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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
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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!"
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: 993! :)

23-07-16 • Got a killa tune for you today, Get The Funk Out by Extreme :)
22-07-16 • ALl time classic I should have done years ago - Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes
16-07-16 • Rock season really going heavy now with Enter Sandman by Metallica
15-07-16 • Rock season starts with a beginner classic, All The Small Things by Blink-182 (990!)
09-07-16 • Last of the funk season (for now!) with the classic, I Feel Good by James Brown
08-07-16 • Another super easy 3 chord wonder - Tide Is High by Blondie
05-07-16 • The last of The Funk Course: 10 Funking Awesome Dominant Chords
02-07-16 • Awesome funk classic for you today - Good Times by Chic
01-07-16 • Super easy beginner 3 chord song - 5 Years Time by Noah And The Whale

28-06-16 • Nearly at the end of this Funk journey, today it's Single Note Lines
24-06-16 • Classic funky disco tune for you - Miss You by The Rolling Stones
23-06-16 • Very sad today that UK voted to leave the EU. This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie! :(
21-06-16 • More for you Funksters today, very cool funk technique, Side Sliding
18-06-16 • You'll know the riff, if not the name: Long Train Running by Doobie Brothers! (980!)
17-06-16 • Grange classic for beginners, Come As You Are by Nirvana
14-06-16 • Funk Course concepts and grooves on Space, Sustain and Staccato
11-06-16 • Weekend Warriors get your funk on with Sex Machine by James Brown
10-06-16 • Mega 80's hit for beginners, Old Time Rock And Roll by Bob Seger!
07-06-16 • The Funk Course continues with Funky Minor 7 & Variations
04-06-16 • Play That Funky Music White Boy!! Awesome Funk hit from Wild Cherry
03-06-16 • Reworking the Amy Winehouse cover of Valerie for beginners
02-06-16 • Justin's Top 10 Funk Albums of all time...

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 is starting very soon

Fridays: New Beginner Song each week, going to be rocking for a little while!

Saturdays: It's Rock Season, intermediate level rock classics coming for you to enjoy for the weekend!

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.

We Cam As Strangers

Latest News - July 2016

Well I'm back 'working' more now, Vivienne (my now 2 month old daughter) is growing up real fast and trying to find a better work/life balance... so working less hours but a lot harder when I do! I've started her holding her Ukulele but she obviously not playing on her own yet, but be interesting to see how soon she can do anything without my direct help, like remember a chord or anything really.

I'm about to sign off the Aussie Classics Songbook which is due out August 8th, so need to get filming some of the lessons for that now too, lots of fun and hope to introduce many outside Australia to some new music! The Note Reading and Rhythm Reading books are also both close to being ready, so it's all going strong.

The Funk course is nearly at an end, so trying to figure out which to hit next... probably be the 2nd Blues Lead Module (learning to play all over the neck) as a lot of rock stuff build from that and it's a better order - but song wise I've been filming and playing more rock - just for fun and i think my site needs more! So some real awesome rock songs coming up for you in July!

Beginner songs are still coming out every Friday but the harder songs are coming out now every Saturday (something for the weekend).

There are just a couple of spots left now on the Funk Workshop in Tuscany in September - they really are all kinds of awesome - you get lessons with Dario Cortese and myself every day and we have a band that comes in the afternoon to jam the songs we learn - so you get great lesson, fun jams, great food and wine and beer, amazing location and the chance to make new guitar friends from all over the globe!! Go check it out!

The Acoustic Guitar For Beginners Workshop for the IGF (International Guitar Foundation) is on July 22nd at Kings Place - might be sold out by now but take a look if you're interested in coming along and expanding your beginner chord and strumming vocabulary!

Hope life is treating you great and you're finding plenty of time to practice (and enjoy yourself!).

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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