Beginner Guitar Lessons Online for Acoustic or Electric

Start off your journey in guitar playing with our beginner guitar lessons and build a solid foundation for your playing. Since bad habits can cripple the progress of any guitarist, learning from a knowledgable instructor is a must!

This section of JamPlay will teach you the raw basics of playing guitar, including topics such as tuning, posture, finger technique, and many other topics. Whether you are self taught, or never picked up a guitar before, our lessons are catered to your needs an aspiring musician. Feel free to browse the lesson sets below.

I have Never Played!
Our beginner ciriculum starts as if you've never touched a guitar before, and will equip you with the fundamentals needed to build your knowledge of the guitar.
  • Holding the Pick
  • Proper Fret Hand Posture
  • Playing Your First Chords and Scales
  • Proper Guitar Maintenance
  • Physicalities of the Guitar
  • The Importance of Posture
  • Strumming Technique and Rhythm
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I am Self-Taught
Are you self taught? Our beginner lessons will allow you to fill in the gaps of your playing and knowledge, and help you progress into a well-rounded player.
  • What Makes a Chord a Chord
  • Read Tab and Sheet Music
  • Scale Relationships to Chords
  • Understanding Time Signatures
  • Building a Pratice Routine
  • Understanding Modes
  • Putting Together Progressions
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Beginner Guitar Lessons for Acoustic

Beginner Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Our beginner acoustic guitar lessons are taught by qualified instructors with various backgrounds with the instrument.

Jim Deeming Jim Deeming

Jim is a fingerstyle expert with over 30 years of experience. His series offers a wealth of information for any beginner guitarist, and especially those interested in fingerstyle.

25 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
Jessica Baron Jessica Baron

Jessica Baron, founder of Guitars in the Classroom, brings her very own unique series to JamPlay. In this highly interactive, easy to follow set, Jessica invites students of all ages to journey through fun, song-based instruction.

66 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
Randall Williams Randall Williams

Singer, songwriter and international touring performer, Randall Williams believes that learning the guitar should be fun. His concise approach to teaching starts you playing easy and recognizable chord progressions right away.

10 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
Eve Goldberg Eve Goldberg

In this lesson series Eve Goldberg will be your guide into the world of acoustic guitar. She will start out with the basics and move on to talk about chords, strumming, alternating bass lines and an assortment of other topics.

67 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
Orville Johnson Orville Johnson

Discover the essentials with Orville Johnson by learning some of the most popular topics and techniques in beginner guitar.

22 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
Mark Lincoln Mark Lincoln

Mark is an expressive player and energetic teacher, which gives his series an entertaining but insightful set of lessons to start you off in your guitar playing.

52 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg

If you are a beginner to the guitar or looking to brush up your skills, this series is for you. This beginner series starts off pretending you have never touched a guitar and gets you playing in no time.

59 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
David Isaacs David Isaacs

Don't get stuck learning chords, scales and theory with nowhere to apply the things you work on. Take the "David Isaacs" approach and learn the guitar by using real music.

37 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
Larry Cook Larry Cook

You know you're supposed to practice. Everyone tells you that you need to practice. But when you think of all the possibilities of things to practice, it becomes pretty overwhelming! This course is designed to simplify the process of practicing. Join Larry Cook as he breaks down different elements of your practice time that will keep you focused and locked in, leading to measurable improvement in your bass playing.

5 Lessons Series Details
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg

Mr. Steve Eulberg is a seasoned player and teacher with over 25 years of experience. Steve is an easy-going and charismatic instructor, making his lessons a staple of

21 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg

Mr. Steve Eulberg has taken his years of experience teaching children and has created lessons just for the younger crowd. His easy going personality makes him a favorite for kids.

42 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
Peter Einhorn Peter Einhorn

Peter Einhorn provides lessons that get you off the ground quickly and effortlessly. His lesson set is dedicated to making guitar learning as easy as possible.

11 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Electric

Beginner Electric Guitar Lessons

Our beginner electric guitar lessons are taught by instructors with an incredible amount of teaching experience.

Mark Brennan Mark Brennan

Mark blends 45 years of playing experience, a classical and rock n' roll background, and his love of teaching to create a thorough, step-by-step method for learning electric guitar.

29 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
David MacKenzie David MacKenzie

Combine a passion for rock guitar with genuine personality for instructing, and you have David MacKenzie. DMac's series focuses on beginner skill-building in the arena of classic rock.

42 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
Brendan Burns Brendan Burns

The basics of the basics. Join Brendan for his 5 part series designed to get you started down the road of playing guitar!

5 Lessons Series Details
Chris Liepe Chris Liepe

Chris Liepe, critically acclaimed guitarist and songwriter, will guide you through the world of the electric guitar. He will start with the absolute basics and move on to quickly get you playing your guitar.

23 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
David Wallimann David Wallimann

David Wallimann is a natural and personable educator with vast amounts of guitar knowledge and experience. He provides a comprehensive guide to beginner electric guitar that will give you a solid foundation in your guitar journey.

11 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
Lisa Pursell Lisa Pursell

Lisa will take your hand and guide you through the world of beginner guitar. She will start with the absolute basics and move up in difficulty as the lessons progress. This series is especially helpful for those interested in the Rock and Blues genres.

69 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
Brad Henecke Brad Henecke

Brad Henecke guides you through the world of beginner guitar with his keen intellect and beginner friendly approach.

19 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details
Will Ripley Will Ripley

Learn to play the electric guitar like a pro! Will Ripley is a veteran teacher that will show you quick and easy ways to start playing actual music on the guitar! From riffs to chords, and even a little bit of music theory, Ripley will have you sounding like a pro in no time!

44 Lessons Free LessonSeries Details