Online Guitar Lessons - Learn to Play Guitar

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Guitar Basics

Tips for Buying a Guitar
A beginner's guide to buying a guitar.


Tips for Buying a Guitar Amp
A beginner's guide to buying a guitar amp.


How to Tune a Guitar
Learn how to tune your guitar to standard tuning.


How to Change Guitar Strings
Learn how to change the guitar strings on an electric guitar.


How to Read Guitar Tabs
Guitar Tabs simplify learning guitar chords, scales and even full songs without having to learn to read standard music notation.


Learn the Notes of the Guitar
A map of the notes on the guitar fretboard in standard tuning.


Guitar Chord Lessons

How to Read Guitar Chord Diagrams
Learn how to read the guitar chord diagrams used on this site. Guitar Chord Diagrams show the notes to play a guitar chord and their location on the fretboard.


How to Play Guitar Chords
Learn the basic chord shapes for the guitar. These chords will help when you begin playing songs after a little practice. Learn how to play power chords, barre chords and the basic open chord forms with sound clips.


How to Play Guitar Chord Keys
Learn the major and minor guitar chord keys. A key is a group of chords used to play chord progressions.


How to Play Guitar Chord Progressions
Guitar chord progressions use different combinations of guitar chords from the same key to create a song structure. Start learning some common guitar chord progressions to start playing songs.


How to Play Guitar Arpeggios
Learn major and minor guitar arpeggios with diagrams. Arpeggios can be used in solos or riffs and create a more harmonized sound when played with their corresponding chord.


Guitar Scale Lessons

How to Read Guitar Scale Diagrams
Learn how to read the guitar scale diagrams used on this site. Guitar Scale Diagrams show the notes to play a guitar scale and their location on the fretboard.


How to Play Guitar Scales
Learn guitar scales including Major, Minor Pentatonic and Major Pentatonic Scales. Scales will help you learn how chords are formed from the notes of the scale. After learning how to play scales you can also begin creating melodies from the notes of the scales.


How to Play Guitar Scale Modes
Learn guitar scale modes. A mode of a scale is played by starting and stopping on a certain note from a scale. Learn about the Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian scale modes.


The Circle of Fifths
Learn the circle of fifths, a common music theory tool used to show the relationship of all the tones of the chromatic scale.


More Guitar Lessons

Guitar Warm Up Exercises
Guitar warm up exercises build finger dexterity and get the fingers and hand muscles ready to play.


Double Stops
A double stop is a guitar term for playing two notes at the same time. Double stops are used in various styles of guitar playing including the blues, rock, country, metal, and more.


The 12 Bar Blues
The 12 bar blues is a popular structure for blues and rock songs. The 12 bar blues uses the I-IV-V chord progression.


Blues Guitar Turnarounds
Blues turnarounds are guitar licks that are typically played within the last 1 or 2 bars of the 12 bar blues and set up or "turnaround" the progression back to the first bar or to end the song.


The CAGED Method
The CAGED method is very helpful in learning the notes chords on the entire fretboard. CAGED stands for the names of the chords used in the method (C - A - G - E - D).


How to Get the Best Tone from Your Guitar Amp
For many guitarists the sound and tone of their guitar amp and set up can be a life long journey. Finding the best sound or tone is an on going process and depends a lot on the type of music you want to play.