The Ultimate Beginners Guitar Lessons - Part 2
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Your next steps to learning the right way and see your playing progress daily with the ability to play 1000's of songs
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Includes:
  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 59 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Develop guitar skills the right way for all styles of guitar playing
  • Immediate results with this professionally designed step by step course
  • Have the ability to play 1000's of your favourite songs
  • How to play power chords and how to name them
  • How to play all the basic open chords, read chord charts and lots of songs
  • How to play your first scale, read a scale chart and use a metronome
  • Strumming patterns
  • How to transition between chords
  • Alternate picking
  • Be able to name the notes on the neck of the guitar
  • Basic music
  • Basic timing
  • How to play 2 different 12 bar blues pattern
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Requirements
  • Make sure you have done the free Ultimate beginners guitar lessons Part 1
  • Practice Makes Perfect
  • Prepare to learn the right way that's fun and easy
  • Require all the skills to play 1000's of your favourite songs.
Description

Welcome to the Ultimate Beginners Guitar Lessons - Part 2.  

These guitar lessons are a continuation from our Free Ultimate Beginners Guitar Lessons - Part 1.  We pick up right from where we left off learning how to play guitar the right way, with more than 100 in-depth lessons we guarantee you immediate results.  Our course is a professionally designed step-by-step course that is fun and easy to learn for all ages. 

Now you have a feel for the guitar, practice will never feel like a chore, using the same teaching method as Part 1 all lessons are based around learning how to play guitar with songs to build and master all new techniques. You’ll never feel rushed, get stuck or find a new skill too hard with an easy to follow arrow and onscreen tabs, scales and chord charts moving through each levels a breeze, and the best part is by learning the right way you'll be able to play over 100 songs and have all the skills required to play 1000's more.

Your teacher Michael has been playing for 30 years and teaching one-on-one with students for 20, and knows the needs of beginner guitarist, and now you have finished part 1 moving onto part 2 will save you months of wasted practice. 

You can learn anywhere, anytime on all platforms with access 24/7 and talk to an expert whenever you need, just leave a comment and we will get back to you with a quick response.

As An Added Bonus all the guitar lessons have multiple camera angles so you can see exactly what each hand is doing with printable lesson materials so you can access them any time.


What you get in the course:

Now you have completed Part 1 and have a great feel for the guitar the best way to progress quickly through each level is to learn a few techniques at the same time.  Each technique helps with the next which builds your skills and allows you play 1000's of songs in all genres of music. 

Learning open chords, power chords, scales along with all the tips and tricks you'll need for each technique you'll be amazed at how fast you progress with your playing on an acoustic or an electric guitar.

Guitar for beginners can be tricky but If you learn the right way, our step-by-step learning method will fast track your guitar playing by months as a beginner and years as you progress through to the advanced courses we have built.

"I've always loved teaching students how to play guitar and hope you enjoy this course as much as I did creating it."

Thanks Michael Warren - Creating Musicians Since 1997

Before you start this course make sure you have completed the Ultimate Beginners Guitar Lessons - Part 1 which is completely free

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner guitarist of all ages that wants to learn the right way that's fun and easy and gets them the best start possible.
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Curriculum For This Course
108 Lectures
10:08:36
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Introduction to how to play a power chord how to play the E and E Minor chords
13 Lectures 01:02:16

Introduction to the beginners course Part 2 and what to expect.

This guitar lesson will be a brief outline of what to expect in Part 2 of the beginners course.

Preview 01:30

In this beginner guitar lesson Michael, will explain how the course works. When you learn guitar, you must practice more than one technique at a time. Each technique you learn will help develop the others

Preview 00:58

How to play a power chord, what it is and how to read the tab.

In this guitar lesson Michael, will show you what a power chord is, what genres of music they are used in, how to play a power chord with your left hand, what fingers to use and where your thumb and wrist are placed and why we use 2 fingers as a beginner. We'll look at what our right hand is doing, how to block the strings under the power chord and how to move around the neck. We’ll also play them on different strings and learn how to read the tab.

