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: 1112! :)
05-01-18 • Ride On by ACDC
29-12-17 • Everlong by Foo Fighters
23-12-17 • We Wish You A Merry Christmas
22-12-17 • Drive by Incubus
16-12-17 • Jingle Bells
15-12-17 • Gallows Pole by Led Zeppelin
14-12-17 • Ear Training Course 2.4 Grade 2 Interval Test
09-12-17 • Deck The Halls
08-12-17 • Daughters by John Mayer
07-12-17 • Ear Training Course 2.3 Super Helpful Vocal & Ear Development Exercise
03-12-17 • The History Of Guitar Techniques Magazine with Neville Marten & Jason Sidwell
02-12-17 • Last Christmas by Wham
01-12-17 • Tired Of You by foo Fighters
30-11-17 • Ear Training Course 2.2 The Major 3rd Interval
25-11-17 • Winter Wonderland by Dean Martin
24-11-17 • Comes A Time by Neil Young
23-11-17 • Grade 2 Ear Training - The Major 2nd Interval
18-11-17 • Something Like Olivia by John Mayer
10-11-17 • The incredible Slow Dancing In A Burning Room by John Mayer
09-11-17 • Grade 1 Ear Training test! Can you get over 75%?
03-11-17 • Another all time classic with TP, The Traveling Wilbury's song Handle With Care
27-10-17 • Still on the Tom Petty tribute series with his incredible Mary Jane's Last Dance
26-10-17 • Ear Training Course 1.4: Ear Training Tests
26-10-17 • Ear Training Course 1.3: The Perfect 8ve Interval
20-11-17 • Another Tom Petty Tribute with Won't Back Down
19-10-17 • Ear Training Course 1.2: The Perfect 4th Interval
12-10-17 • Tribute to the late great Tom Petty with Free Fallin
06-10-17 • New Ear Training module lesson text coming very soon!
All the previous updates list here.
Latest News - December 2017
Things are rocking along at the moment, hoping to get a bunch of new lessons in the can next week and then take at least a couple of weeks off over Xmas to chill out with the family and get into some DIY projects I need to get done.
We've added a super awesome 3 for 2 T-Shirt offer in the store which is proving super popular and we're adding new designs almost every week!
I've started my Malcolm Young tribute series work, transcribed the first batch live on Facebook yesterday and will film lessons for them soon. He really was the greatest rock'n'roll rhythm guitar player ever and been a big influence on my playing, I've always liked simple effective guitar parts more than overcomplicated wankfests and he was the perfect counterbalance to Angus' screaming solos. We Salute You Mal!
Also been doing quite a few John Mayer songs... almost given up on Stop This Train which has a real super horrible stretch I just can't play but I'm stubborn old git and don't wanna cheat it (though I may have to!). Going to film Daughters later today when my daughter is at nursery and I got some peace in the house ;)
Well I better leave it at that for now - loads to do and not enough time.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year, full of love and laughter!
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!