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TheGuitarLesson.com is designed for beginner-intermediate guitarists, which means every bit of information is written to be as easy to understand as possible. You'll "learn through doing", since you'll be playing popular songs right from the beginning. You'll also gain a sound knowledge of practical guitar theory you'll actually use during playing, and help you reach a solid intermediate level.

Recently added video lessons

Whatever Guitar Lesson - Oasis
If you want to advance your strumming skills (and learn a terrific song in the process), you’re definitely in the right place. Whatever is a very characteristic Oasis song. It uses lots of chords, strumming, [...]
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Difficulty: Level IILevel II
Genre: Pop
I'll Be There for You Guitar Lesson - Friends theme song by The Rembrandts
In today’s lesson, we’ll learn to play the theme song of Friends, a very popular sitcom that ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004. The song was recorded by The Rembrandts, and is called [...]
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Difficulty: Level IIILevel IIILevel III
Genre: Pop
Take Me To Church Guitar Lesson - Hozier
Take me to Church by Hozier, which an immensely popular song when it was released in 2013, it’s a lot of fun to play along with the original, or sing if you can. In today’s lesson, we’ll learn all the parts of the song separ[...]
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Difficulty: Level IIILevel IIILevel III
Genre: Folk/Soul
Adventure of a Lifetime Guitar Lesson - Coldplay
The first time I heard Adventure of a Lifetime was at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. I loved the riff, and grabbed my guitar as soon as I got home to learn it. In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to play that riff, as well[...]
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Difficulty: Level IIILevel IIILevel III
Genre: Pop
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Since 2008, we've helped over 40,000 students start their guitar journey and become better guitar players. This many people can't be wrong.

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"Hi Tom, ...so I'm really glad I found your guitar lessons, they are really useful, I especially like how the tabs move, so its easy to keep up with what you’re teaching." - Andrea from Budapest, Hungary

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Why is TheGuitarLesson.com is so popular among beginner guitarists? Tom Fontana, your guitar teacher on the site, has been teaching private students for years, and has found that the best way to keep beginner guitar students motivated to learn and advance is to start playing songs right from the beginning. The reason is simple. Learning guitar is not exactly the easiest thing in the world, and to make it worse by teaching dull exercises is the no 1. reason why beginners quit playing. Our beginner guitar lessons focus on learning to play famous songs right off the bat, which keeps the learning process interesting, since our students learn to play real songs, to which they've probably been listening to for years. This motivates our students to practice, and thus improve their technique. This is the secret to learning to play guitar.