Guitar Chords 101 and Guitar Scales 101, or equivalent knowledge and/or experience. (Blues Guitar and Classic Rock Guitar would complement the course.) You should be able to play your instrument in tune, have a basic understanding of reading music (notes or TAB), and have physical capabilities on the computer and instrument to allow you to download and record homework. A strong proficiency with open chords, barre chords, triad, and seventh chord inversions is required.
PC Web browser: Firefox 3.0 or higher, Internet Explorer 7 or higher
Macintosh Web browser: Firefox 3.0 or higher, Safari 3.0 or higher
Flash Player: current version
QuickTime Player: current version
Acrobat Reader: current version
A basic audio recording tool that will allow you to record yourself playing along with a background track and save the recording in MP3 format. You will have a tool to use for this purpose inside the learning environment. Alternatively, you can use software like Audacity, GarageBand, or a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).
Acoustic guitar. Although the use of an acoustic guitar is ideal and recommended, it's acceptable to take the course using an electric guitar.
A built-in microphone or an external microphone plugged directly into your computer (via built in ports or an external audio interface)
If using an electric guitar, a basic amp chord with a 1/4- to 1/8-inch adapter for recording directly into the computer
A printer is recommended, so that you can print out music examples used in the course