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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!

Click here to make a donation or here for my books and DVDs.

Wishing you love, peace and happiness (and a fun guitar journey!), Justin

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sample1 Tommy Emmanuel CGP Tommy Emmanuel ( "Justin's lessons are so well taught, he has really changed the lives of millions of people all over the world, keep the good songs coming Justin! Your fan, Tommy Emmanuel cgp."

Click here to see Tommy's lessons on Truefire
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sample1 Dr Martin Taylor MBE Dr Martin Taylor MBE ( "Justin is one of the most impressive guitar teachers on the planet. Whether he's teaching a complete beginner, or helping a more advanced player reach the next level, he knows exactly how to communicate the knowledge he has to share."

Martin has an excellent tuition site too! Click here to check it out.
sample1 Steve Vai on! Steve Vai ( "I have checked out Justin's site and found it to be comprehensive and informative. I have always felt that learning about music and especially music theory applied to the guitar, is helpful in finding your own unique voice on the instrument and expanding your creative horizons. Along with his insight into teaching and his fantastic abilities on the instrument, Justin has created a powerful go-to-place for anyone interested in exploring the instrument to their potential. Just don't hurt yourself."
sample1 Richard Bennett on! Richard Bennett ( "There's an abundance of guitar information out there on the web, some good, some not. I stumbled across Justin Sandercoe's site a year ago and now tell everyone about it. The lessons are conveyed so clearly, concisely and in the most congenial way. The site is laid out logically as well so you can to go straight to your area of interest... beginner, blues, rock, folk, jazz, rhythm, fingerpicking... it's all there and more. Spend ten minutes with Justin and you'll not only play better but feel better too. From novice to know-it-all, everyone will learn something from Sandercoe."
sample1 Les Wise on! Les Wise ( "After teaching guitar and music theory to thousands of students over past three decades, I thought that I had basically 'seen it all' when it comes to guitar instruction. Then I discovered Justin’s website, and man was I impressed! Justin’s caring spirit, attention to detail, vast knowledge base, and especially his lucid, laidback and nurturing style, allow students to fall in love with the learning process. You see, it’s not enough to simply find out how to play a few cool licks or chords. A truly great teacher will make you fall in love with the process of discovery so that you can unlock the best within you. Justin is one of these great teachers, and I highly recommend to anyone who wants to tap into their best selves. "
sample1 Jim Campilongo on! Jim Campilongo ( "Justin is an instructor with that rare combination that encompasses great playing in conjunction with a thoughtful, likable personality. Justin's instruction is extremely intelligent because he's smart enough to know the 'basics' don't have to be served 'raw' - Justin keenly serves the information covered in chocolate. Justin's site is like a free pass in a candy store!"
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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: 1020! :)

21-10-16 • All time classic rock, Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival! (1020)
20-10-16 • Review of the Blake Apex case, a hard soft gig bag case
18-10-16 • Play Awesome One String Blues Solos - this is a big idea, dig blues? then dig this!
14-10-16 • Aussie bad boys Rose Tattoo's classic, Scarred For Life
11-10-16 • All Over Blues Lead Guitar continues with Pattern 5 Licks
08-10-16 • You asked for it when I did the song... The Wet Sand Solo by John Frusciante (Chili Peppers)
07-10-16 • Big hit from 1964 we got beginner blues, Walking The Dog by The Rolling Stones
04-10-16 • Release of the new Backing Tracks album Jam Blues 3! iTunes and Amazon
02-10-16 • Back on All Over Blues Lead Guitar series with Pattern 5 of the Minor Pentatonic

30-09-16 • Aussie Classic, To Her Door by Paul Kelly, awesome fun beginner acoustic tune
23-09-16 • Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival, great advancing beginner favourite
16-09-16 • Zebra by the Aussie legend John Butler is this weeks Aussie Classic (1010)
09-09-16 • The Summer Of 69 by Bryan Adams is an evergreen favourite!
06-09-16 • Blues All Over continues with 5 awesome licks in Pattern 4
02-09-16 • All time popular Aussie hit, Throw Your Arms Around Me by Hunters And Collectors

All the previous updates list here.

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: Blues Lead Guitar 2: All Over. New series!

Fridays: Alternating songs from the Beginner Songbook and something from the new Aussie Classics Songbook!

Saturdays: Something for the weekend, all kinds of cool fun songs and solos and stuff!

Not every lesson will be to your taste but hopefully you'll find plenty to keep you busy in the 1000+ 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.

We Cam As Strangers

Latest News - October 2016

Sometimes a river don't take the turns you expect.

I got back from Italy a few days ago and been run off my feet with both personal and work stuff. Had a (mild) hack on the web site which I'm still trying to get sorted, been trying to get two books finished off to go to print in a few days (Note Reading and Rhythm Reading) and a bunch of other new projects that needed attention. Planning to spend this coming weekend filming as much new stuff as I can.

The workshops in Italy were awesome fun again and I'm so glad that such awesome people are attracted to them, we have so much fun and the support within the groups for each other is tremendous. The jamming was awesome, the band were grooving and food was incredible.

I thought I was going to move home, but all that has fallen through, back to the drawing board again, starting to get pretty frustrating but hey ho. Had a lovely walk in Richmond Park this morning and reminded me how much I like this little pocket of West London anyhow. And at least I'll have more time to crack back into a load of new lessons and won't have to deal with the massive hassle that is moving house!

NEXT UP: so the priority now is to finish off the Blues Lead 2 course which paused on lesson 7 because I ran out of time before heading out to Tuscany. Also need to get a bunch more beginner and Aussie songs filmed and then crack into more "Saturday Specials" of just generally awesome songs! Also starting work on a Christmas Songbook which I hope to get out this year if I can get it sorted asap!

So no rest for the slightly naughty, I better get stuck into my monster todo list!

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!


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