Introductory Guitar Part 5 (Guitar Lesson)


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Brendan Burns

Introductory Guitar Part 5

In the final lesson of this series, Brendan sends you on your way with some great tools: strumming chords and playing the minor pentatonic scale!

Taught by Brendan Burns in Introductory Guitar seriesLength: 14:25Difficulty: 1.0 of 5


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timmasontimmason replied on February 7th, 2015

Problem with the video still not fixed (OSXYosemite)

gearbox91gearbox91 replied on January 4th, 2015

As of 4 Jan, 2015 lessons 1 and 3 still cut out at 38% and 67%

SkylarkSkylark replied on December 30th, 2014

I have the same technical problem reported by others. Lesson 1 and lesson 3 in week 5 cut out at 38% and 67% respectively and cannot be completed. I am surprised this has not been sorted as it was reported several months ago. Any idea when the problem will be fixed.

dollarbilldollarbill replied on December 24th, 2014

Had problem with lesson #5 playing, never got 2 finish my free 5 video trial. I did enjoy what worked & made a 1yr subscription, just hope they play better?

cbriarnoldcbriarnold replied on October 28th, 2014

I am having problems with lesson 1 and 3 in week 5 stopping half way'ish through

torikoostorikoos replied on October 15th, 2014

Hello Brendan, you really enjoyed your teaching style and method. I seem to get further quicker with you than some others I've tried (or I just 'got it' suddenly… Anyway, when will you add lessons, or progress from these?

sansri05sansri05 replied on October 14th, 2014

video is not playing completely.

menamena replied on October 6th, 2014

Hi Brendan, I want to take your Jazz lessons in Phase 2. I completed the Beginner 5 week program. If you would be so kind, can you write me a list of concepts I must know before I dive into the Jazz class? Very much appreciated--I love your teaching style.

bajasurfbajasurf replied on August 21st, 2014

Section 3 of lesson keeps stopping at 1:52 point of 4:00 segment

jackphotocajackphotoca replied on August 19th, 2014

Video freezes at 2:58

jboothjbooth replied on August 20th, 2014

Which scene and quality setting is freezing? Thanks. Jeff

Southern CashSouthern Cash replied on May 28th, 2014

Hi Brendan, where can I find some good chord progression lessons? Thanks!

Introductory Guitar

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Lesson 1

Introductory Guitar Part 1

In his first beginning guitar lesson, Brendan draws on his vast teaching experience and imparts some of the basic things every guitar player should know. As in all the lessons in this series, Brendan...

Length: 22:18 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

Introductory Guitar Part 2

Brendan continues his introductory series for guitar, adding more chords, melodic exercises and rhythmic exercises to further you in your playing ability!

Length: 10:45 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Introductory Guitar Part 3

Brendan continues his Introductory Guitar series with three new chords, a challenging melodic exercise, and a rhythm exercise.

Length: 16:21 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

Introductory Guitar Part 4

In week number 4, Brendan shows you his chord transition strategy and introduces the major scale!

Length: 16:34 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

Introductory Guitar Part 5

In the final lesson of this series, Brendan sends you on your way with some great tools: strumming chords and playing the minor pentatonic scale!

Length: 14:25 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only

About Brendan Burns View Full Biography Brendan has been passionate about music since childhood. He began his studies on trumpet, in elementary school, and then moved to guitar as a teenager. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Berklee College of Music, and has studied with Norm Zocher, Joe Stump, Bret Willmott, Bob Pilkington, Jay Weik, Tim Miller, & Charlie Banacos.

While at Berklee, Brendan was a member of the Music Mentoring Program, teaching private lessons to gifted high school students. He is currently teaches, and is chair of the guitar department at Brookline Music School. Brendan also teaches guitar for Tune Foolery & privately at his home in Cambridge, MA.

Along with educating, Brendan plays out often as a Solo Guitarist, performing standards, pop, and classical repertoire. He has recorded and played with the chamber-fusion band Ra Quintent, and as well as Vessela Stoyanova's Eastern Stories Under Western Skies Project. Brendan also performs as a leader, director and sideman for various Boston art-rock projects, and is former member of MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika.

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