Preview 08:55

Power Chord Exercises

in this lesson you'll learn how to play guitar using the power chords we just learnt, starting just on 1 power chord in 1 position and then how to move around the guitar neck with the power chords as a beginner and counting so we can get the gap out between the power chords.


Power chords exercise 1
07:13

How to Play Power Chords Without Changing Strings Songs 1

In this lesson Michael, will show the beginner American Woman by Lenny Kraviz, When I Come Around by Greenday and 45 Seconds by Rihanna with the power chords we just learnt. We'll go slowly through the tab the fingers you use what strings and what frets to play, how to move around the guitar neck doing big jumps, counting out loud to get the gap out between the power chords and we'll also learn how to play guitar with overdrive or gain.

How to play power chords not changing strings and your 1st 3 songs
09:56

How to Play Power Chords Without Changing Strings and another 3 songs

This guitar lesson is a continuation of the previous. This time we'll play Cocaine by J.J.Cale, My Generation by The Who and Sunshine of Your Love by Cream, we'll try them on different strings, we'll go over the tab slowly and what fingers, frets and strings to use on the guitar. Finally, Michael will show you how to read the tab for the power chords quickly using 1 string which will make it easier for the beginner.

How to play power chords not changing strings and another 3 songs
08:27

How to Play Power Chords Without Changing Strings Final 3 Songs

This is the last guitar lesson using the power chords without changing strings. We'll play You Really Got Me by The Kinks, Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz and Eye of The Tiger by Survivor with gain. We'll go slowly through the tab and what fingers, frets and strings to use for the beginner guitarist. Michael will go over spotting frets on the neck of the guitar.

How to play power chords not changing strings final 3 songs
07:08

What Is an Open Chord?

In this lesson Michael, will show you what an open chord is and the difference between the open chord and the power chord. We'll look at Major and Minor chords and how to write them and say them when we play guitar

What is an open chord
01:32

Placement of your right and left hand for open chords

In this guitar lesson Michael, will show you how to position your left hand and arm on the guitar when playing open chords and how to strum the strings with your right hand and all the tips and exercise you will need as a beginner to get you started.

Placement of your right and left hands on the guitar for open chords
03:25

Your 1st open chord E minor, how to play and how to read a chord chart

In this guitar lesson Michael, will show you how to read a chord chart what fingers to use and how to play the E minor chord. He will show you all the problems beginners have with this chord and how to avoid them. He will show you how to strum all the strings with your right hand and give you 3 exercise to practice to make the chord easier to play, we will also go over how to stop you from muting strings. Finally, he will tell you why we use the fingers we do for this chord.

How to play the E Minor chord and how to read a chord chart
07:29

How to play the E chord

This time Michael will show you the easiest way to play guitar using the E chord how to read it on a chord chart, what fingers to use, and how it differs from the E minor chord, then we'll do 3 exercises to help you finger the chord correctly without muting the strings.

How to play the E chord
02:58

How to transition between E minor and E

In this guitar lesson Michael, will show you the easiest way to change from E Minor to E. Tips to help with this change and counting to get the gap out between the chords, and finish with an exercise to make it easier.

How to transition between the E minor and E chords
02:02

In this lesson, we’ll do a checklist of all the techniques we did in this level and what you need to know before you move on to the next level.

Conclusion to power chords and your first open chords
00:43
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The A open Chord and chord transitions
6 Lectures 16:39

Introduction to how to play the A chord and transitions

This lesson will be a brief outline of what you’ll learn in the upcoming level, how to play the A chord, how to transition between the E and A chord, how to count out songs and another way to read chord charts.

Introduction to how to play the A chord and transitions
00:54

How to play the A chord

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you the easiest way to play the A chord with the chord chart, 3 ways to finger the chord, how to get to the front of the fret, how to stop the strings from muting, then 3 exercises to help your fingers with the chord.

 

How to play the A chord
03:25

How to transition between the E and A chords

In this lesson Michael will show you how to transition from the E chord to the A chord, changing the same way every time to build muscle memory. First we'll learn how to change from E to A then he'll show you how to change from A to E using the chord charts and how to strum and count when we play guitar.

