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!
Instructed by Chris Liepe Music / Instruments

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  • Lectures 95
  • Video 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English, captions
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Course Description

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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  • Over 95 lectures and 4.5 hours of content!

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Curriculum

Section 1: Lesson 1
4 pages

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.
119.6 kB

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
46.7 kB

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
45.0 kB

The first page of the G C D progression.

15.0 kB

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 pages

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 pages
Additional Exercises (page 1)
293.7 kB
Additional Exercises (page 2)
334.6 kB
Additional Exercises (page 3)
167.6 kB
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 pages
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 page
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 page
Lesson 9 Introduction
01:24
Quiz Time
03:30
Non-Diotonic Quiz
06:03
Know Your Roots?
04:37
Intervals Quiz
1 page
Intervals Quiz Answers
1 page
Section 10: Lesson 10
1 page

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

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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