Welcome to the Guitar Crash Course

jcole

Howdy! So glad you’re here. Before you play your first video, let me point out a few features that will help you get the most out of this course. Lessons Menu That’s the menu to your left. Use it to move from one lesson to the next. Video This is the bread and butter of the course. It should look …

Buying Your First Acoustic

jcole

This lesson and the next one are intended for those of you who still need to buy a guitar. If you’ve already got one, or you’re planning on getting an electric, and you’re hell-bent on learning how to play it, you may want to skip this lesson. Product Recommendations Acoustic Guitars For laminate-tops: There are so many inexpensive makes and …

Buying Your First Electric

jcole

This lesson’s mostly for people hoping to buy an electric guitar. If that’s not you, you may want to skip this lesson. Product Recommendations Electric Guitars I recommend going to a guitar store and see what you’re drawn to. Fender and Gibson guitars will be of higher quality, and Squire and Epiphone are their cheaper counterparts. There are lots of …

Tuning

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Tune Your Guitar By Ear 6E 5A 4D 3G 2B 1E Electric Tuner Tip I strongly recommend that you get a tuner that has both “Standard Tuning” or “EADGBE” mode, and also “All Notes” or “Chromatic” mode. Set it to “Standard Tuning” mode for now. “All Notes” mode will come in handy when you start using a capo. Tuner Recommendations …

Intro and Performance: “Dust My Broom”

Rob Hampton

Warning: Intersection Ahead This video, and the other two “Intro and Performance” videos, will help you decide which song you’d like to tackle first in this course. If you already know which song’s your favorite, go ahead and skip to that song’s Intro and Performance video now. Or watch all three if you’re undecided. Notice that the three lessons coming …

Intro and Performance: “Midnight Special”

Rob Hampton

Warning: Intersection Ahead This video, and the other two “Intro and Performance” videos, will help you decide which song you’d like to tackle first in this course. If you already know which song’s your favorite, go ahead and skip to that song’s Intro and Performance video now. Or watch all three if you’re undecided. Notice that the three lessons coming …

Intro and Performance: “Can the Circle Be Unbroken?”

Rob Hampton

Warning: Intersection Ahead This video, and the other two “Intro and Performance” videos, will help you decide which song you’d like to tackle first in this course. If you already know which song’s your favorite, go ahead and skip to that song’s Intro and Performance video now. Or watch all three if you’re undecided. Notice that the three lessons coming …