Learn Guitar Online

Dear Guitarists,

Do you remember what got you excited about wanting to learn guitar the very first time?

For me, it was the sight of my first guitar under the Christmas tree. I was eight years old. Soon, guitar lessons followed and I was met by the frustrations suffered by all beginners trying to learn guitar.

This site is dedicated to helping you overcome those frustrations by providing a series of free guitar lessons and recommendations to help you play the guitar at the level you want.

To help you learn guitar, the lessons will cover a variety of topics and will be written in standard notation and guitar tablature.

In the series on guitar chords you will learn:

  • How to read a chord diagram.
  • Basic open position major, minor and seventh chords.
  • Tips for switching from chord to chord in the most efficient way.
  • Common chord progressions from songs using open position guitar chords.
  • How to strum and create your own rhythms.
  • Barre chords-how to easily create them and play them all over the neck.

Perhaps as you learn guitar you want to take your guitar solos to the next level. It doesn't matter if you want to play guitar riffs like Van Halen, Vai, or Metallica...or blues licks like Page and Clapton...or jazz lines like Larry Carlton and George Benson...they all have one thing in common. They all use the pentatonic scale!

To help you learn guitar, in the guitar lessons on the pentatonic scale you will discover:

  • The best things to practice to get mastery of any scale in the shortest time.
  • How to play 5 different patterns of the pentatonic scale and how they connect.
  • Typical pentatonic blues licks to help you get started.
  • What a passing tone is and how this simple device can add spice to your guitar playing.
  • Suggestions for making up your own guitar riffs...it's not as hard as you think.

All of these lessons can be played on acoustic guitar or electric guitar. Some of the string bending techniques may be a little difficult on the acoustic guitar. Lessons start at beginner level and increase in difficulty as they go up. All lessons will be written in guitar tablature.

I plan to add additional lessons as time permits. I would love to hear from you. If you have any questions or would like to see a lesson on a particular subject please let me know. Click here to reach me at bob@learn-guitar-online.com.