Are you new to guitar and don’t know where to start? The good news is most questions new guitar players face have already been answered. On this page you will find help with everything from holding your guitar, finding easy songs to play and how to read music.
Guitar Lessons for Beginners
Whether you are totally starting from scratch or whether you're just looking to get some beginner advice on a particular topic like finger picking or basic theory, you'll find all of that right here. We want you to start playing guitar as quickly and painlessly as possible. Our lessons for the absolute beginner are a great place to start. If you've got the basics down, try our easy guitar songs lessons, which teach you how to play songs you already know and love. With this many free lessons to choose from, there's really no excuse for not learning how to play guitar anymore.
Learn how to harmonize the major scale and create diatonic chords in the final part of Jim Bowley’s trilogy, “The Only Theory Lesson You’ll Ever Need.”
In Part 2 of Jim Bowley’s introduction to basic music theory, you’ll create the Major Scale, possibly the most important musical knowledge you can learn!
Jim Bowley lays down the basics of music theory – in “Part 1″ you learn about notes and where they are on the fretboard of your guitar.
Some guitarists actually have a lot of trouble with the A major chord. It looks like it should be easy enough, but that’s exactly where the problem lies.
Teaching yourself guitar runs the risk of developing some potentially harmful habits. You can avoid many common beginners’ mistakes with these helpful tips from David Hodge.