What are the best resources for learning to play guitar?

Will you be the next Joe Satriani, the next Eric Clapton or the next Slash? Check out the awesome guitar learning suggestions from our community and start strumming!

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    #1Justin Guitar

    Justin Guitar
    Justin, who is a great guitarist with more than 15 years of experience teaching, offers hundreds of free guitar lessons for every level. His method involves tough videos, exercises and a lot of resources.
    Websites

    Free

    Juan Delgado
    Written on February 18, 2017
    "This is just a great site to look at for beginning lessons to make sure that you are really interested in learning how to play the guitar. Once you decide that you really do want to learn how to play there are soooooooooooooooooo many lessons on the site to help you learn. You can not beat the price, free, and you feel like a rock star!"
  2. 111

    #2Martysons

    Martysons
    Do you want to learn how to play guitar from scratch? Marty will help you in this adventure by teaching you how to play the instrument through his useful lessons.
    Videos

    Free

    Jeffrey Cook
    Written on July 14, 2017
    "It was nearly impossible for me to keep us with the video lessons. They are too fast and expect you to be a quick learner and start playing entire songs pretty quickly. It might be good for someone who already has some knowledge of playing the guitar, but not for a beginner like me."
  3. 104

    #3Teach Yourself to Play Guitar: A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners

    Teach Yourself to Play Guitar: A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners
    This book offers beginners a comprehensive introduction to essential guitar-playing fundamentals and a quick, effective, uncomplicated and practical alternative to the multitude of traditional self-instructional method books
    Books

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    Wayne Wheeler
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "at first, I just picked my guitar and opened the book. Since I have a Kindle device, I didn´t have to worry about having to press the book pages open with one hand and trying to maneuver the guitar with the other hand and my chin. I didn´t have a keyboard or electronic tuning so I proceeded to relative tuning. Then I proceeded to use tinker with the chord chart before going to the real matter I like to experiment: the Popeye tune. Then when I felt my fingers not so stiff I tried the Pachelbel´s canon. It felt empowering! Not that I´m thinking of going immediately on busking to the closest shopping mall, but at least it makes me feel worthy of sharing something with my friends at a gathering! Love this book!"
  1. 101

    #4David Walliman

    David Walliman
    David Wallimann is a good guitar player who will share with you some of his best tricks, not just for playing but also how to make it in the music industry. Ideal for everyone, from total begginers to more advanced guitarists
    Videos

    Free

    Andy Su
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "I've always wanted to learn to play guitar, but reading books or looking at sheet music was not only boring and hard, but I eventually gave up. This is a much more user friendly approach and you can learn from any level that you start at. It's nice to have an experienced player showing you the ropes. "
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    #5Guitar: How to Memorize the Fretboard: Quickly and Easily Learn the Notes on the Guitar Neck

    Guitar: How to Memorize the Fretboard: Quickly and Easily Learn the Notes on the Guitar Neck
    Unlike the piano, the same note can be played on the guitar in more than one location making their locations quite daunting to learn. This book teaches you to instantly recognize and know the location of every note on the neck of your guitar.
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    Bobby Butler
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "This guitar book offers simple methods and strategies to memorize the guitar neck easily. The book contains clear diagrams and techniques which make playing the guitar easy to understand. I highly advise getting the FREE Kindle version of the book so you can start immediately. If you don't have a Kindle - no worries, just download the kindle app and read the book on any mobile device. This book is a must-have to anyone beginning to play the guitar. It teaches the fundamental lessons that are needed to understand how a guitar works. "
  3. 90

    #6Guitarblogupdate

    Guitarblogupdate
    On his Youtube channel Andrew Wasson teaches you the basics. From riffs and chords typical of every genre to tips and hacks to improve your performance.
    Videos

    Free

    Raymond Fowler
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "This resource is not really designed for beginners, but more so for those who already play the guitar and are looking to strengthen their skills. Videos demonstrate a variety of topics like learning chords, playing for money, and jam tracks. There are some videos demonstrating learning how to play, but the layout of the site is confusing and probably not the best for complete beginners. "
  4. 86

