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.


  • Practice tips, warm-up & stretching

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Everything you need to know, and do, before starting a guitar practice session.

    Tags: massages, warming up, pre warm up, pre workout, legato, stamina, left hand, exercises, hammer on, pull off, guitar routine, workout
  • Sailing Sailing

    by Javier Aviles

    Traditional Folk song.

    Tags: Godfrey Marks, James Frederick Swift, Popular song, simple melody, C Major
  • Phrasing & Improvisation

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    How to create phrases and the call & response concept.

    Tags: call & response, phrases, jamming, improvising, A minor, A pentatonic minor, play-along, motivic development, how to make phrases, how to make responses, melodic soloing, melody
  • String crossing

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    The picking mechanics of string crossing

    Tags: outside picking, inside picking, cross strings, alternate picking, picking exercises, sequences, natural minor, A minor scale, A pentatonic minor
  • Root on the fifth string

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Unlock the pentatonic scale all over the fretboard.

    Tags: minor pentatonic scale, notes on the fretboard, pentatonic sequences, melodic sequences, improvisation, fretboard knowledge, blues scale, D minor pentatonic, D blues scale
  • Changing Keys

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Learn how to transpose the pentatonic scale to other keys. We'll explore the notes on the sixth string, extended pentatonics & slides.

    Tags: notes on the fretboard, transposing the minor pentatonic, playing in other keys, improvisation, licks, G minor pentatonic, B minor pentatonic. slides, moving diagonally, extended pentatonic
  • Beginner Thumb-Index

    by Javier Aviles

    Beginner friendly Progressive Acoustic Rock using only two right hand fingers - thumb and index

    Tags: fingerpicking, simple harmony, simple melody, bass note, progressive, A Major
  • Most Used Chord Progressions

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Study the most used chord progressions in popular music, so that you can use them as springboards for your own hit songs!

    Tags: C major, theory, popular music, composition, arranging, theory applied, arrangement
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Golden Oldies

  • Pentatonic Workshop Level 1- CAGED Format and Timing Exercises

    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, A minor pentatonic, Note Time Values, rhythm practice, improvisation
  • 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: melody, G minor, minor key, alternate picking, G aeolian, alternate picking, vibrato, slides, palm muting, inspiring, feeling
  • 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, RHCP, Red Hot Chili Peppers, bending, bends, phrasing, chord tones, following the chords, melodic solo, less is more, alternative rock, california, californication, clean tone, clean guitar solo
  • 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, apoyando, tremolo, chords, fingerstyle, nylon strings guitar, E Major, fandango, flamenco, thumb, chord melody
  • 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: A minor, learning the fretboard, moving licks, melodic, fretboard knowledge, theory applied, motif, picking, phrases, improvisation, vibrato
  • 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, Doom Metal
  • 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: E Major, D Major, G Lydian, slow solo, easy solo, joe satriani, Andy timmons, articulation, melodic solo, building melodies, instrumental rock, bending, bends, melodic
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