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There are hundreds of free guitar lessons here and it's taken a lot of work over nearly 15 years for me to create it all. It's important to me to help everyone that wants to learn to play the guitar, not just those with money for tuition, so I run it on an "honour system" and I rely on the honesty of users like your good self to make a donation if they can afford to.
Donations allow me to keep it free, so if you like what I'm doing then please support the site, don't leave it for "everyone else". This site is pretty much my full time gig these days, not a hobby, I want to continue making it THE best place to learn guitar, but I need your support!
Wishing you love, peace and happiness (and a fun guitar journey!), Justin
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You remind me of the pure idealism that we had in starting Apple.
If I were young, with time, I'd likely offer to join and help you in your endeavors.
Keep making people happy, not just in their own learning, but in the example you set for them. "
Latest Lesson Updates! TOTAL FREE LESSONS ON THIS SITE: 969! :)
20-05-16 • All time Funk classic for you this Sunday - Cissy Strut by The Meters!
27-05-16 • Proper classic ballad this week, Always On My Mind by Elvis Presley
24-05-16 • More funky rhythm guitar - put Hits In yer Scratches!
20-05-16 • Classic Open G tuning song, Bohemian Like You by The Dandy Warhols
17-03-16 • The Funk Guitar Course continues with THE Funk chord, E9
13-05-16 • Begginer + Sus chords = All I want Is You by U2 :)
10-05-16 • The Funk Guitar Course Lesson 2: Funk Strumming Techniques And Mechanics
09-05-16 • Watch out for Justin's new "Food For Thought" column in Guitar Techniques Magazine
06-05-16 • Classic acoustic song from a while back now, Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
04-05-16 • New Funk Course launches with The 16th Note Count for Funk
02-05-16 • Today I became a father to a beautiful baby girl, Vivienne (photo on Facebook!). Still got lessons coming out (2 a week this month at least!) but might be slightly slower after that while I try and re-structure my life around this wonderful new addition :) but I sure won't be stopping, in fact there is loads of cool stuff in the works!
New Lesson Schedule
I try my best to get new cool content for y'all as often as I can. At the moment the rough schedule is:
Tuesdays: The Funk Guitar Course!
Not every lesson will be to your taste but hopefully you'll find plenty to keep you busy in the 960+ lessons I have up already :) See the Lesson Index or just surf around!
We Came As Strangers (Justin's Band!)
My band We Came As Strangers released our 3rd album, Eyedom, in 2015. We released our debut album Recipe For Adventure in May 2013 and Shattered Matter in June 2014. All our albums are available on iTunes and Amazon MP3 and you can get vinyl, tees and merch on the justinguitar store.
Latest News - May 2016
Well my 'secret personal project' I mentioned a few times launched (almost literally) on May the 2nd, and I'm now the proud father of a beautiful baby girl named Vivienne :) It's my first child so I'm back being a complete beginner with a lot to learn and not getting a lot of sleep! But she's wonderful and so far very easy to care for and bringing so much joy to me and the mrs. But I promise not to bang on about her too much, nothing worse than being bombarded with baby stuff when you're not at that point! If you're interested then there's a picture here on facebook, and yes she's having guitar lessons already ;) she held her first guitar at 12 hours old and strummed a guitar at 3 days old!
So that's why things have been so busy and I had to miss some live streams cos of antenatal classes and stuff... but I was working like crazy before her arrival so as to have new lessons for y'all while I get this new life path under control!
The Funk Course started at the start of May, I have 6 in the can already and hope to get back to the studio within 6 weeks to film the next batch and related songs, so the course should keep going throughout... it's a long one with a lot in it so still trying to figure out the path at the end.
There are enough Beginner Songs in the can as well so you shouldn't notice too much "interruption to service" here on the site ;) but I do plan on spending more time on family stuff now and enjoying this precious time with the bub.
In other news, my new column in Guitar Techniques magazine starts in the June edition (GT257) which is out now. This first one is on the 'holistic practice routine' but lots more "Food For Thought" on the way each month, with extras here on the web site!
I'm also running an afternoon workshop Acoustic Guitar For Beginners Workshop for the IGF (International Guitar Foundation) on July 22nd at Kings Place in London. We'll be looking at beginner Chord Extensions, Picked Fingerstyle and Practice techniques. Should be fun, limited places, so book early if you wanna come!
OK, I think I'm on nappy change duty again and then I want to work on my lullaby arrangements and get the little one back to sleep! :) Rock 'n' Roll 4ever!!!
Wishing you lots of love and laughter :) J.
Endorsements and stuff I dig..
I'm real fussy about stuff I endorse, I will NEVER ever say to y'all that I play something if I'm not using it and honestly dig it. I do not get paid to use anything, but I do get discounted or free stuff sometimes. I don't have any exclusive deals and often use things not listed below, I'm a bit of gear slut and not particularly faithful ;) Check them out, all seriously great tools for making happy sounds in your ears!