Easy Beginner Guitar Lessons
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Easy Beginner Guitar Lessons

Easy To Learn Guitar Lessons for All Ages
4.0 (22 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3,406 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn the basics of the guitar and the notes
  • Learn how to tune the guitar
  • Learn how to play guitar frets properly
  • How to read commonly used guitar language
  • How to play in time
  • Chromatic scale exercises to help you play quarter, eighth, sixteenth and triplet notes
  • Apply different types of strumming techniques
  • Learn how to play a song from Chile called Diablo Rojo by Pascuala Llabaca
  • Learn some techniques for finger picking
  • Learn how to play a song in 6/8 timing with bass notes
  • Learn how to play Stand By Me by Ben E King in the key of G
  • How to learn and play a melody
  • How to play I'm yours by Jason Mraz and to apply the reggae strum
Requirements
  • Guitar
  • Smart phone or guitar tuner
Description

This online guitar course will cover mastering the basics of learning how to play frets, tune the guitar, good exercises to warm up, playing in time strumming chords, playing songs like Stand By Me by Ben E. King, Diablo Rojo by Pascuala Llabaca, I'm Yours by Jason Mraz, how to play a song in 6/8 timing, introduction to plucking, playing with bass notes, learning the reggae strum and how to play bar chords on the guitar. Suitable for beginners of all ages.

Most of this course was shot near a paddy field in Bali.

LEARN

  • Proper techniques of holding, tuning and playing guitar

  • Different strumming patterns and chords for the guitar

  • To read guitar notation and play some popular tunes

  • Learn from 46 video lessons averaging 2.5 mins a lesson

Who this course is for:
  • Complete beginners at guitar
Course content
Expand all 47 lectures 02:00:03
+ Guitar Teacher
1 lecture 00:49

This is a brief tour of some of the shows your instructor has been a part of

Preview 00:49
+ Week 1 - Mastering The Basics of Guitar
8 lectures 22:02

This online guitar lesson will cover all the essential parts you need to know like tuning pegs, frets, sound hole, neck and body of the guitar. 

Preview 01:37

This guitar class explains good practices of how to hold a guitar properly to make sure you have a good amount of stamina while playing guitar.

Preview 01:14

This guitar class will explain how to use a tuner from your phone to make sure your guitar is in tune with standard guitar tuning.

Preview 06:40

This guitar class will show you how to tune with a different type of tuner and you will be able to see how the left hand works better in this video

Preview 03:56

This guitar class is about learning the alphabetical language of music. It goes further to explain the relationships of notes on the guitar fretboard. 

Preview 02:06

This guitar lesson shows you how to place your fingers on the guitar fretboard. It will show you the most efficient technique that requires the least amount of effort to produce the best sound.  

Preview 02:35

This guitar lesson will teach you an exercise on how to play a chromatic scale  with quarter notes on the guitar. It will help you to coordinate using your fingers to play the guitar fretboard. It will also give you a sense about the importance of playing in time.

Preview 01:55

This guitar lesson will show you how to play the chromatic scale exercise in time. This technique can be applied everywhere in your learning to develop a better sense of timing.

Preview 01:59
+ Week 2 - Advanced Beginners Guitar Exercises
4 lectures 11:10

This guitar lesson shows you an exercise on how to play eighth notes on the guitar using the chromatic scale.

Preview 02:12

This guitar lesson shows you an exercise on how to play sixteenth notes on the guitar using the chromatic scale.

Playing Sixteenth Note Exercises
02:17

This guitar lesson shows you an exercise on how to play triplet notes on the guitar using the chromatic scale.

Playing Triplets Note Exercises
02:30

This exercise will teach you how to play a chromatic scale in a vertical position. 

Vertical Exercises For All Notes
04:11
+ Week 3 - Learn How To Strum Chords On The Guitar
4 lectures 13:50

This online guitar class is about learning to strum the chords Am and E with downstrokes.

Preview 04:15

This online guitar class is about learning to strum the chords Am and E with upstrokes.

Learning To Strum​ With Upstrokes
02:24

This guitar class is about learning to strum the chords Am and E with down up strokes.

Learning to Strum with Down Up Strokes
02:43

This guitar class will teach you how to play music with accents

Playing with Accents
04:28
+ Week 4 - Playing The Song Diablo Rojo
8 lectures 19:57

This guitar lesson shows an introduction to how Diablo Rojo by Pascuala Ilabaca is played.

Preview 01:10

This guitar lesson will teach you how to mute your guitar strings so that you develop a good technique to learn different strumming patterns for songs. 

How To Mute Your Guitar Strings
01:34

This guitar lesson shows how to do the strumming pattern for the song Diablo Rojo.

