Online Guitar Lessons That Fit Around Your Lifestyle

These days, we have little time for ourselves and maybe you want to learn the guitar but you think you need to spend hours practicing. The truth is, it’s all about efficiency and having the right tools. I’ll show you the secrets to learning the guitar in a fun and relaxed way, backed-up by my years of teaching 1-to-1 private guitar lessons.

Can you find an extra 10 – 20 minutes per day? This is all you need to get started with my online guitar lessons!

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DISCOVER A NEW WAY TO LEARN THE GUITAR

  • Structured, step by step lessons

    All online lessons are structured so you can progress naturally & in an organised way. I’ll guide you step by step, give you tips along the way and help you grow into a real awesome guitarist.

    My goal is not to teach you a particular style. My aim is to shape you into a real guitarist who can play whatever you want!

  • Forum

    What could be better than having all of your questions answered as soon as you start learning the guitar? The forum is the perfect place for you to ask & see what questions other students have already asked.

  • Built-in Social Stream

    The built-in social media stream is for you to post photos of your gear, new guitars, discuss new purchases, make friends & share your achievements. You will be joining a safe, fun & supportive community.

  • Master Sessions

    Master sessions will make you feel like you are part of something special. These are the most important part of the online guitar lessons. Master sessions are where you implement everything you have learned in a fun & exciting way. What can be better than to feel like a real musician & be able to play real music?

  • Student video submissions & feedback

    Alongside your online guitar lessons, forum and social stream, you can submit your videos for feedback. Whether you are working on a strumming technique, master session track, guitar lick or something else you can upload your videos and I will respond with a mini video guitar lesson as feedback, explaining what you need to improve and how to improve it by showing you some additional ideas and exercises.

    This kind of interaction between us will get you better results and most importantly it will make your online lessons feel personalised.

  • Webinars

    You can participate in weekly webinars. Each webinar is like having a one to on lesson with me. I make sure I give you plenty of ideas and plenty of cool new concepts. All of the webinars are recorded and published in the members section so that you can watch them at your leisure.

  • Regular content and updates.

    I am constantly working on new content, so every week the courses are growing and expanding. I want to make Guitar Couch a really fun and inspiring place to learn the guitar!

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    MONDAY – 23.07.2018

STUDENTS TESTIMONIALS

Hello Darius, I took your advice from the webinar in which you suggested we learn a new song on Sunday’s. It was tremendously fun and rewarding! I started learning “If it makes you happy” by Sheryl Crow and although it was a bit difficult for me, a beginner, it was not time wasted. In the past, I have never learned any songs.

I have been doing skill-building exercises for the past two weeks since becoming one of your online students.

After years of wishing I could play the guitar I’m finally doing it!!! I owe it all to Guitar Couch and specifically to you, Darius. Thank you!

TimmOnline Guitar Lessons

Hi Darius, I have just finished the Beginners Course level 2. I would just like to thank you for the way you created these lessons. They are structured in a way that allows me to go back and visit each individual lesson as many times as I need to really understand and grasp them at my own pace! This is important as I have the most unstructured working week!

The very relaxed teaching style you have removes any pressure to keep up! I learn at my speed! You made me realise that learning can be fun and we all need time to enjoy learning and laughing at our mistakes! Thank You!

KenOnline Guitar Lessons / One To One Guitar Lessons

I have been looking around your website discovering new things to learn. Fantastic. Best value going imo!

I’m going to continue with the master course but also add barre chords and strumming secrets to my learning routine along with a different song choice each week.

Thank you so much for all of your hard efforts in producing a great site.

HarryOnline Guitar Lessons

… I am so impressed! For now, I think this is even better for me than private face to face lessons because in person I was uncomfortably self conscious.

But doing the lessons with Darius,…if I have to go over something 10 times…then I just go over it 10 times without feeling stupid. And this ‘system’ makes sense to me. I have an orderly mind and the step by step approach where I can take however much time I need is perfect! Thanks so much Darius!

DaleOnline Guitar Lessons

This website is perfect for anyone who wants to learn the guitar at their own pace. I dip in and out when I have time, the course is motivating, inspiring and is the most comprehensive beginner guitar course that I have seen online.

