Beginner Series Part 1: Play Guitar TODAY
If you're just picking up the guitar for the first time, this short 10-lesson series will have you playing guitar TODAY!
In this first lesson Dave starts with showing you all of the various parts of the guitar. Check out our video about changing strings below, under Related Videos. Beginner Series Part 1 – Lesson 2 Lesson 2 - Getting Comfortable with the Guitar
In this lesson, Dave shows how to properly hold the guitar and hold the pick. Then he'll go through some different way of playing (strumming, finger-picking, etc.) Beginner Series Part 1 – Lesson 3 Lesson 3 - Tuning the Guitar
In this Lesson, Dave teaches you how to properly tune a guitar; a very important skill that you'll use all of the time. Beginner Series Part 1 – Lesson 4 Lesson 4 - The G Chord
In this Lesson Dave introduces you to chords. By the end of this lesson y Beginner Series Part 1 – Lesson 5 Lesson 5 - The C Chord
In this Lesson we'll learn the C Major chord and learn how to transition smoothly between chords. This will be very important when playing songs. Beginner Series Part 1 – Lesson 6 Lesson 6 - The D Chord
In this Lesson we'll add the D Major chord to the arsenal. Once you've learn the first 3 chords, there will be THOUSANDS of songs you'll be able to play. Beginner Series Part 1 – Lesson 7 Lesson 7 - Putting the First 3 Chords Together
In this Lesson we'll put all the chords together and, using a strumming pattern, start playing a song. Beginner Series Part 1 – Lesson 8 Lesson 8 - How to Play Melodies
Now it's time to learn about the building blocks of melodies. In this Lesson we'll learn the G Major scale, and then have some fun jamming with it! Beginner Series Part 1 – Lesson 9 Lesson 9 - A Blues pattern
Let's play some Blues! In this one, we'll learn a very simple Blues pattern that is used everywhere in Rock and Blues music. And you can learn it in 10 minutes! Beginner Series Part 1 – Lesson 10 Lesson 10 - The Blues/Rock Scale
In this last lesson in Part 1 we'll take a look at a simple 5-note scale that you can use to play blues solos. then we'll get into a jam track where you can jam out with the new scale! In the Essential Guitar Series, each lesson will have a new jam track where you can have some serious fun with the new things you learned in that lesson!
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