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Are you looking for Free Beginners Guitar Lessons? Want to play guitar but don't know where or how to start? This page is just for you! Here you will find the very first steps to begin learning guitar.

These first steps are VERY important, so don't get in a hurry and skip over them. They are an essential part of the foundation that you will need to build your guitar knowledge.

When you have mastered the material on this page, feel free to take advantage of the rest of our free guitar lessons and be sure to email us if you have any questions.

Of course, the first thing you need to do is tune your guitar.There are a few different ways to tune so if you need help, go to Free Guitar Tuning here. There is even an online tuner if you need one. Then come back and continue with the next lesson on this page.

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When just starting beginners-guitar-lessons, it is important to memorize the names of the open strings. Here is a chart to help you.

The 6th string is the one on the left--the largest string on your guitar, or the one that is closest to you when you hold your guitar in playing position. Practice playing and naming the open strings until you can do so easily.

The bars going across the neck are called "frets". You also need to memorize the names of the notes on the 3rd, 5th, and 7th frets of the Fifth and Sixth Strings:

Look at this diagram as though you were holding your guitar on your lap.

The fretted notes may be played for now with the first finger of your left hand. The fingers are numbered starting with the index finger as 1. Be sure to press FIRMLY just between the metal frets.Take your time and insist upon a good musical sound.

Practice the notes on the frets as marked until you can do so easily. This is VERY IMPORTANT later on and if you don't do it now, you will just have to come back to beginners guitar lessons and do it later. (and that might be frustrating)

When you are sure that you know these notes, you are ready to play them in some combinations:

1. G G G G / C C C C / D D D D / C C C C

2. A A A A / D D D D / E E E E / D D D D

3. D D D D / G G G G / A A A A / G G G G

4. E E E E / A A A A / B B B B / A A A A

Play these combinations SLOWLY and SMOOTHLY while naming each note.You might notice that these combinations sound a lot like "Louie Louie" or "Wild Thing" or about a million other songs. See if YOU can think of one. Heck--try singing along!

When you have become an expert at this and have amazed your family and friends, you are ready for the next lesson. You are doing GREAT so far!

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