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Guitar V: Guitar for Advanced Beginners

Movable barre chords! Thousands of beginning guitarists are shut down every year by these menacing chords. With this course you can avoid becoming one of them!

Guitar for Advanced Beginners is designed for busy people to reach their guitar playing goals. The in-person course has, with the help of the best teachers in NYC, been a catalyst for guitar greatness in the lives of thousands of people.

This course comes with full online access to

  • A pdf download of the book
  • The $349 course being taught at our schools
  • The same great teachers that we have in NYC
  • Lifetime Access to hundreds of video lessons


All for just $119!

Topics Covered:

  • Six Different Barre Chord Shapes
  • Play Every Major, Minor and Seven Chord!
  • The Bo Diddley Strum
  • Memorizing Note Locations (so that when you need to play a Bb, a G# or ANY 7th, major or minor chord you can instantly locate the note)
  • Chord Voicing
  • Music Theory
  • Major 7 Chords
  • The Circle of Fifths
  • The I-V-vi-IV in Any Key
  • The Andalusian Cadence
  • Power Chords
  • Left Hand Damps
  • Scratching and Syncopated Rhythm Playing


Why take this course and how much time does it take to complete?

Do you search the internet for the chords to your favorite songs only to be repeatedly disappointed to find that you can't play them because they use an F chord or a B chord?

Movable barre chords have ended the careers of countless potentially great guitarists before they ever began. That's because holding down all six strings on an acoustic guitar is difficult! With this 10 week course you can avoid the tragic fate of so many students before you and actually master barre chords opening the door to every important chord in the musical universe!

Do I need any previous guitar experience?

Yes! This class is for students who have completed NYC Guitar School courses I - IV or who are otherwise confident and knowledgeable at with open chords, small barre chords like the four finger F chord, four finger chords, and first finger barred A5 and E5 chords, as well as basic eighth note and sixteenth note strumming patterns and right hand techniques like the palm mute and scratching. (If you are almost but not quite ready, take Level IV, Guitar Workshop.)

Not sure if this is the right class for you? Try our Self-Evaluation page!


Your Instructor


NYC Guitar School
NYC Guitar School

We don’t merely teach guitar information. We teach people.

People succeed at guitar when they practice. They practice because they are committed. Their commitment is strengthened when their goals are motivating, when their pathways to achievement are believable and achievable, and when they are supported by other people who care about their success.

As teachers, we succeed when we help our students to identify and behave as guitar players. So we teach kids and adults fundamentals in the context of the music they are inspired by, whether it is Bach or Green Day. We break down long term goals into small and achievable steps. We give our students opportunities to hear others play, to perform, and to experience the positive role model of a teacher who excels in guitar.

Some of our students achieve great success in music. Others find a positive outlet, pastime, or experience which adds to their life. We are happy either way.


Class Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After purchase, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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