I have been a member right from the start and two years later am still here, growing and enjoying every second.

JoOnline Guitar Lessons

Have just done a couple of modules of the beginner course online, i am genuinely very pleased with my own self paced progress, the lessons are incredibly well delivered and the content is inspiring and motivating!!

ChrisOnline Guitar Lessons

Main Guitar Courses

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FOUNDATION GUITAR COURSE – LEVEL 1


If you are new to the guitar, you probably know very little about it. In this course, we will lay some solid foundations on which you can build upon.

We will discuss what the guitar is, how to sit with it, how to tune it up and much more. Don’t forget to take the quiz – it will test your knowledge of the principles taught in this module.

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Module 1Foundation Guitar Course - Level 1 
Unit 1The Parts Of The Acoustic Guitar
Unit 2The Parts Of The Electric Guitar
Unit 3AV PRESENTATION - Get To Know The Parts Of Your Guitar
Unit 4QUIZ – Get To Know The Parts Of Your Guitar
Unit 5Acoustic Or Electric?
Unit 6How To Sit With The Guitar
Unit 7How To Hold & Use A Guitar Pick
Unit 8Names & Numbers Of The Guitar Strings
Unit 9AV PRESENTATION – How To Memorise Guitar String Names
Unit 10QUIZ – Names Of The Guitar Strings
Unit 11Guitar Tuner – Learn How To Tune A Guitar
Unit 12Guitar Tuning Reference Tones
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FOUNDATION GUITAR COURSE – LEVEL 2


This is the place where we start having fun. We will learn a few basic chords, simple strumming and an arpeggio. This course should take around one to two weeks to complete.

By the end, you will be introduced to your first master session. A master session is the core of the guitar couch courses. This is where we will be able to integrate all of your knowledge with real music written and recorded especially for this level.

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Module 1Foundation Guitar Course - Level 2 
Unit 1How To Position Fingers On The Fretboard
Unit 2“Simple Song” – Simple Arpeggio
Unit 3The Difference Between Minor & Major Chords
Unit 4AV PRESENTATION – How To Read Chord Diagrams
Unit 5QUIZ – How To Read Chords Diagrams
Unit 6Our first chord – A Minor – Don't Skip – In Depth Explanation
Unit 7Basic Guitar Strumming – Introduction – D D U
Unit 8RHYTHM PRACTICE
Unit 9Our Second Chord – E Minor – How To Change Between Am & Em
Unit 10MASTER SESSION 1
Unit 11How To Practice – Introduction
Unit 12C major – How To Play Stretchy Chords
Unit 13Four Ways Of Arranging Chords Am, Em & C
Unit 14MASTER SESSION 2
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FOUNDATION GUITAR COURSE – LEVEL 3


In the level 3 of Foundation Guitar Course, we will expand our knowledge and prepare you for some serious guitar playing! We will learn new chord shapes, new ways of strumming and how to practice efficiently.

You’ll also have two new master sessions, one of which is a Blues Master session, where we will lay some blues foundations and practice it together with the backing track.

This is a time when a lot of people can feel frustrated. The last unit in this module is a short inspirational talk, I hope you will find the story from this unit helpful and will help you pass through difficult times.

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Module 1Foundation Guitar Course - Level 3 
Unit 1G Major Chord & The Concept Of Voicing
Unit 2D Major
Unit 3Tips On Faster & Smoother Chord Transitions
Unit 4Guitar Repertoire Recommendations
Unit 5QUIZ – From Which String Do You Play These Chords?
Unit 6MASTER SESSION 1
Unit 7Picking Hand Exercise – Introduction To Alternate Picking
Unit 8Arpeggios – Creative Ways To Play Chords
Unit 9How to Put Into Practice Everything You Have Learned Up Until Now
Unit 10Chords A & E
Unit 11QUIZ - What Is The Name Of This Chord?
Unit 12MASTER SESSION - Blues
Unit 13Don’t Give Up - How To Stay Motivated
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BEGINNER GUITAR COURSE – LEVEL 1


We will start beginner guitar course with some funky/fresh chords. Since you know all of the common open chords now, we can jump into this exciting new territory.

