Ultimate Guide to Udemy Guitar Courses – Unlock the Guitar

Udemy Guitar Courses: The Ultimate Guide

There are a ton of great guitar courses on Udemy, and more are being added all the time. If you haven’t heard of Udemy, it’s an online learning platform where you can take a course in pretty much anything, especially guitar. Once you buy a course, you have lifetime access to it and all its content including video lessons, backing tracks, PDFs, and more. Check out the platform here.

Here at UTG, we’ve tried and tested a lot of (probably too many) Udemy guitar courses to help us put together this guide, the idea being that you can quickly find a course that suits your needs rather than sifting through the literally 100s of courses on there. So without further ado, here’s our guide to the best guitar courses on Udemy.


Bestsellers…

If you’ve got a bestselling guitar course on Udemy, you’re doing something right, so here are the courses that are currently pleasing a lot of guitarists.

1. Complete Guitar System – Beginner to Advanced by Erick Andreas

Quick Summary: It’s easy to see why this course is a bestseller: it covers absolutely everything from the day you pick up a guitar to the day you turn pro; plus, Erick is a passionate teacher which really comes across in the (over 200) video lessons. There’s an immense amount of material to work through here, but you’ll be inspired after every lesson thanks to Erick’s contagious teaching style and fantastic explanations within a very well-structured syllabus.

​Who is this course for?
-Any level, especially beginner and intermediate players.
​-Players that want to fill in the gaps in their playing.
-Anyone wanting to take their playing to the next level.
-Anyone getting back into guitar after a long break.
​-Anyone who wants to be taught by a passionate teacher.

Click to preview up to 14 video lessons from this course


2. Guitar Chord Mastery! Turn Your Brain Into A Chord Encyclopedia by Andrew McNaughton

Quick Summary: The title of this course is a little misleading as this is really a great music theory course based on chord construction and understanding how the fretboard works. Andrew has developed a great method of presenting and getting you learn music theory on guitar, which is no mean feat. It’s one of those courses you’ll either love or hate, as you can see from the reviews, but give it a chance by checking out the 10 free preview lessons.

Who is this course for?
​-Guitarists who feel the urge to learn music theory and want a solid method.
-Guitarists looking for a structured system to understand the fretboard and chord construction.
​-Intermediate guitarists who are plateauing.

Click to preview up to 10 video lessons from this course


3. Learn Guitar: Zero to Fingerpicking in 30 Days by Patrick O’Malley

Quick Summary: This course does exactly what it says on the label – you learn fingerpicking in around or month or so, depending on how much time you have to dedicate to it. Basically, it’s the fingerpicking course you need if a) you don’t know how to fingerpick; b) you have your own (hit and miss) method that you want to standardize; or c) you want the tools to become a master at this. Nearly every style of fingerpicking is included here and the structure of the course is excellent as you learn the component parts of fingerpicking, then put them all together at the end. 

Who is this course for?
-Guitarists who want to learn fingerpicking from scratch.
​-Guitarists who want to standardize or tidy up a crappy fingerpicking technique.
​-Guitarists who want to improve their fingerpicking.
​-Guitarists who want a structured fingerpicking course with the right learning curve.

Click to preview up to 4 video lessons from this course


Kitchen Sink Courses…

By kitchen sink courses I mean the ones that include absolutely everything you could possibly want to study from beginner to advanced and then some.

1. The Professional Guitar Masterclass by Michael Palmisano

Quick Summary: This is the direct competition for Erick Andreas’ course above and is just as good if not better in my opinion as it leans more on the improvisational side of things in the later levels with a solid backing in chords and music theory in the first two levels. Bottom line: this guy is just great at explaining things, it’s as simple as that.

Who is this course for?
-Any level, especially beginner and intermediate players.
​-Players that want to fill in the gaps in their playing.
-Anyone wanting to take their playing to the next level.
-Anyone getting back into guitar after a long break.

Click to preview up to 8 video lessons from this course


2. Guitar Super System by Tyler Larson

Quick Summary: Each level of Guitar Super System is the equivalent of one semester at the Berklee School of Music, so what you’re getting is essentially the Berklee syllabus in bite-sized chunks explained by the creator of Music is Win, Tyler Larson. As you can probably guess, this is more a functional course than an all-inclusive one, but it does cover all the essential concepts you’ll need to take your playing to music college level and beyond.

Who is this course for?
-Anyone thinking about going to music college at some point.
-Anyone who can’t afford music college but wants the learning.
-Intermediate players who want to up their game.
-Anyone thinking about playing guitar for a living.

READ MORE: GSS Level 1 Review | GSS Level 2 Review | Interview with Tyler Larson

Click to preview up to 9 video lessons from this course