Learn Guitar Free

acoustic-guitarTo be a guitar player you have to enjoy the process enough to come back to it. You can start by just finding where finger placement sounds good and strum with your thumb.

Put your ring finger on the 3rd fret 1st string (strings are numbered 1 through 6 starting at the bottom string and going to the top string and frets are the thin metal bars that run across the neck and the space between). If you strum strings 1 thru 4. that is a “G” chord. The ring finger is used because your other fingers will be needed to fill out the full chord. Index finger on the 5th string 2nd fret and the middle finger on the 6th string 3rd fret.

There are a lot of 2 finger combinations that sound good when you use the strings around your finger placement. If the sound is off experiment until you find a good spot. I’ll go into more chord teaching as we progress.

The second and third fingers on the second fret 4th and 5th strings is an e minor. The index finger on the 1st fret 3rd string and the 2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the 5th string is an E 7th.

To find chord diagrams:


16 thoughts on “Learn Guitar Free

  • January 3, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Hi Marty,

    This is a fantastic article and tutorial. I am a drummer and I’m always looking around for some good tutorial websites on any type of instrument. When it comes to learning an instrument, the beginning lessons need to be as simple as possible and I think this page is great for that demand, well done!

    Lessons for guitar can run as much as a hundred bucks a month and sometimes even more! This is an absolute gem that you have created for inspiring musicians thank you! Do you happen to know anyone that does a drummer tutorial website? I’m always on the look out especially for drum websites!

    Thanks again Marty


    • January 3, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Hi David,
      thank you for such a positive comment on my web page. You definitely understand what I am attempting to do with my Guitar learning website. I have it monetized with affordable lessons and guitar products and try to teach what to look for in inexpensive guitars.

      I have not seen a drummer teaching website so this may be a good niche for you. The leader of our worship band is a pro quality drummer with some basic keyboard skill. He teaches drumming but does not have a website.

      Your comment is much appreciated.

      Best Regards,


  • February 2, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Your website is packed with useful tips and practical information. Thank you! I feel encouraged to grab a guitar, something I haven’t done in decades! I’m glad I found your site. 🙂

    • February 2, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      Thank you Ofe M, I would be happy to answer any questions that you have and if I don’t know I will try to find an answer. Playing guitar is therapeutic as well as rewarding at whatever level one is at. If you enjoy singing you can be singing songs like “You Are my Sunshine” in a relatively short period of time.


  • January 30, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Hey Marty

    Nice to see a fellow musician spreading the love of guitar to others! Nice job on your site,
    and easy to navigate.

    That chordgenerator is a nice resource for players. I’ve played for 40 + years, started guitar when I was around 13 and still learn something new daily. Always good to keep learning, creating and sharing your talents! The more we put into it the more we get out of it. Music is indeed awesome
    and so powerful.

    I wish you the best in life and music my friend 🙂 I enjoyed seeing your site!

    • January 30, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks for commenting Jim, I appreciate hearing from other musicians. I give the information as I learned myself but am open to other ideas.
      There is so much to learn you can teach and take lessons at the same time .


  • December 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Lovely website so easy to get around and great information

    thank you very much

    best regards


    • December 16, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Thank you Paul, for checking my website out. I hope you find the information you are looking for. If I can help with anything please let me know.


  • November 14, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Marty, I thought I would stop by and see what was new. I really like the, to find cord diagram link. Keep up the good work.

    • November 14, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      I’m glad you checked back Bob. I plan on adding more chord diagrams, content on open D tuning, and slide guitar. I also want to add
      content on fiddle.

  • November 6, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I enjoyed your website being a novice guitar player myself. I have a learning technique I use called guitar pro. 1st I pick a song I like. Gives you the chords and finger positions. 2nd I pull up the Utube video of group playing song and just play along with the music. I found if I turn the video up really loud, I sound better. lol because I can’t hear how bad I play. I have bookmarked your site and will be back to visit and learn.

    • November 6, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks for checking my site out Bob. We all have different ways to learn. And if it works for you go for it.
      I am usually more comfortable as a player when there is more sound around me. I just don’t like it to get too loud so that I can’t hear all the parts of the music.
      I would be glad to answer any questions that you have. Jam Play offers a lot of free information as well.


  • October 24, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    We bought a guitar for my sister ‘s birthday but she has no musical back ground at all and she has some difficulties to get started. She doesn’t have the money to take courses so she left it behind because she feels insecure playing. It’s sad because she says she wants to quit before even have tried…
    I will give her the link to your website to motivate her into playing this great instrument. Thanks for giving tips to play for free. It’s a great initiative 🙂

    • October 24, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks for your interest in “Best Way To Learn Guitar” Angelique. Far too many people give up frustrated because they don’t enjoy the experience.Just learning how to make some good sounds can be fun and give a desire to come back to it. That is what worked for me and I believe it can help others get started. Who wants to spend a lot of money when you don’t know where it will go?

      I will be happy to answer any question that you have.


  • September 14, 2015 at 6:51 am

    What a wonderful website! Truly a blessing to people.

    I will show this site to my 14 year-old granddaughter who has an interest in learning guitar.

    Thank you!

    • September 15, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks for your comment,Eileen and I would be glad to answer any specific questions.

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