FREE Beginner Guitar Course

GUITAR FUNDAMENTALS

Hi there! The purpose of this course is to give you the most Minimum Essential Basic Fundamentals that you will need in order to comfortably go through the guitar song tutorials on this website. If you've never touched a guitar before in your life and are a complete and absolute beginner then this course is perfect for you :). 

Also, if you are interested in learning more than just the 8 beginner chords in this course, you can check out the Chord Tutorials here.

PART 1.0 : Common Beginner Questions FAQ

  1. How To Hold a Guitar
  2. How To Hold a Guitar Pick
  3. How To Tune a Guitar to Standard Tuning
  4. Common Beginner Problems and What to Expect When Learning Guitar Chords
  5. What is a Guitar Capo and How it Can Help You Play More Songs

PART 2.0 : "The Least You Need To Know" Guitar Lessons

Learning these fundamentals will help make it much much easier to go through the song tutorials on this site. There isn't much and I guarantee it will help you by leaps and bounds! :)

2.1 Essential Chords

These 8 chords are the ones that I use 80% of the time in my song tutorials.

2.2 Strumming Basics

Learning these basics will help you develop a good foundation for proper strumming technique.

2.3 Chord Progression Exercises

These 4 chord progressions are common and form the basis of many great pop and rock songs. 

Below are a few tutorials that use either one of the above progressions in all or part of the song. Give them a try and see how you go.

2.4 Plucking Basics

Learning these basics will help you develop a good foundation for proper plucking technique, which is essential if you want to eventually learn fingerstyle.

 

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Anonymous May 10, 2012 at 12:09 pm

hi sir. your videos helped me a lot. thank you. may i request a song? Gift of a Friend by Demi Lovatto. thank you sir =D

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Damon June 11, 2012 at 5:20 pm

ive been on this website for a while and it is helping me a lot i was wondeing i f you can make these songs for beginners one direction one thing, what makes you beautiful and gotta be you. Thank you so much for this amazing website.

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ryanNANO June 14, 2012 at 10:52 am

YELLOW w/o capo by coldplay. :)) :bd

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Kim June 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Hi!! Thanks your video’s are really helping me. May i request a song also?? Strawberry fields forever. I haven’t played very long, so easy would be great. Thank you so much for all your help.

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silli June 22, 2012 at 9:58 pm

just wow i have tried sooooo hard to play guitar thank you so much

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Jayant July 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Hello Sir.
You are Great
I Only Learnt All From You in Just 5 Days
Its Very Helpful
Can You Please Upload The song
Hoobstank – The Reason
Please Please

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muath July 4, 2012 at 9:54 pm

sir, thank u so much ^_^

u R the best….

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ellion11 July 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm

super duper highper alpha mega THANK YOU

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priscilla August 20, 2012 at 5:22 am

i just started teaching myself to play the guitar and im proud of myself so far, thanks alot and i would like to suggest a song, Torn by Natasha Imbruglia

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Joanna September 3, 2012 at 6:11 pm

hi there, the lessons were really helpful…can u do a lesson for Beth by Kiss? thank u!

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ghie September 15, 2012 at 1:55 am

finally i found a free guitar lesson online.. thank you so much! :) i just bought a guitar to learn how to play it and im having a hard time :( but i wont give up just like you said :) ill keep watching your tutorials thanks a lot.. your awesome

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kendric October 3, 2012 at 11:27 am

This site helps me a lot learning guitar lessons very fast :) thanks

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Anonymous October 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Hi, I’m just about to learn to play the guitar. May I request some songs? Before the Worst by The Script and some more Ed Sheeran/Taylor Swift/The Script songs? Thank you!

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Jill November 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Hello! I’m not quite to playing songs yet; still working on building up calluses (OW!), but I try to practice a little each day; hopefully it’ll happen soon. I’m also working on getting from one chord to the next without it taking forever. But I look forward to using your song tutorials, and especially “Falling Slowly.”
Thanks for your message about not giving up, because… well, frankly, my chords sound like crap, so far. They’re not out of tune, they’re just not right, yet. Good to know I’m probably not broken, and that eventually I’ll get there.
Thanks for helping us newbs learn! :-)

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Jamie November 20, 2012 at 12:13 am

thank you so much for your help! you are awesome

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Ashley C. November 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Thx Ian!! I have only used your website for learning how to play guitar I have been playing for about 4 months now and I have played more than half of the songs in the tutorial list. Playing things you love is really helpful soo thx. 😀

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tyler December 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

you’re a freakin’ master!!! This website really did help me a lot. You deserve a medal! :p

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Cody March 6, 2013 at 4:33 am

I hope everyone elses nice comments really are true, Im just getting my chords down right now! hopefully I can learn enough from you to be considered “good” :)

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dheri March 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

the tutorial steps are easy to adobe n work so well to understand, thousand years in particularly. We are waiting for “GIRL ON FIRE” by Alicia Keys. Keep on your track to tutor beginners cos, you never know how impressed your tutorial for the beginners, and it will be never forgettable for me. Thanks…

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Marina Raquel March 16, 2013 at 9:47 pm

This site is amazing! Thank you so much! 😀

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Kalere March 23, 2013 at 5:38 pm

I love your tutorials so so much! Thank you for the time and effort you’ve put into these! :)
I would like to request a song also, if I could: If You’re Not the One, by Daniel Bedingfield (the acoustic version, of course).

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Demi March 24, 2013 at 11:29 am

I love your website. can i request a song? Heart attack by Demi Lovato. Thanks a lot!

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Everlyn April 24, 2013 at 8:15 am

This gives me hope and motivation to learn guitar ! Im gonna buy one and start learning !

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wawa October 29, 2013 at 3:35 pm

ur rock!!!thanks a lot!

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Samuel December 17, 2013 at 7:20 am

hey, dude, i really really appreciated the way u teach us. Hey, i got what u sad and showed. Thank u so much, guy.
God Bless u a lot and your family too.
Big hug, from Brazil.
Hey, como to Rio, I would like to host you in my house.
Success to u.?

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Taylor December 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm

This is a great website to learn the guitar. I’m planning to get a guitar for myself. Anyways, is he using a classical or acoustic guitar???

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Alexa Faith May 24, 2014 at 8:05 pm

Hi I love your website very much. I was wondering if you could play the song Untitled by Simple Plan. hehe.. Tnx! :)

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Ozzy May 24, 2014 at 10:57 pm

you are truly amazing.
I have 1 request! can u plz make a video of how to play get lucky by daft punk
thanks a lot :)

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alexis August 7, 2014 at 6:32 am

Hi… your tutorials are great and they’ve helped me playing some songs… and i was yhing if you can try to do a tutorial of the song “maybe by king”
… thanks your great

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Brad September 10, 2014 at 10:42 am

Hey just wondering if you can do a tutorial on ballad of a southern man, by Whiskey Myers

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maissa November 19, 2014 at 1:09 am

u r the BEST
can u please do a tutorial of “just give me a reason ” and thank u so much for all your tutorials

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Olivia February 14, 2015 at 1:05 pm

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Lillian October 21, 2015 at 9:41 pm

Hello Sir!
Thank you for the tips. I learned a lot from youuuu!!! :*

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musiclover December 15, 2015 at 7:11 am

i love you……………
Kiss kiss

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