The web has a vast number of resources available for learning about guitar.



The web has a vast number of resources available for learning about guitar. You can learn how to play songs, how to repair your broken instrument, how to play fancy scales, and much more. The trouble is, there just aren't many GOOD guitar lessons available to someone looking to start playing guitar. These guitar lessons are designed for people who own (or have borrowed) a guitar, but don't yet know the first thing about playing it.
Have you always wanted to play guitar, but never got around to actually getting started? Here is reason to begin... a free online guitar lesson, which is essentially the same lesson I teach all new students. You'll learn how to hold a guitar and pick, the names of parts of the guitar, a scale, a few chords, and a couple songs.

The following free guitar lessons have been created with the beginner in mind. It is suggested that new guitarists begin at lesson one, spending at least one week learning the exercises and songs in that lesson before moving on. Learning to relax while playing guitar will help immeasurably, so be sure to have fun!

What you'll need for these Guitar Lessons

  • A guitar with six strings. Any type of guitar will work fine.
  • A guitar pick. Medium gauged picks are recommended to start with, but any will work okay in a pinch.       
  • A chair without arms.

A reasonable amount of patience.

Guitar Lesson Overview: What you'll learn

By the end of your first guitar lesson, you will have learned: the names of many parts of the guitar, the names of the open strings, the process of tuning the guitar, how to hold and use a pick, how to play a chromatic scale, and how to play a simple song using Gmajor, Cmajor, and Dmajor chords.