Fingerstyle master Jim Deeming teaches you the basics of guitar playing. With over 30 years of experience teaching and playing, Jim will definitely start you in the right direction. This is a great series for beginners and guitarists looking to refresh their knowledge.
Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.
Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.
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You will be taught guitar techniques necessary in all genres. Jim will move you from beginning subjects such as buying a guitar all the way up to playing chords, basic finger picking, ear training and more. This lesson set will adequately prepare you for Jim's Phase 2 Fingerstyle series.Begin the Course
In this short lesson, Jim Deeming will introduce himself and talk about his upcoming lessons.
Jim gives his thoughts on purchasing your first guitar.
Jim discusses the importance of setting goals. He provides some tips that will help steer your practicing in the right direction.
Jim Deeming walks you through the process of changing your strings. He gives some excellent tips on this important process.
Jim introduces proper playing technique. Then, he explains how to play your first chord.
Jim teaches you the 3 primary chords in G major. He also explains how chords relate to specific keys. A great lesson!
Jim discusses a plethora of right hand techniques that are essential to guitar playing.
This lesson provides additional information about chords and keys.
This lesson is all about playing. Jim will start you off playing a song. You will have the opportunity to play along with him.
Jim teaches you a few more commonly used chords. Then, he discusses a technique known as the alternating bass line.
Jim covers all possible fingering options pertaining to the basic open A chord shape.
Jim talks about the future of his Phase 1 guitar series and where to go from here.
Jim delves into basic music theory. He starts from square one in this lesson.
Jim Deeming invites you to a veritable chord fiesta. He demonstrates common dominant and minor chord shapes.
This lesson is all about movable chords. Learn the importance of barre chords and other movable shapes.
Jim Deeming explains how to create a productive practice routine. Make sure you aren't wasting needless time!
Many guitarists use their pinky as an anchor. Jim explains the pros and cons of this technique.
Jim discusses an important technique--palm muting. He explains how palm muting is used by flatpickers and fingerstyle players.
Jim Deeming covers the basics of reading guitar tablature. Knowledge of tablature will help with JamPlay lessons as well as learning your favorite songs.
Jim explains various tuning methods. He provides useful tips and tricks that will ensure that your guitar is sounding its best.
Jim is back with another "let's play" style lesson. He teaches the classic song "Red River Valley" and encourages you to play along.
Jim Deeming introduces drop D tuning. Drop D is a popular alternate tuning used in many styles of music including rock, fingerstyle and blues.
Jim Deeming breaks down the song sections to the classic tune "Wayfaring Stranger".
Jim Deeming takes another, more focused look at drop D tuning.
Jim Deeming discusses how to use a metronome for practice, skill building, and speed building.
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Yet again, great. Really clear.
Very clear explanation of when to use and when not to use. Thanks.
accidentally clicked thumb down first.
Actually I would have chosen all three if I could have. Jim is great.
Actually, all the above. Getting some fruit out of going back to the basics and watching someone cover key factors that I overlooked. Thank, S. Hall U.S.A-RET.
After I finish Dave Issacs full course I will diving into some of your lessons . Doc Watson , John Standerfer, Chet , Emmanuel , and of course Taylor , Denver , Croce are style I already attempt . So many great instructor at Jamplay .
All around great job. I love that he is teaching the fingerstyle. I look forward to continuing with this program.
All of the above apply. Highly useful advice!
All of the above!
all of them.
All of the above. In this first chord lesson, Mr. Deeming cleared up all the controversy and obstacles I have encountered on the internet. He Is very encouraging when he upfront warns of the problems that I may encounter as a beginning guitari
all the above great to be back with jam play o.k nuff said flame on dude.ready to learn master. da smokeman.
And easy to understand. He assumes no musical background but does not teach down. Much appreciated.
And I like the teacher
Yep - I'm an anchor-er. Go figure.
Don’t Stress About It
Easy to listen to
Really enjoyed watching and listening to to this video. A really good introduction .
Excellent advice on how to target specific areas instead of just wasting time. I found the material most motivating also. Thanks!
Great comprehensive advice for beginners!
Excellent lesson. You're a really good teacher.
Excellent teacher - much appreciated!
Learned a lot! Great teacher.
Friendly, confident, talented. Loved watching.
Fundamental material that is important and presented well at a good pace.
whoa!!! what a lot I learned. Need to practice but like it. Thanks Jim. onto the next one tomorrow..hard stuff make understandable. Thanks
Really enjoyed what Jim had to say; seems like he is starting where I need to start.
Nice guy. Makes me want to learn more.
Great clear messege
really good basic info that I really found very interesting. great video.
Great info, excellent pace, and Jim's got meaty hands like me. Very encouraging teacher.
Great message about not rushing into expensive guitars for your kids...
This guy is great! easy to follow and good pace.