Orville Johnson teaches key topics for beginner guitarists in this information-packed lesson series.
Orville talks about some challenges you will likely face as a beginner and offers some advice that will help you overcome them.Length: 13:05 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
Orville talks about flatpicks, how to hold them, and how to strum with them.Length: 13:29 Difficulty: 1.0 Free Sample Lesson from this Series!
Orville Johnson introduces some basic fingerpicking patterns.Length: 6:58 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Orville Johnson explains why it is important to practice with a metronome. He also covers some practice strategies that will help minimize your frustration.Length: 21:35 Difficulty: 1.0 Member Only
Orville dives into part 1 of his beginners' guide to practical theory. In this lesson, you will learn the basics of intervals.Length: 17:30 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Orville Johnson takes a look at scales in part 2 of his practical theory mini-series.Length: 18:40 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Orville Johnson jumps into part 3 of his practical theory mini-series. This lesson is about chords and their construction.Length: 21:08 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Orville Johnson demonstrates how simple chord progressions can be spruced up with bass runs. The classic song "Oh! Susanna" is used as an example.Length: 12:04 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Orville Johnson demonstrates a basic blues shuffle. This incredibly easy rhythm piece will have you sounding like a blues great in no time!Length: 12:38 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Orville Johnson talks about the concept of voice leading. This concept will help you play chord progressions that flow better and sound more harmonious.Length: 10:20 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Orville Johnson teaches the basic major chords in this lesson. He also explains the best way to change from chord to chord, a challenge for many beginners.Length: 19:23 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Orville Johnson jumps into some light theory with a lesson on note values.Length: 7:51 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Orville Johnson takes a beginner's look at the CAGED system.Length: 8:14 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Orville Johnson introduces open D tuning and encourages exploration of its possibilities. This tuning is great for a broad range of playing styles.Length: 24:04 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
This time, Orville Johnson introduces open G tuning. This tuning is great for a broad range of playing styles and sounds pretty without even fingering a chord.Length: 21:28 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only