If you like listening to blues, if you like the style of BB King, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and others, you'll be happy to hear that learning to play blues guitar is one of the easiest specialized genres to grasp hold of quickly.

Once you reach an intermediate level of expertise, you'll be able to play the blues without any problems after taking some blues guitar lessons.

Blues is king!

Blues is king!

Are you surprised? Most people are! The fact is that blues is truly one of the easiest of genres to master on the guitar. You don't need to play it super fast, the techniques are not overly complicated, and you don't need to have a PhD in music theory. So what makes it great?  The thing that makes the blues one of the most liked genres is the style! You digin' me baby? Blues players are just plain cool and fun to watch. They get totally tangled up in their music, each note giving them jitters, which they express very physically as well.
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I've noticed from your letters that many of you don't know about the Guitar Pro tabs section of the site, so this post is meant to be a reminder from your friendly neighborhood guitar teacher that our site, TheGuitarLesson.com DOES have a huge database of Guitar Pro tabs for your downloading pleasure.

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GuitarTricks.com is now offering a free trial membership for 14 days from signing up. After the trial period, you will automatically become a monthly member, and be billed $19.95 per month for the remainder of your membership at GuitarTricks.

Click here to access the GuitarTricks.com Free Trial >>

14 free trial at GuitarTricks.com

The way the Guitar Tricks free trial works is that you need to give your credit card or PayPal info already during signup, but you won't be billed anything until the 14 day free test period is over. This is a totally risk free process, so if you have been planning on giving GuitarTricks a shot, now is the best time.

If you don't like what GuitarTricks is all about, you can cancel your trial membership easily at anytime during the 2 weeks. Canceling is easy, you simply log in to your profile on GuitarTricks, and click cancel.

That's all there is to it. But of course, if you like what the site is all about, you may want to save some money by signing up for a longer period, as can be read on this Guitar Tricks discount page.

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Once you've made the decision to start learning guitar, the first step will be to actually get one. At first sight, guitars have mysterious specifications and technical jargon that you won't be able to comprehend, so it can be a daunting process for a beginner who doesn't have a clue about anything guitar related.

To make things a bit simpler for you, here are some tips on buying the best first guitar.

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The Holidays are upon us, which means peak seasonality in the guitar industry.


'Tis the season of giving!

Many people receive a guitar as a gift, but of course, can't play it. Yet...

This is where online lessons come into play.


As I mentioned in my article on how to teach yourself guitar, the best way to learn guitar from home is through online lessons.


  • efficient
  • allow you to learn from home, at your own pace
  • super cheap compared to a real live teacher

JamPlay is one of the biggest guitar teaching websites on the internet.

They just launched their 2018 X-mas sale, which provides nice savings over their regular pricing, as well as some extra bonuses.

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If you like playing Nirvana songs, you're in for a treat 🙂 Our new beginner guitar lesson for this week is a Nirvana acoustic song, Polly from the Nervermind album.

The song is fairly simple, but it will give your hands a huge workout, as you'll be strumming power chords all throughout the song. It is more of a rhythm guitar lesson actually, which means you'll not only be learning technical elements, but improving your sense of rhythm as well.

Polly Guitar Lesson - Nirvana

Click to learn to play Polly from Nirvana

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All TheGuitarLesson.com premium members are entitled to a 20% discount code upon purchasing Guitar Pro 6.

It's as simple as 1 and 2. When you become a TheGuitarLesson.com premium member, you'll not only have access to the best beginner guitar lessons on the net for the best price, you'll also be able to save 20% on buying the newly released Guitar Pro 6.

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Learning chord progressions will be one of the first things beginner guitarists will want to do, since once you learn some chords and strumming, you'll be able to make real music, good sounding music by playing chord progressions. Once you learn the underlying theory behind chords and scales, you'll be able to make up literally thousands of chord progressions on your own, so it really is a worthwhile investment of your time.

The Chord Wheel

The Chord Wheel

Strictly speaking, chord progressions are a series of musical chords that aim to establish a tonality founded on a key (chord progressions can be played in any key). All scales contain 7 musical notes, and finding the right chord progression in a given key is just a matter of calculating the chords on a given scale. You can also add additional notes to the chords while playing chord progressions, allowing for a virtually unlimited number of possible progressions.

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top 5 guitar song lessonsHello everybody, welcome to another edition of the top 5 guitar lessons on TheGuitarLesson.com.

If you are new to this series of posts, here is a quick run down.

Every month, I jump into my website analytics program to dig into what has been working, and what hasn't. This involves analyzing which lessons you guys watch.

Hoping to motivate you to pick up the guitar and practice more, I share my findings with you every month.

Last months was a very exciting one. We had our annual Cyber Monday sale, which was a massive hit as always. Loads of people jumped on the discounted annual membership.

Why do we have a Cyber Monday sale instead of a Black Friday sale? No reason really. Most companies have a sale on both occasions, but I wanted to keep it simple. I chose Monday since it's Cyber 🙂

Leading up to the sale, we also released several new lessons in November.

Let's see if they made it to the top of the Most Watched list.

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The Beatles were one of the most productive bands in history. They used many instruments, sometimes entire orchestras when composing their songs, but thankfully, many of their songs have really great guitar covers.


TheGuitarLesson.com offers several The Beatles guitar lessons, and as always, all of them include animated on-screen tabs and chord diagrams, which make following the tutorials easy as pie.

Have a look at our collection of guitar lessons covering The Beatles songs below:

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