Acoustic Hymns Guitar Method

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This course teaches you how to accompany songs on the guitar in any key with my favorite chord shapes, fingerpick/strum patters and “riffs”. In the end, you’ll be able to play & sing the following 15 hymns in a contemporary folk/acoustic style…

“Amazing Grace”
“Be Thou My Vision”
“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
“Fairest Lord Jesus”
“For the Beauty of the Earth”
“Great is Thy Faithfulness”
“How Firm a Foundation”
“It is Well”
“Jesus Paid it All”
“Nothing But the Blood of Jesus”
“Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus”
“Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior”
“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”
“This is My Father’s World”
“When I Survey” (“Water is Wide” Melody)

Through these hymns, you’ll learn…

  • great sounding chord shapes I use 98% of the time!
  • great fingerpicking and strum patterns.
  • how to develop a great sound.
  • string muting.
  • how to tune, restring and maintain your acoustic guitar.
  • to sing & play at the same time!
  • how to play in any key by thoughtfully using a capo!
  • chord walk down and walk ups.
  • practical music theory!
  • how to play in different time signatures.
  • great sounding open string scales.
  • hammer-ons, pull-offs & vibrato.
  • some great guitar “riffs” and how to create your own!
  • drop d tuning and chords.
  • chord/melody arrangements.
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Course Requirements:

  • Ages 8* to Adult
  • Acoustic Guitar (3/4 Size for Ages 8-12)
  • Guitar Tuner
  • Capo
  • Picks

Additionally, you may also want:

  • Guitar Stand
  • Music Stand
  • Guitar Case
  • Extra Strings
  • Strap

*Younger students may need some amount of direction from a parent while taking the course.  A great chance to learn the guitar together!