All Levels


iOS Apps by justinguitar

The JustinGuitar Store


Buying things through the links below cost you no more but contribute a little to the site! Thanks, J.


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 35,000 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

justin sandercoe

Justin Guitar Beginner Song Course App Go to App Store Go to Google Play Image Map

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: 1071! :)

25-05-17 • Had to be done, the biggest Paddy song in years - Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran
18-05-17 • Wonderful acoustic song from John Frusciante, The Past Recedes :) (1070)
13-03-17 • Easy play along version of Sailing by Rod Stewart (using my app!)
11-05-17 • Double Drop D Tuning version of Cortez The Killer and chord exploring lesson!
09-05-17 • Easy beginner version of Neil Young's classic, Cortez The Killer!
05-05-17 • Ed Sheeran's future hit and beautiful ballad, Perfect! More Sheeran every Friday this month!

Been a quiet month because I moved house and life all got a bit mental - back with a lot more next month! Promise! :)
26-04-17 • Mega pop smash, Ed Sheerans Shape of You
20-04-17 • The all time Blues classic Pride And Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan. Killer!

28-03-17 • What and awesome rock classic this is, Wild Flower by The Cult
24-03-17 • Classic rock for you today, Fire by Jimi Hendrix
21-03-17 • Just 2 Chords - super easy beginner song - Silence Is Easy by Starsailor (1060)
17-03-17 • Authentic DADGAD Tuning version of Photograph by Ed Sheeran
14-03-17 • Beginner easy version of Photograph by Ed Sheeran
09-03-17 • All time rock classic: The Zephyr Song by Red Hot Chili Peppers
08-03-17 • Review of the Line 6 Relay G10 Guitar Wireless System!
07-03-17 • Beginner Song Couse App demo of You Sound Good To Me by Lucy Hale
03-03-17 • Wonderful ballad for all levels, All Of me by John Legend
01-03-17 • Review of the Gruv Gear Fret Wrap! That black thing on Justin's guitar neck!

All the previous updates list here.


Lesson Schedule

Mondays: Beginner Songs

Thursdays: Something for the weekend... cool songs that I think lots of people will be into learning :)

Sundays: Live Hour Facebook Q&A 5pm UK time
(LA: 10am, Sydney 4am, New York 1pm)
Check your time zone here!

*Please note that I'm trying to stick to the above, but I've got a bunch of other projects on too so there might not be all of the above every week!


Latest News - June 2017

Happy I managed to get back into doing a load more lessons for y'all last month butI suspect June will be a little lean. I'm off to Tuscany shortly for 2 weeks running Acoustic Guitar Workshops, always a great time there and the first week is almost the entire group from the beginners workshop last year so must be doing something right! ;) Got a few lessons in the bank though to tide y'all over.

The week I get back from Italy I'm moving house again, but this time to my 'forever' home, making the move from big city London life to more rural setting of Farnham in Surrey. So looking forward to getting settled in properly and rebuilding the studio there and the garden is big enough to maybe have a dog too which would be awesome. Going to be a real life changer and think it's be a massive boost to my productivity and output... and mental health!

I'm planning to release my new project during the next month but it will have limited places initially and will be for my mailing list first, so sign up for that if you wanna find out what it is! Still quite a bit to do but its really getting awesome and going to be getting even better in the coming months, so many ideas of ways to improve it already... oh the suspense!

Got some stella songs 'on the bench' that I'm working on, some more SRV, more Frusciante, some Floyd... man I love my job!

Hope you all doing awesome and loving every minute with your guitar.

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!


Student Testimonials