    #7Guitar Lessons Academy

    Guitar Lessons Academy
    An online academy where you get step-by-step videos, guided lesson plans, and fun play-along songs to accelerate your progress.
    Course

    $30- per month

    Kenneth Spencer
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "Guitar lessons academy is a complete package of lessons that will help teach you the basics of playing the guitar easily. Step by step lessons complemented by progress tracking and interaction with other users make you feel like you really are making progress. If you ever get stuck, the community is just a click away who are eager to help you out."
  5. 84

    #8Hal Leonard Guitar Method, - Complete Edition: Books 1, 2 and 3

    Hal Leonard Guitar Method, - Complete Edition: Books 1, 2 and 3
    The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone learning to play acoustic or electric guitar. It is based on years of experience teaching guitar students of all ages, and reflects some of the best teaching ideas from around the world.
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    Devansh Gavde
    Written on January 1, 2017
    "While using this book, I found that it was difficult to imagine or even know for sure if I was getting all the notes right. It's great for hand placement and wonderful for know where the notes are on the guitar but it would have been helpful to have some kind of interactive video series to go along with this."
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    #9Creativeguitarstudio

    Creativeguitarstudio
    Andrew Wasson teaches basic music theory every Friday. His classes include plenty of secret tips on becoming a better musician.
    Videos

    Free

    Beverly Fox
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "I've been trying to learn to play the guitar lately and have been looking for good resources to learn. Unfortunately, Creativeguitarstudio is pretty bad if you want to learn guitar. The guy teaching it has experience teaching it, but he doesn't play very well. I noticed many mistakes in his playing. He also doesn't have any experience in a band. His videos are also very hard to follow and sometimes he goes through the lessons too quickly to pick up on things. I don't recommend him at all. Look elsewhere."
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    #10Guitar Tricks

    Guitar Tricks
    A complete online course that offers 11,000 video lessons given by experienced professionals across many genres. The course includes a method that constantly adapts to your level.
    Course

    $19.95- per month

    Aaradhya Mukopadhyay
    Written on April 7, 2017
    "I've been trying to learn guitar recently. I am looking for the best resources for learning it. Guitar Tricks is an online course I tried out that has lots of video lessons. Unfortunately, I did not find them to be very helpful. The videos are too complicated and long-winded for a true beginner to really understand. I think if you already have some experience playing guitar, these videos would be for you. So far, though, I haven't been very impressed and have been more frustrated than anything."
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    #11Yousician

    Yousician
    Yousician is the personal music tutor for the digital age. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you want. The app listens to you play the guitar and gives instant feedback on your accuracy and timing.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Diana Zhong
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "I've been trying to pick up learning the guitar lately. One resource I found was Yousician, an app that listens to you play the guitar and gives you feedback. Sadly, it's a pretty awful app and doesn't work that well. Half the time, the app doesn't work at all. It's extremely buggy and definitely needs to be revamped. As it stands, I do not recommend this app. It's a waste of time."
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    #12GuitarNotesMaster

    GuitarNotesMaster
    Built by guitarists for guitarists, this software will help you rapidly develop your guitar playing skills.
    Software

    Windows

    $39

    Liu Du
    Written on March 26, 2017
    "I've been trying to learn guitar lately because my boyfriend knows how to play and I want to play as well as him. I was looking for the best resource to learn and found GuitarNotesMaster. It's a software that helps you learn guitar. Sadly, this software wasn't for me since it didn't work very well on my computer. It's buggy and crashes frequently. It's also expensive and the graphical interface isn't very intuitive. I suggest looking elsewhere if you want to learn guitar."
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    #13Guitar For Absolute Beginners

    Guitar For Absolute Beginners
    How to play guitar: The effective guitar method successfully used by thousands of busy New Yorkers in their classes at New York City Guitar School. Learn the fundamentals of guitar in this motivating step-by-step comprehensive course for beginners.
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    Louis Fields
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "I had a hard time using this because it's full of drawings done by hand. Don't know why they didn't use simple line drawings over really bad hand drawings. It looks like a child drew many of the pictures that are supposed to show you how to play the chords."
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    #1496 Free Blues Guitar Licks

