Some Guidance for Newbies

There are A LOT of lessons on this site. Every single lesson includes:

1.) A fully-edited video using tabs, fretboard diagrams, chord diagrams, scale diagrams, and looped backing tracks
2.) A written version of the lesson which includes links to other relevant lesson topics

In order to fully understand each lesson concept, it is important that you not only watch the video, but you also read the content that is on each page.

Many lessons require an understanding of other concepts that may not necessarily be covered in the video. However, the written lesson will always link you to any other relevant lessons.

This page here is to help get you started if you are a newbie…

Thinking about learning the guitar, but haven’t bought one yet…

Just picked up your first guitar, and have no clue where to start…

Okay, so now you’re ready to start diving into some of these lessons, but you don’t understand how to read all the diagrams and charts that you see popping up in the videos…

Those 3 lessons cover all of the charts and diagrams that you will find appearing in the video lessons.

You may have heard that you’re supposed to learn some chords. Well you heard right…

Now Some Basic Techniques…

You may have heard that you need to “learn your scales”…

Next, you need to know WHICH SCALES to learn…

These 2 scales are really the SAME EXACT THING…The difference between the 2 relies entirely on the chords that are being played by the rhythm section. That’s actually a very important point that I want you to understand before moving on any further. After going through those 2 lessons, you will have a much better understanding of how to “solo over a rhythm”.

Once you know the basic pentatonic scale shape, and you become aware that this simple “box pattern” can be used to improvise/jam/solo/lead over rhythms, in both major and minor keys, the next thing you will want to know is…

That’s a good amount of material to get you started as a newbie. This is, in a nutshell, the ‘basics’ of how to play the guitar. Obviously, there is A LOT more to it, but as a newbie, this will likely take you at least few months to work your way through.

2 other things that I HIGHLY recommend you to do…

If you find the material on this page to be entirely too simple and basic for you, perhaps you are now ready to move on to the….

Intermediate Page


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