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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!

NOTE: You can now receive these guitar lessons by e-mail.

Learning Guitar - Guitar Lesson One
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 of songs.

Learning Guitar - Guitar Lesson Two
This free guitar lesson picks up where lesson one left off. This second beginner lesson teaches scales, names of the open strings, minor chords, strumming patterns, and songs.

Learning Guitar - Guitar Lesson Three
Lots more instruction for beginner guitarists in lesson three, including learning a blues scale, a new strumming pattern, three new chords, and many new songs.

Learning Guitar - Guitar Lesson Four
In the fourth installment of this this free guitar lesson series, we learn about power chords, note names on the sixth and fifth string, new strumming patterns, plus a whole bunch of new songs.

Learning Guitar - Guitar Lesson Five
We continue our online series of beginner lessons, this week delving into sharps and flats, learning a 12-bar blues, a B minor chord, new songs, and more. Lesson features RealAudio clips to play along to.

Learning Guitar - Guitar Lesson Six
In part six of this series designed for beginner guitarists, we learn strumming patterns, barre chord shapes, 7th chords, a chromatic scale, and new songs. Now featuring RealAudio and MP3 files.

Learning Guitar - Guitar Lesson Seven
In part seven of our ongoing free guitar lesson series designed for novices, we learn about fingerpicking, barre chords, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Plus, as usual, we learn many new pop and rock songs to play.

Learning Guitar - Guitar Lesson Eight
In part eight of this free guitar lesson series, we examine more advanced strumming techniques, fingerpicking patterns, string bending, sliding, plus of course learn many new songs. Featuring real audio and mp3 clips.

Learning Guitar - Guitar Lesson Nine
In part nine of the beginner guitar lesson series, we examine a complex strumming technique, a two octave major scale pattern, sus4 chords, plus learn a bunch of new songs. Featuring real audio and mp3 clips.

Learning Guitar - Guitar Lesson Ten
In the tenth edition of the continuing series devoted to learning guitar online, we examine advanced bending concepts, major chord inversions, palm muting, plus take a chord quiz, and more. Featuring mp3 clips and more.

Learning Guitar - Guitar Lesson Eleven
In the most recent installment in the series of free guitar lessons, we take a look at seventh barre chord shapes, major chord inversions, strumming patterns, and of course learn many new songs.

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