This course is for the absolute beginner who has never even picked up a guitar. You'll get right to the good stuff and skip the boring and confusing stuff!
You'll learn important tips as you start, simple chords that will work in thousands of songs, a strum pattern that you can use for most songs, and several worship song examples.
Once you complete this series, you'll be able to play several songs in multiple keys!
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Tuning the Guitar
How to Restring
Before You Play
A, D, and E Chords
G, C2, and D, Chords
Minor Chords: Em, Am, and Dm
Strum Pattern in 4/4 Time
Naming Every Note on the Fretboard
Bass Notes and Slash Chords
G Chord Family
D Chord Family
"Sanctuary" Song Example
"How Great is Our God" Song Example
"I Can Only Imagine" Song Example
"Jesus Be the Center" Song Example
"We Are Hungry" Song Example
"When I took guitar lessons from Guitarmann, I couldn't believe how quickly I was able to start actually playing songs. I had taken lessons in the past, but things never really "stuck", no matter how hard I practiced. I think the Guitarmann Method is best way for anyone who wants to learn guitar. You'll be playing real songs the right way in no time. I use what I learned nearly EVERY DAY as a worship leader, guitarist, and song writer for Vertical Worship"
Worship Leader & Song Writer for Vertical Worship
"Stephen is one of my good friends; someone who has been teaching me lessons on guitar for many years!"
Building 429: Grammy-nominated; Dove Award Winner
"I can say without a doubt that Stephen Mann will take you far beyond your expectations when it comes to learning the guitar. His teachings have brought me to the point where I now lead worship for several different youth events, and at my own church as well. I would not recommend anybody other than Stephen!"
"I took a guitar to my first lesson knowing nothing about chords or technique. Literally within a few months, I not only knew a good number of popular chords, but also I knew techniques for figuring out nearly every chord I might come upon. Stephen's method of teaching guitar is amazingly easy to grasp quickly, yet at the same time challenging enough to help you achieve your personal goals."
"some very helpful stuff for guitarists from Guitarmann!"
author: Worship Matters; Dir. Sovereign Grace Music
"I started lessons with Guitarmann and two years later began to use the guitar in leading our worship services. He has a keen awareness of contemporary worship and how guitar fits in."
"I just wanted to thank you for your site. You are an awesome teacher, and I wish I had found your site years ago. I feel like your simple lessons have taken my playing and my "musical knowledge" to the next level. Now, I feel like I understand how chords are formed and how they work together."
"This is by far the best online guitar learning method; I wasn't just mimicking but was understanding what's going on with guitar, and it has help me be able to play on my own within 2 weeks."
"I have had 4 teachers over my many years of trying to learn and no one ever approached teaching the way you do. I feel comfortable and am able to understand what you are talking about in a way that it will stay with me and not just go in one ear and out the other. Already I have picked up tips and tricks that I never knew even though I had played guitar with teachers before.I appreciate the ease at how you are teaching me and I feel as though you are right here in my home with me encouraging and helping me to get it right this time. I also want to make mention that the simple way you are teaching me to strum. No one ever taught me that!"
"Stephen, thanks for offering incredible lessons at an affordable price. I am just really happy right now and I had to write something. I have improved my playing and learned more in two months than I had in the past years of local lessons and playing on my own. You are a great teacher and exactly what I needed. I will continue with the lessons and hope to lead the praise songs for my Bible study group soon. Thanks again, this is the best investment I ever made toward learning to play guitar."
"Great guitar players aren’t born - it takes hard work; I’m thankful that he’s put together resources for the rest of us to learn."
Singer Songwriter: Indelible Grace
"Stephen is great teacher for those who are beginners all the way to advanced guitar players. He played a big role in my guitar playing as I started in Middle School and his method helped me as I progressed in my playing and worship leading even through college."
"I have been able to read music and play an instrument for 38 yrs. I self taught and have played guitar off and on for 35 years, most avidly over the last 8 years as a worship leader. This is the first time I've truly understood how the Chord Families actually are put together and work. Thank you for opening my eyes!"
"First I want to say I am loving the online classes and learning so much. I have taken a few other online classes and by far your's is the BEST. I am starting the Electric Series this week. Just finished the Essentials Series!"
"I took guitar lessons from Guitarmann for about 4 years, and since then i have been in two bands and also my church band. He is an amazing teacher! I love just being able to sit down anytime and play guitar for minutes or even hours."
"I was intimidated about learning guitar because I thought only people with an obvious talent for music could pick it up. Stephen's method gave me confidence to stay with it and helped me get over my fear of getting started. It's very intuitive and got me playing quickly. I'm not trying to be a rock star. I just want to play songs for my children and help them develop a love for music early in life. My lessons with Stephen have been invaluable in helping me reach this goal."