4 Skills for Guitar Players Music Course

Lesson 1: Overview of 4 Skills

Lesson 2: How Frets Work, Fingering Notes

Lesson 3: Picking Simple Melodies and Scales

Lesson 4: Your First Chords

Lesson 5: Strumming Technique - Songs in C and G

Lesson 6: More Chords - Am, E, Em, B7

Lesson 7: Two More Strum Patterns

Lesson 8: Chord Summary - G, C, D, E, Em, B7

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

  1. Picking individual notes with your right hand (for righties).
  2. Fingering individual notes with your left hand.
  3. Strumming with your right hand.
  4. Chording with your left hand.
If you learn these skills, and practice them regularly*, by the end of two months you should be able to...
  1. Play simple melodies by ear.
  2. Strum along with many familiar songs.

These lessons use a lot of simple explanatory audio and video. Here is an example. Jack is 11 years old and a new guitar player.
We also provide you with many simple songs for you to play along with. These songs (called "practice tracks") are perfect for simple chording practice as well as learning scales and how to play simple melodies. Here is an example:

To see a typical play-along page go here.

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*Every day for 15 minutes or at least 3 times a week for about a half hour.

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