Absolute Super Beginner Guitar Lesson  Your First Guitar Lesson - Want to Learn Guitar- Acoustic-

Absolute Super Beginner Guitar Lesson Your First Guitar Lesson – Want to Learn Guitar- Acoustic-

you hey what's up you guys Marty Schwartz here from guitar jams calm now what I want to do today is I want to give you a super super super beginner lesson maybe even your very first guitar lesson like something to work on if you can't play guitar and also if you even look up easy beginner lessons and those seem too hard as well this lesson is for you I know what you're saying advanced player and intermediate player out there for these people you know I always mix it up and I will have more advanced and intermediate lessons coming your way but this is a good lesson for you as well because you can actually teach this to somebody else and you can actually pass on the joy of guitar playing to somebody and I think this stuff is a good like first lesson also if you get something from this lesson and you want to explore that super beginner strumming and getting used to playing the guitar I created a rhythm like a half hour long rhythm video series you can click the link down there it's not on YouTube but I have a link for it you can go there super ultra beginner strumming nice and easy with lots of patience so you can check that out but in the meantime we're going to zoom in right now and I'm going to show you this gray kind of very first guitar lesson that you can either work on or teach somebody else so hang tight here we go alright so one of the actually most difficult things for a beginner guitar player is actually to get a guitar in tune what I recommend you do is you can go to my website Guitar jams com or you can even just look on YouTube on how to tune a guitar the number one way to tune a guitar would be to have someone that's a little more experienced help you do it in the beginning but there are a lot of resources on how to get a guitar in tune so once a guitar is in tune we're it's going to lead us to what I'm going to show you right now and it's going to be right off the bat it's not mary had a little lamb it's not happy birthday it's not baa baa black sheep which is the same thing it's a cord so that way we can strum something we can get a little sound out of it listen to it so accord is when you play more than one note together and you let them ring out together a group of sounds together that sound good chord we learn little shapes with our typically our left hand we kind of memorize these little shapes and then the music gets expressed through either our thumb or our fingers I recommend you use a pick or a plectrums what they call it if you're an absolute beginner I recommend that you use a really flimsy pick it's much more forgiving than a thick heavy pick and I think you can build up from there but if you're having problems strumming I recommend you get a light pick or an ultralight pick just something that's got a lot of kind of flimsy flimsy flexibility I'm making up my own words what are you going to do ah so anyway a nice flimsy pick and then we've got our left hand and our left fingers right here and we're going to do a little – a little chord and then we're going to strum it now you have these metal bars here that go down the neck of the guitar those are called frets and when we're learning guitar and even when you're more advanced we can count the frets like if I said fifth fret 1 2 3 4 5 and you want to think of the fret as the space you know like this rectangular space here in between the metal brackets so 1st fret 2nd fret 3rd fret 4th fret fifth fret all right just something to keep in mind the frets what we're going to do is we're going to take our index finger and we want to use the very tip the very tip and it's going to kind of you know I've heard people complain about how it hurts their fingers look if your fingers are bleeding take a break but you got to build up little calluses I'm thinking about how my daughter's doing the monkey bars and she's building the calluses up on her hands there and it gets easier and her hands get stronger you just got to start somewhere and your fingers will get stronger so we want to use the very tips of our index finger and the very tip of our middle finger and they're going to be together like that like a Scouts on or kind of thing or whatever we got them together like that and we're going to use the very tips my index finger is going to be on the second fret so look first fret second fret and I'm going to one two the second string down the very tip of my finger is going to go right there but I'm going to curve my hand underneath like I'm holding it you know like a like a hammer holding it like a hammer right and that index finger very tip of it is going to come down on that second fret of that second string down now you don't want to be scooted back here it's going to bud so much more likely that the that you're not going to get a clean note out of it you want it a little bit farther up almost to the next fret and that'll give you the cleanest sound so you can pick the note and see if you get a sound out of it if I scoot it back so we want it right there okay next thing we're going to do is we're going to take our middle finger and we're going to put it on the same fret which is the 2nd fret 1st fret 2nd fret but that middle finger is going to be on the 3rd string down right there 1 2 third string down so remember that index finger is right there so you got to kind of figure out that finger can't be all the way up there and still get your middle finger underneath so you kind of have to let there be enough room for both fingers to get on there so once again I've got my index finger on the 2nd fret of the 2nd string down and my middle finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string down this chord has a name it's called E minor you know we give letters to the names of the chords this is called E minor now check out something else here with my with my left with my left hand here we don't want this part of our fingers on this chord to be stopping the other strings from ringing out we only want the tips of the fingers on those two strings there and then we want to be able to hear every other string open so you don't want our hand blocking these higher strings so you don't hear and bring out so there should be a gap you're leaving a gap here so you can hear all the strings take it'll take a little work and a little patience but once you got it it'll sound like this now you can pluck each note down and that's a good exercise for your pick and you notice I'm picking up here on the neck it's just so you can see what I'm doing we want to actually be strumming and picking down by this sound hole you can see oops I dropped my pick but there's gaps here so the strings are winging out so that was a good another good beginner lesson is dropping your pick a lot of times you'll drop it actually in in the soundhole and that's it that's for a different video where you have to shake the pick around till you see it in the soundhole and you do a flip over and the pick usually comes out but that's not what this lesson is this lessons for the very beginner and getting your first chord and that first chord is called E minor now if you strum through and you hear one note that's not ringing out pick it and then look and see why it's not ringing out over there okay so that's your very first chord now I'm going to give you a little rhythm to try with that pick remember we want to be strumming it down by the sound hole I'm just showing it so you can look at both hands at the same time you now if you look different people hold picks different ways I've kind of got my thumb out like that and then the pointy part of the pic is is sticking out that way see that so my thumbs right there and the point is kind of going out sideways it's almost I almost have it at a diagonal and then just pinch it together so the point of the pic is pointing out that way and then I strum it like almost like a paintbrush see that so there you have it thumb pointy part right there pinch it together paintbrush it okay and we're going to start with two down strums down down alright then we're going to add a little rhythm hmm so I went down down then I went down up down up so you've got down down down up try it again down down down-up down-up now I'm gonna do it and then you're gonna do it right after me you're gonna copy me down down down up down down up down up down down down down down up down up down down down down down down up down down down down down up down up now as you get comfortable with that you want to just keep looping that rhythm or repeating that rhythm over and over down down down up down down up down down down up down up down down down down the countdown ten down down oh yeah all right now there's two places to go because that's just kind of I know it's kind of boring sounding because it's the same thing over and over well there's two really easy places you can go from there to mix up your sound and your playing music the first one is called it's even got a really fancy name a suspended two but all it is is taking this a minor chord which is you've got that second string down and third string down you just take that exact same thing and scoot each finger down another string and you get a whole new sound you which back so you can start messing with just moving those back and forth in different lengths of time and express yourself and try and keep the rhythm even though you're switching and that's a great starting point for starting to play guitar one other place that you can go and it's even just right in a Nirvana song is doing this rhythm but this time we're going to go to four for all intensive purposes we'll call it a G but what we're doing is we're taking that e minor chord and we're taking our middle finger off and we're moving it to the third fret of this top string one two three that middle finger comes off of that E minor chord and then we move it right there and you can do that in any rhythm you want so you're going to be practicing where that index finger is staying and then you've moving your middle finger back and forth while that index finger stays it might sound familiar like Nirvana kana you alright that was it I hope you got a little something from that remember playing guitar just takes a little bit of patience in the beginning once you get over that first hump like even if you could get comfortably through this lesson it really becomes a lot more fun once you're just even just with one or two chords because you can actually play some music and that's inspiring keeps the morale up for when you want to learn the next shape and the next little thing but think of it as tiny little steps up the ladder and don't think too far up about the top just think about where you are right there and take it one little step at a time and you will get somewhere I promise remember I've got that new rhythm series module right down there you check that out thanks for hanging out with me and I hope to see you again real soon take care

