As a beginner, one of your biggest threats is overwhelm. There is a ton of information, but you only need a small slice of it to get started. This page will help you focus on what matters most now.
There are different areas of learning guitar. Two broad categories are:
- head knowledge and concepts
- hands-on activity
You need both head-learning and hand-learning. But the hands-on practice is the most important for you now. Too much abstract theory and strategy, and your chances of success go down (and overwhelm goes up). You need to keep your hands on the guitar as much as possible, so you gain momentum.
To begin, click here for The Beginner Toolbox. This page will give you a few short lessons, and show you exactly what to practice and how to practice it. And you’ll also find a 15-minute guided practice.
And in the list below, you’ll find other lessons to help you get started.
- 11 Classical Guitar Lessons for Beginners (+3 Pitfalls to Avoid)
- 4 Ways to Tune a Classical Guitar by Ear
- 5 Top Classical Guitar Technique Mistakes
- Beginner Progress: What to Look for in Early Guitar Success
- Beginning Classical Guitar – Practice-Along Videos to Get Started
- Classical Guitar 101: String Names, Finger Names and More
- How Long Does it Take to Learn Guitar? And How to Go Further Faster
- How to Hold a Guitar (without destroying your body!)
- The Basics of Guitar Technique
- What You DON’T Need to Know as a Beginner Guitarist