This lesson covers the parts of the acoustic and electric guitar, tuning, proper right and left hand technique, and a simple exercise to get your fingers moving and practice proper technique. It is normal to find this exercise difficult at first. It is OK to move forward with the lessons after practicing this exercise for a few days even if you do not have it mastered. It is a work in progress.
This lesson covers Left hand positions, reading simple tabliture, and learning some familiar song melodies, applying single note playing.
This lesson covers the Major scale and some basic musical terms
This lesson covers a few familiar tunes that use the major scale. Happy Birthday and When The Saints Go Marching In are used as examples.
In this lesson you will learn two more simple song riffs that use the Major scale. One is in the style of Greenday and the other is a common New Orleans blues riff.
This lesson covers the meaning of Intervals and the second octave of a major scale.
This lesson applies the two octave major scale to The Star Spangled Banner.
This lesson covers power chords in the open position and 12 bar blues chord pattern. Power chords are easy two finger chords prominent in rock and pop music.
This lesson covers movable power chords outside of the open position.
This lesson covers some basic music theory and how to find the notes on the guitar.
This is a song study of Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple
In this lesson we will learn Rolling in the Deep by Adele. This is a great tune for beginners as it uses only power chords.