The 4 Basic Skills that every beginning guitar player should learn are...

  1. Picking individual notes with your right hand (for righties).
  2. Fingering individual notes and chords with your left hand.
  3. Strumming with your right hand.
  4. Chording with your left hand.

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Course Outline...

Introduction - Guitar Terms and Basic Stuff

Ready, Set, Go

Introduction: Parts of the guitar, posture, hand positions, playing a really simple song.

Skill 1 - Picking Individual Notes

How Frets work, Playing Individual Notes

Learning about frets. The G scale. Another simple song.

Skill 2 - Fingering Individual Notes

Playing Simple Melodies, and Reading Tab

More about frets and scales. Reading Tablature (Tab). Nailing the G Scale. Your first real song.

Skill 3 - Playing Chords

Your First Chords

What is a chord? Fingering your first chords.

Skill 4 - Strumming Chords

Strumming Along with Songs

The most basic strumming pattern. Changing chords.

Bonus 1 - More Chords

More Chords - E, Em, B7

Some more fairly easy chords

Bonus 2 - Using a Capo

How to Use a Capo

Expanding your capabilities with a capo.