Absolute Beginner Guitar Lessons

Guitar ChoicesWe want you to start playing guitar as quickly and painlessly as possible. These lessons cover topics the absolute beginner will need help with, from holding the guitar to basic strumming and your first chords. When you reach the end of these lessons, we'll gladly help you figure out what to learn next, because nobody stays an absolute beginner forever.

Oct12
Correct Guitar Posture

How you hold your guitar can make a big difference on how quickly you make progress learning to play. David Hodge gives you a few tips to help you out.

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Sep15
Strumming for Beginners

Guitarists nowadays think of rhythm in terms of “up” and “down,” the motions of strumming, instead of thinking of rhythm in much simpler terms – numbers and counting. In this, the first of a series of four articles, we begin to hone our strumming techniques so that any rhythmic pattern will be within our grasp.

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Feb15

Part two in our explanation of standard notation. Now you know what the are, it’s time to learn what else music notation can teach you. Timing is everything.

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Sep12
Guitar Showroom

Welcome to the first of our Absolute Beginner articles. Our hope is to get you started playing the guitar as quickly and as painlessly as possible.

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May25

Stringing and cleaning your guitar is something you will need to do periodically. Here is a step by step lesson on how to do it properly.

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Oct18

A quick guide to reading music notation. This is something that many of you have asked for. It is also something that any and every serious musician needs.

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Aug01

How many of you really understand the importance of proper posture? This article takes a look at proper guitar posture and its effect on your playing.

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