By Dan Cross, About.com Guide
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!
Understanding Guitar Chords
Learning a few chords, and strumming a simple song can be a very rewarding experience for the beginner guitarist. Get information on how to play chords here.
Guitarists have created their own method of music notation, guitar tablature which, while admittedly flawed, provides a simple and easy to read way of sharing music with other guitarists.
Choosing an Instrument
For the first time buyer, the thought of buying a guitar can be overwhelming. There are numerous decisions to make, and without guidance, the novice won't have the information they need to make a smart purchase. The following resources should help walk beginners through the process of choosing the correct instrument for them, at a price within their budget.
- Top Ten Beginner Acoustic Guitars
- Top Five Beginner Electric Guitars
- Top Five Beginner Bass Guitars
- Beginner Amp Recommendation
As a guitar owner, there are a few routines you need to undertake, in order to keep your instrument sounding great. Here are a few important techniques to use.
Learning your basic scales is essential for beginner guitarists - not only in order to develop technique, but to begin the process of fundamentally knowing your way around the fretboard.