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Beginner guitar lessons


Learn how to play guitar! Our Beginner guitar lessons will take you from the absolute basics of how to hold and tune a guitar, all the way to being able to play chords, scales and full songs and guitar solos. 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.

Experienced guitar lessons


Our experienced guitar lessons are categorized into different genre courses so you can focus in on your favorite style. These courses teach not only the chords and songs of a particular style, but also the grooves, music theory, music terms and tips and tricks so you can sound like the real deal.

Song library


Our song library has hundreds songs with step-by-step tutorials which break down individual sections of each tune, so you never miss a note, including solos! With mega artists’ repertoire such as Beatles songs, Rolling Stones songs, Eagles songs, top Country songs, Eric Clapton songs, AC/DC songs and much more, you will find your favorite music to learn and play along with on Guitar Tricks™.

Start With Fundamentals

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Guitar Fundamentals Level 1

Guitar Fundamentals Course 1 will teach you how to play guitar from step one. In this course you will learn the absolute basics from how to tune the guitar to playing melodies. We start you off with chords and rhythm so you can play easy guitar songs right away. We also discuss any roadblocks you might run into like calluses or tuning troubles, and how to overcome them. Don’t forget the toolbox with a chord chart, a scale finder, a guitar tuner and many more tools to help you get going.

Guitar Fundamentals Level 2

Guitar Fundamentals Course 2 kicks everything up a notch! We’ll jump right in with more advanced rhythms, fingerpicking, and more complex chords like Major 7 chords and Bluesy chords. We also go deeper on melodies and lead playing by integrating scales into your solos. We even touch on singing! The course ends with recommendations on where to go with your guitar practice. Once you complete Fundamentals Courses 1 & 2 you will be prepared to take on the style courses, songs and any of the more advanced lessons!

Next, choose your Style!

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Acoustic Level 1 & 2

Our Acoustic courses will give you everything you need for any occasion. Whether you want to play intimate fingerpicking style, or be able to strum away around a campfire, these courses give you the tools needed to tackle any acoustic situation.

Blues Level 1 & 2

From Delta Blues, Texas Shuffle and the Three Kings to modern legends, our Blues courses cover everything to get you playing your favorite Blues styles like your favorite Blues guitarists.

Rock Level 1 & 2

Our Rock Style courses will enable you to rock! These lessons are in-depth. Starting from the chords used to get proper sounds, to the rhythm and feel of rock, to soloing, to amp and guitar gear and tones to get you sounding just like a rock legend.

Country Level 1 & 2

The Country courses will show you step-by-step how to play authentic Country style guitar. From strumming patterns to top Country songs, from lead playing to gear and tone, these courses are comprehensive and will provide everything you need to know to play Country guitar!

The Best Songs

Learn ICONIC GUITAR SONGS from all your favorite artists. We have hundreds of songs with new lessons released weekly

At Guitar Tricks™ we make learning how to play guitar a lot of fun! Our instructors cover each section of a song slowly at first, and once you get each part down you get to play along with a professional backing band. For difficult songs we offer a ‘Songs Made Easy’ version for beginners, which is simplified to the basic chords and one guitar part. Each song includes accurate guitar tabs as well as standard music notation.

The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
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The Who
The Who
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Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
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The Beatles
The Beatles
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Mike and Anders provide a lot of detailed instruction and have helped me to grow my guitar skills. Jake Owen
Guitar Tricks™ has a great library of songs. The entry level is very low. Don Stringham

About us

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use Guitar Tricks™

Once you’re signed up, all you need to do is log in to your account and start watching! Each of the 11,000+ lesson videos are right on the website for viewing at anytime. Lessons are organized into courses and tutorials, so it's always easy to know where to go next once you get started.

How does the guarantee work?

You can sign up without worry. We have a 60-day refund policy if you subscribe on our website, no questions asked! As long as you request a refund from our support team within 60 days of your initial purchase date.

Do you have 1 on 1 lessons?

Yes, our instructors are available for 1-on-1 Zoom lessons for an additional cost if you would like some individualized instruction.

What's in the Guitar Tricks™ toolbox?

Our toolbox is full of apps which will help you on your guitar journey including a guitar tuner, a chord finder, a scale finder, a metronome, a chord chart, and much more!

What are the lessons like?

Each song tutorial or lesson course is divided into easy to follow, step-by-step instruction which includes a multi-angle video, written description, guitar tabs, guitar notation, and table of contents so you can learn at your own pace.

How quickly will I be able to play guitar?

We get this question a lot! The great part about Guitar Tricks™ is that you can learn at your own pace. Our program is designed so that you could start with easy guitar songs and get playing right away, or jump into technical lessons to deepen your knowledge. With our Guitar Fundamentals course, we will get you making music and having fun on day one. This is because our course has been completely redone several times to optimize for learning fast. Surveys show that 9/10 Guitar Tricks™ users learn faster with our lessons than by watching free video lessons on YouTube. Do you want to learn fast? Then you want to use Guitar Tricks™. It's that simple.

Does Guitar Tricks™ have an app?

Yes! We have apps available for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. Once you sign up for a membership at GuitarTricks.com you can then go to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and download our app to start learning! It’s best to sign up on the website first, then log-in on the app.

Is Guitar Tricks™ a good value?

Guitar Tricks™ is a great value because you get detailed step-by-step instruction for a fraction of the price of an in-person lesson. All from the comfort of your home! For the cost of one 30-minute lesson with your local in-person guitar teacher, you get an entire month of Full Access to Guitar Tricks with over 11,000 lesson videos, hundreds of song tutorials, in-depth style courses and tools to help you learn, so you can start playing right away and go as deep as you’d like.

How is Guitar Tricks™ different from other lesson sites/courses?

The Guitar Tricks™ teaching method gets beginners making music faster than other lesson sites. And our song lesson library has better songs, with more being released every week!

How many people has Guitar Tricks™ taught? How do I know it works?

Guitar Tricks™ has taught over 4 million guitar players! Since inventing online guitar lessons in 1998 we have continually refined our teaching method, creating a system that is guaranteed to work. If you aren't making progress in 60 days we offer a full refund, no questions asked.

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