Welcome to Guitar Works
These pages contain free guitar lessons, tips and even a few tricks. Just follow the links!
If you are just learning the basics, you might want to check out Learning the Folk Guitar
This is a step-by-step method for learning the fundamentals of guitar. Whether you're
interested in acoustic or electric styles the fundamentals are the same. Learning the Folk Guitar
will help you to lay a solid foundation by exposing you to such basics as ear training,
the chord number system, chord theory, substitutions and much more.
If you are familiar with the basic chords and have a good sense of timing with
a solid right hand strum, then you should look at the Free Lessons
page to learn the basic
finger-picking pattern. This lesson will introduce the fundamental double-thumb technique
used in practically all fingerstyle playing. With this basic pattern you can progress on to Travis stlye, Chet Atkins, blues,
folk and ragtime guitar styles.
If you have been playing guitar for a while, perhaps you have been asked to teach the basics
to someone who is just starting out. Where do you start? Teaching the Folk Guitar
will point you in the right direction.
you will find many years of teaching experience here. There is nothing more satisfying than teaching the guitar to an eager student.
Take some time to learn how to do it the right way.
Slide Guitar is a great way to enhance your sound. Whether you play blues, rock, country or folk.
Slide Guitar as a Second Language
will show you the basics of slide guitar in standard guitar tuning.