Free Guitar Lessons

Guitar Compass features hundreds of free guitar lesson videos. These 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

G Major Pentatonic Lick: So you’ve learned a pentatonic scale and you’re ready to start playing your own solos. Unfortunately, it can be difficult at first to make the notes you are playing sound more like a proper lick and less like a scale. In this lesson, Jody Worrell will show you how to mix intervals, change note durations, and use a variety of techniques to create an interesting lick. We’ll pull notes just from the G Major Pentatonic scale and play them over a loop of a G Major chord groove. To learn more, watch our extended lessons on soloing with the Am Pentatonic and G Major Pentatonic scales that are available exclusively as part of our premium membership plan. You can access these lessons and over 500 more (full list) during a free 7 day trial.

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