Our collection of free guitar lessons for beginners are designed to teach you how to play acoustic or electric guitar by covering the absolute basics up through playing chords and songs. You’ll learn about parts of the guitar, scales, right and left hand form, chord progressions, strumming patterns, and more. Relax, have fun, and start learning how to play guitar.
How to Play Guitar is a free video lesson by Peter Vogl that will provide a brief overview of the absolute essentials you need to know to start playing guitar. For each topic, we have a more in-depth free lesson on the subject where you can work on proper technique. This lesson will give you a starting point during your first week of playing guitar. You’ll learn how the guitar is tuned, what to do with your right and left hands, how to read tab and chord diagrams, and how to play a beginner scale and strum an easy guitar chord.