How to transition between the E and A chords
03:01

How to count out songs and more transitions

In this lesson Michael will show you how to count out a song, and how to write it using chord charts, what 4/4 timing is and where the accents go, how to count 8th notes and bar lines. How to transition the same way every time by remembering the chords and finally how and why we use the capo and how to play the chords when you play guitar.

How to count out songs and more transition exercises
06:53

Another Way to Read Chord Charts and how to read chords with tab

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you how to read the chord charts if they are turned on their side, what the crosses and zeros mean and how to read chords written in tab.

Another way to read a chord chart and how to read chords in TAB
01:43

Conclusion to how to play the A chord

In this lesson, we’ll do a checklist of all the techniques we did in this level and what you need to know before you move on to the next level.

Conclusion to how to play the A chord
00:43
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E and A chord songs
6 Lectures 40:25

Introduction to the E and A chord songs

This video will be a brief outline of what you’ll learn in the upcoming level, how to play 10 songs using the E and A chords, how to count each song and ow to strum with your left hand.

 

Introduction to the E and A chord songs
00:57

E and A Chord and your 1st song

Now that we know the E and A chord we'll try For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield. Michael will go over the chord transition and some tips to make it easier. We'll go through where to place your fingers and play the song using the chord charts doing one strum on each chord and holding for a 4 count then you'll learn how to play guitar with the song strumming on every count. 

E and A chord and your 1st song
05:59

E and A Chords and 3 more songs

This guitar lesson is a continuation of the previous, this time we will play Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus doing a strum on the first count, play with the song then play on every count with the song. We'll play You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry, this time we'll do the whole song using the capo on the 3rd fret and Michael will show you how to play the chords with the capo on. Then we'll play Love Me Do by The Beatles also with the capo on with a stop on the A chord which Michael will show you how to do.

E and A chords and 3 more songs
15:14

E and A Chords, another 3 songs

In this guitar lesson we'll play 3 Is The Magic Number by Embrace this time with 2 counts on each chord and Michael will show you how to count this with the chord chart, then we'll play Silence Is Easy by Starsailor using 8th notes and playing with the song and finishing with U.N.I. by Ed Sheeran with the capo on the 2nd fret, how to count and play with the song.

E and A chords another 3 songs
07:36

E and A chords, final 3 songs

This is the last lesson using the E and A chords. This time we'll play Paperback Writer by The Beatles with the capo on the 3rd fret and how to let a chord ring for 2 bars, we'll play This Is the Sea by the Waterboys and Michael will show you how to play in 3/4 timing, walk you through the chords and the tips you need. Then finishing with When Love Comes to Town by U2 and B.B.King and how to play a bar and a half with stops and playing along with all the songs.

E and A chords final 3 songs
10:07

In this video, we’ll do a checklist of all the techniques we did in this level and what you need to know before you move on to the next level.

Conclusion to the E and A chord songs
00:32
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Power chords and the Minor Pentatonic Scale
11 Lectures 58:47

Introduction to power chords and changing strings and the Minor Pentatonic Scale

This lesson will be a brief outline of what you’ll learn in the upcoming level, how to change strings using power chords and 10 songs to practice this technique, how to alternate pick, what a scale is and why we use them and how to play guitar using the Minor Pentatonic Scale with a metronome.

 

Introduction to power chords and changing strings
01:30

Power Chords, Changing Strings Exercises

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you how to change strings using power chords and why we do this, then we'll play 4 different exercises reading the tab and practising big jumps around the fret board to get the technique right.

How to play power chords and changing strings exercise
09:37

Power Chords, changing strings and your 1st 3 songs

In this video we'll play Summer Of 69 by Brian Adams, Just the Way by Bruno Marz and Gives You Hell by The All American Rejects using the power chords and changing strings. We'll go over how to stop the power chord from ringing out and how to hold each power chord for a count of 4. We'll go slowly through the tab what fingers, frets and strings to use and play guitar with gain.

