If you want free online guitar lessons that are fun and exciting, you’ve come to the right place. You can learn guitar chords, rock, blues, jazz, harmonics, and much more.

All my lessons were written because they were topics that helped me learn the guitar and have more fun!  It doesn’t take as long as you think, but I’m here to encourage you along the way.  If you have any questions, I am here to help.  Send me a note.  I want you to be the next guitar hero!

How to Tune a Guitar

December 19, 2015

There are many ways to tune a guitar.  Even if you have an electronic tuner, which I recommend, you should know how to tune a guitar without one.  In this lesson, you’ll learn the most […]

Learning the Fretboard

December 19, 2015

Learning the fretboard is a challenge that this lesson will help you tackle efficiently.  Did you know that a 22-fret guitar contains 138 notes?  It is a huge task that challenges both beginner and experienced guitarists. […]

Reading Notation and Tablature

December 19, 2015

Although, we love to listen to music, we need to be able to read and write it. This lesson show you how to read (and write) tablature and notation.

Picking Techniques

December 19, 2015

Learn strumming, alternate picking, and sweep picking in this lesson that covers an introduction to each.

Intervals

December 19, 2015

Objectives Learn all the intervals. Learn the fretboard patterns for the intervals. Learn both ways to play intervals. The video cannot be played because your browser does not support HTML 5 video. What Are Intervals? […]

The Major Scale

December 20, 2015

Learn how to play, form, and use the major scale effectively.  This is arguably the most important scale you can learn.  It is used in improvisation, chord construction, diatonic harmony, and much more.

Chord Progressions

December 20, 2015

This lesson will teach you progressions in several styles so you can learn from known progressions and styles.  This lesson will cover the 50’s progression, the Let It Be progression, jazz progressions, blues progressions, and […]

Soloing Over Chord Progressions

December 20, 2015

Learn several ways to solo over a chord progression by knowing the key or by knowing the chord.  Learn to use several methods of approaching each method.

Circle of Fifths

December 20, 2015

The Circle of Fifths is an easy way to find out the key a song is in. The Circle of Fifths tells you how many sharps or flats are in a given key. C has […]

Suspended Chords – No Thirds Apply

December 20, 2015

The neat thing about suspended 4 chords is that they are made up of this formula: I-IV-V. Now you’re asking what this means. I’ll tell you by showing you the degrees for the major scale […]

Barre Chords

December 20, 2015

First let’s define Bar Chords. Bar Chords are chords that have your index finger holding down more than one string and not playing with any open strings. Confused? Well let me clarify things. I’ll show […]

Power Chords

December 20, 2015

Power chords are used in many musical styles, but Rock music may be the most common.  These chords sound thick and raw.  Power chords are easy to play because they are played using modified versions […]

Seventh Chords

December 20, 2015

To understand this method of figuring out seventh chords, you must have a basic knowledge of the degrees of the major scale. I will show you how to find every 7th chord you’ll ever need […]

Slash Chords

December 20, 2015

Learn everything you need to know about slash chords in this quick and easy lesson.

Diminished Chords

December 20, 2015

Learn diminished and diminished seventh chord grips, how they’re constructed, and when to use them.  You’ll learn how dim7 chords form a fun pattern that can be played in many locations.

Pentatonic Scales

December 20, 2015

Learn the major and minor pentatonic scales, their patterns, when to use them, and why they’re the scale shortcut.

Blues Scale

December 20, 2015

The Blues Scale is derived from the Minor Pentatonic Scale. It has an added #4th. This note gives the scale a bluesy feel. It is the only difference between the Blues Scale and the Minor […]

Blues Soloing

December 20, 2015

This lesson is going to familiarize you with the chord tones within the scale patterns. Yes, that’s right now you have to learn the notes instead of blazing trough patterns. Why should you learn them… […]

Flat Five Substitution

December 20, 2015

The flat five substitution is a chord that you can use as a substitute for any dominant chord. It applies very nicely to the 12 Bar Blues, because of the use of Dominant 7th chords. […]

Jazz Progressions

December 20, 2015

Jazz Progressions are simply common chord progressions in jazz music. One of the most common progressions is the ii-V-I progression. The ii-V-I sounds at its best when you use seventh chords and their expanded voicings. […]

Resolving

December 20, 2015

Resolving is a way to lead songs back to the tonic or root. It can be applied to single note applications, or it can be applied to chord progressions. If you don’t already know, the […]

Chord to Chord Relationships

December 20, 2015

In this lesson, I am going to show you how to find and form chords easily from the basic chords that most guitarists know. This lesson will show where chords are in relation to each […]

Chord to Scale Relationships

December 20, 2015

If you know your chords, and you know your patterns, then this lesson will benefit your playing immensely. Knowing how chords and scales relate to each other helps you to find them more easily than […]

Minor System

December 20, 2015

If you know your chords, and you know your patterns, then this lesson will benefit your playing immensely. Knowing how chords and scales relate to each other helps you to find them more easily than […]

Transposing

December 20, 2015

Learn how to transpose songs using three different methods.  Transposing is an essential skill for any musician.  This lesson will tell you why you need to know it and provide step-by-step guidance on  how to do […]

Transcribing Tips

December 20, 2015

Everyone wants to know how to transcribe but no one finds out so here we go. These are really tips and tricks because there is no other way than to listen to the song and […]

Ear Training

December 20, 2015

Training your ear is something that is extremely valuable but hard to acquire. You cannot train your ear by just reading. It requires that you can hear the differences in sounds. After you play a […]

Drop 2 Chords

December 20, 2015

Drop 2 chord voicings are formed by taking a chord and then dropping the next to the highest note, or voice, to the lowest note of the chord. Similarly, there are drop 1, drop 3, […]

Determining the Key

December 20, 2015

I am going to show you how to find the key when you have just a written piece of music in standard notation and also when you just know the chord progression. Determining the Key […]

DADGAD

December 20, 2015

DADGAD Tuning is a popular alternative to standard notation. It is tuned by taking your guitar in standard tuning and dropping the 1st, 2nd, and 6th string a whole step down. You can do this […]

Alternate Tunings

December 20, 2015

This lesson teaches you how to approach learning alternate tunings.  I will also discuss a few alternate tunings, why they’re useful, and my approach to using them.

Harmonics

December 20, 2015

Harmonics are played every time you pluck a note. Most of the time, however, you do not hear them. What you hear is the fundamental (sometimes called the first harmonic). The fundamental is the loudest […]

Arpeggios

December 20, 2015

An arpeggio is a succession of chord tones. When you play a solo, you try to focus on the chord tones of the progression that you are playing over. Sometimes you might stray away from […]

Song Construction

January 1, 2016

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to construct the song, Romance Anonimo.  It is a beginner fingerstyle song that is great for demonstrating how you can construct a fingerstyle song from a simple melody into a harmonized […]

12 Bar Blues

January 17, 2016

Learn the 12 Bar Blues in style.  This lesson covers the traditional, quick change, and shuffle blues.  It includes the first chords you should know and some substitutions that you can try.  I even cover […]

Modes

January 24, 2016

Learn how and why to use the modes in this lesson.  They’re as easy to play as the major scale, but you need to know how they work to play them correctly.  This lesson will […]

Chord Construction

February 17, 2016

This is a complete guide to chord contruction with simple rules that broke me out of my playing rut.  You’ll learn how to construct chords using two methods, how to name chords, how chords relate […]

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