48 thoughts on “Absolute Super Beginner Guitar Lesson Your First Guitar Lesson – Want to Learn Guitar- Acoustic-

  1. Get Instant access to 15 strumming lessons for free click the link: http://guitarjamz.com/beginner_strum/index_yt.html

  2. I just started playing guitar and you're helping me tremendously. Thank you so much! I mean it, you're awesome!

  3. alright so i came to this because i want to learn to play the guitar, but i know i'm going to quit two weeks in, so i'm watching this to see how long i will last and see if i'm actually going to stick with it.

  4. Thank you! I got this right away. My only problem are: my hand is too close to the high minor string and I think I'm "picking?" The strings to hard.

  5. hey man.. so not gonna lie this lesson has really helped me try to start learning.. but i am having like a really really hard time trying to keep the rest of my fingers off of the 4th string down… do you have any advice like how i can try to keep my fingers off of the other strings? and also hahaha this does hurt your fingers sooooo bad i been sitting here for about 10 mins now and the tip of my index and middle finger are stinging so bad right now πŸ˜› but im gonna push through that pain and hopefully i can get it..

  6. Wow this is great! First day playing, littles riffs like this one gives me tons of hope and motivation! Will help me through the initial learning curve already being able to play some music

  7. Thank you! I just recently got my guitar and i wanted some online lessons, so i can be self taught. Thanks so much> this definitely helped me!! Also, thanks for explaining the different parts like the fret(im not sure if i spelled that right).

  8. Video: "So the first step is learning how to tune your guitar."
    Me: already tuned it and it sounds ok I HAVE ADVANCED TO THE NEXT LEVEL!!

  9. hi guitar jamz im 57 always wanted to learn I look forward to playing along with you ty for your time sir

  10. so i dont get eny sound when i press the strings with my fingers and then with the pick eny tips?

  11. im nearly 50 years old. tyvm 4 great vid, i was a bass player makin $ 500 a gig in 1986 a gettin free beer at 16 years old wish i had utube lol peeps love my playing but i knew chit arr … wish i had balls not to stop playing arr

  12. I just subscribed to your channel, I'm 63 and decided I'd like to try to learn guitar and I was steered to your channel and I've been watching your videos and I took the plunge and order a guitar from Amazon for a 100 dollars (jasmine s35) it should be here in a few days…wish me luck I'm going to need it.

  13. This steel stringed instrument is so hard to learn to play for me. It's another one of those things I wish I picked up as a child. Of course, some people that already know how to play the guitar will say that it's easy to learn.

  14. Hey Marty I haven't played for a year because i had i sore wrist from a training injury, i looked up a beginner tutorial an realised it was one of your videos.
    Appreciate your teaching mate.

  15. My whole left hand hurts. I think I’m doing something wrong. But I have a guitalele; the frets are closer together and I have big hands, so maybe that’s it. But I’m happy I was able to follow along and play it.

  16. He has the same guitar as me! Except mine is almost 50 years old. It’s been passed down from my grandpa to me and it’s not so bright in clouds but it looks good as new!

  17. just curious guy what frustrates you most about learning to play guitar what are some tough challenges you have an have not overcome I'd be very curious to know thanks!

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