Learn How To Play Guitar With These Free Lessons!

 

Learn How To Play Guitar With These Free Lessons!

  • Chords, strumming and rhythm
  • How to find your way around the fretboard
  • How to use scales and riffs
  • Improvising and soloing lessons

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Do You Want To Learn How To Play Guitar?

Or maybe you’ve already played for years – decades even! – but now you’ve picked up the guitar again with fresh determination and you really want to clear up some questions that you’ve had for a long time, and most importantly, take your guitar playing to a whole new level, farther than you’ve ever been before?

If so, welcome, because you’re in the right place. My name is Jonathan Boettcher, and I’ve helped thousands of guitar players improve their playing.

Why My Method Works

Many guitar players have learned to play with the “monkey-see, monkey-do” method, where essentially they’re copying what others play, without any real understanding, and without gaining the ability to apply those skills creatively for themselves. My teaching method is the reverse – first giving you understanding of what is happening on the guitar, and then learning how to apply it. As such, hundreds of guitar players have written me with stories of their progress.

How To Use This Site

At PlayGuitar.com we have many free guitar lessons where you can learn how to play guitar without dropping a red cent. I encourage you to take advantage of these – the best way is by signing up for my newsletter at the top of this page, where you will get one lesson per week. However, if you really want to accelerate your guitar playing faster than a short lesson once per week can manage, I highly recommend checking out my guitar courses.

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