Another 12 bar blues style in A

Step 17

A 6/8 rhythm here with an intricate strumming pattern and a verse and chorus chord section.

Step 18

A melody section that starts using D Mixolydian scale and open/droning strings before moving into a section section using triads and inversions

Step 19

This is a big one, two strumming sections with tons of chords, as we begin to tie up all we have learned. Major, Minor, Sus2, Sus4, Maj7, Min7, Dominant 7 chords, etc.

The 21 Steps, Steps 20 - 21 plus bonus solo

Step 20

A huge melody in G Major/E Minor key. Works with the chords from Step 19.

Step 21

A triad and inversions workout using Am, G, Em, F in 4 different positions, spanning the whole fretboard.

Step 21 Bonus Guitar Solo

Final guitar solo in A minor pentatonic scale as a bonus

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