Power chords, changing strings and your 1st 3 songs
09:04

Power Chords, changing strings and another 3 songs

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you Self Esteem by The Offspring, Viva La Vida by Coldplay and Common People by The Pulp using the power chords and changing strings. We'll go slowly through the tab and the timings for the songs, what fingers, frets and strings to use.

Power chords, changing strings and another 3 songs
07:41

Power chords, changing strings, final 4 songs

This is the last lesson for power chords and changing strings. This time we'll play When I Come Around by Greenday, You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi, Holiday by Greenday and Poison by Alice Cooper. Once again going slowly through the tab and what fingers, frets and string to use.

Power chords, changing strings final 4 songs
10:04

How to alternate pick

In this lesson Michael will show you what alternate picking is, why we use it and how to do it. He'll show you all the tips you'll need and we'll play 3 exercises to get you started.

How to alternate pick
05:55

What Is a Scale

In this video Michael will show you what a scale is and why we use them.

What is a scale and why we use them
01:42

How to Read a Scale Chart and The Minor Pentatonic Scale

Michael will show you how to read a scale chart what the minor pentatonic is, what fingers to use and why and how to play guitar using alternate picking. He'll also go over all the rules you need to know for this scale and some more tips to make it easy.

How to play the Minor Pentatonic Scale and how to read a scale chart
07:51

Still Having Problems

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you some easier ways to play the minor pentatonic if your still having problems from the previous video by starting on the G string then moving to the D string and final playing on all strings.

More on the Minor Pentatonic Scale
01:04

How to play the Minor Pentatonic Scale with a metronome and what it is

In this lesson Michael will show you what a metronome is and some different types of metronomes, why and how we use it when we play guitar, what B.P.M is, then we'll play the minor pentatonic at 60 B.P.M, 100 B.P.M and 300 B.P.M.

How to play the Minor Pentatonic Scale with a metronome
03:45

In this lesson, we’ll do a checklist of all the techniques we did in this level and what you need to know before you move on to the next level.

Conclusion to power chords and the Minor Pentatonic Scale
00:34
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The D chord and how to transition between the chords we know
8 Lectures 57:24

Introduction to how to play the D chord

This video will be a brief outline of what you’ll learn in the upcoming level, how to play the D chord, how to transition between the E, A and D chords and 10 songs to help you practice your chord transitions.

 

Introduction to how to play the D chord
00:52

How to play the D chord

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you how to play the D chord with the correct fingers using the chord chart and why we don't play the top string and how that looks on the chart. Then we'll do 3 exercises to help with finger placement.

How to play the D chord
02:47

How to transition between the E, A and D chords

This time Michael will show you how to transition from D to A using the chord charts and the easiest way to finger each one, then A to D doing a strum on the first count then transitioning. Michael will show you how to transition from E to D then D to E and finally E to A to D then D to A to E starting with a strum on the first count and then how to play guitar with a strum on ever count.

How to transition between the E, A and D chords
06:50

E, A and D chords and your 1st 3 songs

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you how to play Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets, Bye Bye Love by The Everly Brothers and All Shook Up by Elvis Presley, he will show you chords with 2 counts, stops, which songs use a capo and how to play the D chord with the capo. Finally we'll play along with all the songs.

E, A and D chords and your 1st 3 songs
16:45

E, A and D chords and 3 more songs

This is a continuation of the previous video. Michael will show you how to play Secondhand News by Fleetwood Mac using 2 count and 6 counts, Wild Thing by The Troggs playing with 8th notes and I'm A Believer by The Monkeys with the chord charts, then we'll play along with all the songs.

E, A and D chords and 3 more songs
13:19

E, A and D chords final 4 songs

Now we'll try What I Like About You by The Romantics with the capo on the first fret and just using 2 counts, Gloria by Van Morrison and the strumming pattern they're using, Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry with the capo on the 1st fret, and finishing with Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol which we'll play with 8th notes and Michael will show you how to play guitar using the 2 new chords in the song.

E, A and D chords final 4 songs
11:54

E, A, Em and D Final Transition Exercises

This is the last video using just the E, A, Em and D chords, this time Michael will show you how to transition cleanly from one chord to the next and the exercises you should be practicing to improve your speed.