    96 Free Blues Guitar Licks
    96 smoking blues guitar licks and lessons in the style of players such as BB King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Eric Clapton and more. The guitar licks in this app would be perfect for guitar solos in blues and rock music.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Mary Russell
    Written on April 3, 2017
    "I'm trying to learn guitar. I was looking for the best learning resources and came across 96 Free Blues Guitar Licks. It's an app with many guitar lessons. Unfortunately, it isn't very intuitive to use and lacks a metronome feature. It also crashes on several occasions on my Samsung phone. I suggest finding a more stable app. Not recommended, especially because it crashes so much."
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    #15GuitarJamz

    GuitarJamz
    Guitarist Marty Schwartz has developed a method for learning guitar in a fast and easy way. For all levels.
    Course

    Free

    Jason Weaver
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "A really interesting and thorough collection of lessons. I like that the program they have developed here is so clearly decided into the categories that i am personally interested in. I am not a beginner guitar player so i love the idea of going straight to the scales, so i can try something new, or even song theory which is great as well. "
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    #16JamPlay

    JamPlay
    An online service with about 5,000 guitar lessons, making it one of the most comprehensive guitar instruction services on the web. From heavy metal to country, if you want to learn it you'll find it here.
    Websites

    $19.95

    Christopher Fowler
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "I think this website is a great wealth of knowledge for the beginning guitarist who wants to learn how to play, all the way up to the intermediate and advance guitarist who wants to learn new techniques and expand their skillsets. I will definitely be checking out this website myself."
  14. 30

    #17Guitar +

    Guitar +
    A very simple app to start playing the guitar. Learn how to play step by step and enjoy some of its hundreds of guitar chords.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ignacio Solano
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "I'm always looking for better ways to improve my guitar skills. I came across this app while browsing the play store and decided to give it a try. It helped me pick up how/when to play certain chords. I had the ability to watch the chords come on the screen to see when they were played. I had several options for different songs just to see what note was played when the words were sung. Overall, its a great app, and I'm glad I found it."
  15. 21

    #18The First 100 Chords for Guitar: How to Learn and Play Guitar Chords: The Complete Beginner Guitar Method

    The First 100 Chords for Guitar: How to Learn and Play Guitar Chords: The Complete Beginner Guitar Method
    Are you struggling to learn guitar chords? This book will get you started with the basics, including an effective method to memorizing and learning the chords as well as general tips for establishing good guitar playing habits.
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    Charles Mills
    Written on March 2, 2017
    "Learning the guitar is real hard at first I discovered. I was given a link to The First 100 Chords for Guitar: How to Learn and Play Guitar Chords: The Complete Beginner Guitar Method on Amazon. I studied it and tried my hardest and the results are real good so far. The chords are easy to remember is helping me play better than I ever thought I would. I highly recommend it."
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    #19Artist Works

    Artist Works
    9 great guitar teachers explain, using videos, how to master guitar. You can watch lessons, practice and then submit your videos to get personalized feedback from your teachers.
    Course

    $35

    Patrick Vasquez
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "This site is the go-to for musicians and artists. It is chalk full of resources for all kinds of music lessons from bluegrass to hip-hop. The site is easy to navigate and the instructors are just a chat box away for assistance. "
  17. 17

    #20I Will Teach You How To Play Guitar

    I Will Teach You How To Play Guitar
    Max Chiossi offers his method for learning guitar as quickly as possible. You can also read his tutorials and various other stuff on his blog.
    Books

    Free

    Raymond Ferguson
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "I am just learning how to play guitar. I signed up to the site and downloaded my free e-book, After perusing the pages, I looked at their resources page. I have glanced at the blog as well. I was very lost, but after sending a message to the guy Max, I felt better. He was nice and helped me feel more confident. I have now learned my notes and can sort of play a song. I will need more practice, but I think I can use everything on this site to complete it."
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    #21Rocksmith Remastered

