Learn Acoustic Guitar with YouTube

It was time to do some­thing new. So I bought an acoustic gui­tar and decid­ed to see what I could learn on my own. And this, then, led me to look for free resources on the web. Not shock­ing­ly, YouTube has a fair amount to offer. A num­ber of dif­fer­ent video providers have post­ed lessons that can get you going. How to buy an acoustic gui­tar, how to tune it by ear, how to strum, how to fin­ger pick (a video viewed close to 1 mil­lion times), how to play var­i­ous chord pro­gres­sions (above), etc. It’s all there — although it’s also kind of jum­bled togeth­er, and you’ll need to do some sift­ing to find what you need. Some of the major YouTube chan­nels fea­tur­ing free gui­tar lessons can be found here, here, and here

As a last note, you’ll notice that these videos are gen­er­al­ly pro­duced by ven­dors look­ing to upsell more com­plete video pack­ages. This means that you’ll have to suf­fer through a lit­tle bit of mar­ket­ing. But, it’s hard­ly unbear­able and the lessons are oth­er­wise quite help­ful.

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