Guitar Lessons for Absolute Beginners

Start playing guitar as quickly and painlessly as possible. These lessons cover topics from holding your 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.

Sep12
Which Guitar First

So…you’ve just bought your first guitar? Now where do we go? This lesson covers the basics of what you should be learning on day one.

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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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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
Egyptian Art

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
Guitar Posture

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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