E, A, Em and D chords final transition exercises
04:25

In this video, we’ll do a checklist of all the techniques we did in this level and what you need to know before you move on to the next level.

Conclusion to how to play the D chord
00:32
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The 2nd power chord, 10 songs and strumming patterns
8 Lectures 49:24

Introduction to power chords, changing strings using both shapes

This video will be a brief outline of what you’ll learn in the upcoming level, your first strumming pattern to practice with all the songs we have played so far, a new power chord and 10 songs to practice and finish with the Minor Pentatonic scale at 60 B.P.M

 

Introduction to power chords changing strings using both shapes
00:57

Your first strumming pattern and how to do

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you how to do an up strum on the guitar, give you an exercise and all the tips you'll need, then he'll go over the strumming pattern using the Em chord, then he'll show you how to count the strumming pattern. We'll learn how many bars the strumming pattern is and how to play more than 1 in a row. Michael will show you how to change chords using the strumming pattern and then show you the different patterns you can now play.

Your 1st strumming pattern
08:05

Power chords changing strings and both shapes exercise

In this lesson Michael will show you how to play the open power chord what your left and right hand are doing, some rules and tips to make it easier to play and how it's the same shape as the previous power chord. Michael will show you how to read the tab, the difference between power chords with the same pitch and which one to use, then how to play guitar using 5 different exercise to help with this technique.

Power chords, changing strings using both shapes exercises
09:50

Power Chords, Changing Strings and both shapes your 1st 3 songs

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you how to play Numb by Linkin Park, Glycerine by Bush and Dirty Deeds by AC/DC using the power chords, the open power chords and changing strings. We'll go through the tab slowly and what fret, fingers and strings to use, and finally play with gain.

Power chords, changing strings using both shapes and your 1st 3 songs
09:07

Power Chords, Changing Strings and both shapes 3 more songs

In this video Michael will show the beginner guitarist how to play Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield, I Remember You by Skid Row and I Love Rock and Roll by Joan Jett. He will show you how to block strings using your thumb, how to put stops in and how to play single notes with power chords. We'll go through the tab slowly, what fret, fingers and strings to use, and finally play with gain.

Power chords, changing strings using both shapes and 3 more songs
10:39

Power Chords, Changing Strings and both shapes final 3 songs

This is the last guitar lesson for power chords, changing strings and using the open power chord. This time we'll play Rock You Like a Hurricane by Scorpions, Holy Diver by Dio and For Whom the Bell Tolls by Metallica with gain. We'll go through the tab slowly and what fret, fingers and strings to use.

Power chords, changing strings using both shapes and the final 3 songs
09:21

Minor Pentatonic 60 BPM

In this video michael will show you how to play the Minor Pentatonic scale with the metronome at 60 B.P.M

How to play the Minor Pentatonic Scale at 60 B.P.M
00:49

In this lesson, we’ll do a checklist of all the techniques we did in this level and what you need to know before you move on to the next level.

Conclusion to the 2nd power chord and strumming patterns
00:36
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How to play the G chord, transitions and another 10 songs
9 Lectures 59:54

Introduction to the G chord

This video will be a brief outline of what you’ll learn in the upcoming level, how to play the G chord and how to transition between the chords we have learnt, 10 more songs using the E, Em, A, D and G chords and the Minor Pentatonic scale at 80 B.P.M

Introduction to the G chord
01:06

How to play the G chord

in this guitar lesson we'll learn the easiest way to play the G chord and 2 different ways to do it. Michael will show you how to read the chord chart and give you 3 exercises to help with the fingering.

How to play the G chord
03:26

How to transition between A, D, G, E and Em chords

In this lesson Michael will show you all the transition between the chords and the easiest way to do it, starting with a strum on the first count and how to play guitar with a strum on every count.

