Most “free” guitar courses online are anything but free. Like fishing, they’ll dangle the bait by making you feel like you’re on the verge of a learning breakthrough, then they try to set the hook by convincing you to pay in order to go further – Not free!
We’ll I’m a little different. This is really a free course for guitar. It isn’t going to make you a stage performer or anything, but I’ll get you playing chords and if you’ll sing along, you’ve got the whole package!
I’ve tried the big name online guitar courses, including some that started out free for a very brief time, and it seems the first things they want to teach are chords that my fingers felt were nearly impossible, and music theory that I still can’t wrap my head around.
But those guys know as well as I do that there are tons of inexpensive music books out there, with songs mostly in the key of ‘C’, and some in ‘F’ or ‘G’, that are super easy to play.
Regardless of the type of music you prefer, I recommend this Country Music song book because it’s very easy for beginners – sort of like crawling before you can walk – and will better prepare you for the more difficult genres like rock-n-roll, etc.(and no, I don’t make anything if you buy through this link – (yet) – I need to take the time to setup an account)
They call these “Easy Fake books”. Now don’t let the word “Fake” fake you out! Stage performers even use these Fake books (okay, maybe not so much the “Easy” ones), but they’re great if you want to learn to play the melody and even easier if you only want the the lyrics and chords.
So, if you learn how to strum decently and can play the ‘C’, ‘F’ and ‘G’ chords, you’re well on your way.
Since this is a Free Guitar Course, I’m going to teach those three chords and you can build up your chord inventory from there.