Looking for an online guitar school? You’re in the right place. The National Guitar Academy is the world’s best online guitar school.
On this page you will find:
- Over 100 FREE guitar lessons that will turbo-charge your guitar knowledge
- 2 must-know strumming lessons which make you sound amazing.
- 8 secrets of the guitar world.
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There are hundreds of lessons on this site from world-class guitar teachers. You won’t find any YouTube amateurs here, just top notch lessons that will help you take your guitar playing to the next level.
Why learn guitar online?
It’s easy to learn guitar nowadays. There’s no need for local guitar teachers because you can learn to play guitar from the comfort of your own home.
Here are a few reasons why you could learn at an online guitar school:
- It’s quick, easy and mostly free.
- You can learn at your own pace, no pressure from teachers.
- You can practice wherever and whenever you want.
Learning through an online guitar school is one of the best ways to learn guitar.
This sounds awesome! Where do I start?
If you’re a complete beginner, you’ll need a bit of guidance first.
Luckily for you, we have a TON of free guitar lessons that can get you started on your guitar journey in the perfect way.
Check them out here:
- First Guitar Lesson: 5 Easy Steps For A Perfect Start
- How To Learn Guitar: An 11-Step Programme For Beginners
- 3 Guitar Lessons For Beginners
- Fastest Way To Learn Guitar
The guitar world is split up into 4 parts:
- Guitar Chords
- Lead Guitar And Scales
- Rhythmic Techniques and Strumming
- Guitar Theory And Musical Keys
To become an epic guitarist, you must know about each of these areas.
Let’s find out how you can learn more about these areas.
Learn Guitar Chords
The first lesson of our online guitar school is…
You must learn guitar chords!
Without guitar chords it’s impossible to learn ANY music on the guitar.
Chords form the foundation of ALL music. They are a must-know for any guitarist and this should be where you begin your guitar journey.
These are the most popular guitar lessons in our online guitar school:
- 14 Easy Guitar Chords For Beginners
- 6 Amazing Chords For Acoustic Guitars
- How To Play Guitar Chords: A Beginner’s Guide
In these lesson you can learn easy ways to play all of the most common chords:
- How To Play The C Chord
- How To Play The C Minor Chord
- How To Play The D Chord
- How To Play The Dm Chord
- How To Play The E Chord
- How To Play The Em Chord
- How To Play The F Chord
- How To Play The Fm Chord
- How To Play The G Chord
- How To Play The Gm Chord
- How To Play The A Chord
- How To Play The Am Chord
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.
Learning to play songs on the guitar is the FASTEST way to learn.
To learn guitar songs, check out these awesome free lessons:
Online Guitar School | Lead Guitar and Scales
If you want to take your playing to the next level, you must learn how to play lead guitar.
There’s nothing cooler than shredding out on a solo or playing an epic guitar riff.
To learn to play lead guitar, you must learn how to play scales.
Chords form the foundation of songs and scales form the foundation of lead guitar. Scales are essential to know if you want to become a capable lead guitarist.
To learn guitar scales, check out these essential lessons which were carefully created by the Grandmasters of our online guitar school!
- Learn Guitar Scales In 8 Easy Steps
- E Minor Pentatonic Scale : The Ultimate Guide
- 5 Cool Licks And Flicks In E Minor Pentatonic
- Jazz Scales – 6 Scales You Must Know
- How To Play The Blues Scale
- How To Play The A Minor Pentatonic Scale
Lead guitar isn’t just about playing solos however, it’s also about playing epic riffs and learning techniques which enhance your musicality.
To learn how to enhance your musicality, check out these awesome lessons :
- How To Play Lead Guitar
- Guitar Tabs For Beginners 20 Easy Songs That Sound Great
- Blues Guitar For Beginners – 4 Ways To Sound Amazing Quickly
- Jazz Guitar: A 5-Step Programme For Rapid Jazz Skill
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.
Want to learn some epic lead guitar riffs? Watch this video!
Online Guitar School | Rhythmic Techniques And Musicality
Even though chords and scales are vital to know if you want become an epic guitarist, they’re useless if you’ve got no rhythm.
The best way to enhance your rhythm and musicality is to learn how to strum.
Strumming injects musicality into your playing. You’ll be a transformed guitarist once you’ve learned some musical strumming techniques.
Check out these free lessons to learn how to strum:
- How To Strum With Musicality And Rhythm
- How To Skip Strings While Strumming
- A Guide To Learning Strumming Patterns
Once you’ve mastered these essential rhythmic techniques, try and broaden your musical knowledge by learning techniques such as Fingerstyle, Flamenco guitar and Blues.
It’s important that you play as many genres as possible. This broadens your skillset.
And what would you expect from the world’s best online guitar school? Yes, here are some of our best lessons for rhythmic techniques and musicality:
- Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons 5 Easy Ways To Sound Amazing
- Learn Classical Guitar In 7 Easy Steps
- Blues Guitar Lessons For Beginners 4 Ways To Sound Awesome Quickly
Ever wanted to create a percussive feel when you play acoustic?
You’re in luck! In this video, Mike shows how to add some personality to your guitar playing.
Online Guitar School | Theory And Musical Keys
It’s not essential to know guitar theory and musical keys if you’re new to guitar.
However, you will eventually have to know some music theory or you will plateau.
You won’t be able to become an advanced guitarist if you don’t understand musical theory.
Most guitarists are afraid of musical theory, but it’s incredibly empowering stuff.
Here are a few lessons and guides, which will help your music theory knowledge:
- The Essential Guide To Guitar Theory
- Understanding the chords in the key of C
- Chords In The Key Of E
- Chords in the key of G and tips for understanding keys
- Guitar Keys : An Essential Guide
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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