You will learn about suspensions and 7th chords. Suspensions will enable you to add some cool melodic lines to the standard open D and D minor chords. You will be able to practice all these concepts with two brand new master sessions, which I recorded especially for you. Since you are getting better at playing the guitar, we are going to start adding more and more sills, exciting and cool knowledge to your guitar arsenal. Towards the end of this module, you will learn quite a tricky new chord – B7.

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Module 1Beginner Guitar Course - Level 1 
Unit 1D minor
Unit 2Suspended chords (Dm) - Dsus2 & Dsus4
Unit 3Suspended chords (D) - Dsus2 & Dsus4
Unit 4PRACTICE SESSION - suspensions
Unit 5Chromatic scale - simple exercise
Unit 6AV PRESENTATION - how to read chromatic exercise using tabs
Unit 7How to practice - beginner level warm up
Unit 8Simple arpeggio with suspensions
Unit 9MASTER SESSION 1
Unit 10Chords D7 and Dmaj7
Unit 11Another arpeggio with the D Dmaj7 D7
Unit 12AV PRESENTATION - Another arpeggio with the D Dmaj7 D7
Unit 13Open B7 chord - something new
Unit 14AV PRESENTATION - Open B7 - the triangle concept
Unit 15MASTER SESSION 2
Unit 16Conclusion

BEGINNER GUITAR COURSE – LEVEL 2


The beginner guitar course part 2 is a game changer. Things are getting much more interesting and exciting in here. We will learn some really cool sounding new chords, a few new arpeggios and a strumming pattern.

Again, we are going to have two new Master Sessions in this beginner guitar course and one of them will have a simple guitar solo. The audiovisual presentations will cover the tab versions of the arpeggios and the solo. The first unit will prepare us to play the barre chords. I will show you a few simple exercise to get your hands ready to play these challenging chords.

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Module 1Beginner Guitar Course - Level 2 
Unit 1Barre chords introduction
Unit 2Hand synchronisation exercise
Unit 3AV PRESENTATION - Hand Synchronisation
Unit 4String skipping arpeggio
Unit 5AV PRESENTATION - String skipping arpeggio
Unit 6QUIZ - guitar tab
Unit 7MASTER SESSION 1
Unit 8AV PRESENTATION - Guitar Solo - Master session 1
Unit 9Asus2 and Cmaj7 - two fancy chords
Unit 10RHYTHM PRACTICE with Asus2 and Cmaj7
Unit 11Simplified chord F
Unit 12How to practice all of these chords - quick tip
Unit 134 down 4 up arpeggio
Unit 14E7 chord
Unit 15Am(add9) - mysterious sounding chord
Unit 16MASTER SESSION 2
Unit 17AV PRESENTATION - Arpeggio Am(add9) - Cmaj7 - Performance
Unit 18Feedback - important
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BEGINNER GUITAR COURSE – LEVEL 3


This module will be fun. With this module, we will start implementing barre chords into our practice sessions. Don’t worry, it will be a very gentle introduction. The goal is to just start working on these shapes.

We will also learn a few very cool sounding guitar chords and strummings. We will work on some arpeggios and play a very nice sounding guitar solo with our Master Session. As usual, we will practice 2 hand synchronisation exercises. There is also a new concept – WORKOUT. We will work on your picking technique with the backing track.

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Module 1Beginner Guitar Course - Level 3 
Unit 1Am7 and Em7 - cool alternative to minor chords
Unit 2Fmaj7 - great sounding chord
Unit 3Am7 Em7 Fmaj7 - dreamy sounding chord progression
Unit 4Hand synchronisation exercise
Unit 5AV PRESENTATION - Hand synchronisation exercise
Unit 6Transitional chord - G/Gb
Unit 7A new arpeggio - some picking hand tips
Unit 8MASTER SESSION 1
Unit 9AV PRESENTATION - Guitar Solo - Master session 1
Unit 10Some advice on how to work with Master Sessions
Unit 11WORKOUT - Individual alternate string picking
Unit 12Chromatic scale diagonal exercise
Unit 13AV PRESENTATION - Chromatic scale diagonal exercise
Unit 14F major - lets have some fun with barre chords!
Unit 15How to practice the F barre chord
Unit 16MASTER SESSION 2
Unit 17AV Presentation - How to read strumming patterns from tablature
Unit 18Final words - share your achievements!
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BEGINNER GUITAR COURSE – LEVEL 4


We will start this module with the fingerpicking technique. I have waited with this for a long time because I wanted you to have some experience with the chords and chord changes.

