FREE GUITAR COURSE: YEAR ONE WEEKLY LESSON VIDEOS AND ASSIGNMENTS




To get the most out of this free guitar course, you will need to do the homework in the books. Start with Volume One, which covers the first 2 years. Order above, or learn more!


Are you new to guitar? Check these videos first:

Identifying the Parts of the Guitar

Should You Learn on Acoustic or Electric Guitar?

How to Tune Your Guitar

How to Hold a Pick and the Guitar

The 1234 and 4321 Warm-Up Exercise


YEAR ONE: FIRST QUARTER

  • Reading Concepts, Pages 6-29 in The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume One: Notes on the 1st String, Whole, Half, Dotted Half and Quarter Notes, Rests, ¾ Time, Notes on the 2nd String, Combination Studies, Notes on the 3rd String, Beamed Eighth Notes, Single Eighth Notes, Combination Studies
  • Chord/Scale Concepts, Pages 127-136 in The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume One: Em, A7, E7, D7, D, A, G, E, Am, C, Dm, G7, F, C7, B7, Bm using strum patterns for common chord progressions, Blues in “A”, Tablature, Blues Shuffle Riff, Blues Solo with Minor Pentatonic Scale and Blues Scale Patterns, Major Scale Pattern and soloing, Learning Melodies (“Amazing Grace” and “Happy Birthday”) by Ear, Basic Fingerstyle Patterns
WEEK 1 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Technique Practice exercise 2-5 times each day
Reading Pages: 6-11
Chords & Scales Pages: 127-128
WEEK 2 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Technique Practice exercise 2-5 times each day
Reading Pages: 12-16
Chords & Scales Page: 129
WEEK 3 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Technique Practice exercise 2-5 times each day
Reading Pages: 17-20
Chords & Scales Page: 129-130
WEEK 4 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Technique Practice exercises 1-3 times each day
Reading Pages: 21, 22, 23 (lines 1-4 only), 24, 26, 27, 28
Chords & Scales Pages: 131-132
WEEK 5 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Technique Practice exercises 1-3 times each day
Reading Pages: 21, 22, 23 (lines 1-4 only), 24, 26, 27, 28
Chords & Scales Page: 133
WEEK 6 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Technique Practice Without Metronome
Reading Pages: 21, 23 (lines 5-8), 25
Chords & Scales Page: 134
WEEK 7 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Technique Practice Without Metronome
Reading Page: 29
Chords & Scales Pages: 135, 136, 159
WEEK 8 REVIEW REVIEW
WEEK 9 REVIEW REVIEW

YEAR ONE: SECOND QUARTER

  • Reading Concepts, Pages 30-50 in The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume One: Notes on the 4th String, Ties, Sharps and Flats, Ties, Dotted quarter notes, Notes on the 5th String, Eighth Note Rests, Combination Studies
  • Chord/Scale Concepts, Pages 137-140, 149-157 in The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume One: Chromatic Scale Theory, Note Name Memorization on the “E” and “A” Strings, ”E” and “A” String Root Power Chords and Combination Jam Studies, Scratch Rhythms, “E” and “A” String Root Barre Chords, and Combination Jam Studies, “E” Minor Pentatonic Scale Patterns, “C” Major Scale Patterns, Major Scale Construction, Chord Construction, Harmonization of Major Scales, and Chord Progressions
WEEK 1 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Technique Add Metronome
Reading Pages: 30, 31, 33, 35, 36, 39, 40
Chords & Scales REVIEW REVIEW
WEEK 2 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Reading Pages: 30, 32, 34
Chords & Scales Page: 137
WEEK 3 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Reading
  • Combination Studies (no video)
Pages: 37, 38
Chords & Scales Page: 137
WEEK 4 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Reading NO NEW MATERIAL NO NEW MATERIAL
Chords & Scales Power Chord Combo Jams with Scratch Rhythms Page: 138
WEEK 5 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Reading Pages: 41, 42, 45, 47, 48
Chords & Scales Page: 149
WEEK 6 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Reading Pages: 41, 43, 44, 46
Chords & Scales Page: 139
WEEK 7 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Reading
  • Combination Studies (no video)
Pages: 49, 50
Chords & Scales Page: 139
WEEK 8 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Reading NO NEW MATERIAL NO NEW MATERIAL
Chords & Scales Page: 140
WEEK 9 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Reading NO NEW MATERIAL NO NEW MATERIAL
Chords & Scales Page: 150
Music Theory Pages: 151-157, 160

YEAR ONE: THIRD QUARTER

  • Reading Concepts, Pages 51-60 in The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume One: Notes on the 6th String, Combination Studies, 16th Notes and Rests; Quarter, Eighth, and Sixteenth Note Triplets
  • Chord/Scale Concepts, Pages 141-146 in The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume One: Dominant 7th Chord Shapes, “E” and “A” root Major 7th and Minor 7th Chord Shapes, Major 2-5-1 Chord Progressions, Diminished and Minor 7 b5 Chord Shapes, Dominant 7 b9 and Dominant 9 chord shapes, The Minor 2-5-1 chord progression, The CAGED System for Chords and Scales
WEEK 1 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Technique With or Without Metronome
Reading Pages: 51, 52, 54, 56, 57
Chords & Scales REVIEW REVIEW
WEEK 2 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Technique With Metronome
Reading Pages: 51, 53, 55, 58, 59
Chords & Scales REVIEW REVIEW
WEEK 3 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Technique With Metronome
Reading Page: 60
Chords & Scales Page: 141
WEEK 4 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Technique With or Without Metronome
Chords & Scales Page: 142
WEEK 5 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Technique With or Without Metronome
Chords & Scales Page: 143
WEEK 6 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Technique Without Metronome
Chords & Scales Page: 144
WEEK 7 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Chords & Scales Pages: 145-146
WEEK 8 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Chords & Scales
  • G Shape M7, m7, and 7 Chord Shapes (no video)
Page: 146
WEEK 9 LESSON VIDEOS ASSIGNMENTS
Chords & Scales
  • C Shape M7, m7, and 7 Chord Shapes (no video)
Page: 146