New Release: Introduction to Guitar

Photo by Michael Sparks Keegan

 We’re happy to announce the release of a beginner guitar collection composed and performed by Thaddeus Hogarth. These songs complement the Introduction to Guitar course that Thaddeus teaches on the Coursera platform.

Sign in and check out the beginner guitar songs here.

Thaddeus Hogarth is an award-winning singer/songwriter and guitar faculty at Boston’s famed Berklee College of Music. You can learn more about his music on his website.

Born in England and raised in St. Kitts, West Indies, multi-instrumentalist Thaddeus Hogarth brings a diverse set of musical influences to his work. As an original recording artist, he leads a powerhouse unit delivering a collection of serious funk-rock R&B tunes that make you stop, listen and groove.

Thaddeus has previously shared the bill or stage with the likes of such legends as Tower of Power, Ernie Isley, Average White Band, Fred Wesley (James Brown), Bernie Worrell (Parliament Funkadelic), Matt Schofield, Steve Kimock, The Neville Brothers, Eric Gales, Johnny Winter and James Montgomery.

As an educator, Thaddeus has authored a highly acclaimed guitar instructional book, “Funk/R&B Guitar: Creative Solos, Grooves and Sounds” on Hal Leonard/Berklee Press. This book outlines his unique approach to guitar instruction. This is explored in depth in his Berklee Music Online Course: Funk R&B Guitar.

His “Intro to Guitar” course on Coursera has been featured on the Today Show and NBC and enrollment has surpassed 120,000 students around the world.

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