Congratulations, your decision on learning to play guitar just might be one of the best decisions of your life.

After teaching 100's of live students and over 130,000 people online, I've gathered everything I know and created this simple to follow free beginner guitar lesson course. Yes, it's suitable for both the acoustic and electric guitar.

Now let's get started! And please remember:

Even the best guitarists were beginners at one time, just like you. Slash, Eric Clapton, BB King, Joe Satriani all started out somewhere. Maybe in a chair, just like yours.

Contents of this free beginner guitar guide

If you follow these guitar lessons developed specifically for beginners, you'll build a rock-solid foundation of guitar skills.

They have proven to work again and again with my on- and offline students.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that the best way to keep your practice sessions fun and motivating is to start playing songs right from the beginning. With each lesson chapter, I'll list several songs suitable for the level you will be at.

Learn these songs will bring life to a maybe not so interesting practice session and they'll let you practice tons of practical guitar skills. And of course, playing the guitar is about making music, that's your ultimate goal.

Each chapter will contain the following elements:

Chapter info

The description and goals of the given chapter, and a list of things you'll learn in the process.


A list of the video lessons you'll need to watch, as well as supplemental written material to read.

Songs to play

Where the fun begins! Video lessons on popular songs to learn and play, relevant to the chapter.

Before moving on

A list of the techniques you must master before moving on to the next chapter in the course.

Index of Our Guitar Lessons for Beginners