Most people would love not to be able to play a guitar at all. The truth is that most people can and will play at least some guitar, and there are even some guys who could play a guitar as an adult!
For us, our goal is to teach you at least some basic skills, so you can enjoy playing music and even start to learn other guitar skills. You can be an all-around, intermediate or skilled guitarist at ANY age.
But what if you don’t have a teacher in your town or country but there are plenty of guitar-practitioners online? Well, there are lots of great places for learning guitar online. We’re including some of our favorites.
How do I learn guitar?
The only way to learn anything is to do it. That said, there’s so much to learn in just one year. There’s the basic techniques, the chords and scales, the techniques for picking, fretting, fretting down, practicing scales, playing in the key, playing in tablature… all of it.
For most beginners, those skills have little to do with “hard skills.” Those are the ones that stick and are useful all the time.
When it comes down to learning guitar, many people have a rough idea of what they’ll be able to do, so they’ll figure that stuff out on their own. And if they don’t, there’s always a great tutorial online.
You don’t need a teacher to learn anything. We recommend practicing with a teacher to familiarize yourself with any and all possible skills you might be interested in learning in the future.
In fact, we include a great guitar lesson plan, but it isn’t as comprehensive as you’ll need – there’s no specific order or sequence of lessons. Some lessons are shorter and shorter. Some have more details. There’s probably a lot more than we have time (or money!) to cover.
Here’s an example of a guitar lesson plan. If you’re in the mood to create your own lesson plan, we’ve got many ways to learn and enjoy guitar, including online lessons.
How do I learn guitar online?
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you can learn guitar online to your heart’s content.
There are many free sites that offer guitar lessons all over the world. Some are free, some cost a fee, some are for a subscription, some aren’t free.
We found some