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Acoustic Beginners Level 1

Guitar Skills



This course includes the following 4 units

Unit 1

Essentials Part 1

This course is all about laying the foundations. We will show you how to play your first chords, read chord charts and strum confidently in time. Follow this carefully and you won't have any bad habits moving forwards!

Unit 2

Essentials Part 2

Now that we've covered some basics, it's time to kick things up a notch! In this set of five lessons we'll be learning some trickier chord shapes, the "universal strumming pattern" and finally tackling a full song for the first time!

Unit 3

Essentials Part 3

In this course we'll be learning three more open chords, including the notoriously tricky F major! We'll then explore the difference between swung and straight rhythm patterns and finally tackle a new song with a hint of Van Morrison about it!

Unit 4

Essentials Part 4

We will now bring together everything we have learnt so far by tackling the hardest song yet! This song has multiple chord parts, three different rhythm patterns, dynamics and a pretty cool riff to learn... let's go!


Lay the best guitat fundations!

Welcome to our level one Acoustic Beginners course. If you're a beginner with an acoustic guitar then this is where you need to start! We take you step by step through the key aspects you need to lay the foundations of your guitar playing, and start you on your journey to becoming the guitar player you want to be! This course will focus on building good habits (and losing bad ones) and a really solid technique that you'll be able to build on.

These songs are the perfect way to master your new techniques while having fun and impressing friends and family along the way!

Dan Holton

Learn your first chords, and build practice habits

In this course we look at a wide range of open chords, learn how to strum properly and how to read chord charts and much more along the way! To ensure that you apply all these new skills at the end of each unit we challenge you with a song that's been custom written for the course and has been recorded by extremely talented professional musicians. These songs are the perfect way to put the concepts into practice. By the end of this course you will have laid the foundations to your guitar playing and will be ready to move on and tackle the next level up as you continue to improve. Pick up your guitar and get started!


20 HD videos

Full lesson notes

Backing tracks

Supporting diagrams

Interactive guitar tab

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