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There are hundreds of free guitar guides and tutorials on our site. On the page below you’ll find links to our most popular stuff.

You may want to bookmark this page for future reference so you can use it as an index you can return to in the future.

If you’re a total beginner who wants a simple program to follow check out our free guide: How To Learn Guitar: An 11-Step Program For Beginners.

To find out what type of guitarist you are, take our famous 60-second guitar quiz. It’s fast, fun and useful.


Chords are the foundation of guitar playing. Here’s our most popular chord guides:

Beginner-level: Read our guide 14 Easy Chords For Beginners to master the basics quickly.

Beginner-level: Check out the easy chords section of the site to learn easy ways to play every chord.

Intermediate-level: Read our guide How To Play Barre Chords.

Advanced-level: Read our free guide: How To Understand The CAGED System.

Rhythm & Strumming

Bring your chords to life by reading our free guide: How To Strum A Guitar Correctly

Lead Guitar

If you want to turbocharge your fretboard skills look no further.

One of the most popular guides on the site is How To Play Lead Guitar.

Get up to speed with guitar scales quickly with our free guide: Learn Guitar Scales In 8 Easy Steps.


Understanding (even just a little) music theory is the most empowering thing a guitarist can do.

If you’re an intermediate guitarist and want to get started with theory check out our free guide: Music Theory For Guitarists

Want to upgrade as a guitarist today? Read our free guide: Guitar Keys: An Essential Guide

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Popular Lessons

How To Learn Guitar: An 11-Step Programme For Beginners

10 Easy Songs For Beginners

How To Strum A Guitar

How To Choose The Perfect Beginner Guitar

Guitar Notes Explained: A Guide For Beginners

How To Play Lead Guitar

3 Easy Ways To Play Bm

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Become a better guitarist: Click here to check out our guitar courses

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