Beginner Guitar Lessons

Tuning and Playing Notes Guitar Tricks Online Guitar Lessons
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Quick Tuning and Playing Your First Notes – Beginner Guitar Lessons

Learn some guitar basics: guitar string names, how to tune your guitar and good techniques for playing your first notes.

Simple Chords Guitar Tricks Online Guitar Lessons
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Learn Simple Chords and Play Your First Song – Beginner Guitar Lessons

Learn two easy guitar chords and use them to play your very first song.

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Basic Rhythmic Subdivisions Guitar Tricks Online Guitar Lessons
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Introducing Rhythm – Beginner Guitar Lessons

Learn the basics of counting musical time: whole notes, half notes & quarter notes.

Strumming Patterns Guitar Tricks Online Guitar Lessons
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Building On A Simple Strumming Pattern – Beginner Guitar Lessons

Learn a basic, but widely used strumming pattern to play open chords in time.

Fun Finger Exercises Guitar Tricks Online Guitar Lessons
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Fun Finger Exercises To Get More Comfortable – Beginner Guitar Lessons

Learn some beginner guitar exercises that will help you gain finger strength and dexterity.

Power Chords Guitar Tricks Online Guitar Lessons
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Introducing Power Chords– Beginner Guitar Lessons

Beginner guitar lessons on power chords and the musical notes to name them.

Rock Riff #1 Guitar Tricks Online Guitar Lessons
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Learn Your First Rock Riff – Beginner Guitar Lessons

Riffs are often the catchy hook of a song played on guitar. Learn to play a simple rock style riff.

Blues Riff #1 Guitar Tricks Online Guitar Lessons
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Learn Your First Blues Riff – Beginner Guitar Lessons

Riffs are often the catchy hook of a song played on guitar. Learn to play a simple blues style riff you can use anywhere.

Root Chord Strumming Guitar Tricks Online Guitar Lessons
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Add Fun To Your Strumming With Root Chord Strumming – Beginner Guitar Lessons

Learn to rhythmically separate the low strings from the high strings with a useful & widely used strumming pattern.

Arpeggiation Guitar Tricks Online Guitar Lessons
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Introduction To Arpeggiation – Beginner Guitar Lessons

Learn to play full chords one note at a time for a simple yet beautiful sounding technique.

Intro To Fingerpicking Guitar Tricks Online Guitar Lessons
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Introduction To Finger Picking – Beginner Guitar Lessons

Fingerstyle guitar (aka finger picking) is one of the most recognizable guitar techniques. Learn the basics and apply them to a simple song.


 

Welcome to the beginner guitar lessons section of Guitar Tricks®.

Here is where you will find lessons for absolute beginners that are brand new to guitar, as well as some material for brushing up on the fundamentals, if you have some familiarity but are still at the beginner level.

Learning something new like how to play guitar can be overwhelming.

Don't worry! Guitar Tricks' beginner guitar lessons are designed to make your journey as smooth as possible.

Our lessons are structured in a way that gradually introduces you to the basics so you'll have a solid foundation.

To begin, we'll start with the absolute essentials.

The Guitar Fundamentals 1 course in our Core Learning System is a great place to start for everyone.

In this extensive course, you will begin by learning basics like how to hold a guitar, how to hold a guitar pick, how to play simple guitar chords, and how to strum the guitar.

To keep things fun, you’ll learn by playing simple songs!

If you already have some guitar experience, try Guitar Fundamentals 2.

In this course, you will learn minor chords, get introduced to scales, and learn how to read music notation

Learning guitar is a lot of fun, and with the right lessons anyone can become a great guitar player.

However, to be successful it’s important to pick the right learning method and stay focused.

We designed our Core Learning System to be a step-by-step system that keeps beginners on-track and having fun.

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As you progress, we'll introduce you to different playing styles and techniques from fingerstyle guitar to power chords.

You'll also have the opportunity to explore various genres and find your own unique sound.

Our guitar instructors are experienced and passionate. They'll be along every step of the way to answer your questions and provide guidance.

To keep you motivated and engaged we provide popular yet easy guitar songs that are perfect for beginner guitarists.

You'll have the chance to learn and play along with your favorite tunes, making the learning process enjoyable and rewarding.

Are you looking for a more personal approach to learning guitar? Guitar Tricks has 1-on-1 lessons available. Learn directly from professional an experienced instructors via a video lesson.

Here you can ask detailed questions about specific topics or lessons from the platform.

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Buying your first guitar can be a difficult experience if you don’t know what to look for! We’ve prepared this handy how-to guide to steer you in the right direction of making your first guitar purchase easy.

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Remember, learning the guitar is a journey, and everyone progresses at their own pace.

So take your time, practice regularly, and don't be afraid to make mistakes.

With dedication and our beginner guitar lessons, you'll be strumming your favorite songs in no time.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a beginner guitarist, you should start with the basics, like learning simple guitar chords and how to hold the guitar properly. It sets a great foundation for everything else.

To teach yourself guitar, start with online guitar lessons like Guitar Tricks. Practice regularly and learn simple songs you enjoy. It's all about patience and practice.

Yes, but learning guitar from YouTube has its drawbacks. You won’t get a holistic understanding of the guitar. Having a step-by-step guide is the best way to learn how to play guitar.

For beginners, the hardest thing to learn on guitar can be barre chords. They require a bit of hand strength and finger dexterity, but with practice, they get easier.

First things first, a beginner guitarist should dive into the basics of guitar anatomy and get comfy with fundamental chords and strumming patterns. These are your bread and butter, setting the foundation for everything else you'll learn.

Teaching yourself guitar is totally doable with the right resources! Start with online tutorials or free beginner guitar lessons. Practice regularly, be patient with yourself, and don't shy away from using apps or software that offer structured lessons.

Both an acoustic and electic will be fine for beginners, however acoustic has some benefits. They're straightforward, don't require an amp, and you'll quickly develop finger strength and dexterity. Plus, if you can play on acoustic, transitioning to electric later on is a breeze.

The cost of beginner guitar lessons can vary widely, but expect to pay anywhere from $20 to $50 per half-hour session for private lessons. Online guitar lessons from Guitar Tricks are the best value you can find for guitar lessons.

"Getting good" can mean different things to different people, but with consistent practice (think at least 30 minutes every day), you can start feeling confident with basic chords and songs within a couple of weeks. Mastery takes longer.

Absolutely! One year is plenty of time to learn guitar basics and even advance to more intermediate skills, especially if you practice regularly and stay dedicated. You'll likely be able to play several songs and maybe even start improvising a bit.