Learn To Play Guitar Complete Beginners Quick Start
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Learn To Play Guitar Complete Beginners Quick Start

Learn guitar with pro guitarist Gary Clinton. Ten lessons for absolute beginners from the Guitar & Music Institute.
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play chords, scales, blues progressions, simple fingerstyle patterns for melody and chords, guitar riffs
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  • a guitar (electric or acoustic), enthusiasm, no pre-knowledge needed.


If you are interested in beginning guitar lessons, then try our ten lesson video course by pro guitarist Gary Clinton. Gary is part of the guitar and music institute which provides not only guitar lessons at every level, but also marketing for musicians, advancing your music career, theory lessons and much more.

  • The course assumes you have never played guitar before.
  • Each of the ten video lessons covers a specific objective such as playing chords, or guitar riffs etc.
  • The course includes a PDF as well as backing tracks and ten video lessons.
  • All videos are filmed in HD with high quality sound, picture in picture format as well as graphics of all scales and chords used as well as other information.

If you are interested in taking guitar lessons from a qualified teacher who has taught hundreds of students how to start playing guitar, then this is the course for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Course is for anyone interested in learning guitar and music in general.
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
Quick Start Beginners Guitar
11 Lectures 48:59

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the parts that make up both the electric and acoustic guitar as well as the guitar string names. In addition, the book that accompanies the course in pdf format and a total video running time txt file is included.

Preview 07:29

The first of two lessons about chords. This lesson covers open string Major chord shapes.

Preview 04:36

More chordal forms, in this lesson, minor open string chords are discussed and demonstrated.

Learning Minor Chords

Knowing chord forms is one thing, knowing how to change between chords is the big challenge. Gary Clinton takes you through a series of tips and ideas that will help you start changing chords fast.

Changing Between Chords

Learning how to play classic guitar riffs is why most people start playing guitar. This lesson helps you get started on the road to playing those classic guitar lines!

Learning Guitar Riffs

Power chords are the stable diet of all rock guitarists and are used in a huge amount of music. Gary Clinton explains how to play both open and fretted examples.

Power Chords

The blues are as popular today as they have ever been, so no starter course would be without this mainstay of the guitar literature.

Twelve Bar Blues

Gary Clinton takes you through the understanding and how to play fingerstyle strokes on the guitar.

Fingerstyle Melody

Building on the last lesson, this lesson focuses on playing fingerstyle with chordal formations.

Fingerstyle Chords

The final lesson gives you an introduction to scales. In this example, an open string scale is discussed.

Intro To Scales

In conclusion, this book covers all scales, chords, music and techniques shown in the video for you to study at home.

In Conclusion: Book Which Details All The Scales, Chords & Techniques
15 pages
About the Instructor
Ged Brockie
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80 Students
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Creator of the online Guitar & Music Institute

The driving force behind the online Guitar & Music Institute. Teaching people not only how to play guitar, but also marketing online for musicians, creating careers in music and much more.

Professional Work

Continue to work in a variety of musical situations throughout Scotland, the UK and Europe. Work has included the RSNO and ORSB, Carl Davis, the Scottish Guitar Quartet, concerts both solo and as part of bands, tours, West End shows on tour, various musical shows throughout Scotland, music festivals, TV/radio appearances, session work, educational workshops, guitar and music industry appearances, corporate music in all it’s forms as well as cover band work.Education & Industry Programs.

Tutored guitar, composition, writing for film and technology at all levels from high school through F.E. (further education colleges) to higher education (university). 

Developed and co-ran the Jazz UK international summer schools with saxophonist Rob Hall for five years and pioneered the European arm of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program led by double Emmy winning composer Hummie Mann based in Edinburgh. In 2013 I was part of a small team that created the Edinburgh Guitar & Music Festival.

Guitarist & Songwriter Gary Clinton
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Alternative-prog-rock-jazz-electro-pop-whatever musician

www.garyclinton.com || Gary is the real deal. A genuine musician. One to watch. A professional guitarist, songwriter and performer who learned his trade within underground & alternative music movements in Scotland.

After some years writing and touring in alternative rock bands Gary is now launching a solo career. With his roots as an alternative rock musician Gary often has a reckless and merciless approach to music and prides himself as always putting creativity first.

His new solo career manifests itself as a new rock group 'Gary Clinton's Charming Atoms' and also a studio project 'Flux Velocirpator' in which there are no restrictions or prerequisites in terms of style.

Whilst much of Gary’s output thus far has been high-energy, ruthless rock music, Gary, surprisingly perhaps, also has a keen interest in jazz, classical, electronic & experimental forms of music.

In terms of tuition Gary is a well sought after guitar & music tutor who also founded & runs the annual West Lothian Summer Rock School as well 'Rock Starts' - music classes for babies & toddlers. He also undertakes a wide variety of corporate and session work.

Check out some of Gary's solo guitar pieces at his YouTube channel www.youtube.com/mrgaryclinton