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


Basic Strumming & Chord Changes is a free lesson for the beginner or intermediate player that wants to develop their strumming and chord changing abilities. Peter Vogl will provide step by step instruction on how to play some easy chords and basic but very useful strum patterns. We’ll start by covering the Em and B7 chords and how to switch between them. We’ll then practice along with the track using one down strum per measure. From there, we’ll add two, then three, and four strums per measure. Keep practicing with the video until you are able to change chords and stay in time with the backing track. Click here to access the tabs and jam track.

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