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Beginner Guitar Lessons

Getting started as a beginner is all about developing solid early skills while playing music that sounds good and makes you feel like you're making progress. All our Music Coach modules for beginners use video, real audio, and guitar animations to help you get started in the right way and at your own pace.

What’s really important though, is that with every new skill you learn, whether it's a chord, a technique, or a tune, you'll get to play a cool piece of music. None of us started playing guitar because we wanted to play scales and exercises all the time, so we've designed modules for you that combine good learning techniques with music you’ll really enjoy playing.

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First Lessons for Guitar
First Lessons for Guitar


If you're a complete beginner, First Lessons for Guitar is a great module for you, particularly if you're learning on an acoustic guitar. (Check out First Lessons for Electric Guitar if you have an Electric). You'll learn basic chords, how to strum, play tunes, use a pick, read guitar music, tune-up, and play with other people.

As a beginner you need all the help you can get and we've left nothing to chance by giving you some of the most detailed guitar video ever shot. By the end, playing guitar will feel completely natural to you and people will think you've been playing for ages. More...

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Guitar Improver
Guitar Improver


If you consider yourself a beginner level guitarist but have already been through the very basics, Guitar Improver is the ideal module for you. We've put together a program that sharpens up your technique, and introduces new chords, tunes and accompaniment styles.

What we've also done is to give you some great party pieces to play, so you can really show off your skills. Learning a few solos like this, plus developing your all round skills and knowledge, is exactly the way to move your playing on to the next level. More...

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First Lessons for Electric Guitar
First Lessons for Electric Guitar


If you're a complete beginner on Electric guitar this module covers everything you need, not just to get started, but also to play some excellent lead and rhythm guitar.

Unit 1 starts off with how to get set up, and by Unit 2 you’re into your first lead solo, playing with a full band. From then on in it's more lead, rhythm and help with building up your speed and technique.

By the end of this module you'd have enough material and playing skill to start a band if you wanted to. More...

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Blues Guitar Foundation
Blues Guitar Foundation


You need just a very basic level of playing experience to enjoy Blues Guitar Foundation. It's a complete introduction to Blues guitar, famous Blues guitarists, and how to get a classic Blues sound.

You'll master 12 bar Blues and some cool variations, and play some simple Blues lead licks. You'll learn some famous sounding turnarounds and there's loads of tracks to jam with.

Some of the more advanced songs will be too difficult for you as a beginner but you could jam along anyway and enjoy listening and joining in with some seriously cool music. More...

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Master Rock Power Chords
Master Rock Power Chords


If you don't know what power chords are they are the easy 2 or 3 string distorted-sounding chords that underpin some of the greatest rock tracks of all time.

Even if you're a complete beginner you can get into this module and completely master these chords right from the word go.

You'll learn 15 rockin tracks starting right from Unit 1. By the end you'll know your fretboard like the back of your hand and sound like you've been playing ages.

If you're a beginner and want to make some great sounds today, Master Rock Power Chords will do that job for you - guaranteed. More...

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Chord Miner 100
Chord Miner


Chords really are the building blocks of good guitar knowledge. Understanding them and learning new ones all over the guitar will open up a world of new opportunities.

Chord Miner 100 doesn't give you too much to handle in one go, instead it picks out everything you need to get going.

You can play loads of songs with just 3 chords, with 100 chords you can play just about anything. As a beginner, it's good to develop good chord knowledge and this tool gives you everything you need right at your fingertips. More...

Electric Guitar Coach Deluxe

Get six modules for just £39.99 including four of the Beginner Guitar modules featured here when you buy the Electric Guitar Coach Deluxe collection.

6 CD-ROMs
6 CD-ROMs

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Guitar Coach Deluxe

Get six modules including three of the Beginner Guitar modules featured here for just £39.99 when you buy the Guitar Coach Deluxe Collection.

6 CD-ROMs
6 CD-ROMs

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