I will walk you through all of the aspects of fingerpicking: placing the thumb, and fingers and so on. As usual, I will share a lot of tips and tricks that will help you master this module. I have recorded a very cool backing track that we will use in the first Master session. As a bonus, there is also a solo part recorded so that you may try to play over the master session.

In the second part of this module, we will practice some two-hand synchronisation exercises and there is also a workout that will improve the technical aspects of your playing. We will finish with another master session, but this time, we are going to use the barre chord F for the first time. You learned this F chord in the previous module, so now it is the time to apply it. I have designed this master session in a way that should be relatively easy to play.

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Module 1Beginner Guitar Course - Level 4 
Unit 1Some inspiration to kick things up
Unit 2The basics of fingerpicking
Unit 3Fingerpicking with the chords D - Dmaj7 - D7
Unit 4Hand synchronisation exercise
Unit 5AV PRESENTATION - Hand Synchronisation
Unit 6Don’t forget to practice your barre chords!
Unit 7Thumb moving exercise
Unit 8A few words about fingers vs nails
Unit 9MASTER SESSION 1
Unit 10Some practicing tips
Unit 11AV PRESENTATION - Verse & Chorus - Master session 1
Unit 12AV PRESENTATION – Lead part – Master session 1
Unit 13A few words about the chords and their names
Unit 14AV PRESENTATION - The chords and their names
Unit 15QUIZ - Chords
Unit 16WORKOUT - Chromatic exercise
Unit 17A minor pentatonic scale - something new
Unit 18MASTER SESSION 2
Unit 19How to use the pentatonic scale in a more creative way
Unit 20Conclusion and your homework

Master Guitar Barre Chords

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BARRE CHORDS – FOUNDATION


A lot of beginner guitarists are afraid of barre chords. These shapes look almost impossible to master. This session will prepare you to play these challenging chords. It is designed to slowly immerse you into the world of barre chords.

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Module 1Master Barre Chords - Foundation 
Unit 1What are barre chords?
Unit 2Exercise 1 - How to position your index finger
Unit 3Exercise 2 - Fun index finger exercise
Unit 4Exercise 3 - moving it around
Unit 5Exercise 4 - spicing it up
Unit 6Exercise 5 and some practicing tips
Unit 7Exercise 6 - Am and E - unusual approach
Unit 8Exercise 7 - Am and E - moving it horizontally
Unit 9Exercise 8 - chromatic exercise with the bar on the 5th fret
Unit 10Conclusion
Master Barre Chords - Foundation

BARRE CHORDS – MINOR & MAJOR – 1


In this session we will learn two very common barre chord shapes. One major and one minor. These shapes will open a whole new world of possibilities for your guitar playing.

You will learn about the theory behind barre chords. We will talk about the root notes and relationship of these barre chords to the open chords. We will learn the names of the chords in all 12 positions. Through a series of the exercises, I will show you have to work on memorising these guitar chords, and how to work on transition between them.

These lessons could be quite difficult to master, but it is really fun to work on challenging stuff like barre chords! Remember we are not looking for instant results, the goal is to work on these exercises for an extended period of time – 2 months, half year, as much time as you need. Our goal is simple, to make you very versatile and flexible guitarist.

