Beginners Guitar-Free online lessons (Guitar Beginners Lessons)
This section is a beginners guide to guitar (intro) and contains guitar beginners lessons and articles on the guitar basics including buying your first guitar, tuning your guitar, guitar warm ups and cool downs, hand positions, essential guitar chords and an introduction to guitar tablature – in other words introductory lessons for the guitar(free online lessons – acoustic lessons and electric lessons – but most lessons apply to both types of guitar). By following the links below, and understanding each section, you will have all you need to begin playing songs on your guitar. Your guitar career begins here.
Follow the links below to Guitar Savvy articles designed to provide you with all you need to pick up a guitar, tune it and play a few chords. These beginners guitar lessons are all absolutely free. Elsewhere throughout this site, reference will be made to the guitar intro articles described here. I will also add a guitar glossary sometime soon for your reference.
- Guitar Anatomy,
Learn what the different parts of your guitar are called
- Choosing and Buying Your First Guitar,
A guide on buying your first guitar, whether to buy new or second hand guitars. What else you will need to acquire for your guitar.
- Tuning Your Guitar,
Standard guitar tuning and drop D guitar tuning (more to follow)
- Warming Up for Guitar (and Cooling Down),
Important lessons detailing warm up and cool down exercises you should do to minimise the risk of injury when playing guitar
- Left and Right Hand Positions,
How to place use your fretting and playing hands – a beginner’s guide
- Fingertip Pain in New Guitarists,
All new guitarists experience it – tips to reduce and get over fingertip pain in new guitarists
- Introduction to Guitar Tablature (Tab),
Guitar tab is a way guitarists can play music without having to read and understand musical notation – short guide with TAB examples here
- Practice Guitar with a Metronome,
Drastically improve your timing and ACCURACY by using a metronome
- First Chords for Guitar,
CAGED chords all guitarists must know – you can play a huge range of songs with just these guitar chords
- Guitar Power Chords,
Powerchords are particularly widely used in rock guitar – learn a bit about them here.
- Arpeggiated Chords,
Arpeggiated or “broken” chords – playing the notes of a chord individually sometimes out of sequence – great for developing your lead guitar or fingerstyle guitar skills
- Guitar Picking Methods
Downstrokes, upstrokes, alternate picking, hybrid picking, economy picking and fingerstyle guitar
The following sections are coming soon:
- Guitar Barre Chords
- Guitar Scales
So if you want to start guitar then try to get familiar with the guitar basics covered in this section. These guitar beginners lessons will serve as a guitar primer for whatever guitar learning method you decide on to take your guitar playing to the next level. These Guitar(free) online lessons take time to put together so please bear with us. We’ll produce more free lessons over time as well as to update and expand the existing lessons. If you’ve mastered these lessons, then why not take your guitar playing to the next level with additional guitar lessons and learning methods?
- Guitar Anatomy,
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