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Welcome to - over 1000 completely free guitar lessons!
The best guitar lessons available on the internet - and they're free :)
Nothing to pay, nothing to lose - so take a look around and see why over 30,000 people a day learn guitar here!

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
sample1 Mark Knopfler on! Mark Knopfler ( "If you told me you wanted to get going on guitar I'd recommend Justin Sandercoe."
sample1 Brian May on! Brian May ( on his blog, Brian May's Soapbox. "On a day when there's a temptation to go into a dark place, and only see all the bad stuff there is in the world ... greed, cruelty, exploitation, selfishness ... I get days like that pretty often .... it's great to find someone giving out, and giving out good, and operating on an honour basis ... There are so many people who can't afford Guitar lessons .... well, here's a wonderful guy who has set up a whole system of teaching guitar ... Blues, Jazz, Rock, even Songwriting, from the basics, tuning the guitar, etc ... upwards ... If you use his site, it's up to you to determine how much you can contribute ... but this is an amazing site .... he is also very aware of issues in the world which need attention ... a great channel .. Check him out. He's a giver."
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!"
sample1 Pierre Bensusan on! Pierre Bensuan ( "Lucky you, guitar players from all over the world, to take advantage of the tutorials presented in Justin's comprehensive website! Whatever the style you fancy, Justin is there for you with generous and precise guidance to help you enhance your playing and by doing so, introduce you to so many ways of approaching the guitar and discover new artists along the way. I wish there would have been such a medium and decitated host around when I started to learn how to play. Bravo Justin, and my gratitude for bringing music to the heart and ears of many!"

Click here to see Pierre's Truefire DADGAD course
sample1 Steve Wozniak on! Steve Wozniak ( "I have heard how giving you are in so many respects of music schooling and I must say that I am impressed.

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: 1033! :)

09-12-16 • Another Aussie classic - Better - The Screamin Jets
02-12-16 • Part 4 of Sweet Child 'O Mine - the chorus riff by Guns 'n' Roses

26-11-16 • Part 3 of Sweet Child O Mine - the first solo! by Guns 'n' Roses
25-11-16 • Another Aussie classic for you - Cry In Shame by Johnny Diesel and the Injectors (1030)
24-11-16 • Interview with Gypsy Jazz legend Martin Taylor
19-11-16 • Part 2 of Sweet Child O Mine, the chords and harmony!
18-11-16 • Awesome beginner with an odd bar twist All You Need Is Love by The Beatles
12-11-16 • New 7 part series: Sweet Child O' Mine Intro by Guns 'n' Roses
11-11-16 • Another great Aussie hit - Midnight Oil's Beds Are Burning
05-11-16 • Launch of the JustinGuitar 2016 XmasGood Deed Giveaway!
04-11-16 • Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran

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 - December 2016

As usual it's all go in Justin Land. Got a crazy amount to do and had a few problems with servers and other techy stuff the last weeks which is a headache. But just today (Dec 7) we got the forum fixed properly and gave it a lick o' paint. Looking better and faster than ever!

The new Beginner Song Course app is out shortly... just waiting on the approval from Apple. It's been my biggest project in November and I think it's come out great, a real well structured beginner course based around playing songs with backing tracks.

I'm now working furiously on my next big project which I hope to have ready early 2017, I had hoped by xmas, but it's not realistic... it's gonna be a big one and very cool so I wanna make sure I get it right too!

I'm well behind with new songs and lesson though right now, and gotta get a big bunch filmed this week because I want to take some time out with family over Christmas and we're still hoping to move house by then! Yep, gonna be mental!

Still waiting on the guitar to show up so I can make the promo video for the #JustinGuitarXmas competition - so much awesome stuff to give away and so few entries because I've been too darn busy to do enough promo and still waiting on the prizes to show up so I can make some vids! So get in now before the rush!

It's funny I was just looking through the site and things that I've not had time to do this year... the podcasts have totally stalled and not done one for months... the forum I've hardly been too... the GTmag page is badly in need of an update... the mobile site needs an update badly... geez... I need more help but I don't want the responsibility of employees and all that...

OK, I better get back to filming - so much to do and so little time today!

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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