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- Total Time 1 hr, 49 min
- Lessons 16
- Attachments 23
- Exercises 25
16 Lessons in This Course
3 minFREEGuitar lesson 1Free2 CQ
So you want to learn how to play guitar? First, you need to learn how to tune one. This lesson runs through tuning all strings with an electric tuner.
8 minGuitar lesson 25 CQ
Learning how to play the guitar requires developing finger dexterity and strength. This beginner guitar lesson shows how to practice fretting and picking.
5 minGuitar lesson 33 CQ
In this beginner guitar lesson, learn and practice troubleshooting a handful of the most common open position guitar chords, from A to G, in major and minor.
4 minGuitar lesson 43 CQ
In this beginner guitar lesson, learn a down, down-up strum pattern and start playing chords based on the chord pairings listed in the lesson attachments.
5 minGuitar lesson 53 CQ
In this introduction to music theory for beginner guitarists, learn how to find all the available notes, or intervals, along the guitar fretboard.
5 minGuitar lesson 63 CQ
Power chords are the building blocks of rock music, and are super easy to play! Learn the shapes and sounds of these chords in this beginner guitar lesson.
8 minGuitar lesson 75 CQ
The guitar fretboard is made up of shapes based on octaves. In this lesson, learn the CAGED system that connects octave shapes for fluid playing.
8 minGuitar lesson 85 CQ
What does it mean to play in key? In this beginner guitar lesson, learn about chord functions and key centers so you can jam out with other musicians.
8 minGuitar lesson 95 CQ
Now that you're familiar with open-position chord key progressions, it's time to learn how to play key progressions with guitar barre chords in this lesson.
10 minGuitar lesson 106 CQ
Why should you learn different major and minor chord shapes throughout the guitar neck? Learn why in this lesson, and also practice mastering them!
4 minGuitar lesson 113 CQ
Scales—ordered arrangements of notes—are foundational for learning music. In this beginner guitar lesson, learn how to make scales starting with major keys.
7 minGuitar lesson 124 CQ
Pentatonic scales are 5-note scales that don't contain half steps, and they can be either major or minor. Learn how to play all 5 patterns in this lesson.
8 minGuitar lesson 135 CQ
Improvising is how guitarists distinguish themselves from one another. In this beginner guitar lesson, try out improvisation with helpful playing tips!
5 minGuitar lesson 143 CQ
In this guitar lesson, learn all 5 patterns of the major and minor arpeggios on the guitar neck—which will be the skeleton over which you'll improvise and comp.
10 minGuitar lesson 156 CQ
Want to be a strong improviser on the guitar? Learn how to switch the scale and arpeggios shapes with chord changes in this improvisational guitar lesson.
4 minGuitar lesson 163 CQ
Now that you know open chords, chord shapes, scales, and arpeggios, it's time to get some tips for how to continue practicing guitar and progress.
10136 min10-part Guitar course74 CQ
Are you ready to master the essentials of jazz music? In this jazz guitar course from professional musician Sam Dunn, guitar players who wish learn the harmonies of Jazz have a place to start!
999 min9-part Guitar course54 CQ
To master the guitar, it is essential to build skills sequentially, based on applied music theory. The result? Confidence while playing killer solos, runs, and chord progressions!
313 min3-part Guitar course9 CQ
Searching for some guitar lick inspiration? In this course, learn a variety of face-melting dominant seventh chord licks to develop your guitar knowledge base and play over any genre of music.
16109 min16-part Guitar course64 CQ
There are many ways to learn how to play guitar. In this course, Michael Palmisano shows beginners the foundations of learning guitar, and demonstrates how to apply them to improvising and comping.
15201 min15-part Guitar course109 CQ
Are you a beginner guitarist looking to learn chords? In this course, guitar teacher David Youngman demonstrates left hand exercises and strumming techniques for mastering guitar chords.