Guitar Lessons

Beginner Lessons

Slightly more advanced fingerings, rhythms are still easy, and no advanced techniques are evident. Simple chords appear. Proper playing by the student should show fluency, but at this level, instructor phrasings such as vibrato are not integral to the lesson.


  • I Gave My Love a Cherry

    by Javier Aviles

    Beginner friendly tune in Traditional Folk style.

    Tags: sixth intervals, sixths, F Major
  • Happy Birthday to You

    by Javier Aviles

    Learn to play "Happy Birthday to you" in three different ways. Used all around the world!

    Tags: Tanti auguri a te, Zum Geburtstag viel Glück, Joyeux anniversaire, Bonne fête à toi, Gens d'chèr ami, Cumpleaños Feliz, Een fijne verjaardag voor jou, Shumë urime për ty, سنة حلوة يا جميل, Que los cumplas feliz, El payaso Plin-Plin, Ծնունդդ շնորհավոր, Parabéns pra você, Chestit rozhden den, Честит рожден ден, Cumpleaños feliz, 祝 你 生日 快乐, Cumpleaños feliz, Sretan rođendan ti, Palju õnne sulle, Õnne soovime sulm, Paljon onnea vaan, გილოცავ დაბადების დღეს, 生日歌, Boldog szülinapot, Hann á afmæli í dag, Lá breithe sona duit, יום הולדת שמח‎,  생일 축하 합니다, Su gimimo diena, Selamat Hari Jadi, Welgefeliciteerd, Hari huritau ki a koe, Cumpleaños Feliz, Maligáyang Bátì, Parabéns A Você, С днём рожденья тебя, Srećan ti rođendan, Vse najboljše za te, Zom Geburtstag vell Glück, İyi ki doğdun (isim), Penblwydd hapus i chi, chords melody, C major, strumming, open chords
  • To A Wild Rose - Traditional Folk

    by Javier Aviles

    Traditional Folk style.

    Tags: To A Wild Rose, traditional, acoustic, picking, picking melody, Edward MacDowell, Piano, New Age, A Major
  • A Hunting We Will Go - Traditional Folk

    by Javier Aviles

    Traditional Folk style

    Tags: A Hunting We Will Go, Traditional, Thomas Arne, D Major, Folk, Picking, Acoustic solo, Sixths, Hybrid Picking, Nursery Rhyme
  • Abdul the Bulbul Ameer

    by Javier Aviles

    Traditional Folk style.

    Tags: traditional, Percy French
  • Streets of Laredo - Traditional Country Ballad

    by Javier Aviles

    Country Folk song from 1860.

    Tags: Streets of Laredo, Folk, Country, Alternate Picking, Captain RW, Phrasing, Easy Listening, Cowboy ballad, Western, Traditional ballad, D Major
  • Shall We Gather At The River - Traditional Hymn

    by Javier Aviles

    Traditional song

    Tags: traditional, simple picking, acoustic, beginner, picking, C Major, soloing, gospel, traditional christian hymn, western
  • Hearts and Flowers

    by Javier Aviles

    Classical music style.

    Tags: Hearts and Flowers, acoustic, classical, Alphons Czibulka, Theodore Moses-Tobani, Picking, C minor, Melody
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Golden Oldies

  • Pentatonic Workshop Level 1- CAGED Format and Timing Excersies

    by Ivan Milenkovic

    This first part is for the absolute beginner. We will cover: Pentatonic CAGED shapes, exercises, note values and timing.

    Tags: pentatonic, timing, exercise, CAGED, alternate picking, play along, metronome
  • Melodic Solo in Gm

    by Carlos Carrillo

    A sweet melody lesson full of feeling and skills as ligatures, alternate picking, vibrato, slides and palm muting.

    Tags: melodic, minor, alternate picking, Carlos Carrillo
  • John Frusciante Style Lesson

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    I think that he chooses the best notes at every moment. He has not a incredible technique but he creates beautiful melodies in every solo, and for me, this is the most important thing. I don't care if you play millions of notes in a second or one note, I just want to hear beautiful music.

    Tags: melodies, John Frusciante, RHCP, Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Malaguena

    by Dejan Farkas

    Malaguena, or Spanish dance, is named after the town of Malaga in south of Spain. It is in triple meter and similar to fandango.

    Tags: spanish dance
  • Los Ramones

    by Adrian Figallo

    We will be playing hard, mean and fast, this is the Johnny Ramone school.

    Tags: E major, johnny ramone, joey ramone, dee dee ramone, power chords, strumming, easy, punk rock, hard, only downstrokes, punky, classic punk, power chords shifting, comping
  • Jumping Around - Beginner

    by Muris Varajic

    Phrasing in key of Am while jumping around the fretboard, Beginner level.

    Tags: Jumping Around, Beginner, Muris Varajic
  • Doom Metal For Beginners

    by Lian Gerbino

    This time I'm gonna show you how to play some Doom Metal.

    Tags: C minor, My Dying Bride, Candlemass, Paradise Lost, doom, power chords, downpicking, struming, riffing, standard Eb, gothic, dark, sad
  • Slow Melody Lesson

    by David Wallimann

    Here is a melodic piece. It's important not to get carried away with technique and forget that music is about conveying a message. Melody is the main focus here. I tried to create a lead that would flow easily to the listener's ear. When trying to build something melodic, a good idea is to sing a melody on top of the chord progression you're working on and reproduce it on the instrument. That's usually how you can come up with new ideas.

    Tags: melody, slow solo, easy solo,
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