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Beginner Guitar Lessons

Beginner Guitar Lessons

Are you looking for beginner guitar lessons? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Our free ten lesson course is aimed at the absolute beginner and is taught by one of the finest guitar and music communicators around, Gary Clinton.  GMI has put this course together to ensure that by the end of the ten lessons, you are ready to either take on our other guitar courses to take you to greater heights, or start playing the songs you love. Our beginner guitar lessons course includes a full course PDF as well as backing tracks and ten videos.
Beginners Guitar lessons

BEGINNERS GUITAR LESSONS AND IT’S CONTENT

So, what will you learn? The ten lesson video course covers the anatomy of the guitar, chords you need to get started. As well as this, playing fingerstyle for both melody and chords and playing the all important guitar riffs are also included. To finish with, Gary also covers open string major scales to help you move on to the next level.

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HOW TO GET AT THE FULL BEGINNER GUITAR LESSONS COURSE

Click BEGINNERS GUITAR COURSE

You can access all material right away, just click the above link. If you sign up, you will also be informed of our latest courses and new products that are coming on-stream. You can also comment on each lesson you take, and see your progress.

Enjoy Gary’s beginners guitar course and check out all our other courses available to view on our how to play guitar page. The accompanying course pdf is available to download in lesson three.

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Well, if you are looking for beginner guitar lessons then why not have a go with our totally free course? There is plenty of additional content that is totally free which can be found at our guitar shop so why not pop over and get yourself some freebies to get started!

Guitar Barre Chords

GUITAR BARRE CHORDS

Are you looking to learn or struggling with guitar barre chords? GMI – the Guitar & Music Institute offers you a completely free introduction course to learning barre chords. The five lesson course is taught by professional guitarist and composer Gary Clinton who explains all you need to know.

guitar barre chords
Lesson two is all about the shapes you will use with barre technique to enable you to play any of the chords in any key.

What does the guitar barre chords course cover? You can view the first lesson below which is a short video explaining how barre chords work regarding root notes. Gary will then take you through the various shapes that you can use with these root notes. As the course continues, you will be shown how to utilize these chords in easy to memorize patterns. Finally, Gary will then show you how to get the best out of the shapes you have learned and how to take your playing to the next level by putting it all together lesson.

NO JOIN UP NECESSARY

The above lesson is our preview lesson from the course. You don’t need to join up to GMI, as all our guitar courses are totally free. The other courses that we currently offer include a beginners guitar course and a more advanced guitar course once you have learned the above. Also, we have lessons for guitarists who want to learn about open string chords, guitar scales and lots more. As mentioned, you can access all material with just one sign up.

We have lots of new material coming soon and we often update the material we already offer with further learning resources. By joining up you will be able to access pdfs, backing tracks and music that is not offered outwith GMI.

We look forward to you being part of GMI and we are sure that you will make fast progress with your guitar barre chords by taking our course today.

Check Out Our Online Guitar Shop

We have lots of free and premium guitar content at our guitar store which has been downloaded thousands of times by guitar players all over the world. Come on over and get the best in free and paid for content and take your guitar playing to the next level.

 

Guitar Finger Exercises

Guitar Finger Exercises

To develop and enable you to play music of all genres, GMI offers a range of guitar finger exercises. These exercises cover different areas of guitar technique. This is an expanding range of lessons and all the lessons are held within the guitar techniques course.

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Expand your reach over the fretboard brings new sound opportunities with these guitar finger exercises.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADVICE RE GUITAR TECHNIQUE

The main thing to keep in mind is that technique with relation to guitar is not an end unto itself. Your technique should enable you to play things not open to you. As well as this, you should always keep in mind that exercises such as stretching can damage your hand. Make sure that you do not feel any pain and if pain occurs, stop. Many guitarists feel that if it’s hurting, it’s working. This is absolute nonsense. Once problems do occur re specific technique exercises, it can be really hard to rectify the problem.

EXPANDING RANGE OF LESSONS

GMI will continually expand the range of technique exercises available to our members. This will include string skipping, stretching, general picking, rhythmic ideas etc. In all cases, we are looking to pinpoint a specific problem and help rectify it through time served ideas that work. Once these exercises are mastered, then when playing within the context of a song the background work helps application.

SIGN UP TODAY

If you enjoy this lesson then please sign up for our other technique lessons. Once signed up, you will be able to access all our free guitar lessons. The range is constantly expanding. If you do not wish to sign up, you can still access our lessons via our Youtube channel. We put the majority of our lessons on Youtube, although we do add further content for our members here. As well as this, we also include other resources such as pdfs, backing tracks and further advice.

Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Acoustic guitar lessons are offered to guitarists by GMI for those who can play beyond a basic level. This lesson is the preview lesson from the Advancing Guitar course. GMI – The Guitar & Music Institute, offers a range of free guitar courses. The other lessons in the course includes downloadable pdfs and the following lessons:

  1. Open String Scales
  2. Playing Melodies In Several Keys
  3. Right Hand Rhythm Patterns
  4. Major Seven, sus2, sus4 Chords
  5. Open String Chords Up The Neck
  6. Open String Major Arpeggios
  7. Practice Routines For Open String Arpeggios

TAKE THE COURSE BY CLICKING HERE

acoustic guitar lessons
Lesson two is all about learning a new song “Heading Home” in three different major keys.

