Free Guitar Lessons

We realize that before making a purchase you might want to try some free guitar lessons. Below are a few lessons that will give you a taste of our teaching style and production quality. If you like the experience, please visit our store for a full access subscription or special package. A full list of lessons we currently offer is available on the About The Lessons page.

Free Guitar Lessons

Blues Intros

Blues Intros

In this lesson we will examine some common blues intros using a new voicing for a dominant 7 chord. You can use these intros to spice up your 12 bar blues. On many classic blues recording there is a tasty intro that kicks the song off.  They can be based on the root chord of the song or even start on the V chord.  Sometimes blues intros take the place of the first 4 bars of the 12 bar form as you will see in our first example. There are many options and ways to showcase your own personal style in a blues intro.

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Lagrima Part 1 (Lagrima tab included)

Lagrima Part 1 (Lagrima tab included)

In this lesson we will learn the first part of the classical guitar tune, Lagrima. It is one of the best known original tunes buy Spanish guitarist Francisco Terrega. The composition consists of 16 bars and follows an ABA pattern. The A section is written in E Major and the B section is written in E minor. Each section consists of 8 bars. In this lesson we will study the E Major section and also provide the Lagrima tab.

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The G Run

The G Run

The G Run is a common riff used in bluegrass and created by Lester Flatt that signifies the end of a chord progression. It is often used as the basis to improvisation as well. It is a very recognizable riff in the bluegrass realm.

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You Shook Me All Night Long Lesson and Tab by ACDC

You Shook Me All Night Long Lesson and Tab by ACDC

You Shook Me All Night Long uses variations of G, C, and D throughout most of the tune. While the versus and choruses are relatively easy to grasp, the lead intro might take some work. You Shook Me All Night Long tab is available in this lesson.

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Basic Rasqueado Flamenco Strumming

Basic Rasqueado Flamenco Strumming

In this lesson we will start learning the Flamenco strumming technique called the Rasqueado. We will start with a very basic one finger rasqueado strum. The rasqueado strumming technique allows for the complex, subdivided rhythms that we find in Flamenco music.  The strum involves flicking your finger over the strings.  Using all for fingers of your strum hand you can create and play very interesting rhythm patterns

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Thinking Out Loud Chords

Thinking Out Loud Chords

In this free guitar lesson we will be learning Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran. This popular tune is a great song for beginners. This lesson also includes a tab sheet that you can download to follow along with the video. Thinking Out Loud chords are A, D, Em, Bm, and G.  There are also A7 and D/F# used in the song. In the verse of the song Ed uses a quick hammer on lick over the A chord going into the D chord.  This short melodic lick leads us back the the beginning of the phrase.

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Tips for Guitar Strumming Patterns

Tips for Guitar Strumming Patterns

Strumming and rhythm are some of the more difficult concepts to teach and learn. In this lesson we will discuss some tips for improving your rhythm and strumming technique. This technique can be applied to all guitar strumming patterns.

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Heart of Gold chords and tab

Heart of Gold chords and tab

In this lesson we will be learning Neil Young’s Heart of Gold. This tune is fairly simple using just 4 open chords throughout. Heart of Gold chords are Em, G, C, and D.  He also uses a variation on Em called Em7 by adding the pinky to the 3rd fret of the B string.  There are basically 3 sections to the tune, an intro, verse, and chorus.

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Embellishing the Major chord Hendrix style

Embellishing the Major chord Hendrix style

In this lesson we will learn some cool riffs to embellish the Major chord. This is in the style of Jimi Hendrix, SRV, and many bluesy players

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You and Tequila by Kenny Chesney (chords and tab)

You and Tequila by Kenny Chesney (chords and tab)

You and Tequila is a relatively simple tune with mainly open chords based in the key of G. Tune down 1/2 step to be in tune with the original recording.  Kenny Chesney uses the chords G, Csus2, G/B, D, Bm, and A7 to build the chord progressions in the song.

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Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton (Chords and Tabs)

Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton (Chords and Tabs)

In this lesson we will learn the classic Eric Clapton tune Wonderful Tonight. This tune has several guitar parts including a relatively simple lead line that is great for students just learning how to bend strings. The Wonderful Tonight chords are primarily G, C and D major. There are several different layered guitar parts in the recording that arpeggiate the chords.  One of the guitars use open chords and the other uses a form of barre chords.

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BB King : Vibrato and Bends Guitar Lesson

BB King : Vibrato and Bends Guitar Lesson

In this BB King guitar lesson we will study the vibrato and bending techniques used by guitar legend BB King. His particular style of vibrato and bending is very recognizable. In fact his unique vibrato is one of his defining attributes.  His bending style is quite remarkable in the amount of semi tones he can find in one bend just by slight adjustment.

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