Beginner Guitar Lessons

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Beginner Guitar Lessons

On this page, you will find beginner guitar lessons that will give you all the basics to start off learning guitar from scratch.

Are you a fresh new guitarist? Welcome aboard! You’ll navigate among tons of information, and may become a master in your domain. But first, let me ask you a question.

1. What do you want to play?

Folk, Rock, Metal… There are many genres, for many styles. You might have a nylon-stringed guitar and want to play Metal. Well… It’s possible, but the genre will be a bit twisted, and you will end up playing Classical Metal. That’s a beautiful style, it’s true. But it might be something different from what you want to play.

You don’t have a guitar yet? Then, let me give you a tour of what you can find on the market. Get on the boat, I will show you the way.

2. Before starting…

Are you aware of the great amount of guitars on the market? It’s huge. Let me give you a quick preview. They’re all divided into two parts:

  • [Lesson 0.1] Acoustic Guitars: Unplugged, by definition. Uses only acoustic. There are many types of acoustic guitars: nylon, steel-stringed (country), twelve-string guitar among the most known. For more details, see the article.
  • [Lesson 0.2] Electric Guitars: Plugged. By definition, uses electricity to function. The only exception is for the electric-acoustic guitar which can be played both plugged and unplugged. Here again, there are many types: solid body, chambered body, electric-acoustic, among the most known.

So, if you don’t have chosen any guitar, it’s time to. Remember the question a bit earlier? What do you want to play? It’s better to pick now the perfect instrument for your preferred genre / style. Take a look at the following article to learn more:

But know that the end, your music taste should decide!

3. Getting ready with beginner guitar lessons!

Have you chosen your guitar? Perfect. Now is the time for basic guitar lessons:

These beginner guitar lessons are important if you are a new starter. But you can of course skip them and go to the next part in case you already know what I have introduced you. You can still go back to this section later if you need to.

4. On the road to the intermediate level.

You often hear guitar teachers say that knowing how to play barre chords is the biggest milestone in terms of playing the guitar. In fact, even if the notion of beginner or intermediate level is highly subjective, when you master barre chords, you’re no longer a newbie.

Have you learned how to play open chords? You might want to venture a bit further. Take a look at the following lessons:

5. What’s next?

Have you learned all the basics? Are you ready to deepen your knowledge? Great. Here’s what you can do from now on:


  1. Hi there, this post was very interesting to read actually. I was looking for some thoughts about how to learn guitar and where to start. This was helpful. Thanks. Sylvain

  2. Thank you for this article, it’s really helpful especially to beginners. How I wish there were websites like this when I was just starting. But I will bookmark this page so it will be easier for me to access your upcoming articles. I wish you can post an article on how to do plucking and the different strumming techniques. Thanks, looking forward to more tips and videos on how to improve my playing skills.

    1. Hi Alice, thank you for your support, it’s very much appreciated! Sure I will post tips on plucking and different strumming techniques. More and more articles to come! 😉

  3. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play a guitar. What type of guitar would you recommend for a beginner? I like the following genre of music: classical and pop.

    Thanks so much for this post. I look forward to more of your articles.

  4. Hey Ben,
    I love music and happened to play the trumpet in high school . Guitar has always intrigued me like the piano . I think your site is very thorough but may be broken up a little much. I get kind of lost in the links sometimes . Other than that great read my friend


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