The lessons below are designed to take you through the process of learning how to play the guitar from the very beginning. Each section is divided into different levels, or “modules” where you will find content and video lessons related to that level.
The modules follow a sequential order which enables subsequent lessons to build upon concepts from previous lessons. Simply return to the main menu of a specific module to review a lesson in that level again.
After completing a level you will be given the opportunity to upgrade to the next level without losing access to the previous level. No prior knowledge or experience is required in order to get started. All you need is commitment and the desire to learn!
Module 1 provides an overview of the guitar along with some advice about your playing position.
Lessons Include: Guitar Anatomy, Tuning the Guitar, Types of Guitars, Guitar Essentials, Fretboard Awareness, The Musical Alphabet, 1st Position & Tab, Counting Time. The Am chord, The Em chord.
In this Module you will learn how to play primary “open” chords, basic strumming patterns and several easy songs. You will also learn how to play a Turn-Around, how to modulate between different keys.
Lessons Include: Ten Easy Chords, Five Easy 2 Chord Songs, Changing Keys, and Modulating Part 1
Module 3 will show you how to play one of the most common chord progressions in five different major and minor keys. There is a lesson that focuses on the F major chord, with tips that will make it easier for you to play. You will also learn two new strumming techniques and a couple of songs.
Lessons Include: Playing a Common Chord Progression. The F Major Chord, Amazing Grace, Playing a 3/4 Strumming Pattern, Five Primary Minor Chords, Wafarin Stranger, Playing a 4/4 Strumming Pattern.
This Module will introduce you to some basic theory and scales. You will learn about the Circle of Fifths, First Position Scales, Enharmonic Scales, and various techniques such as pull-offs, hammers, etc.
Lessons Include: Circle of Fifths, C Major Scale, G Major Scale, D Major Scale, A Major Scale, E Major Scale, Enharmonic Scales, Guitar Techniques
Aim to set aside a specific time each week to go through your lessons. You should only need about 15-30 minute practice sessions at first. Your fingers will probably hurt a little if you have never played guitar before. The pain will disappear after you build some finger calluses. If you make a commitment to play your guitar each day, this process shouldn’t take too long. Remember… “No pain, No gain!” But it’s worth it in the long run.
I’m looking forward to teaching you how to play the guitar!