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Absolute Beginner Lessons

Welcome to Coda Guitar’s absolute beginner lessons. Here you can learn all the skills and techniques needed to progress to beginner level, and our absolute beginner series is aimed at guitarists with between 0 – 2 months experience, alongside those guitarists wishing to improve their basic technique .

This is the most detailed learning method online and best of all it’s free!

Free Video Lessons ScreenshotAt absolute beginner level you will learn the very basics of guitar playing where everything is carefully explained, and no prior knowledge of guitar playing or music is required. The skills and knowledge learnt in this section will become the foundations of your playing as you progress into more advanced areas, and a good basic playing technique will allow you to develop more quickly towards becoming the best player you can be.

The absolute beginner lessons are split into Technique and Music Elements.

The Technique lessons cover:

  • Posture

  • Picking

  • Strumming

  • Fretting riffs

  • Fretting chords

Chord DiagramsThese Technique lessons offer detailed demonstrations and exercises covering the best way to play the guitar, and will guide you towards a good playing technique, steering you away from common learning pitfalls.


The Music Elements lessons cover:

  • How to read guitar Tablature (Tab)

  • How to read guitar chord boxes and progressions

  • How to read easy music notation

  • How to use an electronic guitar tuner

These Music Elements lessons provide you with the knowledge of how guitar music is written down. This will help you to understand more easily what you are playing, will allow you to learn more quickly, and will help you to read and play some of the many song files available online.

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