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Interested in improving your guitar playing ability? This collection of resources contains hundreds of free guitar lessons designed for guitarists of all levels of proficiency.
  1. Beginner Guitar Lesson One
  2. Beginner Guitar Lesson Two
  3. Beginner Guitar Lesson Three
  4. Beginner Guitar Lesson Four
  5. Beginner Guitar Lesson Five
  6. Beginner Guitar Lesson Six
  7. Beginner Guitar Lesson Seven
  1. Beginner Guitar Lesson Eight
  2. Beginner Guitar Lesson Nine
  3. Beginner Guitar Lesson Ten
  4. Beginner Guitar Lesson Eleven
  5. Strumming Lessons
  6. Songwriting

Beginner 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.

Beginner 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.

Beginner 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.

Beginner 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.

Beginner 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.

Beginner 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.

Beginner 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.

Beginner 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.

Beginner 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.

Beginner 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.

Beginner 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.

Strumming Lessons

The rhythmic aspect of guitar playing is often the most overlooked by beginners. If you can't get your guitar playing to sound like it "does on the CD", spend some time with these lessons.


If you're having trouble coming up with good melodies or chord progressions for your original music, these songwriting resources should help.

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