    Rocksmith Remastered

    Join over three million people who have learned to play guitar with the award-winning Rocksmith® method. Plug any real guitar or bass with a 1/4 inch jack directly into your PC or Mac and you'll learn to play in just 60 days.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $39.99

    Nathan Chen
    Written on February 21, 2017
    "If you are desperate to find a way to learn to play a guitar Rocksmith will work but it is far from the best solution. Like with all methods of learning some will work for some people while they fall flat on others. If you are curious and have the money to invest to try out I suggest trying it out but just be aware that it might not be the golden bullet that you are looking for."
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    #22eMedia Guitar Method v5

    eMedia Guitar Method v5
    Learn how to play basic guitar chords, to tune a guitar, read tabs or notes, plus play songs.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

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    Rodolfo Navarro
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "I am currently teaching my nephew to play the guitar. Unfortunately, due to time constraints I can't possibly see him everyday to teach and guide him through the learning process. eMedia Guitar Method v5 allows my nephew to practice without my personal guidance and it is rather effective at it's job."
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    #23Amped Guitar

    Amped Guitar

    Amped Guitar is an application created by BergGram Development. It is a guitar-teaching app that uses Augmented Reality to enhance the learning experience of beginners. It offers lesson with varying difficulty, genre, and real-time feedback.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Dan Svensson
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "This app made my day. Recommended for all guitar learners out there. The guys developing this deserves a medal. "
  21. 10

    #24guitarLayers

    guitarLayers

    guitarLayers is a software created by MOREORLESS MUSIC SRL. It is used to learn or teach guitar playing. It can map out notes played on a guitar so users can then tab them and play them on the guitar fretboard. 

    Software

    Mac

    $39.99

    Sonia Solano
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Interesting software for learning to play. Needs a little more instruction."
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    #25Guitar Pro

    Guitar Pro

    The famous music composition software that allows you to transcribe your favorite songs, or simply read the thousands of tabs already available on the Internet.

    Software

    Windows, Android, iOS

    $69.95

    Jeffrey Taylor
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "Guitar Pro is a multitrack editor of guitar and bass tablature and musical scores, possessing a built-in MIDI-editor, a plotter of chords, a player, a metronome and other tools for guitarists and musicians"
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    #26Free Guitar Lessons Guide

    Free Guitar Lessons Guide
    A free guide by Guitar Lessons Academy with dozens of videos that will show you all the guitar playing fundamentals.
    Websites

    Free

    Enrique Juárez
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "This site is amazing. It starts you with the basics and you build your skill from there. From learning to hold the guitar, to frets and strings, to chord progressions this is the best resource for beginners. They even help you find more resources to further advance your skills."
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    #27Chordbook

    Chordbook
    A very useful interactive site that shows you how to play each chord and how it sounds on both acoustic and electric guitar
    Websites

    Free

    Nathan Vargas
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "Chordbook was an amazing resource for me to use while learning to play the guitar. I was able to learn all of the major chords very quickly and even experiment with some newer ones. Chordbook was especially useful to me because I am left-handed and it offers instruction for left handed players which you don't often find. Overall, this has been a very helpful program for me."
  25. 0

    #28Chordify

    Chordify

    Chrodify is a website that provides chords for songs for guitar, piano, and ukulele. The site has an extensive catalog of songs, including chart-toppers, newly released songs, and classic songs for all ages. 

    Websites

    Free- 1 month

    Gijs Bekenkamp
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Chordify is your #1 platform for chords. We help musicians of all levels to learn and play the music they love. Chordify gives you the chords for any song and aligns them to the music in a simple to use player. With the Chord Diagram FInder you can find all the Chord diagrams out there"
  26. 0

    #29Pedal Haven

    Pedal Haven

    Pedal Haven is a website with articles about electric guitar pedals, amplifiers, and more. If you are starting out in the world of electric guitar, this is a useful site to check out to better understand the products available, the differences between them, etc. It will help you figure out what's right for you.

