First Guitar Lesson For Beginners

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This guitar lesson is for absolute beginners. It covers five simple steps that you can use to play your first song on the guitar. NO previous skill is required. This first guitar lesson assumes you haven’t even picked up a guitar before. It’s intended to be the very first guitar lesson you use as a beginner guitarist.

The five steps in this lesson are:

0:34 – Guitar Fundamentals
2:50 – Basic Guitar Strumming
8:06 – Basic Guitar Chords
12:24 – Changing Chords Smoothly
14:35 – Playing Your First Song

You’ll start by learning some fundamentals like how to hold the guitar and three simple numbering systems for the guitar. After that you’ll learn how to strum the guitar and how to play your first guitar chords. Then, for step four, Nate shares tips on how to change between chords smoothly as this is a common challenge for beginners. Finally, you’ll learn how to play your very first song.

If you are interested in more you can check out the FREE Beginner Guitar Quick-Start Series here on YouTube:
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  1. My electric is signed by Led Zeppelin

  2. Apple The Squirrel

    This helped me so much! Guitar has been my dream for so long and I'm so proud! Thanks so much!

    (Lmao, righting this since the guitar strings are so stiff typing feels as smooth as butter.)

  3. I don’t even have a guitar why am I watching this.

  4. Great tutorial. Helped me out big time.

  5. great!!! i have loved it and will practice for sure… I will practice tomorrow …thx Man…great lesson! hopefully i will post a video at some point this year with the results of your lessons…thx very much!!! Great lesson Man!

  6. why does my down stroke-upstroke sound completely different from his. Is it because of different kind of guitars? or is it because of my guitar strings might not be proper? His guitar sounds like music while when i am playing the same thing it, it only sounds like noise,

  7. I know absolutely nothing,,and was just given an old I'm trying and  Nick is makin it Easy and Understandable…Thank you…..BTW I'm 49 yrs old and starting now..wish me luck..

  8. My son learned a lot from this video. Thanks for doing such a great video!

  9. Lovely Video! Apologies for chiming in, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you tried – Riddleagan Blossoming Solo Remedy (Sure I saw it on Google)? It is an awesome one off product for mastering guitar scales minus the headache. Ive heard some incredible things about it and my cousin got excellent success with it.

  10. Amazing

  11. Guitareo, I want to learn to play but I was told that my fingers were too short. So do you need long fingers to be a good guitar player?

  12. Bought my first Guitar! Trying to learn!

  13. I been through desert ?!

  14. can I strum without a pick? can I just use my fingers?

  15. picked up my first guitar today. My fingers hurt so much when holding a chord!

  16. The_M_Clef Academy

    Hi Nate, Could you please tell me which song you taught? I could not get the name. I am learning to play guitar and found out your channel while searching for tutorials. I am a piano teacher and have started my channel as well on YouTube . . I want to learn this wonderful instrument also. Please let me know about this song so that I can implement what I have learned from you.

  17. Renuka Shrivastava

    Very useful thank you very much

  18. thats very useful brother thankyou very much………….

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