Total Beginner Guitar

Start playing guitar from the very beginning!
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How to play guitar from the very start
Learn basic chords
Learn songs
How to play your first song
Learn how to strum
Learn major and minor chords


  • Nope! This course will cover all the basics.


If you've ever wanted to start either acoustic or electric guitar, now is the time! Playing guitar is the most fun hobby because you can express emotions and creativity, connect with and play music with other people, and bring people joy! This course will help make sure you get a strong start learning all your basic major and minor chords, how to strum, and a few songs. I'll be teaching mainly on acoustic, but everything applies to electric guitar too! Once you are done, you will have the perfect foundation to learn and play new songs and jam with friends!

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner guitar players

Course content

1 section14 lectures56m total length
  • Introduction
  • Very Basics
  • Tuning and String Names
  • Learn a D E and A Chord
  • Learn C F B and G
  • Chord Practice with Another Beginner
  • Strumming Patterns
  • Strumming Practice with Another Beginner
  • Minor Chords
  • Learning to play " Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran
  • Learning to Play "Wild Love" with Another Beginner
  • Which Chords Go Together?
  • Starting Out With Electric Guitar
  • Wrap Up


Guitar player and blogger
Haley Powers
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 17 Reviews
  • 2,679 Students
  • 2 Courses

My name is Haley Powers and I am a guitar player and blogger based out of Nashville, TN.

I have been playing guitar for 15+ years and quit my "real job" in 2018 to become a guitarist and content creator. A few years after college I found myself realizing that I let a lot of my fears get in the way of what I truly wanted to do. I felt like it was too late for me or I wasn’t the type of person that could start my own business or be a full-time musician. It wasn’t until I was able to truly believe in myself (I know that sounds super cheesy) that I was able to start taking steps toward creating a lifestyle I had always wanted. The last few years have been the most exciting, terrifying, fun, and rewarding yet and I want to bring you along in this journey with me. Whatever you want to do with music, know that it is entirely possible.

There’s zero shame in growing and getting better at the guitar and it’s all about having fun, expressing emotions, and relating to other people — not about being the very best! I want us to have joy and passion in our guitar playing, and practice our hearts out because we love this. Getting better at guitar can be amazing, life-giving, frustrating, discouraging, and a way to connect.

I now play in a number of different bands and play gigs each week (both in Nashville and on short tours!), have sponsorships with Taylor Guitars, Rivolta Guitars, Eventide Audio, Ernie Ball, Orangewood, CNZ Audio, and others as well as having been invited by NAMM to do social media at their annual conferences the past few years.

I hope you love these courses and learn a lot about guitar, content creation, and yourself in the process.