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The Best Songs

Learn Iconic Guitar Songs from all your favorite artists. Over 1,000 songs with new releases weekly.

The Best Songs from The Beatles
The Beatles
The Best Songs from Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes
The Best Songs from Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
The Best Songs from Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
The Best Songs from Blur
Blur
The Best Songs from AC/DC
AC/DC
The Best Songs from Death Cab For Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie
The Best Songs from The Who
The Who
The Best Songs from Guns 'N' Roses
Guns 'N' Roses
The Best Songs from The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
The Best Songs from John Legend
John Legend
The Best Songs from Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
The Best Songs from Lord Huron
Lord Huron
The Best Songs from Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
The Best Songs from Van Halen
Van Halen
The Best Songs from Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
The Best Songs from Metallica
Metallica
The Best Songs from Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons
The Best Songs from The Beatles
The Beatles
The Best Songs from Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes
The Best Songs from Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
The Best Songs from Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
The Best Songs from Blur
Blur
The Best Songs from AC/DC
AC/DC
The Best Songs from Death Cab For Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie
The Best Songs from The Who
The Who
The Best Songs from Guns 'N' Roses
Guns 'N' Roses
The Best Songs from The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
The Best Songs from John Legend
John Legend
The Best Songs from Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
The Best Songs from Lord Huron
Lord Huron
The Best Songs from Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
The Best Songs from Van Halen
Van Halen
The Best Songs from Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
The Best Songs from Metallica
Metallica
The Best Songs from Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons

The Easiest System

Our Core Learning System is the easiest way for a beginner to learn guitar. It’s a step-by-step series of videos that teach using simple songs to make learning fun!

Arrow Start with Fundamentals
Start with Fundamentals
 

Guitar Fundamentals Level 1

Guitar Fundamentals is the first step of the Core Learning System. This is where you’ll build a strong foundation for the more advanced concepts in the later levels. In level 1, you’ll start with the basics: from how to hold the guitar properly to how to play basic chords and patterns.

 

Guitar Fundamentals Level 2

Guitar Fundamentals 2 builds on the basic concepts from level 1. Here we add more complex beginner basics, like open major chords to minor chords, reading notation, understanding the scales, and incorporating barre chords.

Next, choose your Style!
Arrow choose your Style
 

Acoustic Level 1

Acoustic Level 1 is an introductory course for beginner acoustic players who want to learn popular strumming patterns and chords. This progresses to basic finger-picking techniques with some music theory and fun practice tunes weaved in between.

Acoustic Level 2

Acoustic Level 2 will take you to the next level of acoustic playing with a more in-depth approach. Here we’ll pick up the pace of your finger-picking and get more practice with perfecting your tone using gear and accessories, while incorporating more style with embellishments.

 

Blues Level 1

Blues Level 1 guides you through basic blues chords, riffs, and scales that are essential to blues playing. By the end of the course, you will conquer the signature blues rhythm and feel and even get into beginner lead playing!

Blues Level 2

Blues Level 2 follows up with simple blues phrases and creative style techniques, exploring the foundations of blues phrasing, vibrato, and blending. Gain more confidence and finesse with your lead playing and dive into regional blues styles from around the world.

 

Rock Level 1

Rock Level 1 introduces the important elements of rock style rhythm playing with open rock chords, power chords, and barre chords. We’ll apply core techniques for rock soloing, even adding in awesome riffs and licks, while exploring amps and effects to get that perfect rock tone.

Rock Level 2

Rock Level 2 digs more into rhythmic variations and techniques like rock strumming and palm muting. Then we’ll have more fun experimenting with dressing up standard rock licks by bending, sliding, and varying your phrasing. You’ll see an improvement in your speed and styling.

 

Country Level 1

Country Level 1 provides a basic overview of country chords, progressions, and strumming patterns on acoustic guitar. Then we switch gears to electric guitar rhythm and tools. Get familiar with the staples of country lead playing, using triads and pentatonic scale tricks.

Country Level 2

Country Level 2 dives deeper into advanced chords, melody lines, and strumming patterns. We’ll use more embellishments with electric guitar and cover a variety of country lead techniques that will make you sound like a pro.

Reviews

Reviews

The Core Learning System really opened things up for me

I have noodled around with a guitar for almost 40 years. I could play some things but never knew what I was doing. Your direct, no-nonsense instruction in the Core Learning System really opened things up for me. (I started from the beginning as if I had never picked up a guitar before) Now, suddenly, I will be listening to a song and I know just what they are doing. I can pick up my guitar and be playing the song in a few minutes although not perfectly. I could never do that before. I practice often using a metronome and notice regular and rapid improvement.

Testimonials From James Cox
JAMES COX
Hornell, NY McPherson

Congrats on a WONDERFUL site!

I find it quite easy (so far!) to navigate, and found the "where do I start" to be very helpful! I'm getting there!! I LOVE the forum, too. I've never been one to use forums, but the GT forum is full of great people and helpful information at ALL levels! Congrats on a WONDERFUL site!! Good job!

Testimonials From
Sue
Hornell, NY McPherson

I'm learning a lot...

I stopped my subscription a couple of months ago when I started my music study at Berklee. I thought that I wouldn't need GT with everything that Berklee as to offer. But I was wrong! I'm learning a lot and I still have a long way to go in my music program but there's always a little thing here and there that I want to get another opinion on or push something further or differently, get new ideas and lets face it ... I was also missing crazy Neal, Anders' awesome blues section, Chris's 24 hour help line and his huge bank of knowledge, Andy's awesome rock funk country chop's, Ben's awesome techniques and all the other great material from the other instructors.

Testimonials From Sebastien Berger
Sebastien Berger
Hornell, NY McPherson

About Us

Picking up a guitar and making beautiful music is a great feeling and a big accomplishment. Sadly, most people believe they will never learn how to play. That’s why we started Guitar Tricks® – to provide online guitar lessons for those searching for an easy, fast, and fun way to learn guitar.

There are different ways people have tried and failed to learn guitar. In-person instructors and YouTube seem like great options at first, but they usually lead to slow progress and staggered results.

It’s impossible to achieve your guitar goals with wannabe celebrity instructors, or searching through hundreds of broken lesson videos. At Guitar Tricks®, we’ll give you all the guitar knowledge you need to succeed with our award-winning, step-by-step curriculum.

Guitar Tricks® invented online guitar lessons in 1998, and has grown its comprehensive lesson library to over 11,000 lessons, and over 1,000+ songs, with top-notch instructors from all over the world.

The best part is that Guitar Tricks® has lessons for everyone, whether you’re an absolute beginner learning guitar or an advanced guitar player looking to improve your technique. With lessons that teach you from the ground up, covering every genre of guitar, you won’t get bored or lost with repetitive lessons.

At Guitar Tricks® you can jump right into playing your favorite songs by artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Eagles and tons of other popular artists.

You’ll feel confident learning with our easy-to-follow lessons that build on your skills slowly, so you move on to the next level with ease.

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