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Beginning Acoustic Guitar features Michael Thompson, one of rock's most talented session players and a Berklee College of Music graduate. Michael has performed with many popular musicians including Michael Jackson, Michael Bolton, Great White, Dokken, Reba McEntire, Peter Cetera, Ringo Starr & The All Starr Band, Cher, Celine Dion, Hall & Oates, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bette Midler and also has his own album out under the Geffen label. In this video, he teaches 30 minutes of basic acoustic guitar lessons that are used by every popular musician today. Michael introduces the guitar by starting with the instrument and its parts, followed by tuning. He shows you fundamental chords, chord progressions and arpeggiated chords. Michael also demonstrates minor pentatonic scales, strumming patterns, finger picking and much more. The instructional video covers what every guitarist needs to know to get started. Michael Thompson proves that education goes a long way when it comes to selling the top gigs while sharing what it takes to get the top gigs.