Welcome To Center Stage Guitar Academy For Kids! In this program we will be covering the fundamentals of music while learning how to play guitar. The course will cover basics such as tuning, playing melodies, basic chords, songs, and reading music and tab.
In this lesson we will cover the basics of guitar. We will discuss types of guitars, how to hold it, how to play notes, and learn our first song, Three Blind Mice.
In this lesson we are going to talk about the rudiments or basics of music. These include melody, harmony, and rhythm. We will also discuss the names of the open strings and how to tune the guitar.
In this lesson we will be learning how to play notes on the first 3 strings. This exercise will prepare you to play songs in the future.
In this lesson we will be learning the basics of reading standard music notation and how to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. We will cover all the symbols used in standard music notation including the treble clef, time signature, lines and spaces, notes, and quarter and half notes.
In this lesson we are going to learn how to find the notes used in music on the neck of the guitar. In music we use 7 letters of the alphabet to name the notes. The letters are A B C D E F and G. We also have notes in between the letters called sharps or flats. For example we could have a D# or a Db. All together we have 11 notes in music.
In this lesson we will be learning how to read tablature for guitar. Tablature is a way to read music for guitar that uses numbers to represent frets on six lines that represent the strings. To learn this we will be using the song Mary Had A Little Lamb.
In this lesson we will be learning about 8th notes and using them in the song Old Mac Donald.
In this lesson we will be learning a new time signature, 3/4. We will be learning the song Happy Birthday as an example of a song written in 3/4 time.
In this lesson we will be learning about what a chord is and how to play one on the guitar. The first chord we will be learning is called a G Major chord.
In this lesson we will be learning how to play a D Major Chord and using that chord, along with G Major, in a song called Wheels On The Bus.
In this lesson we will learn our 3rd chord. The chord is called C Major and it goes well with our first two chords, G Major and D Major.
In this lesson we will be using all 3 chords we know to play a classic song, You Are My Sunshine.
In this lesson we will learn a new chord, the A minor (Am) chord. We will also learn the difference between a major chord and a minor chord. In this lesson we will also learn some new strumming patterns using 8th notes
Using the chords Am, C, and G we will be learning the Taylor Swift song Shake It Off. The song uses the same 3 chords and strumming pattern throughout.
In this lesson we will learn a new chord, the E minor chord.
In this lesson we will practice switching back and forth with all the chords we have learned so far.
In this lesson we will be learning the melody of Amazing Grace. Within the music we will learn about what a tie is in standard music notation.
In this lesson we will learn the chords to Amazing Grace. At the end of the lesson we will try too play the melody and chords together creating a complete piece of music.
in this lesson we are going to review note values. We will be going over the difference between a quarter note, eighth note, half note, and whole note.
In this lesson we will be using the chords we know to learn a new song, This Little Light Of Mine. The song uses G, C, D, and Em chords.
In this lesson we will learn about the parts that make up a song. We will discuss the difference between an Intro, Verse, Pre Chorus, Chorus, and Bridge.
In this lesson we will be using 3 chords and an 8th note strumming pattern to play the song Perfect by One Direction
In this lesson we will learn about power chords. Power chords are movable chords that require just 2 fingers to play. They are common in many styles of music.
In this lesson we will learn Rolling In The Deep by Adele. We will tie together all the things we have learned throughout the course.