Learning how to play the guitar is a wonderful, never-ending journey.
In the beginning, your fingers hurt and your hands are weak but don't worry: with practice, little by little, your skills will improve. We've all been through this.
On this big page, you find all the free lessons available on this site, grouped by topics and experience level.
Warning, all these lessons could be overwhelming! If this is your first time here, start from here. Also, to learn the right thing at the right time, consider joining the free newsletter to receive step-by-step weekly emails that will take you from A to Z.
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Never Touched a Guitar Before?
Then jump to your first guitar lesson, created for those who never picked up a guitar before and need to know how to start learning guitar.
How To Practice Guitar and How The Brain Learns
Here you find some smart strategies that have the power to multiply the effectiveness of the hours spent in practice. The latest findings in neuroscience and about how the brain learns can help guitarists too. Practice smart, not hard!
- How To Plan a Guitar Practice Routine
- Effective Memorization Strategies for Guitar Players
- How to Practice Guitar | Guitar practice tips
- Guitar Pain: How To Prevent Muscle and Tendon Disorders
- How To Hold a Guitar Pick
- How To Read Guitar Tabs
- How to Read Music for Guitar | Chords, Scales, Staff, Strumming
- How Long does it Take to Learn Guitar?
- Too old to learn guitar?
- Paul Gilbert Tells you Why You Should Learn Guitar
- Guitar Practice and Natural Talent
- Why You Must Build Your Repertoire
- Which Tone to Use for Practice: Clean, Crunch or Distortion?
- Practice Without a Guitar In Hands
- How to use a Metronome with Guitar
- Greatest AHA Moments
- Ear Training to Improve Your Musicianship
- 4+1 tips for Learning How to Sing While Playing Guitar
Chords: How To Play and Build Them
Chords are the soul of guitar playing. There exist lots of different chords shapes. Here you'll learn all those shapes and the theory needed to know how to create new chords in any fretboard area.
- How To Transpose Guitar Chords
- How To Use Chord Tones Fretboard Maps
- Guitar Chord Formulas
- Chord Substitution for guitar players
- Chord Transformation Made Simple
- Chord Scales | How To Build Chords from Scales
- How To Play Shell Chords on Guitar
- Diminished Guitar Chords | Diminished Triads, Half-Diminished, Dim7th
How To Assemble Chords Together In The Right Way
The secrets on why some chords play well together are unveiled in this section. Learn the most used chord sequences, and how to tweak them to create new ideas and unique songs. You'll learn about secondary dominants, borrowed chords, key modulation, and a magic tool called the Circle Of Fifths, an ingenious device that embeds all the music theory you need.
Learn Your Fretboard: Notes, Geometry, Applied Theory
The number one advice for those who want to jump to the next level: learn your fretboard! With the resources in this section, you'll learn how to navigate the fretboard fluently, how to find note names, intervals, and inversion. Probably the most appreciated part of this whole site!
Play Guitar Scales Along All The Neck And Create Great Solos
In this section, you'll find all the resources you need to learn scales on guitar: major, minor, pentatonic, exotic scales, arpeggios, all of them played all along the fretboard in different shapes (4 notes box, 3 notes per string and other patterns). Equipped with this knowledge, you'll start creating great solos.
- The Major Scale: A Step-by-Step Approach To Play The Major Scale Along All The Neck
- The Minor Scale, also known as the Aeolian Mode
- How To Play Guitar Scales | The Complete Guide
- Guitar Strings Bending
- The D Major Scale for Guitar
- Guitar Fingering: How To Fret Scales and Arpeggios
- Open Minor Pentatonic: The Easiest Scale You Can Play
- How To Learn Lead Guitar For Beginners
- Easy Guitar Solos for Beginners
- Greatest Guitar Riffs: Another Top Ten
- Two Notes Per String Scale Patterns
- Vibrato: How To Make Your Guitar Sing
- Exotic Guitar Scales | Add some spice to your guitar sound
- Augmented Scale for Guitar
- The Whole Tone Scale On Guitar
- The Mixolydian Scale: Hear the Power of the b7
- The Lydian Scale: The Joyful Magic of a Raised Fourth
- The Locrian Scale: Dissonant And Tense Feel
- The Dorian Scale: Add Serious and Sad Feelings To Your Sound
- The Phrygian Scale: Exotic And Dark Vibes
- Easy Trick to Expand The Pentatonic Scale Box
- The Neapolitan Scale and its chords
- How To Play The Harmonic Minor Scale
- The Melodic Minor Scale: Chords and Modes
- 10 Alternate Picking Exercises
- Guitar Arpeggios
- Superimposing Arpeggios: The Complete Reference
- Guitar Scale Exercise | Effective Exercises To Break The Scalar Sound
- How To Play Great Solos Using Chord Tones
- How To Play Twin Guitars Solo
- Learn Guitar Modes: Parallel and Relative Approach
- How To Solo Over a 12-Bar Blues
- Blues Chord Tones Exercises
- Shifting Pentatonics: Create New Sound With Patterns You Already Know
- Sweep Picking on Guitar
- How To Play Legato
- String Skipping: Play Wide Intervals
- Bebop Scales | Cool Jazz Scales for Guitar
Apply Your Guitar Knowledge To Songs and New Genres
Don't ever forget that for a fruitful practice we must have fun. Music is energy, music is fun, and there is no better thing than play the songs we like, best with our friends. In this section, you'll find songs to play with your guitar, along with guides on specific genres and styles.
For Teachers And Musicians
Are you already experienced and want to start teaching guitar? Or do you want to learn how to improve your teaching services? Maybe learn how to sell your music, or to find more students?
This section is dedicated to guitar teachers and musicians that want to grow their exposure.
Guitar Life: Interesting Facts and People
Reading the bio and facts about our favorite guitar players is always an excellent source of inspiration. In this section, you can read about some of the masters that have taken the guitar to the next level. You'll also find advice on the life as a musician.
- Guitar Patents: Some Bizarre and Genius Inventions
- What A Navy Seal Can Teach You About Learning Guitar
- Tosin Abasi | 8 Strings Guitar Genius
- Kaki King | The New Guitar Goddess
- Life against the Odds : The Story of Jason Becker
- A lesson with John March, Ted Greene’s Dedicated Student
- Keith Richards Open G Tuning
- The Father of Gipsy Jazz: Django Reinhardt
- Who Invented Tapping on Guitar? Maybe a Doctor from Italy
- Angus Young's Diabolical Riffs
In-Depth Reviews: Find The Best Online Lessons
Many students are making great progress with online lessons: we have created guides and reviews to help you find the lessons system that better fits with you. Imagine what a great guitarist you could be in one year with a professional guitar course that takes you step-by-step from A to Z.
- The Best Online Guitar Training Websites
- Guitar Tricks Review
- Jamplay Review
- TrueFire Review
- ArtistWorks Review
- Fender Play Review
- Gibson Learn And Master Review