Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Electric GuitarWhether 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.

Dec16
Guitar Teacher and Student

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.

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May31
Which Guitar First

Most beginners will want to know what kind of guitar to buy first – an acoustic or an electric? Each has its own benefits which this article explains.

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May14

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.”

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Apr15

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!

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Mar05

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.

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Oct07

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.

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Sep30

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.

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Sep01

If you’re learning guitar and want the advantages of having a teacher but you’re worried about finances, taking group lessons may be just the thing for you!

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