When you're just starting an instrument it can be quite daunting, but don't be intimidated, help is at hand!
The topics on the left are the core materials that beginning guitar players of any style should try to absorb, to best prepare for the intermediate phase and beyond. It is a carefully organised mixture of materials and videos of my own creation, along with others I’ve sourced from free and reputable online guitar/music teachers who have been kind enough to share their work with the world.
If you’re itching to make music with your guitar right away, do jump directly to the ‘Play Now!’ sections if you can’t wait, but I strongly encourage you to go through the ‘Tuning’ Tutorial video first - it only takes 10 minutes and will make your first attempts at playing sound much better!
*You may ask at this point: Do I have to read music to play the guitar?
The short answer is no, you don’t, and many great and famous player’s can’t either. You’ll be able to utilise most of the material on this site without reading music if you want to.
However, when you’re beginning guitar, it is also the best time to learn to read proper sheet music and the benefits are many, as summarised below:
That being said, I do not try to force it on anyone, and the musical pieces and technique exercises in this website are presented in TAB as well as traditional sheet music, and of course verbally in many of the videos too.
And with that I urge you to begin your journey with the guitar, the most satisfying and rewarding instrument of them all - persevere and it will change your life!