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Basics of Guitar

Guitar Lesson Page

A series of video lessons designed to teach you how to go from beginner to playing full songs on the guitar. I’ll break down the lessons into sections here. If a lesson doesn’t have a link yet, that means I haven’t recorded it, but I’ll plan to in the future.

Learning Chords:

Alternate Chord Voicings

Learning Rhythm:

Finger picking

Lead Guitar



142 Responses to Basics of Guitar

  1. Steven Jan 23, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

    Thanks for the lessons, 60 yrs old & just started, amazing never thought I would ever play an instrument, great teacher, thank you.

  2. Dan Feb 2, 2017 at 9:10 am #

    Hey Brian,
    When I am strumming 10-15 times(playing a song), my guitar pick slips.How to avoid this? Good luck.

    • Mike Feb 16, 2017 at 10:05 pm #

      I had and sometimes still do have the exact same problem… what I did was go down to the music store and get a “cool pick” (trademarked). The ones that I got are made with a little abrasive patch on both sides which helps the grip. I also choose to go with the one that looks most like a triangle than a traditional pick, that way I could use any corner of the pick in case of rotation. Practice will help you grip your pick better too.

      • Dan Feb 17, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

        Thanks ,Mate.

  3. Dan Feb 5, 2017 at 12:46 am #

    Hello Brian,
    When I do strumming(down and up strumming),while with a good tune I hear the noise of the guitar pick like a saw cutting wood. 🙂 How to reduce this unwanted noise?Thank you.

  4. Dan Feb 14, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

    Hello Bryan,
    How to sing while playing the guitar?How do you do that?You know when I do that ,the strumming pattern and the chords,they get mess up.Good Luck!

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