Guitar Classes – An Ultimate Guide

Looking for guitar classes? Congratulations, you’ve found THE ultimate guide to the best guitar classes on the web. 

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In this free ultimate guide you will find:

  • The secret to becoming an amazing guitarist quickly.
  • Over 100 of the best free guitar lessons on the internet.
  • The 4 must-know quarters of the guitar world.
  • Quick and easy tips that are guaranteed to enhance your musicality and progress.

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Here at the National Guitar Academy, we have hundreds of guitar classes catered to ALL skill levels and interests.

So whether you want to learn how to strum like a rhythm great or play lead like Clapton, we’ve got you covered.

The guitar world is split up into 4 quarters, those are:

  • Guitar Chords.
  • Lead Guitar.
  • Strumming, musicality and rhythm.
  • Guitar theory and musical keys.

If you want to become the best guitar player that you can be, you must learn about each of these subjects.

Luckily for you, we have a guitar class for EACH of these subjects available at ALL levels from beginner, intermediate to advanced.

If you’re looking for something specific you can find it here in this contents page:

Guitar Classes | Guitar Chords | Beginner

If you’re new to guitar, the first guitar class you should have is about guitar chords.

Chords form the foundation of ALL music. Without chords it’s impossible to play songs and create music.

To become an amazing guitarist, the best place to start is with guitar chords.

Here’s a list of the best guitar classes that we have on guitar chords:

If you’re a beginner guitarist, you must know these chords:

  • C major.
  • G major.
  • A major.
  • A minor.
  • D major.
  • E major.
  • E minor.

Check out these guitar classes to learn how to play these chords:

Download a free beginner chord guide and learn easy versions of every chord

 Say goodbye to frustration and twisted fingers. Say hello to MAKING MUSIC.

  Learn beginner-friendly versions of every chord.

  This is one of our most popular guides and will improve your chord ability quickly. Click here to download the guide.

 

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Guitar Classes | Guitar Chords | Intermediate

If you find that basic open chords are too easy for you, try learning intermediate guitar chords.

If you’re a intermediate guitarist, you must know how to play these chords:

  • B Major Chord.
  • B Minor Chord.
  • C Minor Chord.
  • D Minor Chord.
  • F Major Chord.
  • F Minor Chord.
  • G Minor Chord.

Here’s a list of some of our best free guitar classes on intermediate guitar chords:

To become an intermediate guitarist, you must learn how to play barre chords.

Barre chords enhance your chord knowledge and allow you to play ANY song.

They are essential to know if you want to become an intermediate guitarist.

Here’s a few of our best guitar classes on how to play barre chords:

One of the best things about learning guitar chords, is that they allow you to play songs.

Here’s some epic guitar classes on how to play guitar songs:

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Guitar Classes | Guitar Chords | Advanced

Once you know how to play open guitar chords and barre chords, you must learn some more advanced chords.

These are:

  • Major 7 chords
  • Minor 7 chords
  • Dominant 7 chords.

You must know how to play these chords in ALL keys. To learn how to do this, check out these guitar classes:

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Guitar Classes | Lead Guitar | Beginner

Lead guitar is about THE coolest thing you can do on guitar.

Whether it’s crafting a wicked solo or creating a melody which accompanies an epic chord progression. These are essential skills to have if you want to become an awesome guitarist.

To learn how to play lead guitar, you must learn how to play guitar scales.

Here are a couple of our best guitar lessons on guitar scales and lead guitar for beginners:

Download our lead guitar cheat-sheet to make things easier

It can be disorientating for guitarists to understand which scales work with which keys.

With this in mind, we created a cheat-sheet; a key and scale-finder that you can use again and again. Click here to download your copy.

However, learning how to play lead guitar isn’t just about solos and melodies, it’s also about playing HUGE sounding guitar riffs:

Here’s one of our best guitar classes on how to play guitar riffs:

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Guitar Classes | Lead Guitar | Intermediate

To become an epic lead guitarist, you must learn how to play guitar scales.

You will find it difficult to solo well if you don’t know how to play guitar scales.

Guitar scales fall into two categories, these are:

  • Major Scales.
  • Minor Scales.

If you’re an intermediate guitarist, you must know the following scales:

  • The Major Scale.
  • The Minor Scale.
  • The Minor Pentatonic Scale.
  • The Major Pentatonic Scale.
  • The Blues Scale.

The most common guitar keys that you can play these scales in are:

  • C.
  • A.
  • G.
  • E.
  • D.

If you can have a good understanding of each of the scales in these keys, you will be well on your way to becoming a fantastic lead guitarist.

To learn about these essential guitar scales, go here:

One of the best things about learning lead guitar, is learning how to play in specific genres.

