Guitar Lessons For Beginners

Hi, my name is Nate Savage. If you have always wanted to know how to play the guitar but thought it was too difficult, or just never got around to it, you are in the right place. These beginner guitar lessons will help you get started.

I designed this beginner quick-start series to give someone who has never even seen a guitar the basic information they need in order to start playing today. By the end of this series you will have learned everything that you need to know in order to strum your way through a fun chord progression that you can use to make up your own songs.

You can also visit the official guitar lessons for beginners website or check out the Guitar System – my complete step-by-step video training course.

Beginner Guitar Quick-Start Series

Learn How To Play Guitar

Welcome to the Beginner Guitar Quick-Start Series. People always email me saying “Nate I want to play the guitar, but I don’t know where to start.” I made this series for people like that, those who have always wanted to play the guitar but just haven’t done it. Many potential players out there will doubt…   Read More » 

How To Hold The Guitar

In this beginner guitar lesson we will cover how to hold the guitar. There are two basic ways that you can choose to hold the guitar when you are sitting down. You can hold it over your right leg or your left leg. If you are right handed the more common choice is the right…   Read More » 

Fingers, Frets, and Strings

Before you can dive in to playing the guitar you should understand how your fingers, the guitar strings, and the guitar frets are numbered. These may seem like simple topics, but it is important for you to know which finger to put on which fret. Let’s get started When I talk about finger numbers I…   Read More » 

The Parts Of The Guitar

It is important for you as a beginner guitar player to learn the proper names for the parts of the guitar. When you talk to other musicians, or people that work at music stores, it is important for you to be able to communicate with them about the guitar in an accurate manner. Here is…   Read More » 

The Guitar String Names

As a beginner guitar player it is important for you to know the names of the guitar strings. Once you learn the names of the strings you will use that knowledge all of the time when tuning the guitar and learning new songs. If we use the thickest string of the guitar as a starting…   Read More » 

How To Tune Your Guitar

Welcome to lesson six of the Beginner Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this lesson we’re going to learn all about how to tune the guitar. This is going to be a pretty long lesson. We’re going to break this lesson into three main parts: tuning theory and tips, tuning the guitar with an electronic tuner, and…   Read More » 

How To Strum The Guitar

In this beginner guitar lesson you will be learning the fundamentals of how to use your hand to strum the guitar. If you have never played the guitar, strumming might feel strange at first. Let’s start off by looking at how to hold the pick. Curl your index finger on your picking hand and place…   Read More » 

Your First Guitar Chords

Welcome to lesson eight of the Beginner Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this lesson we’re going to learn your first two chords. Those two chords are A minor 7 and then a C major. You’re going to be using them a lot throughout your guitar career. The A minor 7 is great to start with because…   Read More » 

Two More Guitar Chords

If you are a complete beginner this will be an exciting lesson for you because you are going to learn two more of the chords that you will need to know in order to play the song at the end of this series. Those two chords are G major and D major. Both of these…   Read More » 

Playing Your First Song

If you have made it this far you have learned your G major, D major, C major and A minor 7 chords. You have also learned how to use your right hand to strum the guitar properly. Now it is time to put all of these things together to learn you first real chord progression….   Read More » 

Musical Strumming Tips

Welcome to video eleven of the Beginner Guitar Quick-Start Series. In this lesson we’re going go over a strumming pattern to make your playing a little bit more musical. In the last lesson we went through the G, D, A minor 7, C progression, keeping the strumming really simple. We did that so you could…   Read More » 

Where To Go From Here

Congratulations ! You made it through the Beginner Guitar Quick-Start Series. So, what should you do now? The most important thing for you to do as a beginner is set some attainable goals. Many guitarists don’t know what to practice because they haven’t defined what they want to learn. Set some goals. They can be…   Read More » 



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