Free Beginner Electric Guitar Lessons

Perfect for those new to guitar. Learn to play electric guitar with these easy step-by-step video lessons from JamPlay!
  • Lectures 95
  • Video 5 Hours
  • Skill level beginner level
  • Languages English , captions
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Chris Liepe, guitar instructor for JamPlay.com, is here to teach you everything you need to know to get started with playing your guitar. This course is designed for those whom are absolute beginners. You will start with the basolute basics and work your way into some basic chord shapes and patterns. We'll have you playing recognizable music in no time!

  • Lesson 1 - Intro to Your Electric Guitar
  • Lesson 2 - Your First Chords
  • Lesson 3 - 3 New Chords
  • Lesson 4 - Basics to Tablature and Chord Charts
  • Lesson 5 - Intro to Scales
  • Lesson 6 - Barre chords
  • Lesson 7 - Strumming Patterns and Time Signatures
  • Lesson 8 - Intervals
  • Lesson 9 - Intervals Pop Quiz
  • Lesson 10 - Triads, Triads, Triads

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Curriculum

Section 1: Lesson 1
4 slides

Welcome to Chris Liepe's beginner electric guitar series. In this first lesson, Chris breaks concepts down into their most basic elements. From terminology to understanding basic guitar, Chris covers it all in this lesson.

00:46

Click here to view supplemental content for this lesson.

Review lesson 1 topics
00:37
Parts of the guitar
05:19
Introduction of the Strings
01:30
Understanding the Fret Board
02:07
Holding the Pick
02:15
Methods to Tuning
05:40
Your Posture and Your Amplifier
05:05
Section 2: Lesson 2
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In lesson 2, you will learn your first two chords: A and E. First, you'll find a bit of information on how to read tablature. Towards the end of the chapter, you'll find backing tracks to practice along with.
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Here's a brief run-down on how to read tablature.

Intro to Lesson 2
00:54
Lesson 1 Review
01:33
The Chord E
04:11
Learn the A Chord
04:59
Strumming
03:39
Playing with a Metronome
07:17
Playing with a Backing Track
03:33
Working on Transitions: Additional Notes
02:37
Keep Up the Practice
00:07
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E chord and A chord practice exercises.

03:11
Here is the 80 Beats Per Minute click track Chris uses in his demonstration. Use this to practice to if you do not have a metronome.
03:34
Here's the practice track without any guitar.
03:34
Here's the E to A practice track with a guitar.
Section 3: Lesson 3
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Here in lesson 3, Chris teaches the C, G, and D chords. Once you have mastered the chords taught in this lesson and the previous lesson, you will have learned the CAGED method of remembering open chord shapes. Please be sure to check the files at the end of this chapter. You'll find the tabs/notatio…
Review and Introduction
01:18
Learn Your New Chords
04:54
Play Along with Backing Track
02:31
Some Additional Notes
03:38
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The first page of the G C D progression.

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The second page of the G C D progression.

02:33
G C D backing track without a guitar.
02:33
G C D backing track with a guitar.
Section 4: Lesson 4
4 pages
This PDF contains the info for what you'll be learning in lesson 4.
Lesson 4 Introduction
00:36
String Name Review
01:07
Starting in Tablature
02:35
Play Through an Example
02:48
Reading and Understanding Chord Charts
04:27
Standard Musical Notation
05:26
Musical Notation Continued
02:01
Section 5: Lesson 5
2 pages
Chris Liepe is back in lesson 5 with an introduction to scales. In this lesson, you will learn how to play up and down simple scale patterns.
Lesson 5 Introduction / Understanding the Concept of Scales
10:58
Applying the Technique
03:46
Back to Back Practice
02:19
Backing Track Guidance and Picking
04:03
String Scales Demo
04:21
String Scales Practice
04:21
Section 6: Lesson 6
2 slides

In lesson 6, Chris introduces minor chords and barre chords.