    Websites

    Free

    Taylor Tomita
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "A large part of learning how to play guitar is finding a great beginner guitar amp that works for you and your style of playing. This guide offers insights on how to choose a great beginner guitar amp, and also provides information on different amps for different genres of playing. The guide also provides a great list of entry-level guitar pedals that can help change the way you play guitar!"
  27. 0

    #30Play Guitar Hits

    Play Guitar Hits

    Play Guitar Hits is an app which is designed for people who want to learn to play guitar. It features complete songs with backing tracks, optional video focus for left hand, right hand, or both, selection loop, and so on.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tom Picker
    Written on July 12, 2019
    "Play Guitar Hits is a new app to learn the best songs on guitar with videos synchronized to the score. Scroll the interactive score and the video stays in sync. The tablatures are very accurate and the songs are played by a professional guitarist. I use it to build up a repertoire of songs to play in front of my friends."
  28. 0

    #31Creative Guitar 1

    Creative Guitar 1

    Creative Guitar 1: Cutting Edge Techniques is a guidebook on how to play the guitar and music theory by Guthrie Govan. It is designed for mid-level guitarists and it comes with a CD.

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    Ernesto Rojas
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I tried this book and CD to increase my skills, and it just didn't work for me. I couldn't get through all the theory. Maybe it's because I learned to play by ear and with simple tabs, but this book went way over my head. The CD was a nice addition, but I think I would do better with an instructor. Might be good for others."
  29. 0

    #32E-Chords

    E-Chords
    Here you find more than a million free chords/tabs and the better guitar and electric guitar video classes on the Internet.
    Websites

    Varies by plan.

    Jerry Cooper
    Written on October 8, 2017
    "Someone please teach me how to play guitar! I've scoured through the internet and this is one of the better resources I've found. But while E-chords is a cut above your average tabs & chords site in giving you video content, the videos themselves need to repeat and play in slo-mo to be most helpful to a newbie like me. "
  30. 0

    #33Chordie

    Chordie
    Guitar chords and guitar tablature made easy. Chordie is a search engine for finding guitar chords and guitar tabs.

    Websites

    Free

    Emma Salazar
    Written on October 14, 2017
    "Chordie is billed as a way to learn the guitar and tabs quickly and easy, but this really falls flat. They just kinda lay everything out for you to figure out on your own, and don't even explain anything. Super hard to learn that way!"
  31. 0

    #34Creative Guitar 2

    Creative Guitar 2

    Creative Guitar 2: Advance Techniques is the second book in Guthrie Govan's guidebook on how to play advanced level guitar. It was released in 2006 and comes with a CD full of riffs and licks for readers to follow.

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    Samantha Patel
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The suggestion of Creative Guitar 2 seems to be a decent recommendation for my guitar learning needs. The reviews are fairly high but only 23 of them. However, it is at a price point where if it's not the best I wouldn't feel like I was completely unhappy with the purchase."
  32. 0

    #35Riffstation

    Riffstation
    Get the chords for any song in the world. See Guitar, Ukulele or Piano chords synced with the music video. Riffstation uses chord recognition technology to "listen" to the music and automatically scroll the chords along with the music.
    Websites

    Free

    Vincent Jordan
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "So I was trying to learn to play the guitar to pick up chicks but I really sucked it at. Then my friend told me about Riffstation and it has changed the way that I learn to play this awesome instrument. I really love and its the greatest teacher, so much better than scuffed "how-to" videos on youtube."
  33. 0

    #36Blues Rhythm Guitar

    Blues Rhythm Guitar
    Blues Rhythm Guitar is a guidebook on how to play the classic old blues on guitar written by Keith Wyatt. It is designed for complete amateurs and early level players. It was published in 2008.
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    Heather Nichols
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I like how it makes the basics interesting. A lot of times the basics are presented as boring. This makes amateurs want to skip to "the good stuff". However this style of teaching stresses how important the basics are and presents them a way that is fun to learn. "
  34. 0

    #37Songsterr

    Songsterr
    Learn chords in real time with this website, based on the famous (and not free) Guitar Pro
    Websites

    Free

    Evelyn Lawson
    Written on May 20, 2017
    "I am not a musically inclined person. My husband self taught himself how to play guitar so a site like this is such an awesome resource for him. The best part is that it is FREE! They have a huge selection of songs you can learn from classic hits to some of the most popular songs on the radio (Who plays Despacito on the guitar?). I would recommend this to anyone looking to learn new songs on the guitar. "
  35. 0

    #38Chord!

