Free Online Guitar Lessons for
Acoustic or Electric Guitar
We have hundreds of free guitar lessons available, and we have split them into easy to digest quick-start series. You can take any of these courses with your acoustic or electric guitar.
Campfire Guitarist Quick-Start Series
If you want to be able to sit around the campfire and strum your favorite songs this is the course for you! All you need to know to get started is how to make a few basic chord shapes, and how to strum.
Guitar Gear Reviews
A collection of the best gear, reviews, and demos that we can find on the internet!
Guitar Technique Lessons
This is a collection of stand-alone lessons about various core guitar techniques. These lessons feature the best lessons we could find on each topic from across YouTube.
Beginner Guitar Lessons
If you’re brand new to playing the guitar or just want to brush up on the basics this is the place to start. The lessons in this series apply to both acoustic and electric guitar. It’s recommended you go through them in the order presented, but you can also focus on specific topics that interest you.
Rhythm Guitar Quick-Start Series
If you want to take your rhythm guitar playing to the next level this series will help. The topics and skills covered here apply equally to playing both rhythm and electric guitar.
Lead Guitar Quick-Start Series
If you are interested in learning to play lead guitar this is the series for you. It covers essential scale shapes, lead guitar techniques, and even playing your very first guitar solo. It’s recommended you start with the first video and go through the rest in sequence.
Blues Guitar Quick-Start Series
Learning to play the blues can take your creativity and musicianship to the next level. Not only is this style fun on it’s own, but it can positively influence the way you play many other styles of music too.
Guitar Lessons For Beginners
This is a collection of stand-alone lessons for beginners. Unlike the Beginner Guitar Quick-Start Series these starter lessons are self-contained and are not part of an extended series.
These beginner guitar lessons are great for anyone who is new to playing the guitar. Each lesson here is self-contained and perfect for picking up a few fundamental concepts or techniques.
Here you’ll find a collection of all of our one-off lead guitar lessons. These lessons range from beginner through advanced. Learn some important lead guitar techniques with these lessons.
Guitar Theory, Ear Training, & Reading
Learn about the many concepts involved with music theory, ear training, and reading music. Here you’ll find individual lesson videos that cover a vast number of different theory-related topics.
Exercises & Fretboard Navigation
This lesson category focuses on fretboard navigation and exercises to help you improve on the guitar. These video lessons are great if you are looking to gain a better understanding of your guitar.
Alternate Tunings, Guitar Maintenance, & Jams
In this group of lessons you’ll find videos that show you how to use alternate tunings, perform maintenance on your guitar, and you’ll also find some fun playing examples from Nate.
Learn about the many styles of music you’ll encounter while learning the guitar. These guitar lessons don’t follow a specific order, so you can jump into the ones that interest you most.
Learn about the many types of chords you’ll come across when playing the guitar. These standalone lessons contain helpful chord diagrams to make learning these guitar chords easier.
In this category of video lessons, you’ll learn about some of the important scales you can play on the guitar. These guitar lessons don’t follow a sequence so you can jump into them in any order you like.
Guitar Lesson Resources
Want to fast-track your progress on the guitar? Check out Guitareo. Members get exclusive access to our complete collection of step-by-step video lessons, skill-building jam tracks, community discussion forums, and the ability to chat and ask questions during our live video broadcasts. You can watch the official video trailer for more details.
If you’re looking for some of our older videos – you can browse the guitar lessons archive. You may also be interested browsing our guitar lessons on YouTube. There you can learn how to play guitar with all of our most popular beginner guitar lessons, rhythm guitar lessons, lead guitar lessons, and blues guitar lessons. We have something for guitar students of all skill levels.