Free Guitar Lessons

Guitar Compass features hundreds of free guitar lesson videos. These online lessons are designed to teach you how to play guitar by covering the absolute basics up to more advanced soloing concepts and techniques. The lessons span different difficultly levels and genres like blues, rock, country, and jazz. Each lesson is designed to introduce you to a subject and get to know our instructors and their teaching style. To access more lessons and in-depth instruction, try a free 7 day trial of our premium membership.

Featured Lesson

How to Play Guitar is a free video lesson by Peter Vogl that will provide a brief overview of the absolute essentials you need to know to start playing guitar. For each topic, we have a more in-depth free lesson on the subject where you can work on proper technique. This lesson will give you a starting point during your first week of playing guitar. You’ll learn how the guitar is tuned, what to do with your right and left hands, how to read tab and chord diagrams, and how to play a beginner scale and strum an easy guitar chord.

Beginner Lessons

Acoustic Guitar

Blues Guitar Lessons

Electric Guitar