    Chord!
    This app will allow you to practice every chord and scale of most fretted instruments, like bass, ukelele, banjo and guitar. Like this, you will be able to become a great musician and use your musical skills to help you fulfill your dreams. 


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $3.99

    Howard Alexander
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I bought this app Chord! (Guitar Chord Finder) to help me learn to play guitar. After using the app for a while I have to say that I'm impressed with its comprehensiveness, but very put off by its user interface. The screen is too busy, and the notes of a chord are inexplicably displayed on a piano, not a guitar! Maybe this app is more valuable to those with more experience playing than I have. For me, it's only a so-so help."
  36. 0

    #39Hub Guitar

    Hub Guitar

    Hub Guitar is a website where you can find guitar lessons according to your expertise level, or according to what specific thing you want to learn. Browse the website and find advice, learn to read music, learn the theory, musicality, technique, fretboard, tunes, and more.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Grey Arney
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "100's of free lessons, with a production quality similar to paid sites."
  37. 0

    #40FaChords

    FaChords

    FaChords Guitar is a website which provides various tools for learning how to play guitar for free. It also features online guitar lessons, tutorials, and other software that can be used on a browser to help improve your guitar knowledge and skills.

    Websites

    Free

    John Carlo
    Written on May 24, 2019
    "I recommended FaChords Guitar because it provides with innovative tools to learn chords, scales, fretboard navigation and theory. And the best part is that is free for everybody."
  38. 0

    #41Ultimate Guitar

    Ultimate Guitar

    The Ultimate Guitar app lets users find over 800,000 chords, tabs, and lyrics for guitar, bass, and ukulele. It comes with a tool for users to edit chords, lyrics however they want. The app is also available in dark mode and offline.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Philip Walters
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "I think Ultimate Guitar is a great site for learning the basics for guitar playing. I enjoyed the countless amount of popular tab sheets available from the community for all the past and current popular songs. I searched for a handful of my favorite songs and sure enough, the tabs are available to me along with friendly videos of more seasoned guitar players performing it or the artist songs themselves so you can follow along."
  39. 0

    #42Guitarist Source

    Guitarist Source
    Guitarist Source is a site with online guitar lessons including guitar chords, guitar scales, guitar arpeggios and more.
    Websites

    Free

    Christopher Lane
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Guitarist Source is my go to for everything guitar, especially to quickly find chords. It's simple, fast and straight forward, it's like a Guitar Store online, I can "walk in" and really find everything I need in a matter of seconds, just like if I walked into a physical Guitar Store, and a as bonus I don't have to deal with the sales people. For all your guitar needs, go here!"
  40. 0

    #43Totally Guitars

    Totally Guitars

    Totally Guitars is a Guitar-centric website and community that is headed by guitarist and instructor Neil Hogan. The website offers over 4,000 Guitar video lessons of different kinds and a free 4-part lesson series is available.

    Websites

    Larry Henry
    Written on August 9, 2018
    "The teachr, Neil Hogan, is really nice and didactic! The lessons are really good (at least for me with only basic guitar knowledge). I wanted to try it first to see if it was really worth it and i can say it definitely is!"
  41. 0

    #44How to Play Blues Guitar

    How to Play Blues Guitar

    How To Play Blues Guitar: The Basics & Beyond is an introductory and midlevel guidebook on how to play blues guitar written by Richard Johnston. It has charts and photos and details the styles of famous blues icons.

