Quick Start Beginner Lessons

Lesson 1- Guitar Basics and Your First Chord

Lesson 1- Guitar Basics and Your First Chord

In this lesson we will be covering the basics such as parts of the guitar, tuning, how to hold it, fret notes, and strum.  We will also be learning our first chord! The G major chord
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Lesson 2 - The Em Chord

Lesson 2 - The Em Chord

In this lesson we will be learning our second chord, the Em chord.
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Lesson 3 - The C Major Chord

Lesson 3 - The C Major Chord

In this lesson we will be learning how to play the C major chord. C major is a little more difficult to play than the previous chord. Practice the chord and switching among the 3 chords that we have learned.
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Lesson 4 - Simple Man by Lynard Skynard - Applying Chords

Lesson 4 - Simple Man by Lynard Skynard - Applying Chords

In this lesson we are going to learn a new chord, the Am chord.  We are also going to be applying some of the chords we have learned to an easy to play song by Lynard Skynard called Simple Man. It uses the C, G, and Am chord
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Lesson 5 - Shake It Off by Taylor Swift - Easy Song

Lesson 5 - Shake It Off by Taylor Swift - Easy Song

In this lesson we will be learning the chord progression to Shake It Off by Taylor Swift.  Another easy to play 3 chord song using Am, C, and G chords.  We also be learning a new strumming pattern.
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Lesson 6 - Wagon Wheel and the D Major Chord

Lesson 6 - Wagon Wheel and the D Major Chord

In this lesson we will be learning the D major chord. And then applying that chord along with G, C, and Em to a popular song called Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker/ Old Crow Medicine Show.
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Reading Lead Sheets

Reading Lead Sheets

In this lesson we will be taking a look at how to read a lead sheet. We will use the song Desperado by the Eagles as an example.
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Reading Leading Sheets 2

Reading Leading Sheets 2

In this lesson we will learn how to read a different kind of lead sheet. We will use the song Take it Easy as an example
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Knockin on Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan

Knockin on Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan

In this lesson we will be learning the song Knockin On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan. Very easy tune with a 4 chord progression that repeats for the entire song. None the less a great song!

Song Difficulty: 1

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Lesson 10 - The A Major Chord

Lesson 10 - The A Major Chord

In this lesson we are going to learn how to play an A Major chord.  We will learn 2 different ways to play this chord.
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Lesson 11 - Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett

Lesson 11 - Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett

In this lesson we are going to apply our A major chord to a song.  Margaritaville uses just 3 chords, A, D, and G major
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Lesson 12 - Power Chords

Lesson 12 - Power Chords

Quick Beginner Lesson - Power chords are simple 2 note chords used in most genres of music.  Very easy to play and opens the door to playing a ton of songs.
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Lesson 13 - Rolling In The Deep

Lesson 13 - Rolling In The Deep

Great example of a song, on acoustic, that uses power chords.
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Lesson 14 - TNT by AC/DC

Lesson 14 - TNT by AC/DC

Another tune, on electric, that uses power chords.
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