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Free Beginner Guitar Lessons

New to guitar? Take a look at this series of online lessons, designed to help novice guitarists learn the instrument. Lessons includes songs, scales, exercises, and more. Lesson one is aimed at those who have never played guitar before.

Learning Guitar - Lesson Three
Lesson three of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we cover nine major and minor chords, a blues scale, strumming patterns, and learn many songs.

Learning Guitar - Lesson Two
Lesson two of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we cover minor chords, an e phrygian scale, strumming patterns, and playing songs.

Learning Guitar - Lesson Four
Guitar lesson four covers power chords, note names on the sixth and fifth string, strumming patterns, and a bunch more songs to play

Beginner Strumming Patterns
One aspect of learning guitar that is rarely discussed in detail is the use of strumming patterns. Learning a few basic strums will allow novice guitarists to sound like a pro. This lesson gives detail on some of these easy patterns.

Eight Chords You Need to Learn Now!
Here are the eight most essential chords that any new guitarist needs to learn, in order to start playing songs.

Learn Guitar Solos - Improvising guitar solos - learn to solo on guitar
n this two-part series on learning the basics of improvising, we study how to play a blues scale, plus go over basic techniques like note bending, and vibrato.

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 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 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.

Learning Songs to Practice Finger Stretches
In response to a user email, we examine ways of making Pink Floyd's Is There Anybody Out There easier to play

Guitar for Kids
The first in a series designed for adults who wish to teach children to play guitar, but who have little or no prior experience in playing guitar themselves.

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