The course will be augmented with further lessons. Coming soon in lesson seven will be playing arpeggios together. To sign up to the course and to view all course materials simply sign up via the button on the menu above.

THE AIMS OF THIS COURSE

The aim of the “Advancing Guitar” course is to take acoustic guitarists to the next level of understanding. To do this, the course highlights areas that are often overlooked by other online guitar lessons.

CONTENT WITHIN THE COURSE

In the second lesson of the course you take a melody and play it in several major keys. By doing this, players begin to understand the underlying template to scale patterns that are used within songs.

In lesson five, simple open string chords are taken up the neck. Using already known chords in different neck positions is a great way of creating new sounds. It also opens up the possibility of using other chord forms not covered in this course.

NO SIGN UP NECESSARY

If you enjoy this preview lesson, then check out our entire course range. The course is taught by professional guitarist and tutor Ross Baird. Ross has had years of experience in teaching and helping guitarists of all levels to make progress.

Our guitar lessons are supported by free and premium content found in our online guitar store. Immediate downloads of great material, make sure you visit us.

Pentatonic Scales Guitar

Pentatonic Scales Guitar

New players may not be aware that pentatonic scales guitar knowledge is a must. For improvising, playing songs, riffs and a host of other applications, knowledge in this area is a prerequisite. At GMI we offer players a range of lessons. Not only regarding scale knowledge but other courses outlined below. Within the scales course we not offer a pentatonic scales lesson, and all the other scales that you need to help you become the guitarist armed with the knowledge you need.

pentatonic scales guitar
Outlining the five most prominent pentatonic scale patterns used today.

 

The following lesson by lead GMI instructor Ged Brockie will outline the five main pentatonic scales for guitar across the fretboard. This is just one from the GMI course in guitar scales that you can view GUITAR SCALES, just sign up to access for free.

The course currently covers pentatonics, blues, major, chromatic, melodic minor, fretted major scales with several new lessons coming soon.

EXTRA COURSE CONTENT

Most of our lessons come with accompanying pdfs which support the video lesson. If you wish to access these extra resources, then please sign up for a free GMI account by hitting the button in the menu at the top of the page.

OTHER COURSES OFFERED

New courses are being added all the time and currently we offer a full beginners course, barre chords, a course for guitarists who are looking to expand beyond beginner. Also offered are technique, guitar play alongs, a special beyond barre chords course as well as backing tracks.

 

Please sign up today at GMI to add your online lesson and get your work seen around the world.

 

The Christmas Song Jazz Guitar Arrangement

Play The Wonderful The Christmas Song Jazz Guitar Arrangement

The Christmas Song Jazz Guitar Arrangement performed by Ged Brockie.

If you would like to learn and play it, click the download link where you can purchase the complete arrangement below. Included is both music notation and TAB for non music readers.

GET THE FULL CHRISTMAS SONG JAZZ GUITAR ARRANGEMENT HERE AND GET 33% OFF BY ADDING THIS CODE AT THE CART

CODE: CSGMI33 :CODE

We will be uploading more blog posts that relate to video lessons from within GMI and our Youtube channel. Each time we add a blog specific post, we will also include a help sheet or music notation part for you to download and practice. A large amount of this download material will be free. The Christmas Song Jazz guitar arrangement is the first of these blog download and learn posts.

ONLINE GUITAR LESSONS

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ONLINE GUITAR LESSONS ON GMI

Our Youtube channel is really starting to take off and we are delighted with the response both from online guitar lessons on GMI Youtube and from members of the online guitar lessons on GMI site. When we embarked on creating a site, we obviously knew that the online guitar lessons market was a crowded one. Initially we felt that we should keep all content within GMI and not link with Youtube. Now we can see that by putting our content on Youtube we are attracting new visitors to this site as the Youtube channel does not offer the pdfs, backing tracks, music and notes that the GMI site has on it. It’s a sort of calling card if you want.

Subscription is rising on the Youtube channel so if you have a gmail account, a G+ account or if you are a member of Youtube, please head over to our channel and subscribe to us, we would love your support. You can get to our Youtube channel by clicking this link online guitar lessons.

There will be a lot of new uploads to our Youtube channel in the near future including technique lessons, full courses and a new music production course which we are really excited about. This is still being created, but the free course will most likely be four lessons long. It will cover aspects that are common problems to a lot of musicians who are recording their own work and will include a video on the mic’ing up of amps and getting the best signal for your audio stems.

NEW VIDEOS UPLOADED 

We have new videos added to our courses in the guitar scales section and we will also be adding a couple of new videos to Ross Baird’s excellent “Advancing Guitar” course. Make sure you check them out, they are getting a lot of thumbs up on other sites. GMI will continue to offer free online guitar lessons over the coming months and years so please sign up for the latest news.

 

 

Learning To Play The F Chord

F Chord – A Real Challenge?

The F chord. Exactly why have we created a blog post about one specific chord? Well, it’s kind of synonymous with so much about learning guitar in this day and age. It also provides a neat correlation with lead tutor Ged Brockie’s own learning in the early days of his playing guitar. When he started out learning guitar in the mists of time all I had to help him was a book of chords. He was doing okay but then I came across the

F chord

dreaded “F chord”! That’s when things started to get hard and that’s when he began to wonder if it would be a good idea to get a guitar teacher as he just couldn’t seem to get things going.

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