Guitar lessons and advice for beginners!
Looking for a guitar teacher?
Recently listed on Boston/CBS Local as one of “Boston’s Best Places for Guitar Lessons“
I also teach private guitar lessons and guitar classes for small groups in Boston and in Brighton, Massachusetts. Go to the drop down menu under “Bio” for more information about private lessons with me, Derrick Campbell. There is also information about the classes I teach at the Boston Center for Adult Education, and I have my availability posted as well so you can see what time slots I have available.
Are you wondering what chords to learn first?
Take a look at the guitar lessons in the Blog for some introductory chord exercises, or go to the Free Guitar Lessons page for some scale exercises for beginners. I also have a book for sale that gives you specific chord exercises to start with, and then develops your ability to play with increasingly hard chords. You can find more information about this book on the “Guitar Chord Book” page.
Looking for easy songs to play on the guitar?
Check out the Easy Guitar Song Library for lists of songs you can play based on what chords you know, or what style of playing you’re interested in. There are power chord and guitar riff songs for electric guitar players, and fingerpicking and strumming songs for acoustic guitarists. Also, I do occasional blog posts about easy songs by popular bands like the Beatles, or the Rolling Stones, and then add those songs to the library.
Wondering what kind of guitar to buy?
Go to the blog section to find out my recommendations about what guitar to buy if you’re a beginner.