How to transition between the A, D, G, E and Em chords
08:06

A, D, G, E and Em Chord and your 1st 3 songs

In this video Michael will show you how to play Twist and Shout by The Beatles using 2 counts and 4 counts and the strumming pattern, Bad Moon Rising by C.C.R. with the strumming pattern and Mad World by Gary Jules with the capo on the 1st fret with down strums using all the chords we now know. Each song he will show you all the chords how to transition between them, then you'll learn how to play guitar with the songs.

A, D, G, E and Em chords and your 1st 3 songs
12:59

A, D, G, E and Em Chord s and 3 more songs

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you how to play Our Song by Taylor Swift using 2 counts and 4 counts and the strumming pattern, Breakfast at Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something with the strumming pattern and coming in on an up stroke and Old Time Rock and Roll by Bob Segar with the capo on the 4th fret using all the chords we now know. Each song he will show you all the chords how to transition between them, then we'll play along with the songs.

A, D, G, E and Em chords and 3 more songs
16:17

A, D, G, E and Em chords and another 2 songs

This time Michael will show you how to play High and Dry by Radiohead with the capo on the 2nd fret using 8th notes and holding on the G chord and Get Back by The Beatles with 1 counts and the strumming pattern. We'll play along with each song going through the chords slowly and how to transition.

A, D, G, E and Em chords and another 2 songs
09:05

A, D, G, E and Em Chords final 2 songs

The last video using A, D, G, E and Em we'll play Do Ya by E.L.O. using 2 counts 1 counts and 3 counts then play guitar with the song, and finish with Mull of Kintyre by Wings playing in 3/4 timing all with down strums.

A, D, G, E and Em chords and the final 2 songs
07:45

Minor Pentatonic 80 BPM

In this lesson Michael will show you how to play the Minor Pentatonic Scale with the metronome at 80 B.P.M's

How to play the Minor Pentatonic Scale at 80 B.P.M
00:37

In this video, we’ll do a checklist of all the techniques we did in this level and what you need to know before you move on to the next level.

Conclusion to the G chord
00:33
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How to palm mute the power chords and 10 songs to practise
8 Lectures 59:39

Introduction to palm muting

This video will be a brief outline of what you’ll learn in the upcoming level, what palm muting is and how to read the tab, 10 songs to get you stated on this technique and the Minor Pentatonic Scale at 100 B.P.M

Introduction to palm muting
00:55

What is palm muting how to play and read the tab

In this guitar lesson Michael will tell you what palm muting is, when we use it and why, what genres of music use it, then show you what your left and right hands are doing on an electric and an acoustic guitar. He'll show you how to get the correct sound by listening to your playing and some tips to make it easier. Then we'll do 5 exercises to help get your right hand in the correct position. Finally we'll learn how to read the tab with palm muting.

How to palm mute, and read the tab
10:53

Palm muting and your 1st 3 songs

In this first palm muting video Michael will show you how to play Somebody That I Use to Know by Gotye using single notes and palm muting on a clean sound, Roar by Katy Perry using 8th notes and palm muting and All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You by Heart with Gain, palm muting using 8th notes. He'll go slowly through how to play guitar using the tab and what chords to use and then play along with the songs.

Palm muting and your 1st 3 songs
15:24

Palm Muting and 3 more songs

In this guitar lesson we'll play I Want to Break Free by Queen with gain, 8th notes and palm muting, Lose Yourself by Eminem on a clean sound with 8th notes palm muting and we'll put in a new chord that Michael will show you how to play and 500 Miles by The Proclaimers Listening to the pattern and palm muting. He'll go slowly through the tab and what chords to use and then play along with the songs.

Palm muting and 3 more songs
12:57

Palm Muting another 2 songs

Continuing from the previous video, Michael will show you how to play Heard It Through the Grapevine by C.C.R. with palm muting and Grenade by Bruno Mars playing 8th notes on a clean sound with palm muting. He'll go slowly through the tab and what chords to use and then play along with the songs.

Palm muting and another 2 songs
08:48

Palm Muting final 2 songs

This is the last video we'll do with just palm muting and Michael will show you how to play I Got You by Split Enz and 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins with 8th notes and palm muting. He'll go slowly through the tab and what chords to use when you play guitar along with the songs.