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    Charvi Nair
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Good for people who already know the basics. Definitely not for complete beginners!"
  42. 0

    #45911 Tabs

    911 Tabs
    911 Tabs is a great tablature search engine to find tabs for guitar, bass, piano and drums.
    Websites

    Free

    Arnav Rathore
    Written on May 21, 2017
    "911 Tabs makes it easy for me to search for tabs across multiple sites. As a new guitar player, it helps being able to pull tabs up for easy songs I want to learn without going back and forth between so many sites to see what looks less complicated."
  43. 0

    #46Guitar Handbook

    Guitar Handbook

    Guitar Handbook is a guidebook written by Ralph Denyer in October 1982. It is about famous guitarists and a detailed narration of how guitars are made and taken care of.

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    Graciela Quezada
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "If you are looking for a book to teach yourself guitar then the Guitar Handbook is a great buy. I am a visual learner, so I combine this book with youtube videos and I am learning fairly quickly. This book is also great if you already play the guitar because it goes into a lot of detail and you could always learn something new."
  44. 0

    #47Tab Finder

    Tab Finder
    With Tab Finder easily find opened tablatures by URL or title. Be more productive and spend less time to navigate in a bunch of opened tabs.
    Other

    Free

    Eugene Washington
    Written on April 30, 2017
    "Tab Finder is not what I was expecting when I was searching for resources for learning to play the guitar. This is an actually an app which helps you organize tabs in your web browser. I guess it could be helpful if you have multiple tabs open on guitar tutorials but other than that this totally misses the mark. "
  45. 0

    #487 Keys to Becoming a Better Guitar Player

    7 Keys to Becoming a Better Guitar Player

    7 Keys to Becoming a Better Guitar Player is a short, step-by-step guidebook on how to play the guitar written by Don Sansone for beginning and midlevel guitarists. It was published in 2013.

    Books

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    Jonathan Morris
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book is good. Recommend to read if you want to learn guitar."
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    #49Chord Guitar Full Offline

    Chord Guitar Full Offline
    This is an Android mobile application useful to find and view more than 60.000 chords from 5000 of artists or band local, west and international.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Roger Meyer
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Chord Guitar Full Offline is an app available on the google play store. It lets you find more than 60000 chords from artists and bands across the globe. Then you can play along with them to learn them. Some of them have tabs so you can see fingering for them, but not all of them do. It fits the topic fine."
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    #50ABRSM Speedshifter

    ABRSM Speedshifter
    Designed for musicians, Speedshifter is a practice tool that enables you to adjust the speed of any audio track without altering the pitch. It's ideal for musical, slow practice to a recorded accompaniment.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $4.99

    Roger Wheeler
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I've been trying to learn the guitar for some time now. I've gotten pretty good, but I really wanted to take my skills to the next level. I've tried a ton of different learning resources, but it wasn't until I downloaded the app "ABRSM Speedshifter" that I truly found what I was looking for. I love the app, especially how you are able to adjust the speed of the audio in order to help you practice and learn. This app is definitely a must for anyone trying to master the guitar. "
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    #51Guitar Chalk

    Guitar Chalk

    Guitar Chalk is an online magazine for professional guitar players & musicians who want to stay up-to-date with the latest news, tips, articles, trends and lessons for improving their technique.

    Websites

    Free

    Bobby Kittleberger
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "Guitar Chalk is an online magazine for guitar players that provides thorough, well-written and actionable solutions and articles for guitar players, focusing on lessons, gear and tone-related best practices."

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1Justin GuitarWebsites 116 Free
2MartysonsVideos 111 Free
3Teach Yourself to Play Guitar: A Quick and Easy Introduction for BeginnersBooks 104 Paid
4David WallimanVideos 101 Free
5Guitar: How to Memorize the Fretboard: Quickly and Easily Learn the Notes on the Guitar NeckBooks 93 Paid
6GuitarblogupdateVideos 90 Free
7Guitar Lessons AcademyCourse 86 Paid
8Hal Leonard Guitar Method, - Complete Edition: Books 1, 2 and 3Books 84 Paid
9CreativeguitarstudioVideos 73 Free
10Guitar TricksCourse 64 Paid
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