One of the best ways to practice lead guitar is to play Blues.

Here are a bunch of guitar classes which will turn you into a blues god:

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Guitar Classes | Lead Guitar |Advanced

Once you know how to play pentatonic scales and major scales. The next step to becoming an advanced guitarist is to learn jazz scales.

Jazz scales will enhance your lead guitar playing and theoretical knowledge. They are essential to know if you want to become an advanced guitarist.

Here are some essential guitar classes on how to play jazz scales:

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Guitar Classes | Strumming, Musicality & Rhythm | Beginner

To enhance your musicality, you must learn how to strum a guitar. Strumming technique allows your chords to become musical.

Even though chords are essential for any guitarist to know, strumming makes your chords come alive. It enhances your musicality and rhythm.

Before you get into learning how to strum, it’s essential that you know how to hold a guitar pick.

Check out this guitar class to learn how: How To Hold A Guitar Pick In 3 Easy Steps

To learn more about the fundamentals of strumming technique, check out these guitar classes:

To become top of guitar class, make sure you spend some time with these guitar lessons. They are guaranteed to enhance your guitar progress.

If you want to learn how to strum the guitar quickly, the BEST way to do this is to learn easy songs.

Here are a couple of guitar classes which will show you how to learn songs:

Guitar Classes | Strumming, Musicality & Rhythm | Intermediate

Another way to enhance your strumming and musicality is to learn some bespoke strumming patterns.

Strumming patterns are an essential intermediate guitar technique which are guaranteed to take your rhythm playing to the next level.

Check out this guitar class to enhance your strumming technique:

Another way to enhance your rhythm guitar playing is to learn a variety of strumming techniques.

Techniques such as finger picking can really enhance your rhythm and musicality.

Check out this guitar class to learn how to finger pick:

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Guitar Classes | Strumming, Musicality & Rhythm | Advanced

One of the best ways to enhance your rhythm playing is to learn about different genres.

Having a grasp of many genres, gives you an insight into a variety of exciting rhythms. Styles such as classical, flamenco music and blues are great sources of strong rhythm playing!

To take your rhythm playing to the next level, take a look at some of our best guitar classes on these subjects:

Guitar Classes | Guitar Theory & Musical Keys | Beginner

Guitar theory is not essential to know if you’re a beginner guitarist. However, it’s something to strive towards if you want to take your guitar playing seriously.

If you’re a complete newbie to the guitar, we recommend learning a couple of guitar scales and chords first.

Guitar scales and chords form the foundation of musical theory. If you can play guitar scales and chords, understanding music theory will be a breeze.

Here are a few essential guitar classes you should take if you want to understand guitar theory:

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Guitar Classes | Guitar Theory & Musical Keys | Intermediate

Once you have a basic understanding of guitar scales and chords, it’s essential to learn about musical keys.

Here are some of the skills you can gain by learning about guitar theory:

  • Learn how to solo in the correct key. This WILL make you sound amazing!
  • How to write songs which sound great.
  • Learn to become an amazing lead guitarist.
  • You can learn why everything works together in music.

The most important lesson you can learn about guitar theory and musical keys is that:

A musical key consists of scales and chords which work together.

If you can understand what scales and chords work together, you will be well on your way to becoming an intermediate guitarist.

Here are a few guitar classes which will enhance your theory knowledge:

Guitar Classes | Guitar Theory & Musical Keys | Advanced

It’s impossible to become an advanced guitarist if you don’t have an understanding of guitar theory and musical keys.

It’s vital that you understand how chords and scales work together. Understanding guitar theory develops ALL aspects of your guitar playing.

Some guitarists are often scared of guitar theory, however we guarantee that understanding guitar theory WILL make you a better guitarist.

Here are some awesome guitar classes which will help you become a theory nut:

 

Find Out What You Should Learn Next With Our Guitar Map

If you want to understand where you’re up to in your guitar journey you should take a look at our Guitar Map. It will show you what you ‘should’ know by now (and also what you need to learn next to move forward as a guitarist).

Most people find that the Guitar Map shows them how everything fits together and best of all, it will help you identify gaps in your knowledge that are holding you back.

(There is often just one piece of information that holds people back, 1 key insight that they need to know so they can continue moving forward and improving in their guitar journey.)

We made the Guitar Map so people like you can quickly identify what you don’t know, that you need to know next. We hope that makes sense!?

NOTE: The Guitar Map is now included in our free special report: 'The 7 Steps To Guitar Mastery'.

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Learn how everything fits together quickly, easily and effectively. We share ninja tips (for instant fun!) but also timeless fundamentals that will deepen your understanding.

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