Our genre-based lessons focus on learning skills and concepts that pertain to a specific style of music. However, as you will soon learn, many concepts can be applied to several different genres. Genre lessons expand on concepts taught in our beginner guitar lessons, so it would be a wise idea to check out those lessons before jumping in here!
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We cover 19 genres in total, with courses built for acoustic or electric guitarists.
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One of the richest and most uniquely American styles of music, blues has been a major inspiration for jazz, bluegrass, country and rock.
Fingerstyle technique allows guitarists to combine melody, bass lines, and harmony to create a complete, orchestral sound.
Originating from a reference to the loud, mechanized sounds of the modern world and the harsh, British factory sounds of the 1960's.
One of the world's great guitar traditions and called ki ho'alu in Hawaiian, slack key developed in the 19th Century as a fun, fingerpicking style.
A sub-genre of country music which blends improvising with folk-like melodies. Pioneered by Bill Monroe in the 1930s in the "bluegrass" state.
From the 1950's to the present, rock and roll, along with its wide range of sub-genres, has dominated popular music.
Although not a native celtic instrument, celtic-style guitar adapts folk and fingerstyle to accompany reels, jigs, and polkas.
Born in the 9th century, “classical” guitar is characterized by fingerstyle technique and nylon strings, producing organic timber and dynamic quality.
A style of American popular music, country has it's roots in the folk music of the rural south and the cowboy music of the western United States.
The classic swing sound emerged around the turn of the twentieth century, and blends classic melodies, intricate harmony, and improvisation.
Study the ideas and techniques of artists like Dick Dale, The Ventures and more! Learn how to create Surf hooks, get Surf tones, and make the information you already know on the guitar useful in the Surf genre!
Flamenco is an art form originating in Spain that expresses joy, sorrow and passion! This series will teach you to play 'toque' or flamenco guitar.
Traditional and contemporary acoustic music that forms the roots of many genres of music. In this series we explore this foundational style.
Learn the basics of Bossa and Samba in these Brazilian style lessons.
Derived from an Old English word meaning "good news," gospel offers a spiritual and uplifting musical experience.
We all love pop music, and hear it daily. This catchy, accessible music appeals to almost anyone.