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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 the Strings
Week 5 - Tuning Your Guitar
Week 6 - Some 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 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
Amazing Grace
Three Blind Mice
Twinkle, Twinkle
Yankee Doodle
Home on the Range
Rivers of Babylon
Happy Birthday
Jingle Bells
Silent Night


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
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
3 Blind Mice
Yankee Doodle