Beginner Guitar 101

Free Video Course to Learn How to Play Guitar

Are you interested in learning how to play guitar?

Are you wondering where to start?

You've come to the right place!

In this completely free video course, I show you everything you need to know to get started playing guitar.

Get to know:

  • The different types of guitars
  • The parts of the guitar
  • How to get your guitar set up, strung, and ready to play

Learn how to:

  • Hold your guitar
  • Tune your guitar
  • Read chord charts and tablature
  • Finger your first chords
  • Play your first songs

Expert Guidance + Online Resources

With my expert guidance plus the practice resources I provide to you online, your guitar playing will quickly take shape and you'll avoid the mistakes that usually hold people back. Enroll now and begin taking your first steps immediately.

Completely Free

This course is completely free now and forever. No payment info is required to enroll.


Enroll in the course and you can message me with all the questions you want. I'm online every day helping people just like you learn guitar and play their favorite songs. See you inside the course!

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Your Instructor

Desi Serna
Desi Serna

Hailed as a “music-theory expert” by Rolling Stone magazine, Desi Serna is the author of several instructional guitar books and video courses. He hosts one of the most popular guitar podcasts on the Internet and has millions of views on YouTube. Desi is known for his practical, hands-on approach to music teaching, with a focus on the guitar fretboard and emphasis on popular songs. He honed his craft through decades of teaching, performing, and publishing. He lives in the Nashville, Tennessee area, and works full-time managing his website and related content.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Will I be charged to enroll in this course?
No payment information is required to enroll. This course is completely free now and forever.
Is this course good for children?
This instruction is geared toward teenagers and adults. You’ll need to have the finger size, strength, and dexterity to play a three-quarters or full-size guitar.
What style of music do you teach?
I teach the pop/rock style of guitar playing you hear in familiar songs on the radio.

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