Play & Master 3 Simple Guitar Songs--FREE
Learn how to play through 3 beginner guitar songs beginning to end
After you learn the basics of guitar, what should you focus on so you become a good player?
Should you study music theory? Take a guitar soloing course? Practice exercises daily?
After learning the basics of guitar—which should include chords—the next and most important step is playing songs.
And by playing songs I mean, strumming through entire songs and keeping in time with the music like you’re part of the band.
That's exactly what you do in this FREE video course.
In the following lessons, you practice essential techniques needed to get your guitar-playing skills in order, and you get an inside look at how popular music is played.
The lessons include:
- "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton
In this lesson, you see how to put basic open position chords to use in a real song. You learn when to strum, how to stay in time with the music, and what it means to follow the chord progression. You also play through the simple lead guitar line. You learn how to bend strings, slide, and use hammer-ons. Upon completion of the lesson, you'll be able to play along with the whole song from memory.
- "Wild Thing" by The Troggs
In this lesson, you put more types of open position chords to use playing a real song. You learn how to play on and off the beats, and how to count breaks, so you come in on time. You get pro tips to help you switch between chords quickly and easily. To help you stay in time with the music, you are provided with a version of the song that is slowed down and features a click track. As a bonus, you see how to play this song using standard barre chords. After finishing the lesson, you'll be able to play along with the song recording beginning to end or even play it with a band.
- "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple
This lesson begins with you playing one of the most famous guitar riffs of all time. You learn how to play the riff using the proper tone, timing, and technique, so you sound just like the record. The rest of the song makes use of so-called guitar "power chords," which are a staple of rock music and something every serious guitarist needs to master. You control your dynamics using palm muting. You play all the necessary rhythm guitar parts required to complete this song and play it with a band.
These three songs are chosen for this free course because they are well known, easy enough for beginners, and they are perfect for developing the skills necessary to make you sound great.
After finishing this course, you'll not only have three awesome songs you can play all the way through, but you'll be equipped to take your playing in any direction you choose.
Oh, and you also get free email support from your instructor so you can get help at any time. 🤗
So grab an acoustic or electric guitar and get ready to jam!
Hailed as a “music-theory expert” by Rolling Stone magazine, Desi Serna is the author of several instructional guitar books and video programs including Fretboard Theory, Guitar Theory For Dummies, Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies, and Guitar Picking Mechanics. He is known for his practical, hands-on approach to music teaching, with a focus on the guitar fretboard and emphasis on popular songs. Desi honed his craft through decades of teaching, performing, and publishing. He lives in the Nashville, Tennessee area, and works full-time managing his business and GuitarMusicTheory.com website.