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Module 1Master Barre Chords - Minor & Major part 1 
Unit 1Introduction - the root note concept and movable shapes
Unit 2AV PRESENTATION - the root note concept and movable shapes
Unit 3Reference lesson - root note on the 5th string - 12 minor chords
Unit 4AV PRESENTATION - Reference lesson - Minor
Unit 5QUIZ – What is the name of this chord? MINOR
Unit 6Major barre chord with the root note on the 6th string
Unit 7AV PRESENTATION - Major barre chord with the root note on the 6th string
Unit 8Reference lesson – root note on the 6th string – 12 major chords
Unit 9AV PRESENTATION – Reference lesson - Major
Unit 10QUIZ – What is the name of this chord? MAJOR
Unit 113 ways of working with barre chords
Unit 12How to practice barre chords - Example 1 and 2 - Am shape - important practicing tips
Unit 13Exercise 3 - E shape
Unit 14Exercise 4 - Mixing both barre shapes
Unit 15Exercise 5 - Mixing barre and open chords - part 1
Unit 16Exercise 6 - Mixing barre and open chords - part 2
Unit 17Conclusion

Lead Guitar

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LEAD GUITAR – BEGINNER 1


This module opens up a new series of lessons which are dedicated to lead guitar and improvisation. It will lay a solid foundation that will help you develop amazing soloing guitar skills. You will learn how to position your hand on the fretboard, how to hold the pick and we will also work on some exercises.

You will learn the A minor pentatonic scale and learn how to improvise using the scale to the backing track that I recorded especially for this module. We will end by analysing 2 different guitar licks that sound great, straight out of the box and will sound great in any musical situation. The module is full of in-depth information, so make sure you watch everything from beginning till the end! It will be fun.

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Module 1Lead Guitar - Beginner 1 
Unit 1Introduction
Unit 2How to hold the guitar pick and differences between picks
Unit 3How to position your picking hand for the best results
Unit 4Exercise 1 - Down picking
Unit 5Quick reminder of how to hold the pick
Unit 6Exercise 2 - Up picking
Unit 7Why did we practice these two exercises?
Unit 8Exercise 3 - Alternate picking
Unit 9Exercise 4 - TV time
Unit 10Tremolo picking - from the wrist or the elbow?
Unit 11Important
Unit 12A minor pentatonic scales - shape 1
Unit 13How to improvise on the guitar
Unit 14What are guitar licks?
Unit 15Guitar Lick 1
Unit 16Guitar Lick 2
Unit 17PRACTICE SESSION
Unit 18AV PRESENTATION - Practice Session
Unit 19Conclusion

Guitar Scales & Fretboard Knowledge

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FRETBOARD LOGIC


Fretboard logic is a module designed to help you find your way around the fretboard. Knowing where the notes are on the neck is essential to use barre chords and scales freely.

I will show you a few different approaches to help you memorise the names of the notes. It is much more than just a simple memorisation course. In the second part of this course, you will be able to practice the knowledge you have learned by practicing to a backing track that I wrote especially for this part of the course. This is the moment when things will change for you. We will work on all aspects of your guitar playing, memorisation of the notes, alternate picking and navigation on the neck.

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Module 1Fretboard Logic - Basics 
Unit 112th fret and one string octaves
Unit 2Notes ABCDE
Unit 33 positions of the note A
Unit 4ABCDE in 3 different positions
Unit 5AV PRESENTATION - ABCDE in 3 different positions
Unit 6Notes F and G
Unit 7Octaves and the notes F and G
Unit 8AV DEMONSTRATION - Octaves and the notes F and G
Module 2Fretboard Logic - Play Along 
Unit 1Notes ABC on one string - introduction
Unit 2PLAY ALONG - Notes ABC - Ex.1
Unit 3PLAY ALONG - Notes ABC - Ex.2
Unit 4PLAY ALONG - Notes ABC - Ex.3
Unit 5Notes CDE on one string – introduction
Unit 6PLAY ALONG – Notes CDE – Ex.1
Unit 7PLAY ALONG – Notes CDE – Ex.2
Unit 8PLAY ALONG – Notes CDE – Ex.3
Unit 9Notes EFG on one string – introduction
Unit 10PLAY ALONG - Notes EFG - Ex.1
Unit 11PLAY ALONG - Notes EFG - Ex.2
Unit 12PLAY ALONG - Notes EFG - Ex.3
Module 3Fretboard Logic - Putting it all together 
Unit 1Whole tones and half tones
Unit 2AV PRESENTATION - Whole tones and half tones
Unit 3AV PRESENTATION - Whole tones and half tones with the notes ABCDEFG
Unit 4How to find notes using whole and half steps
Unit 5AV PRESENTATION - How to find notes using whole and half steps
Unit 6Sharps and flats
Unit 7AV PRESENTATION - Sharps and flats
Unit 8Final thoughts

