Welcome to justinguitar.com - 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
Tommy Emmanuel CGP
Tommy Emmanuel (www.tommyemmanuel.com)
"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
Mark Knopfler on justinguitar.com!
Mark Knopfler (www.markknopfler.com)
"If you told me you wanted to get going on guitar I'd recommend Justin Sandercoe."
Brian May on justinguitar.com!
Brian May (www.brianmay.com) 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."
Dr Martin Taylor MBE
Dr Martin Taylor MBE (www.martintaylor.com)
"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.
Steve Vai on justinguitar.com!
Steve Vai (www.vai.com)
"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."
Richard Bennett on justinguitar.com!
Richard Bennett (www.richard-bennett.com)
"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."
Les Wise on justinguitar.com!
Les Wise (www.thedeliberatemusician.com)
"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 justinguitar.com to anyone who wants to tap into their best selves. "
Jim Campilongo on justinguitar.com!
Jim Campilongo (www.jimcampilongo.com)
"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!"
Pierre Bensusan on justinguitar.com!
Pierre Bensuan (www.pierrebensusan.com)
"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
Steve Wozniak on justinguitar.com!
Steve Wozniak (www.woz.org/)
"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.
Mike Dawes on justinguitar.com!
Mike Dawes (www.mikedawes.com)
"There is no better all round guitar tuition resource out there. Justin's transcriptions are the new standard for accuracy."
Latest Lesson Updates! TOTAL FREE LESSONS ON THIS SITE: 1077! :)
20-08-17 • Wonderful Tom Waits ballad, I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
11-08-17 • Country classic with fun fingerstyle, Jolene by Dolly Parton
04-08-17 • Some more Chris Cornell for ya, Audioslave's Cochise, the legend Tom Morello on geetar!
First lesson a tribute to the great Chris Cornell with Soundgarden's Fell On Black Days RIP :(
29-07-17 • I'm back, and in my new studio!
05-07-17 • A pop mega hit arranged for beginners, Royals by Lourde!
05-06-17 • Fields Of Gold by Sting - An easy beginner's version
02-06-17 • Castle On The Hill by Ed Sheeran
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!
All the previous updates list here.
Well I got my new studio all set up but it's taking a while to catch up with everything and I'm also working on a massive update of the web site back end, so new stuff might be a bit spares - but working full time on improvements for y'all :)
Latest News - August 2017
Well life has been a little crazy the last few months, I moved house twice but have my new studio mostly setup now and have resumed filming new lessons! :) I moved into temporary rental house for a bit, then ran workshops in Italy for a couple of weeks, came back to London and almost right away moved into my new house in the country! I'm really enjoying being out of the big smoke but I do miss London and my mates too!
First lesson I just filmed yesterday was the Soundgarden song Fell On Black Days, which is exactly how I felt when I heard that Chris Cornell had died. Soundgarden were one of my favourite bands as a teenager and he left far too soon. Hearing guitarist Pete Thorn talk about his time working with him and what a nice guy he was made it even more touching... sounds like he was a real sweet guy with a loving family... and then Chester (from Linkin Park) killed himself a few weeks later. I hope that more people can open up about mental heath and get help before it's too late. Goes to show that the darkness can come to even those with talent, money and fame just the same as anyone else...
Anyways, I plan on some more CC songs in the coming month too, as well as more beginner songs, more Knopfler and Neil Young among other lessons. I'll be back hitting new a lot of new material now I'm all set up.
In other news, I started doing a new exercise program called CrossFit when I moved out to Surrey and really loving it. Trying to go every day early in the morning and I found it seems to be giving me more energy than sleeping in, crazy but awesome! Well I better get back to practice and filming, so much to catch up on!
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!