Free Beginner Guitar Lessons
(Scroll down to see the full list of lessons in this section)
Whether you’re a beginner guitarist or picking up the guitar for
the first time, this is the right place for you to be. The following tutorials are specially created for
newer players that will get you up and running.
It is suggested that the beginner guitar lessons be viewed in the numerical order, as per navigation tabs.
* Beginners TAKE NOTE *
It is NECESSARY to read through the lessons in this section in order to gain a
foundation for much more advanced and complex concepts. And if you think you can simply skip this part and jump
into more advanced lessons, you WILL kill yourself without the proper foundation.
I would also suggest you download a copy of Guitar Pro 6 as it will make practising the exercises easier. For
advanced players and people who prefer video lessons, you should check out the video guitar lessons here or our intermediate guitar lessons section.
A word of advice is to work at your own pace and not rush through the lessons until you fully understand each
one of them. I also want to stress to you the importance of clearing any doubts straight away once you encounter
Heed this advice as I was once a beginner guitar player who was struggling to learn the basics of playing the
guitar.I was simply trying to cramp and learn too much stuff at the same time and thus never really tried to
tackled the questions or doubts that I had. I also jumped around learning different things when I encounter
problems in playing the guitar.
As a result, this had not only lengthened my learning curve but also resulted in alot of frustration through my
early days of learning guitar when I was a beginner.
We hope that you find this to be a very useful place for you to look for answers and if you encounter any
problems while playing the guitar, feel free to drop us an email. Also, we would
appreciate it if you would leave comments/feedbacks so that we can improve on the quality of the lessons to benefit
everyone learning the guitar.
Lastly and most importantly, have FUN on beginning your musical journey and enjoy playing the guitar…
Listing of Beginner Guitar Lessons:
LessonJP: Video Guitar Lessons ( Best resource for beginner guitar players)
- Different Parts of the Guitar Explained
The first lesson in the beginner guitar lesson section is on the anatomy of the guitar. It is important to understand the common names and functions for the various parts of the guitar. This is of particular importance in the technical guitar lessons using some specific parts of the guitar.
- A Newbies's Guide on How to Read Guitar Tabs
Guitar tablature is the unofficial language of guitar music online. It is an essential skill for guitarists who want to learn the guitar online and can be picked up very easily. Furthermore, being able to read tabs gives you one of the quickest and easiest ways to start playing the guitar.
- Understanding And Learning the Notes on The Guitar Fretboard
One of the most common problems with beginner guitarists is that they cannot find their way around the guitar fretboard. You would also be surprised with the number of guitarists out there who had been playing for years and still hesitate when asked to find any notes on any strings. (Identify a note to a corresponding fret in a split second).
- Basic Open Chords for Beginner Guitar Players That You Must Know
Open chords are the most basic chords in guitar playing. These open guitar chords are important for beginner guitar players as they form the basis for many pop songs.
- Secrets of Mastering Movable Barre And Half Barre Chords
Barre chords are essential chord shapes that every guitarists need to learn. They are movable chords which makes them very useful in song transposition. A much simpler barre chord is the half barre.
- 3 Basic Guitar Rhythm Strumming Patterns You Need to Know
Learning how to strum a guitar is an essential part of guitar playing. By learning how to strum a guitar, you can use the guitar as an accompaniment to sing or impress friends in a gathering.
- Simple Chord Progressions That Beginner Guitarists Can Use
I hoped that you had read and practiced the previous lesson on basic guitar strumming patterns. With that knowledge, we can apply it to some of the common chord progressions found in this beginner guitar lesson.
- Tips on Changing Guitar Chords Fluently
Sadly, music doesn’t work that way, and eventually, you will need to learn to change chords. Luckily we can help give you some pointers that will make changing chords a bit easier when it comes time for you to learn some songs.
- How to Hold And Play With a Guitar Pick
In electric guitar playing, the guitar pick is one of the most important tools for the guitarist. I will spend some time to introduce the guitar picks in this beginner guitar lesson and show you how to play with a guitar pick as well as correct techniques to hold the guitar pick.
- Music Intervals And Basic Theory for Guitarists
I want to do a quick introduction to some basic music theory in this beginner guitar lesson. Basically, a music interval refers to the distance between 2 notes. Many students have asked me why they should study music intervals.
- Counting Time Signature in Sheet Music
Learning to read and understand sheet music can be quite daunting for a beginner guitarist, especially if you are used to relying on chord diagrams or tablature.
- Essential Guitar Warm Up Exercises And Techniques to Prevent Injuries
Many beginner guitarists often overlook the importance of doing finger warm ups prior to practicing on the guitar. This is a very serious mistake that would really hamper the growth and long term development of their guitar playing skills.
- What Makes a Good Guitar Practice Plan for Efficiency in Learning?
Do keep in mind that becoming a very good guitarist will not happen overnight. Learning the guitar can be a lifelong process as you continuously improve your playing skill from one level to another. So what's the best way in learning how to practice guitar?
- 4 Easy Steps to Change And Restring Your Guitar Strings
You are about to learn how to easily change your guitar strings, and if you already know how to do this through one method or the other, there is no harm in learning further how to possibly do it in another way.
- Learn How to Tune a Guitar Properly
While it would be nice, your instrument doesn’t stay in tune itself. In fact, guitars tend to go out of tune more often than other instruments. This is because many guitarists don’t understand the importance of putting strings on the guitar properly.
- Secrets of Using A Metronome for Guitar Pratice
I'm sure you've heard that it is incredibly useful to practice with a metronome. Most books and teachers make it abundantly clear that using a metronome is a great way to improve your timing.
- How to Get Rid of Unwanted Noise in Guitar Playing
Okay, so you’ve honed your chops, you’ve put in your thousand plus hours to learn how to shred and play heart stopping, head banging, groove oriented riffs, but you still have problems with all those extra strings.
- 5 Easy Beginner Guitar Songs That You Can Start Playing To
If you are new to guitar, a great way to get started is by learning songs. Songs are full of useful techniques and they allow you to get an inside view into what goes in to a song structure.
- Advanced Guitar Tab Symbols And Notation Reading
Guitar tabs notation for more advanced guitar playing techiques. Guitar tabs definations and guitar tabs symbols.
- Guitar FAQ - Notes & Emails From Our Readers
We receive tons of questions from our members all the time. In order to help address common issues that guitarists face, we have decided to post commonly asked questions on guitar playing here...
Acoustic Guitar Lessons for Beginners
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