A MINOR PENTATONIC MASTERCLASS – SHAPE 1


Pentatonic scales are extremely popular amongst guitarists. A simple two-note layout makes them quite easy to remember and use. In this course we will focus on shape no.1

This course is huge and it covers a lot. If you have never played scales before, once you finish this course you will not only know how to play this shape, but you will know how to apply this to your music, or the music you play.

Think about it as a primer for learning the scales. We will talk about what scales are, why we need them and how we can make them “user-friendly”. I did not want to create ‘just another course’ – my goal was to create something special for you – an easy to understand course that has an extremely practical approach. Why would you want to learn something if you don’t know how to use it?

We will target this shape from different angles, by doing different exercises, moving it to different keys, doing scale sequences, learning guitar licks and finally putting it all together by performing 2 guitar solos. (Written by me, especially for this course).

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Module 1Pentatonic masterclass - Lessons 
Unit 1Overview
Unit 2What are scales and why do we need them?
Unit 3What is a Key in Music?
Unit 4Assigning fingers to the frets
Unit 5QUIZ - Which finger is assigned to which fret?
Unit 6How to play A minor pentatonic scale - 2 note layout
Unit 7Thumb position and finger stretching
Unit 8Alternate picking
Unit 9How to perform the notes in a clean way
Unit 10How to play the A minor pentatonic scale - pt.2
Unit 11The root note and moving the shape to different positions
Unit 12One finger challenge
Unit 13Octaves and the five notes of the pentatonic scale
Unit 14One string pentatonic scale
Unit 15What to do next?
Module 2Pentatonic masterclass - Scale sequences 
Unit 1Exercise 1
Unit 2Exercise 2
Unit 3Exercise 3
Unit 4Exercise 4
Unit 5Exercise 5
Unit 6Exercise 6
Module 3Pentatonic masterclass - Metronome exercises 
Unit 12 string picking exercise
Unit 22 string circular patterns
Unit 3A minor pentatonic - double picking
Unit 4A minor pentatonic - down and up
Unit 5Pentatonic scale in different keys
Unit 6Am and A#m challenge
Module 4Pentatonic masterclass - Solos and licks - aplication 
Unit 1Solo 1 - Introduction
Unit 2Solo 1 breakdown - pt.1
Unit 3Solo 1 breakdown - pt.2
Unit 4Solo 1 breakdown - pt.3
Unit 5Solo 1 breakdown - pt.4
Unit 6The concept of breathing in the soloing
Unit 7Solo 2 - introduction
Unit 8Solo 2 breakdown - pt.1
Unit 9Solo 2 breakdown - pt.2
Unit 10Solo 2 breakdown - pt.3
Unit 11Solo 2 breakdown - pt.4
Unit 12Solo 2 breakdown - pt.5
Unit 13Solo 2 breakdown - pt.6
Unit 14Double stops and some final thoughts
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Guitar Strumming Secrets

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STRUMMING SECRETS – THE MECHANICS


In this module, we will cover the mechanics of strumming. I will try to answer all of the questions you might have when it comes to your strumming hand. After watching this module, you will be ready to dive into the Strumming Secrets Series.

You will learn how to strum with the guitar pick, what to pay attention to and how to practice the rhythm. We will take a closer look at your palm and wrist and also the behaviour of your elbow. I will give you some tips on how to keep your strumming consistent and how not to miss the strings.

Course Lessons - CLICK HERE

Module 1Strumming Secrets Series - The Mechanics 
Unit 1How To Work On Your Rhythm Technique
Unit 2The Guitar Pick & Strumming
Unit 3Relax Your Picking Hand
Unit 4The Strumming Motion
Unit 5About Upstrokes
Unit 6The Dynamics Of Upstrokes
Unit 7Don't Let Your Hand Fly Away When You Strum
Unit 8Don't Be A Perfectionist - I Mean It!
Unit 9Simplify Your Chords
Unit 10Conclusion

STRUMMING SECRETS – BEGINNER 1


Once you learn some basic chords, the strumming is the binding element. It is the X-factor that makes chords sound like a song. In this course, we will work on some basic strumming principles.

