Learn to play guitar in thirty minutes, thanks to these one-on-one guitar lessons with our managing editor David Hodge.

There's too much ground for beginner guitar players to cover, so we've recorded this free series of guitar lessons on topics like strumming, finger picking, singing and playing at the same time. Occasionally these podcasts also supplement our easy guitar song lessons, featuring bands like Green Day.

Each podcast is like a free, private lesson with David Hodge, the author of five Complete Idiot's Guide to Guitar books.  You'll never miss a new Guitar Noise podcast if you subscribe with iTunes or RSS.

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Learn how to combine strumming and single note picking, not only for our arrangement of Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” but for any song you play.

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Finger Picking Guitar

Since our next Topic of the Month is Finger Picking it seemed like a good idea to show how you can add simple techniques you already know from single note playing and strumming to spice up your finger picking playing as well.

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Outdoor Guitar Jam

It’s time to explore what to do when we get around to playing with another guitarist. So here we start out with a simple arrangement for two guitars.

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Summer Band Camp

In this podcast we’ll work on getting the basics of the summer camp song “Puff The Magic Dragon” down, plus have a little fun with the bass line.

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Let’s finish our look at “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” by looking at a slightly more complicated strumming pattern as well as learning about a new voicing of the G7 chord.

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In this podcast we’ll continue to explore how to sing and play at the same time, using “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” as our example.

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In this podcast we’ll take a look at getting comfortable with strumming with an eye toward being able to sing and play at the same time.

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In this podcast we’ll make an arrangement for the last half of the verse and also do something fun with the chorus of the old Irish folksong, “The Star of the County Down.”

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