Congratulations, your decision on learning to play guitar is probably one of the best decisions of your life. I don't want to sound cheesy, but really, if you stick with it, you will bring yourself and your loved ones countless hours of joy for the rest of your life, guaranteed.

All it takes is regular practice, with emphasis on the word regular.

It's a simple equation actually: if you don't practice, you won't learn guitar. But if you give it just a bit of effort and get past the initial difficulties, learning the guitar will change your life in so many ways, you can't even imagine yet.

Contents of this free beginner guitar course

After teaching hundreds of live students, and over 130,000 people online, I've gathered everything I know and created this simple to follow free beginner guitar course, suitable for both the acoustic and electric guitar. You'll build a rock-solid foundation of guitar skills, which 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 chapter, I'll list several songs suitable for the level you will be at. I highly recommend you learn these songs as well, as they 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.

Lesson index