I will explain in detail, how to position your strumming hand and how to transition between the chords in order to achieve a very natural feeling rhythm.

We will work with the metronome and build to full strumming patterns, starting with very simple core exercises.This series is a great addition to the absolute beginner course. It is something that you should add to your general practising routine.

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Module 1Strumming Secrets Series – Level 1 
Unit 1Introduction & Exercise 1
Unit 2Exercise 2 - DUDU
Unit 3Exercise 3 - DDD With A Minor Chord
Unit 4Exercise 4 - DUDU With Various Chords
Unit 5Exercise 5 - DDU Muted - IMPORTANT!
Unit 6Exercise 6 - DDU With A Minor Chord
Unit 7Exercise 7 - Strumming DDU With Various Chords
Unit 8Exercise 8 - DDUUDU Introduction
Unit 9DDUUDU With The Chords Am & Em
Unit 10Tips For Smooth Chord Changes
Unit 11DDUUDU With Various Chords - Song Recommendations
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STRUMMING SECRETS – BEGINNER 2


In this course we will learn how to strum a very similar concept to the one that you learned in the First Strumming Series (D D U) Now we will bring it to the next level.

By simply doubling the speed of your strumming hand, we will create a completely different feel. This is a very useful strumming pattern that you can apply to songs like “Hotel California” by The Eagles, for example. I will give you a lot of tips on how to improve your rhythm, accuracy and how to stay motivated and not give up. It is a great addition to Beginner Course 1. This strumming pattern creates the basis of the first Master Session.

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Module 1Strumming Secrets Series – Level 2 
Unit 1Introduction
Unit 2Exercise 1
Unit 3Exercise 2
Unit 4A Quick Example Of How To Use This Strumming
Unit 5Exercise 3 - Hit Hit Empty Empty
Unit 6Exercise 4 - Hit Hit Empty Empty With Various Chords
Unit 7Exercise 5 - D D U With The C Chord
Unit 8How To Improve Your Rhythm - Exercise 5 Cont.
Unit 9A Few More Rhythm Tips
Unit 10Exercise 6 - D D D U
Unit 11Exercise 7 - Muted D D D U
Unit 12Exercise 8 - D D D U With The Chords Em G D C

STRUMMING SECRETS – BEGINNER 3


In this session, we will work on a refreshed version of the strumming DDU. You may think about it as DDU with a twist.

We will add an additional upstroke which will make it a very versatile strumming pattern that you will be able to use in a lot of folk and rock songs. We will discus the ways to practice the strumming with different chords. I will share some cool guitar tips and we will practice together. The speed is getting faster, so it will also be a little bit more challenging, but because you are getting better on the guitar, we can start doing some really cool and handy strumming.

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Module 1S3 - Strumming Secrets Series – Level 3 
Unit 1Introduction
Unit 2Exercise 1
Unit 3Quick Tips For Targeting The Strings
Unit 4Exercise 2 - DD34
Unit 5Exercise 3 - DD34 With Various Chords
Unit 6Exercise 4 - DDU34
Unit 7Pay Attention To How You Finish
Unit 8Exercise 5 - DDU34 With Chords G & D
Unit 9Try To Feel The Rhythm
Unit 10Exercise 6 - DDUU With The A Minor Chord
Unit 11Exercise 7 - DDUU With Chords Am & C
Unit 12Exercise 8 - DDUU With Chords Em & G
Unit 13Exercise 9 - DDUU With Chords C & G
Unit 14Exercise 10 - DDUUU
Unit 15Final Notes

STRUMMING SECRETS – BEGINNER 4


In this Strumming Secrets session, we will take a little bit of a different approach to the rhythm. Instead of playing the sequences of down and up strokes, we will focus solely on the downstrokes.

When you strum the chords, many times you usually strum across all six or five strings. In this session, we will learn how to create the separation between lower and higher sounding strings. It is a very cool way of playing the rhythm. Your chords will sound much cleaner and much more interesting.

