Guitar101: Basic music theory for absolute beginners


What you’ll learn

  • Basic Music Theory
  • Learn to read guitar tab
  • Recognise guitar symbols
  • Understand why chords are the way they are
  • Understand beats and rhythm
  • Learn how to play some common guitar techniques


  • Any type of guitar (classical, acoustic and electric)
  • Determination to learn
  • Basic guitar skill would be ideal
  • Notes and pen <3


Music Theory can be hard to digest. In this course, everything will be explained in the simplest language, without the jargon! As a beginner, you don’t want to be overwhelmed with too much information that you can’t digest. But no worries, you will still learn a great deal about music theory and receive all the information you need! Do you ever wonder why you have to press chords the way they do? You’ve been wondering how to recognize some alien symbol in the guitar tab? Curious how music works in general? Then this is the right place for you!

In this course, you will learn how to use music theory to improve your playing while falling in love with the process of learning.


The topic that you’ll learn in this course include:

Section 1: Introduction

a. Warm Welcome and Course Expectation

b. Basic Music Knowledge

c. Octave

Section 2: Understand Tabs and Notes

a. Learn to Read Tab

b. Recognise Notes on Guitar

c. Understand Sharp and Flat

Section 3: Time for Chords!

a. What are chords

b. Understand Chords Quality

Section 4: Beat it

a. Beats and Rhythm

b. Clap Along with me

c. Recognise Beat Symbols

d. Count Along with me

e. Let’s combine everything!

Section 5: Understand Tab Symbols

a. Introduction

b. Strum and Slap

c. Harmonic

d. Hammer and Pull Off

e. Slide and Staccato

Section 6: You might want to know..

a. FAQ

b. For you

This course is for all passionate musicians who want to share their guitar journey with me. What are you waiting for? Enrol in this course now and get your engines started!

Look forward to seeing you there



Who this course is for:

  • Guitar players who wants to learn more about guitar
  • Millennials who has trouble understanding their current teacher
  • Piano/ violin/ Drum/ Cello player who wish to transition into guitar
  • Guitar players who wants to understand why music are the way they are


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Author: Ho Quang Dai

I am Ho Quang Dai, from Vietnam – A country that loves peace. I share completely free courses from major academic websites around the world. Hope to bring free knowledge to everyone who can’t afford to buy

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