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Welcome to - over 980 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: 985! :)

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: The Funk Guitar Course!

Fridays: New Beginner Song each week (from the new Beginner's Songbook 2 :)

Saturdays: It's Funk Season, all time Funk classics for ya every week!

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 - June 2016

Well my daughter just had her 1 Month Birthday :) and it's amazing! It's not without stress as any of you with kids will know - but whole thing really is incredible, even better than I'd hoped! She's growing very fast and very engaged already and I spend a little time with her each day introducing her to good music - will start on Ukulele lessons soon! :)

So I'm gradually adjusting to the new normal and getting back to 'work' - I've got a bunch more songs to film, more funk lessons... almost finished the new Aussie Songbook and also got two more books almost finished, one on Note Reading (with Dario Cortese) and one on Rhythm Reading (with Justin Scott) which should all be out in September-ish.

The Funk Course is motoring along and I've got a bunch of funk songs transcribed and ready to film which will sync up with it great - I just did Cissy Strut by the Meters a couple of days ago and you an expect more funk classics coming very soon!

Managed to get some more Beginner Songs filmed last week so still on track for keeping them coming out every Friday too.

The Acoustic Guitar For Beginners Workshop for the IGF (International Guitar Foundation) on July 22nd at Kings Place is selling well - it's limited to 30 places and not many spots left so get in there soon if you wanna come along! I think there are still a few spots left on week two of the Funk Workshop in Tuscany in September - these really are amazing if you fancy a week playing guitar, eating amazing food and having fun!

No other exciting news for you really - just dealing with this new Dad experience and trying to make time to work! Hope life is treating you great and you're getting lots of time to practice.

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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