Palm muting and your final 2 songs
09:21

Minor Pentatonic 100 BPM

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you how to play the Minor Pentatonic Scale with the metronome at 100 B.P.M's

How to play the Minor Pentatonic Scale at 100 B.P.M
00:39

In this video, we’ll do a checklist of all the techniques we did in this level and what you need to know before you move on to the next level.

Conclusion to palm muting
00:42
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How to play the C and Am chords, transitions and your first 12 bar blues
12 Lectures 01:04:49

Introduction to the C and Am chords and the 12 bar blues

This video will be a brief outline of what you’ll learn in the upcoming level, how to play the C and the A Minor Chords and how to transition between all the chords we’ve learnt, 10 songs using these chords, 2 twelve bar blues patterns and the Minor Pentatonic Scale at 120 B.P.M

Introduction to the C and Am chords and the 12 bar blues
01:07

How to play the C chord

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you the easiest way to play the C chord using the chord charts and photos. He will show you the tips you need and 3 exercises to help with finger placement.

How to play the C chord
03:05

How to play the A Minor Chord

In this lesson Michael will show you the easiest way to play guitar using the A Minor chord and the chord charts, with photos and why this is easy to play if you can already play the E chord. He will show you the tips you need and 3 exercises to help with finger placement.

How to play the A minor Chord
02:47

How to transition between all the chords we have learnt

In this lesson Michael will show you the easiest way to transition between all the chords we know now, and all the exercises you need to practice to get the gap out between the chords.

How to transition between all the chords we know
03:00

A, D, G, E, Em, C and Am Chords and your 1st 3 songs

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you how to play Last Kiss by Pearl Jam using 4 counts and the strumming pattern, Big Girl Don't Cry by Fergie with the strumming pattern and Stand by Me by Ben E. King with the capo on the 2nd fret using all the chords we now know. Each song he will show you all the chords how to transition between them, then we'll play along with the songs.

A, D, G, E, Em, C and Am chords and your 1st 3 songs
13:27

A, D, G, E, Em, C and Am Chords and 3 more songs

In this video Michael will show you how to play Clocks by Coldplay with the capo on the 1st fret and playing all down strums using 8th notes, Pokerface by Lady Gaga with the capo on the 4th fret and using the strumming pattern and Teardrops on My Guitar by Taylor Swift with the capo on the 3rd fret and playing the strumming pattern. Each song he will show you all the chords how to transition between them, then we'll play the guitar along with the songs.

A, D, G, E, Em, C and Am chords and 3 more songs
11:28

A, D, G, E, Em, C and Am Chords and another 3 songs

Following on from the previous guitar lesson Michael will show you how to play Knocking on Heavens Door by Bob Dylan using a new strumming pattern which he'll talk you through slowly, Save Tonight by eagle Eye Cherry with the capo on the 5th fret using 2 counts on each chord and I'm Yours by Jason Mraz with the capo on the 4th fret using the strumming pattern twice for one bar. Each song he will show you all the chords how to transition between them, then we'll play along with the songs.

A, D, G, E, Em, C and Am chords and another 3 songs
08:37

A, D, G, E, Em, C and Am Chords final song

This is the last video for the A, D, G, E, Em, C and Am chords. This time we'll play Time of Your Life by Greenday with a new chord which Michael will talk you through, we'll use the strumming pattern and play along with the song.

A, D, G, E, Em, C and Am chords and your final song
05:49

Minor Pentatonic 120 BPM

In this video Michael will show you how to play the Minor Pentatonic Scale with the metronome at 120 B.P.M

How to play the Minor Pentatonic Scale at 120 B.P.M
00:35

What is 12 bar blues and how to play

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you what a 12 bar blues pattern is, and why we use them. He will talk you through the 3 different patterns and how to put them together using tab and the correct fingers to use. Then we'll also play with palm muting.

How to play a 12 bar blues and what it is
07:56

2nd 12 bar blues pattern

Like the previous video Michael will show you how to play another simple 12 bar blues using tab and showing you what fingers to use. He will talk you through the different patterns and how to put it together, then will try it with palm muting.

your 2nd 12 bar blues pattern
06:25

In this video, we’ll do a checklist of all the techniques we did in this level and what you need to know before you move on to the next level.

