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Guitar Crash Course

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

Week 1 - Ready, Set, Go
Week 2 - Frets and Notes
Week 3 - Fingering Strings

Week 4 - Picking Technique
Week 5 - Tuning Tips
Week 6 - Important Notes
Week 7 - Important Scales

Week 8 - First Tunes
Week 9 - First Chords
Week 10 - Two Chord Songs

Exercises and Songs for Level 1

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)


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

Easy Songs - Melodies

Ode to Joy
Blowin' in the Wind
Amazing Grace
Three Blind Mice
Twinkle, Twinkle
Yankee Doodle
Home on the Range
Rivers of Babylon
Achy Breaky Heart
Happy Birthday
Jingle Bells
Silent Night

Easy Songs - Chords

Ode to Joy
Achy Breaky Heart
Amazing Grace
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
3 Blind Mice
Yankee Doodle
Happy Birthday
Rivers of Babylon
Jingle Bells