Minor and Barre Chords
00:34
Basic Minor Chords
03:29
Playing with the Backing Track
02:24
Creating a Rhythm
04:01
Breaking Down Barre Chords
00:40
Your First Barre Chord
04:10
Combining Barre with Chord
03:04
Playing Barre Chords
06:59
Lesson 6 Practice Tablature
2 slides
Additional Exercises (page 1)
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Additional Exercises (page 2)
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Additional Exercises (page 3)
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Lesson 6 Practice (no Guitar)
03:11
Section 7: Lesson 7
2 pages
Chris Liepe lays down some grooves in this lesson! He provides instruction on rhythmic strumming patterns and time signatures such as 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8.
Lesson 7 Introduction
00:49
A Little About Time Signatures
01:20
Play Along
05:06
Grouping and Sub-Dividing
02:25
Breaking Down 3/4 Time
04:51
Breaking Down 6/8 Time
06:39
Strum Patterns
2 slides
4/4 Practice Track
02:11
3/4 Practice Track
01:40
6/8 Practice Track
02:01
Section 8: Lesson 8
Intervals Tablature
1 slide
Lesson 8 Introduction
03:33
Understanding Intervals
05:37
Prelude to Memorization Techniques
00:35
Ways to Memorize Intervals
04:21
Section 9: Lesson 9
Lesson 9 Overview
1 slide
Lesson 9 Introduction
01:24
Quiz Time
03:30
Non-Diotonic Quiz
06:03
Know Your Roots?
04:37
Intervals Quiz
1 slide
Intervals Quiz Answers
1 slide
Section 10: Lesson 10
1 slide

Chris Liepe breaks through his 10th lesson with a detailed discussion of triads. Dig in and take these triads for a ride!

Lesson 10 Introduction - Triads
06:56
Positioning
05:49
Breakdown
07:50
Backing Track Play Along
03:38
Triads Practice Track Tablature
2 slides
Triads Tablature (page 1)
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Triads Tablature (page 2)
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Triads Practice Track
03:17
Section 11: Get more lessons at JamPlay.com
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Instructor Biography

Chris Liepe , JamPlay - Online Guitar Lessons

Hey! My name is Chris Liepe and I am a guitar instructor for JamPlay, the leading site for online guitar lessons. I'm pleased to be able to offer a portion of my series here on Udemy. Dive into my beginner guitar course and you'll be learning to play your guitar in no time!

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    • Oklatex1948

    Top notch instructor

    One of the best instructors I've run into; and, I've tried bunch. Good nature and patient. A great deal of material is covered here. Certainly, the best place to start.

    • Sr. Sá Ricardo

    Excelent !

    The Teacher explains the contents in an organized step-by-step clear way; Audio and Video production are high level; Exercices and the provided Back tracks to play along are just great!

    • Erica

    Unbelievable

    This course is the best for beginners. I am so glad I found it online. The great thing about it is, I was able to download the app onto my smartphone. So now I can practice whenever.......Thank You Chris

    • David Brunstein

    Excellent

    Chris is very easy to follow, he explains the musical concepts, then shows the examples and plays them to you to play along. The interval and triads by the end was a little bit intermediate/advance for me but it is just a matter of study and practice. Thanks for this course Chris!

    • Deven Arya

    Thank you Chris

    I've always wanted to learn how to play the guitar. I got an acoustic guitar, gifted to me by a very dear friend of mine almost 8 years ago. Back then Internet was not so savvy here in India. I checked out a couple of guitar tutors around my city but, both they charged too much or didn’t seem friendly enough and I ended up joining none of them. Few months later, I had an accident on a motorboat in the ocean where I hurt my left index finger pretty bad. With two fractures and eight stitches, the idea of being able to play guitar, went outta the window. My fingers started gaining strength and I decided to buy an electric guitar to motivate myself to learn ago. It's been a few months I'm following your beginner's course & learning songs on my own, and I cannot believe myself play so well in such a short time. I really want to thank you Chris! for making this experience so much fun, and for making it so easy. The small things you focused on played a very important role in developing my basic’s techniques. And thank you Jamplay.com for providing this awesome course for free. All the backing tracks and course syllabus provided was extremely helpful. You guys Rock!! Thank you very much.

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