Introductory Guitar Part 5 (Guitar Lesson)

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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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flyingdutchman72flyingdutchman72 replied

Just finished my first introductory guitar lessons 1 to 5, Brendan is a good teacher, takes time to explain everything in an nice pace. Looking forward to the next lessons!

pkostulakpkostulak replied

5 weeks and the same shirt? Enjoyed the course

JamjewelJamjewel replied

What lessons would you recommend to continue with after this series?

Bradley.ConwayBradley.Conway replied

Hello Jamjewel!! Brenden's course is little shorter than most of the beginner series, but is a good primer for fuller series. I'd recommend Chris Liepe's beginner series. There may be some redundant lessons in there since you just finished Brenden's, but I'm sure you'll find a ton of new stuff in there as well. You can copy and paste the following link into your browser to go directly there: http://members.jamplay.com/guitar/phase-1/series/73-basic-electric-guitar-with-chris

JamjewelJamjewel replied

What lessons would you recommend after this series?

timmasontimmason replied

Problem with the video still not fixed (OSXYosemite)

gearbox91gearbox91 replied

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

SkylarkSkylark replied

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

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

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

torikoostorikoos replied

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

video is not playing completely.

menamena replied

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

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

jackphotocajackphotoca replied

Video freezes at 2:58

jboothjbooth replied

Which scene and quality setting is freezing? Thanks. Jeff

Southern CashSouthern Cash replied

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

Introductory Guitar

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The basics of the basics. Join Brendan for his 5 part series designed to get you started down the road of playing guitar!



Introductory Guitar Part 1Lesson 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
Introductory Guitar Part 2Lesson 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
Introductory Guitar Part 3Lesson 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
Introductory Guitar Part 4Lesson 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
Introductory Guitar Part 5Lesson 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
Brendan Burns

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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