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Level 1 Guitar

Get to know your guitar. Play some songs. Learn some chords. Lessons are in three sections...

The Basics...

Parts of the Guitar

The Open Strings

Fingering Hand Technique

Picking Technique

Alternate Picking

Scales and Melodies

C Major Scale

G Major Scale

D Major Scale

A Minor

Chords and Strumming

C-F-G Chords

D-G-A Chords

G-C-D Chords

Am-E-Em Chords


Exercises and Songs for Level 1 Lessons

Basic Techniques

Open String Names

Notes and Scales

C Major Scale (C at B1)
C Major Scale (C at A3)
D Major Scale (D at B3)
D Major Scale (D at D0)
G Major Scale (G at G0)
G Major Scale (G at E3)

Melodies and Songs

Ode to Joy
Hallelujah
Amazing Grace
Three Blind Mice
Twinkle, Twinkle
Yankee Doodle
Home on the Range
Rivers of Babylon
Budapest
Happy Birthday
Jingle Bells
Silent Night

Chords

C-G Chords
C-F Chords
D-G Chords
D-A Chords
G-C Chords
G-D Chords
A-Shape Chords

Easy Songs - 2 Chords

Ode to Joy
Achy Breaky Heart
Havana
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
3 Blind Mice
Yankee Doodle