Conclusion to the C and Am chords and your first 12 bar blues patterns
00:33
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Naming the notes on the neck of the guitar and how to name the power chords
9 Lectures 52:38

Introduction to naming the notes on the neck and the power chords

This video will be a brief outline of what you’ll learn in the upcoming level, how to name the notes on the neck of the guitar, how to name the power chords, 10 songs naming the power chords and the Minor Pentatonic Scale at 140 B.P.M

Introduction to naming the notes on the neck and the power chords
00:47

Naming the notes on the neck

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you 2 different ways to name all the notes on the neck of the guitar using the chromatic scale. He'll also go over the notes of each string and the notes of the chromatic scale.

How to name the notes on the neck of the guitar
11:12

How to name the power chords

In this video Michael will show you how to name the power chords, how to write them, an example of the flats and sharps, which chord to use when they have the same name, which E5 power chord to use and why we name them when we play guitar.

How to name power chords
05:06

Naming the Power Chords and your 1st 3 songs

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you how to play Creep by Radiohead with gain, the names of the power chords and 8th notes, Centuries by Fall Out Boy with gain, naming the power chords and holding each chord for a 4 count and Zombie by The Cranberries with 8th notes. He'll go slowly through the chords how long to play each one for then play along with the songs.

Naming the power chords and your 1st 3 songs
10:04

Naming the Power Chords and 3 more songs
Continuing from the previous video Michael will show you how to play Here I Go Again by Whitesnake with gain and how to count it out, Paradise City by Guns and Roses with F sharp and How You Remind Me by Nickleback with gain 8th notes and how to play flats. He'll go slowly through the chords how long to play each one for then play along with the songs.

Naming the power chords and 3 more songs
10:37

Naming The Power Chords and another 2 songs

This time we'll play What I've Done by Linkin Park with gain and 8th notes and When I Come Around by Greenday with gain, the pattern they use, on/off palm muting and the names of the notes. We'll go slowly through the chords how long to play each one for then how to play guitar with the songs.

Naming the power chords and another 2 songs
05:39

Naming The Power Chords final 2 songs

This is the last guitar video for naming the power chords. This time Michael will show you how to play Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes and Since You've Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson.  He'll go slowly through the chords how long to play each one for then play along with the songs.

Naming the power chords and your final 2 songs
08:13

Minor Pentatonic 140 BPM

In this guitar lesson Michael will show you how to play the Minor Pentatonic Scale with the metronome at 140 B.P.M

How to play the Minor Pentatonic Scale at 140 B.P.M
00:31

In this video, we’ll do a checklist of all the techniques we did in this level and what you need to know before you move on to the next level.

Conclusion to name the notes on the neck and the power chords
00:29
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About the Instructor
Michael Warren
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Professional Guitar Teacher

I’ve been playing guitar for over 30 years and teaching for over 20. During that time I have taught hundreds of students and refined my teaching method to fast track your guitar playing.

I started playing piano at the age of 6 and played for about 4 years, then through friends I discovered the guitar.  

I took lessons at the local music shop for a few years and then started playing classical guitar which I studied for over 7 years at Trinity College of Music London and sat all the exams required.  Throughout that time, I played around Australia and other parts of the world in cover bands and original bands.  

Then in my early twenty’s I discovered a love for teaching. I started with a few friends and grew from there and have been doing that full time for 20 years.

Over the years, I was lucky enough to be able to write jingles for commercials, I also appeared in a Snickers extreme add and worked on the music for the movie Queen of the damned.  But I’ve always came back to teaching I loved seeing the joy on students faces when they learnt a new technique or we worked through a problem they were having with their playing.

I know the courses I have put together are the most comprehensive online today so I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating these fun, easy to follow step-by-step lessons that allow you to build your skills at your own pace, and I look forward to seeing you progress your playing.

Regards,

Michael Warren

Essential Guitar Lessons - Creating Musicians Since 1997