Electric guitar lessons

The basics.

Beginner, electric guitar lessons.

It’s the same for everybody, to begin with.

 Learning to play

Learning to play the guitar is the same for everybody, at the beginning. You can expect to learn the chords and develop rhythm with structure from the exam boards or tunes that you already like. Decide what style of guitar playing you want to do whilst learning the basics.

 Free chord chart! 

If you’re searching for beginner guitar lessons, the chances are you probably know what a chord chart is, or at least have seen one. A chord chart is a grid, which shows you where to place your fingers on the fretboard for the basic or advanced chords.

 Changing chords

Learning to be able to change between the open chord positions at speed, can be a challenge for beginners. Learning to strum is a basic technique that every beginner learns. You’ll learn chords and strum from strings six, five and four to begin with. I have a helpful chord chart for you which you can download here.

 Learning to Strum

As a beginner, learning how to play your favourite tune on the guitar can be challenging. Understanding chord charts and how to strum with the correct technique, will set you on the right path to where you want be as a guitar player.

Trinity Rock & Pop

For grades

  Trinity Rock & Pop

The books below are what you’ll need if you’re wanting to learn with the graded system. You can always divert away from the grades once you’re feeling a bit more confident. The basics are the same which ever style you go into. Depending on practice, progress from grade to grade can be 6 months to a year.

  Need a structure?

Lessons are typically student led so working your way through the grades will help keep the focus and goal intact. If you wish to complete the exam, you’ll need to complete three tunes with one being a ‘technical focus’. This way of learning is great for both adults and youngsters.

DofE Electric Guitar Courses
DofE Electric Guitar Courses
DofE Electric Guitar Courses
DofE Electric Guitar Courses
DofE Electric Guitar Courses
DofE Electric Guitar Courses
DofE Electric Guitar Courses
DofE Electric Guitar Courses

Electric guitar lessons

Intermediate & advance techniques.

CAGED System for Guitar

CAGED Guitar System.

Using the CAGED system will allow you to play the same types of open chord such as majors, minors and 7ths in at least 5 different ways. Chords that do not involve an open string can be shifted up and down the fretboard whilst keeping the type of chord the same such as majors, minors and 7ths….