Ultimate Beginner Guitar Guide - Both Acoustic & Electric
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Ultimate Beginner Guitar Guide - Both Acoustic & Electric

All In One Guitar Course For Beginners - How To Hold The Guitar - All The Important Open Chords - Music Theory + More
4.2 (9 ratings)
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57 students enrolled
Created by Jack Long
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Feel a lot more confident on their guitar
  • They will explore across the whole guitar neck with confidence
  • Easily play and enjoy the most important open chords to learn
  • Master Music Theory with ease, and apply all new skills straight away after completing the course
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  • Nothing! You can enter this course with owning a guitar but not knowing anything about it.

Don’t just jump straight into chords and start learning songs, if you want really progress on the guitar, then you need to take the same path as the professionals took at a beginner level.

If you are an absolute beginner on guitar then this course is right for you! Whether you have an acoustic or electric, this course covers both instruments. All you need is a tuned guitar, bags of enthusiasm and get ready to really make a difference in your guitar playing.

We start with the basics in guitar like how to hold the guitar, what is the correct posture, I also cover what all the major parts are on the guitar and how to use them (very important). And we look at guitar accessories and how to use them properly too and I cover the basics in music theory which you definitely need to learn at this level.

In the second part of the course you will get started with open chords! You will all the most important basic open chords like E, Em, A, Am, D, Dm, C, G and a bonus chord that you never thought you’d be able to play.... Very special bonus chord inside this course!

We end the course by focusing on your dexterity, and I take you through a very fun lesson in Music Theory. I promise you this is NOT boring, and what you will learn in the last part of the course is guarantee life changing for your overall guitar skills going forward.

To make a real difference on your guitar, don’t just jump into chords and start playing songs. You’ll soon realise you won’t be improving anytime fast, instead take the route the professional all took when they first started out, and I teach you everything you need inside this course that other teachers are not giving away at this level.

Inside the course:

Ultimate Beginner Basics:

  • Parts of the guitar
  • Your posture
  • Accessories
  • String names
  • Notes in the open position
  • Tuning by ear
  • Four step guitar formula

Ultimate Chord Lessons:

  • E, Em chords
  • A, Am chords
  • D, Dm chords
  • C, G chords
  • Special bonus secret chord!

Ultimate Music Theory

  • The best and fun music theory lesson you will ever take
Who is the target audience?
  • All novice and beginner level guitar players.
  • If you have just literally bought a guitar, this is the perfect course.
  • Or maybe you have been playing and you are struggling, well this course will help wipe the slate clean.
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
Introduction and The Basics
8 Lectures 01:07:00

To improve on the guitar and to fully understand what you are playing, it is vital learn what all the parts on your guitar are, what they do, and how to use them. Inside this lesson you learn about all the parts on both acoustic and electric guitars.

Preview 13:29

How you sit and hold the guitar can make all the difference to your abilty to play properly, inside this lesson you will learn how to hold your guitar to get the most out of satrumming and fretting.

Preview 02:30

To help you get over a few hurdles in the beginning stages, you will find some tools useful, I run though the important ones in this lesson.

Guitar Accessories

To be able to play chords and progress, you need to know what the string names, but more importantly how to learn the strings off by heart. We cover some fun exercises inside this video and you will learn a tiny bit of music theory too.

Guitar string names

This VERY important lesson gives you a better understanding of why you play chords a certain way, what the notes are in the chords, and also help your general musicianship, which will help in pretty much every aspect of your playing!

Notes in the open position

You can probably tune your guitar using an electric tuner, so why do you need to do this by using just your ears?

It is important to learn to tune well for many reasons. If sounding terrible to any audience or friends is not bad enough, your ear will never develop unless you learn to recognise things being “out of tune”.

Learning how to tune your guitar can be tricky at first, and just like any other guitar skills, it will take practice. I’ll give you some tips that will help you from breaking strings, which can be very frustrating as you learn how to tune.

Once you have the guitar tuned by ear, go through the strings again to tune just like you would if you were using an electronic tuner. This allows you to fine-tune and double-check that the strings are where they should be.

Tuning a guitar by ear can be difficult when you first start, so don’t be too hard on yourself and cut yourself some slack. Just like anything else you learn on guitar, tuning will take practice on a regular basis.

Tuning by ear

Once you have learned to name the notes on your guitar you will always be thankful. If you want to understand guitar theory or learn to read music, this lesson will be invaluable to you in future years. But if you don’t want to learn to read music or theory, it is still essential to know the names of the notes on at least the bottom E and the A strings to start off with.

Four Step Guitar Note Formula
Open Chords
5 Lectures 16:07

The Em chords is the easiest chord to learn, the E major chord is one of the most popualr chords ever used. These two chords are a perfect kick start to learning open chords.

E & Em chords

Both very popular chords, especially used in modern popular music. The Am chord is one of favourite chords ever.

A & Am chords

These two chords are great play, and at first a little challenging. They both complement each other very well too.

G & C chords

Two incredibly powerful chords, and it is amazing when experimenting just how different these chords sound to one another. The D chord is very happy and up lifting, the Dm is moody with attitude. Both excellent chords.

D & Dm chords

In the final lesson in this section, I have a surprise bonus chord for you. This chord will surprise you just how easy it is play, and makes a great alternative to a few bar chords.

Bonus chord - surprise chord!
Music Theory Made Easy
2 Lectures 22:56

If you want to be a "musician" and actually understand what you are doing AND you want to be able to create your own stuff, then you need to understand Music Theory. This course touches on basics and concept of music theory, and helps you put it into practice.

Music Theory Made Easy

We wrap everything up in this final thought video, please watch to the end to get the most out of your guitar playing.

Wrap Up
About the Instructor
Jack Long
4.2 Average rating
21 Reviews
149 Students
2 Courses
20 + Years, 1000s of Students, Millions of Video Views

Jack has been playing/teaching guitar for nearly 20 years. By personally teaching 100s of students one-on-one in his local area, and 1000s of guitar lessons within the last 20 + years, Jack has proven to maximize any students' results by providing them with the clearest step-by-step system to playing guitar.

Jack started out teaching face-to-face in his local area, driving to students houses (which he still enjoys today), and teaching students of all ages and all levels. With the rise of video and YouTube, Jack brought his guitar teachings online, and in 2011 he launched his own Youtube Channel which has accumulated more than 15,000 subscribers and have also received more than 2 Million Views!

His celebrity Youtube status has placed him in the top 10 Guitar/Ukulele Instructors online today!

Along with Jack's success as a guitar instructor he is also the author to many popular guitar & ukulele books, and the founder of Learn Guitar Tunes, his already established successful guitar teaching website.

Jack has vast experience in teaching guitar, from face-to-face, to step-by-step video lessons, LIVE webinar Guitar lessons, and teaching large groups of guitarists in an open forum.

He has a strong passion in providing the correct tools needed in order to quickly master the guitar.

His specialties are Beginner – Advance, Strumming, Picking, Barre Chords, Rock, Blues, and Folk styles.

Jack is VERY passionate about teaching guitar to the entire world and has a unique way of teaching things in ways that YOU WON'T FORGET!

Jack has taught so many different types of students, and believes that you CAN achieve your goals and he guarantees you CAN play the guitar just like your favourite bands and artist if you follow his system in a step-by-step system.