Quick Start Beginner Lessons
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
Lesson 2 - The Em Chord
In this lesson we will be learning our second chord, the Em 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Lesson 13 - Rolling In The Deep
Great example of a song, on acoustic, that uses power chords.
Lesson 15: The B minor Barre Chord
In this lesson we will learn our first barre type chord. Barre chords can be difficult for beginners but they are a must if you wish to play a variety of songs. We will cover the full B minor barre chord as well as a few "cheats" to get you going. We will also cover some exercises to help build the strength to play the barre chords
Lesson 16: The F Major Chord
The F Major Chord is one of the tougher chords for beginners. In this lesson we will examine and learn 3 ways to play an F chord. The fingerings for this chord are movable so the shape can be used for other major chords as well. The F chord is used in many songs so it is important to practice and learn this chord.
Lesson 17: B Major Barre Chord
In this lesson we will be studying a B major barre chord. This is a movable chord shape that can be used to play any major chord. I will show you several ways to play it while you are learning the full barre chord. It is inevitable that you will run across a B major chord when you are learning songs.
Lesson 18: F# Minor Barre Chord
In this lesson we are going to study the last of the main types of barre chords for beginners. The minor barre chord with the root on the E string. Once this chord form is learned it can be moved to create any minor chord you need as long as the root note is on the low E string