Aug 17, 2020
Excellent, very helpful, the instructor was fantastic, I learned a lot. Would appreciate more examples of putting it all together. I enjoyed the process, even with my busy schedule.
Jun 28, 2020
A good course for a guitarist who knows its basics. The professor taught really well. The course content was also apt and carefully constructed. Overall a good course.
by JYOTIRMOY B•
Jun 04, 2019
by Federico M R B•
Oct 07, 2018
by John b•
Sep 03, 2020
The course is well presented with sufficient basic content for this level. The course culminates in a piece of recorded work which is peer reviewed. Your reviewer is instructed to follow the stated rubric, awarding points for each category of the work. However, the ability of students varies widely on this course which can result in a miss-match between student and peer assessor. It would better if students ability levels were assessed and graded at the beginning of the course, for example, by completing a questionnaire. This could then be used to better match student level to assessor level at the peer review stage. Also where there's a disagreement of the final score, when asked by the student, the assessor should respond, justifying their assessment.
by Patrick M•
May 11, 2020
Great class and just what I needed to start integrating triads into my playing more effectively. My only issue is that the final student submission is peer reviewed, but there were a range of skill levels taking the class, so I couldn't be sure who was rating my playing and from what level perspective. I know that these are large classes (and free), but it would've bro awesome if I could have known that the actual instructor (or designee) was providing review/notes. In any case, great class and great instructor.
by Samriddh S•
Jul 16, 2020
It is a very thorough and great course that comes with lots of amazing information and tricks. However, one has to do lots and lots of outside research to understand a few intricacies involve, and that is perfectly fine !
I have reduced one star because I felt a need of written material to help me later. But this course is definitely amazing. Go for it !
by Aditya D•
May 19, 2020
Teaches major and pentatonic scales, arpeggios, chord progression and 12 bar blues. Essential knowledge for beginners. Lectures are nice and easy to follow. Overall a great course for beginners.
by ian c•
Jan 28, 2019
Good beginner/early intermediate course which touches on some typical chord progressions and arpeggios and the ionian major scale (but not inversions or other modes and scales)
by Esteban F•
Jun 01, 2020
This course is good, the information is accurate and fun to play along. the excersises seems on the basic side. there could be a little bit more focus on the blues rhythms.
by Hrishikesh V J•
Jul 27, 2020
it was an awesome experience learning with coursera. I have my fundamentals cleared about basics in guitar and I wish to pursue advanced leasons from the same
by Burton J•
May 07, 2020
Definitely a great intro (or refresher) to guitar scales and chord progressions. Amanda does a great job with the lessons and making assignments clear!
by Mike M•
Aug 08, 2020
Pretty good for novice guitar players, as well as some good practice tips and techniques for more advanced players. Really liked the instructor.
by Jean T•
Jul 14, 2019
Good, interesting topic, but it does not go deep on anything so I was visiting Youtube after every time I finished a chapter in this course.
by JORGE L C•
Aug 13, 2020
this course help you to developing more abilities for play chords in a structure song form, learning scales and arpeggios.
by LEONARDO D S F•
Apr 12, 2020
Poderia explorar mais escalas como maiores, menores, arpejos tríades, arpejos tétrades. Mas para início está ótimo!
by Andrew M•
May 15, 2020
A great introduction to scales and arpeggios for those who have often wondered , how do they do that?
by Fawaz A•
Jun 26, 2020
i'd recommend thing as a great course for anyone who's just starting out
by Daniel D S•
Dec 29, 2018
I wish there were more "scale" variation. Not just Arpeggios.
by Santiago Q•
May 24, 2019
It was cool, but you could delve more in different topics
Dec 20, 2019
Very interesting for beginners.
by samil a•
May 21, 2020
by AADHAV P 1•
Jul 04, 2020
The course could've been more informative and covered more scales and chords.
by Irene S•
Sep 09, 2019
After I asked a Blues guitar teacher he was suprised, that the chords in this course where no 7 chords according to him this is far more common in blues - also, when I played it his way it sounded much more like blues. So maybe I have missunderstood something in your course but overall I found the explanations to quick and hard to understand and not practical to play along with other musicians.
Also I am dissapointed because I have got a good feedback (accomplished and only one developing) but still missed to pass the course.
I am not a beginner, I play fingerstyle and classical pieces since childhood, so I have experience in how lessons are build up.
I´ve learned something in that course, yes indeed but it was behind my expectations.
by Shashikant S•
Mar 03, 2020
This course is probably good for someone who has just started. Though it may not work for someone who doesn't know much about guitar and its basic layout. Like if you don't know even the open strings and first three frets, then this is not for you. But if you have even been playing for a year - this is again not for you. So its kinda tricky to understand who exactly benefits from this. Well at least I did not have to pay for this, but if I had paid I would be really sorry for it.