Throughout this series of exercises, you will learn how to apply this strumming to common and very popular E minor, G, A minor, C And D chords. Make sure that you watch every single video from the beginning until the end. I will share a lot of tips and tricks with you, that are hidden in between the exercises!

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Module 1Strumming Secrets – Beginner 4 
Unit 1Introduction
Unit 2Open strings exercise - with an explanation of how to hold a pick
Unit 3Open strings exercise - targeting the 6th string
Unit 4Open strings exercise - targeting the 5th string
Unit 5Open string exercise - targeting the 4th string - some tips for the strumming hand
Unit 6Mixing it all together - some practicing tips
Unit 7Applying the strumming concept to the E minor chord - some music theory explanations
Unit 8Chord G with the new strumming
Unit 9Applying the strumming to the chord A minor
Unit 10Applying the strumming to the chord C major
Unit 11Applying the strumming to the chord D major
Unit 12Motivation tips and new strumming with the chords Em and G
Unit 13Applying the strumming to the chords Am and C - how to mute the unwanted 6th string
Unit 14Chords E minor and A minor - travelling across the neck
Unit 15E minor, A minor and D with the new strumming - composition tips and how to put chords together
Unit 16Conclusion - the importance of rhythm and practicing ideas
Strumming Secrets - Beginner 4

STRUMMING SECRETS – BEGINNER 5


Time for another strumming exercise! This module is a great addition to the Master Session 1 from the FOUNDATION GUITAR COURSE – Level 3. I use this strumming sequence in a lot of songs, so I hope you will find it fun to play too.

As usual, I will break up every movement into a series of exercises. Remember that memorising patterns like this takes time, so you may need to come back to it a few times before you fully master this technique. Let’s dive in!

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Module 1Module 1 
Unit 1Inntroduction
Unit 2Strumming once every 4 clicks
Unit 3Strumming twice every 4 clicks
Unit 4Adding an upstroke to the sequence
Unit 5Adding another upstroke to the sequence
Unit 6One more upstroke
Unit 7Integrating it all together

STRUMMING SECRETS – BEGINNER 6


This module is built on top of the strumming techniques that you have already mastered in Strumming Secrets 5. It is amazing to see how small alterations and additions to familiar strumming rhythms can shed more light on them.

I can’t stress one important point however – you need to watch every single online guitar lesson from the beginning till the end. This course is structured and everything I say is designed to give you the best advice and results, but it only works if you follow the order of the lessons in the way they were intended, so you can’t skip anything.

Don’t forget that on the Forum you can share your video to get my personalised video feedback with some tips and advice. Use it to your advantage, let’s start!

Course Lessons - CLICK HERE

Module 1Module 1 
Unit 1Introduction with application examples
Unit 2Exercise 1 - one strum down and some practicing tips
Unit 3Exercise 2 - 2 strums down and how to use these exercises
Unit 4Exercise 3 - 3 strums down and a little bit about personal feedback
Unit 5How to integrate strumming secrets modules with your practice routine and the concept of memorising and forgetting
Unit 6Example 4 - adding the final strum and how to feel the rhythm
Unit 7Making your strumming more interesting - rhythm and accents for a better dynamic sound

How To Play – Song Analysis

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HOW TO PLAY – SONG ANALYSIS


I have plenty of tutorials on You Tube. But this section is very different from You tube and also the How To Play free section of Guitar Couch. These song analysis’ go much deeper into the structure of the song.

We will practice the songs together and approach them from different perspectives – fingerpicking, arpeggios, lead parts and cool ornamentations that you can add to the song, to make it sound really good.

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Module 1Song Analysis 
Unit 1Introduction
Unit 2Zombie - The Cranberries
Unit 3See You Again – Charlie Puth
Unit 4Free Falling - Tom Petty
Unit 5Midnight Rider - The Allman Brothers Band
Unit 6The One I Love - REM
Unit 7Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
Unit 8For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
Unit 9Melissa - The Allman Brothers Band
Unit 10A Horse With No Name - America
Unit 11Rusty Cage - Johnny Cash
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