Guitar School: Learn To Play Guitar Today

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Here are 3 benefits to learning how to play guitar online:

  • You can learn guitar quickly and effectively at your own pace.
  • You can learn from the comfort of your own home.
  • There are thousands of hours of world class tutorials which are just a click away!

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What do I need for my first day at guitar school?

Before we begin to learn how to play the guitar, you will need a few essentials!

Here’s a list of recommend essentials that you will need for your first guitar lesson:

  • A guitar.
  • A pick.
  • A tuner.
  • A positive attitude.

Don’t have a guitar yet? No problem! We’ll show you a whole range of beginner guitars here: What’s The Best Beginner Guitar?

If you have all of these at the ready for when you begin your first guitar lesson, you’ll be ready to rock in no time!

To get the perfect start to your guitar journey, go here: First Guitar Lesson 5 Easy Steps For A Perfect Start

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To learn how to play guitar, you must understand what the four quarters of the guitar world are..

These are:

  • Guitar Chords
  • Lead Guitar And Scales
  • Strumming and Musicality.
  • Guitar Theory And Keys

If you have a good understanding of each of these areas, you’ll be well on your way to becoming top of the class in guitar school.

Looking for some quick fire lessons to get started on your guitar journey? Go here:

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Guitar Chords

To be a top guitar school student, you must learn how to play guitar chords.

Guitar chords form the foundation of ALL music. It’s impossible to learn ANY music on the guitar without the knowledge of chords.

If you want to learn how to play guitar chords, you’re in luck. We’re going to show you some of our best online content.

To learn essential guitar chords at the world’s best online guitar school go here: 

For more specific chords, check out these awesome articles:

To learn how to play guitar songs at the world’s best online guitar school, go here: 

Learn the 12 EASIEST beginner chords with our famous FREE guide.

 Stop struggling. Start making music.

  Learn 12 beginner-friendly versions of every chord.

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

 

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Lead Guitar and Scales

One of the coolest things about learning to play the guitar, is learning how to play lead.

If you want to be able to shred like Steve Vai, you must learn how to play guitar scales.

Without knowing how to play scales, it’s almost impossible to create epic lead guitar lines and solos.

To learn how to play guitar scales, check out these epic guitar lessons which were hand crafted by our own guitar school gurus. 

To learn more about how to use your lead guitar skills in a musical context go here:

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.

 

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Check out this video to learn some cool pentatonic licks:

Strumming And Musicality

Even though it’s fundamentally important that you learn how to play guitar chords and scales, this doesn’t mean nothing if you ain’t got no rhythm!

A great way to enhance your musicality is to learn how to strum.

Strumming makes your guitar playing come alive.

If you want to learn how to strum today, check out these awesome lessons from the world’s best online guitar school:

Once you’ve mastered how to strum, it’s essential to flesh out these techniques.

To enhance your rhythm and melodic phrasing, try and play as MANY genres as possible.

Here are a few guitar school lessons which will make you sound amazing:

To get a taste of how to strum with rhythm and musicality, watch this video:

Guitar School Theory And Musical Keys

Although you don’t need to understand about guitar theory and musical keys if you’re a beginner.

You will eventually come to point in your guitar playing life where you will need to understand these concepts.

It’s impossible to become a intermediate/advanced guitarist if you don’t understand theory. Even though this can be quite a dense subject, it’s essential to know if you want to become an amazing guitarist.

Here are a few lessons and guides, which will help you take your guitar playing to the next level:

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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