The Beginner series is step-by-step process is for the absolute beginner who has never even picked up a guitar. You won't have to work through any boring sheet music or useless theory before you play. In fact, we'll jump right into practical lessons that will both help you play and will set you up to progress into more advanced series later on when you're ready.
You'll learn important tips before you play, simple chords that will work in thousands of songs, a strum pattern that you can use for most songs, and several worship song examples.
Along the way, you'll learn lots of practical tips that will lay the foundation for playing guitar and thinking about guitar correctly as you progress. Once you complete this series, you'll be able to play several songs in multiple keys!
At some point in time, you'll need to change your guitar strings! Don't worry, though; this is a pretty simple process. In this lesson, you'll learn how to take off your old strings, and properly put on your new strings. Part of this process is much easier with some tips about how much slack to use before you wind, which way to turn the pegs, and how to get stubborn pegs out of the slots.
Many people wonder how often to change your strings. This is partly a matter of preference, but if your strings go out of tune easily when you play higher frets or if you notice a grime build up. If you play your guitar very frequently, then you might want to change them every 2 months, however you can get away with waiting longer if you'd like.
These three chords some of of the most commonly used chords with guitar and each only uses 3 fingers. These are great starter chords since they are relatively easy to play and will teach you how to position your hand in general when playing chords.
Once you learn these 3 foundational chords, you'll be able to use them in several different chord families. Each exists in multiple chord families and have been used in thousands of songs.
Have you ever heard of "G sharp" or "A flat" and wonder what it means? The musical alphabet is based off of the regular alphabet but has a few symbols that stand for notes that are in between two notes. Musicians use these terms to refer to different notes or tones, such as a G note or A note.
It's actually a very simple concept that will help you immediately understand how notes are commonly named. This concept is helpful for guitar and really any instrument. Knowing the musical alphabet is foundational to understanding the names of notes on the fretboard, how chord families are formed, and even how chords are formed, all of which is covered in the Guitar Subscription.
This Series is included in the Guitar Subscription. Once you join, you will have unlimited access to all 4 guitar series plus the entire archive of weekly lessons covering all styles of guitar and many worship songs.