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Free Guitar Lessons Online

Welcome to the guitar lessons website! Here you’ll find our library of free guitar lessons as well as The Academy. It doesn’t matter if you’re just learning how to play guitar or if you already have years of experience. Our step-by-step videos can help you get started with the basics or pick-up wherever your past studies left off.

If you are serious about fast-tracking your progress you’ll want to join the GL Academy. That’s where you get exclusive access to all of our step-by-step videos, guided lesson plans, and live video broadcasts. Plus you get comprehensive support. Whenever you have questions – we’re here to help. And when you feel challenged – you have a community of guitarists from all around the world here to encourage, motivate, and inspire you to reach that next level.

If you aren’t ready to join the community yet – you’re welcome to get started with our free beginner guitar lessons, rhythm guitar lessons, lead guitar lessons, or blues guitar lessons. These high quality lessons apply to learning acoustic or electric guitar.

You may also be interested in checking out some of our recent blog posts. You’ll find guides on popular topics including: how to play guitar, how to read guitar sheet music, how to play fingerstyle guitar, how to play acoustic guitar, and how to read guitar tabs.

If you are brand new to the guitar we recommend you start with the Beginner Guitar Quick-Start Series. It’s a collection of 12 step-by-step videos that will give you a solid foundation for all future lessons. You’ll learn how to play guitar, how to hold the guitar, how to tune your guitar, how to strum the guitar, how to play your first chords, and even how to play your first song on guitar.

If you’re interested in playing lead guitar or performing guitar solos you’ll want to check out the Lead Guitar Quick-Start Series. It’s a collection of 12 lessons that cover everything you need to know to start exploring lead guitar. You’ll learn basic picking technique, the major scale, the major pentatonic scale, the minor pentatonic scale, hammer-ons and pull-offs, vibrato technique, how to play a guitar solo, and other important topics.

Just make sure you join The Academy when you’re ready to accelerate your guitar progress. There you’ll find lessons covering all the popular styles, including: rock, blues, country, fingerstyle, metal, bluegrass, and more. Plus we have a huge library of songs and jam-tracks so you can apply everything you learn along to music.

Better still, as a member of The Academy you’ll be joining a community of students from all around the world. You can ask us questions anytime, chat with other members in the forum, and attend our live video broadcasts. We regularly host Q&A sessions, practice alongs, and much more. It’s a great way to stay motivated and inspired as a guitarist!