Here in "The Basics", you will learn the very first fundamentals of learning how to play the guitar whether it be acoustic or electric. We will start off by learning the string names and using exercises to get our fingers used to pressing down notes and then begin learning our first few chords.
Moving on, you will learn all the basic chords you need to know and strumming patterns. By making use of chord progressions and strumming patterns, you'll understand how to create and play songs.
After you complete the videos in "The Basics", you should be actually playing the guitar! Move on to either "Chord Theory" or "Lead Guitar".
1. The Basics - Strings and Exercises
Learn what the strings are called, both numbered and notated, as well as a very important exercise that will help you build muscles in your fingers to acquire control in your fingers.
2. The Basics - Your First Chords I
Learn your first few chords. You won't find these chords in a beginner guitar book. These are not the most basic of all chords, but the most important and most common to begin with.
3. The Basics - Your First Chords II
Learn two whole new chord groups by simply learning two new chords.
4. The Basics - Your First Chords III
Learn a few more chords called minor chords that you might see when you start looking up some of your favorite songs to play, which is very possible with only these few chords. Thousands of songs can already be played and you don't even know it!
5. The Basics - Learning To Strum I
The hardest part of learning to play guitar is about to be explained and become a little easier. In no time, you'll actually be playing.
6. The Basics - Half Steps & Whole Steps
Learning all the notes on guitar is not necessary yet, but knowing how to find certain notes when needed is very important. This lesson will teach you a simple way to do this. Listen carefully.
7. The Basics - How To Tune The Guitar
Not the most easy, or basic thing to do. But this will teach you the concepts you can practice to learn how to tune your guitar.
How To Read Chord & Scale Charts
There are many different ways on the internet to read tabs and charts. This lesson will show you one approach to doing so the correct way.
Learning To Strum II
Another lesson on strumming patterns. Only start this lessons if you can play the first strumming patterns video good. From here move on to the third strumming video lesson.
Learning To Strum III
Yet another lesson on strumming patterns. These patterns are quite difficult for beginners. Watch them slow. Rewind. Count them out first if needed.
"Beginner Guitar Book" Chords
These are beginner chords that are found in beginner guitar books that you might find in your local music store. These aren't as commonly played, but they are important. Again, just basic chords.
The REAL Chords To Know - Key G
Learn the basic chords over, but better, and cleaner.
The REAL Chords To Know - Key E
Great sounding open chords. So much to do in this key.
First Power Chords
These are very easy chords. For beginners. A great lesson to begin to learn what a power chord is and applying them to punk, rock, and other styles.
What is a Capo
Don't have a capo? Get one. About $15.00.
What is a Key
This is another must. If you are going to learn music, you have to know what keys are.
What does Chromatic mean
Every single note is what this basically means.
What is a Scale
A series of notes in a particular pattern that work well together.
What does Natural, Sharp, and Flat mean
This is the basic of notation. Learn the difference.
What are Notes and Chords
This is very basic, but a great lesson to watch if music is new to you.