Diablo Rojo Strum
04:01

This guitar class is the first part on how to play Diablo Rojo. It will teach you how to play the first line of Am and E with explanations on the right way to count the timing for each chord

Diablo Rojo Part 1
02:16

This guitar class will teach you how to play the G chord on a guitar. 

How To Play the G Chord
02:17

This guitar class is the second part on how to play Diablo Rojo. The usage of the G chord and combining it with the Am and E chord will be explained in this lesson.

Diablo Rojo Part 2
01:22

This guitar class is the third part on how to play Diablo Rojo. You will learn how to play the Dm chord in this video and the entire Part B section

Diablo Rojo Part 3
02:14

This guitar class will show you an exercise of how you can learn to switch between different chords smoothly. If you are having trouble switching chords, this lesson will teach you how to do it easily.

Having Trouble Switching Chords Smoothly?
05:03
+ Week 5 - Finger Picking Techniques For Guitar
3 lectures 06:59

This guitar class will teach you a basic finger picking exercise to help you finger pick the chords Am and E

Preview 03:01

This guitar class will teach you a basic finger picking exercise to help you finger pick the chords Am and E with eight notes, triplets and sixteenth notes

How To Do Some Basic Finger Picking 2
02:14

This guitar class will give you an idea of how to be creative when combining picking and strumming techniques.

How To Do Some Basic Finger Picking 3
01:44
+ Week 6 - How To Play Bass Notes and Strum in 6/8 Timing
7 lectures 14:46

This guitar lesson will teach you how to play bass notes. You will also learn the first shape of this song which is in a 6/8 timing. The song has 3 basic shapes for bass notes which will be covered over the next few lessons.

How To Play Bass Notes 1
03:34

This guitar lesson will teach you how to play bass notes for the second shape of the song that is in 6/8 timing.

How To Play Bass Notes 2
02:00

This guitar lesson is about playing the third shape of the song in 6/8 timing.

How To Play Bass Notes 3
03:00

This guitar lesson will teach you how to play an Em chord on the guitar.

How To Play An Em Chord
01:06

This guitar lesson will teach you how to play a B7 chord on the guitar.

How To Play a B7 Chord
00:53

This guitar class will teach you a strumming pattern for the song in 6/8. It will focus on the chords Em, Am & B7

Learn 6/8 Strumming Pattern Part 1
02:29

This guitar class will teach you a second strumming pattern for the song in 6/8. It will focus on the chords Em, Am & B7

Learn 6/8 Strumming Pattern Part 2
01:44
+ Week 7 - Learn How To Play Stand By Me On Guitar
6 lectures 16:43

This guitar class will teach you the basics for a strumming pattern called Down Down Up Up Down Up.

Down Down Up Up Down Up Strumming Pattern
02:44

This guitar class will teach you how to apply a strumming pattern called Down Down Up Up Down Up to the chords G and Em.

Strumming G & Em with DDU UDU
01:33

This guitar class will teach you how to play the C and D chords. You will then be encouraged to apply the strumming pattern Down Down Up Up Down Up to learn these chords.

Learning To Strum The C & D Chords
04:51

This guitar lesson will teach you how to count and play the 4 chords of G, Em, C and D to help you play the song Stand By Me.

Putting The 4 Chords Together for Stand By Me
02:29

This guitar lesson will show you how to sing and play the song Stand By Me.

Singing and Playing Stand By Me
02:14

This guitar lesson will teach you 3 important tips of how to learn to play a melody. It will focus on teaching the melody of the song Stand By Me.

Learning the Stand By Me Melody
02:52
+ Week 8 - Learn How to Play a Reggae Strum on I'm Yours
6 lectures 13:47

Learn how to play a reggae strum. The song I'm Yours by Jason Mraz will be used to illustrate how this strumming pattern can be learned. 

Learn a Reggae Strum for I'm Yours by Jason Mraz - Part 1
02:00

Learn how to do a Reggae strum on the A chord for the song I'm Yours by Jason Mraz

Learn How to do a Reggae strum on the A chord - Part 2
03:12

Learn how to do a reggae strum on the E chord for the song I'm Yours by Jason Mraz

Learn how to do a Reggae strum for the E chord - Part 3
01:49

Learn how to do a reggae strum for the F#m or F#m7 chord for the song I'm Yours by Jason Mraz

How to do a Reggae Strum For The F#m - Part 4
02:46

Learn how to do a reggae strum for the D chord for the song I'm Yours by Jason Mraz

How to Play a Reggae Strum For The D chord - Part 5
01:48

Learn how to play the song

How To Play I'm Yours by Jason Mraz on Guitar with a Reggae Strum - Part 6
02:12